My fibromyalgia has been playing up recently, my hands are particularly sore at the moment, even more so after typing, but then it's so much easier than hand writing I can barely write 2 sentences before my hands cramp up and I really want to document this year so thought this was the best way. Anyway I am just really tired at the moment, I can't seem to bring myself to do anything, even a walk with the dogs is hard to get through and hard to get the motivation to do, I have a large back garden so technically I don't have to walk them everyday and there are some days where I just can't but I do like to get out with them as often as my body allows, as it is better for them and for me in the long run supposedly! I just really don't want to end up where I can't do anything at all ever again, might sound a bit dramatic but it is a reality I may have to face one day, which is why I'm trying to do everything I can now to hold off the symptoms and it is recommended to exercise and eat healthily to give my body the best fuel I can so it can work as best it can. Slow starting as it is hard to exercise at all never mind try and build my body strength up a bit, I haven't actually done any proper exercise yet, I'm supposed to be starting swimming and yoga, but not started swimming cos still getting over a cold and the yoga well, I've had the dvd in the player but then felt so tired I ended up in bed rather than doing the dvd, I'm not sure if that was more psychological as I am naturally lazy as well, but just the thought of doing it made me so tired I had to go to bed for an hour, now I know I'm not THAT lazy so there must be some other trigger somewhere. I have done a few good long walks and have taken alternative routes that include hills and different terrain but I'm not actually pushing my body that hard because walking isn't a problem and my legs are probably the strongest part of my body! I have had my medication changed too recently so wondering if that may be having an effect. I'm on 50mg Amitriptyline and 40mg Citalopram, I was also on 200mg of Lyrica (pregabalin) but have recently come off the Lyrica due to an increase in weight and no real positive effect on my symptoms.
I am now at a standstill it seems, my pain and tiredness seems to be getting worse, I'm sure this cold weather doens't help either though, and I'm just fed up with it, no matter what I try and do it has no real effect on any of my symptoms. Fingers crossed something comes up soon or my diet and exercise actually starts to have an effect!