I was tentatively diagnosed with fibro by my GP last week after years of unexplained aches, pains and difficulty sleeping. He's referred me to see a rheumatologist but it's a couple of months wait. I'm staying off any meds/pain relief until I've been seen.
My question relates to activity and exercise. Since all this began, all my sporting activities have ground to a halt. I used to do 5 mile walks, play badminton, football, tennis - you name it!
I now pay the price for virtually any activity I do! Yesterday, my pain was at a low level after I'd loosened up my morning stiffness in a warm bath. So, because we are getting a new kitchen floor fitted this week, I decided to pull out the cooker (not heavy) and clean behind and under it. At the time I felt fine, but half an hour later - wham! - muscles aching, intense upper back pain and stiffness.
After any walk, I totally stiffen up.
My partner and I have been having ballroom lessons - I REALLY don't want to give this up - but after our last class, I could barely walk.
Is this normal for fibro? I need to stay physically active but the price I'm paying at the moment is too high 😞
All that helps the stiffness is a warm bath.
I've tried resting, but this doesn't help my stiffness and I can't 'rest' for the remainder of my life!!! (I'm 45)
As I mentioned, I'm new to the diagnosis but not the symptoms!!
Any comments would really help please 👍🏻
Thank you xx