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So tired and nauseous

After almost a week lying across the sofa completely exhausted and nauseous I decided to push myself today. Did some housework with lots of breaks. Collected grandson from school and made tea. Couldn’t eat it felt so yuck. I’m now sooo tired and feel awful. Will this ever end? Is this a flare ?

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Poor you, certainly sounds like the sort of flares I get. Peppermint tea helped me with the nausea feeling. My flares last between 24 hours and 2 weeks. Hopefully yours will be over soon. Sorry can't be of much help but someone will be along soon with their take on flares because as you know the dreaded fibro is so different for all of us.

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Thank you for replying. I’m sorry that you get these episodes too . I seem to be having so many that they almost run into one another. It’s just so reassuring to speak to others who know how I’m feeling. X

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That's what so reassuring about this site, there is usually someone around to offer advice or just listen. Personally found it such a help when I was first diagnosed - far more help than the medics who thought they had done their job by giving the symptoms a label and discharging me back to GP.

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I totally agree!

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Ha! I can say exactly the same thing. Not particularly helpful as I'd never even heard of Fibro.

This site has been a blessed relief over the last 6 months.

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It's experience of the condition which is far more help to others than all the medics for however hard they try to understand you have to live it to know it unfortunately :(

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I think that’s why I get so much reassurance from this site. The fact that although we are not all exactly the same as regards symptoms , we can all empathise with each other and pass on good, first hand advice.

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I had to hand all my symptoms printed out in a pamphlet style to my gp and said I have fibromyalgia! I said I have 200+ damn symptoms and other things related to Fibro which are all being treated for one way or another and some not at all or poorly, yet I have to piece all the puzzle together and come to you and tell you what I have!!

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I completely agree. I often post about an odd symptom, wondering if it's me being a fruitcake or if it's an actual thing. It's reassuring to get a "me too" in reply and confirm I'm not actually crazy.

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wouldn't rely on a reply from me to confirm your not crazy ;) I tried being normal once - worse 5 minutes of my entire life ! Seriously though without this site we would be all the poorer.

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And you have just made me chuckle!

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My humour is what keeps me going - just ask Mags! My boss says my second name is sarcasm - I just can't resist a quip.

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Hear hear... Dinkie is hilarious 😁😀👍.

This is a great place to hang out when your in pain and feeling down,or can't sleep. 💗

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😂

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Morning for a minute I thought that was me you were writing about. That sounds very typical of fibro. It’s so hard to ‘pace yourself ‘ when you’ve spent days feeling ill. Then you try to catch up and you’re back to square one feeling ill again. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Just do what you can when you can 😀

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Thanks. Beginning to feel sorry for myself! It’s so lovely to chat to so many lovely people. Xx

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Hi, I've found that the longer I have this illness, the longer the flare is! My life now consists of a flare, with an occasional day when I don't feel too bad! It's getting harder and harder to deal with and I'm just glad I've got all the lovely people on this site to listen, the Gps certainly don't!!! Thanks everyone 😘 😘 😘

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Yes I would like to thank everyone for all the advice and just kind replies I have had. Everyone here is struggling and I think this site just gives us a bit of reassurance and compassion. Xx

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Have you tried Magnesium???

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Yes but I’m going to try the spay oil again as I sort of gave up. Thanks for suggestion. Xx

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Thanks for links. Is there a particular one that you find effective and does it take long to kick in? Sorry for all the questions and thanks for your help. Xx

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Just the Magnesium oil I make myself. Can take a couple of weeks, but does really help!

Best of luck and really hope it helps you. :) xx

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Thank you xx

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Hi mcglada0

Sorry to here about the flare up... I hope you pass through this very soon.

It is difficult.. I myself have been suffering with symptoms for many years, then diagnosed with FMS ladt year november. I am still in denial..

I'm trying to hold down a full time job, as a nurse... However it is getting harder and harder by the day. Finding it challenging to pace myself... Work doesnt understand. I am so exhausted and hurt everywhere..

Please try and be kind to yourself... I have only just begun to realise that I cannot push myself anymore. When you are feeling not too bad hun... Just rest and pace..do not over do it, or else you will crash 10 folds.

Look after yourself. We understand each other on this site....as they say..'who feels it knows it'

Lots of big hugs xx

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Thank you for your kind text. I am sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with fibro. I have been suffering bad symptoms for past six years but never been officially diagnosed. I don’t really care if what I have has a label or not. Like you and everyone else on this site we just want a bit of support to alleviate symptoms . This site is amazing and what we all need. I think GPs etc. should browse this site! I hope your symptoms ease off a bit and you start to feel better. Xx

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Sorry - I also meant to say that it must be so difficult for you to work full time. I kept working as a teacher. Somehow I felt that if I kept ploughing on then I didn’t have really bad symptoms. I now think that all I did was make things worse. If you can possibly do it. I would suggest that you cut your hours and give yourself some t l c - you deserve it! I hope that this will be possible . Thinking about you and sending all my positive wishes. Xx

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Might be a flare? I’ve been feeling nauseous for the past 2 weeks now, plus headaches. I’m exhausted and when I do stuff I’m utterly breathless. I think the nausea may be down to over breathing? We breathe a lot more when we’re in pain and if we’re busy doing stuff, with no energy to do it, we’re going to feel pretty pants. I suffer from anxiety as well as all this fibromyalgia malarkey, this affects my breathing and I’m sure is probably the reason for my nausea and headaches anyway.

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Sounds very similar to me. Also think my anxiety going through roof with the way I’m feeling. I do hope you begin to feel a bit better soon. Why couldn’t we get an illness that was slightly less complicated? One thing always leads to another! Oh well - if keeps us in our toes. Everyday certainly isn’t the same! Sending lots of positive wishes for your flare to pass soon. Xx

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I take sickness tabs they help me it’s horrible

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