I’ve got a nasty cold at the minute and I’ve got the most awful pains in the base of my skull, neck, shoulders, and down the muscles of my back… I can’t tell if it’s the cold, or fibro, or a mix of the two 🤷
I’ve also got weak hands and the achy, fizzing pain through my legs and arms. Plus pain in my elbows and wrists.
And the exhaustion! I’m sleeping all day and night, lately and still shattered.
Jolly good fun, this fibromyalgia lark!
Are you sure it’s not Covid?
Well, according to the test, it isn’t… but 🤷
The trouble is, I get super tired and weak when I have a flare up. And aches, pains, sniffles etc are akin to so many different colds or viruses, it’s hard to differentiate 😅
Testing is a nightmare and so variable. Personally, I know someone who took 5 days of full symptoms and daily LFT to test positive. Both my daughters took 2 days. My father-in -law who collapsed as his first symptom with Covid was negative on PCR and LFT that morning but positive by the evening on both. Another whose child was positive tested negative on PCR, had three negative LFT’s but tested positive on PCR three days later. I’ve been unwittingly in close, prolonged contact with infected people three times this year, had symptoms (the first was the worst) but tested negative throughout.
I’m steering clear of everyone and not going out, so I’m doing all I can until I feel better 😊
I know the testing is very hit and miss 💙
the person testing is a big variable in the testing success. Couple of days before a recent op I could swear the nurse was tickling my brain with one of the swabs.
Definitely. The person doing my paid for test prior to a flight barely touched me. Whilst I was relieved because I’m a terrible gagger, I wasn’t impressed.