So I've been having a really, really tough few weeks, - well months actually - but last few weeks I've been mostly stuck in bed unable to perform simple cleaning tasks or even bend down and put the washing in the machine without experiencing dizziness and panting heavily when I stand up again and I haven't gotten out the house for at least 2 weeks, which is bad even for me. Wednesday I turned over in the bed and was hit with massive pain and I just cried from the fatigue as it was 10:30 and I couldn't move. My house is a tip. The garden is crying out for some help, I'm the embarrassing neighbour with the neglected overgrown weed patch.
And nothing is going to get done. Although I will say today is ironically a better day energy wise.
I have several other co-morbid health conditions including severe allergies (urticaria and angioedema) that keep going on and on. And when I'm tired and try to push through, the symptoms surge with a vengeance. Que swelling face.
Today like an idiot who doesn't know better, I ring the GP just to talk through whether I can adjust my meds, and how to add iron (since I'm reacting to that) he admits he doesn't understand Fibromyalgia (but to be fair was ernest in listening. Which I admit doesn't always happen).
I didn't think properly about what I was phoning for, I think the overwhelming exhaustion meant I was confused. Anyway I get offered talking therapy and dreaded graded exercise!!!
And I couldn't say no, as I was asking for help. I really now don't know what to do. If I don't go I will be labeled as uncooperative. But I am terrified of the consequences of trying graded exercise.
In the past I have tried keeping a very basic exercise routine, walking, really basic pilates...I've paid for subscriptions, and during good weeks I'm stupid and try and do exercise vids on YT. I always pay for it. Always. I can never keep it going, even if I manage it.
I suppose getting out everyday would be good however...but I just am in a hugely inflamed and fatigued state.
What to do? Has anyone here benefited from GE? I have visions of being made to run on a treadmill.