It's been two weeks now that I have been feeling okay. Not my pre-fibro self, but I have done some cleaning, spent time with the kids, been to the gym, done pilates, been managing at work. Don't get me wrong I am still in pain, not sleeping great and I wouldn't say I was well. But until two weeks ago I was struggling with everything, the fatigue was overwhelming, pain more intense. So what have I been doing differently? Well, I have been taking a good multi vitamin (it's not cheap being ill) and an omega fish oil with D3 supplement and drinking Cherry Active (supposed to rid you of cytokines - to be honest I don't really understand the science behind it, but it's supposed to boost your energy), taking my night meds and doing my physio. Now, I am not saying by any stretch that these things will work for everyone, I am not even saying they have worked for me, it could simply be that I have come out of a very long and intense flare. But I thought it was worth sharing with you. I know people on here have tried so many different things and found that nothing works for them but I have to have hope and thought I would share that hope with you. Ironically I went to physio yesterday (on the down side my gorgeous physio is leaving I have the most trouble with my neck and shoulders and my right shoulder was particularly bad so he tried some massage and trigger point therapy. Feel slightly like I have been run over this morning but what was interesting was that in the end he said he couldn't really do too much more, he was hardly asserting any pressure and it hurt like hell! He said I was like a brick wall! Mmmmn he's not going to be asking me out to dinner then eh? But I thought flippin eck, if I am like a brick wall when I feel a bit better what must I be like when I feel really really bad! The Berlin Wall?? He's now passed me on to his colleague *sob sob* for acupunture - obviously trigger point therapy is no good for me while my muscles are rock hard as I need more pressure than I can stand. So now i will be adding acupuncture to my long list of things I have tried! Meanwhile I still await the crash and burn, hopefully if I do crash and burn though it won't be a major one as I have been very good and am still pacing - oooer just remembered I need to add pacing to the list lol!
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