Archive | May 29, 2011

Pacing and Energy use in FMS

Another Landry day, ugh… but it’s one of those things on the list of “gotta do”. Please see my FM site, for ways to make this task, less of a pain, literally. But it means you are out on a hot day, in a hot place, exerting yourself, when you are done doing all that, you are wiped out.

This is the cost of doing almost any task when you have FM. This is a fact, we with FM, just learn to live with. And it varies from day to day. Some days, the cost is even higher. If I am lucky, I will be able to cool down, re hydrate, and recover enough to get the clothes put away, and that will be about all I am good for, for the day, and I count this a good day, in that I could do it, at all.

I would have just gone and gotten some take out for dinner, but again.. thanks to Fibro fog.. I forgot about it, so it means, I  have to cook too. But I have a few hours to recover, before I tackle that.

Pacing, is so important for us, as anything we do, requires recovery time. We are at the “lactic threshold” almost all of the time. Which in English, means our muscles are two cents off of total collapse, just from being awake and sitting here. So really doing anything, we push the muscles into exhaustion, in very short order. As I said before just doing normal household tasks, is equal to pumping iron for the same amount of time.

Well, off to put the clothes up, before they get cool and wrinkled, then will sit here for another few hours, before I attempt doing dinner.. welcome to my world.

More soon…



Tired of being a vampire and FMS

Well, another dreadful night of up till dawn, I swear some days, I feel like a vampire ! Now, if I had their healing ability, that would not be such a bad thing, but I don’t and it sucks ! No pun intended  🙂

I am still holding off on the new meds the doctor gave me for sleep, as I want this secondary infection to go away, first. I finished the last of the antibiotics, yesterday and the ear still feels weird. Like it’s stuffed full of cotton, but it at least doesn’t hurt. The drug is supposed to keep working for some 6 to 10 days, after you stop taking them, so we will see. I want to at least have the majority of it out of my system, before I try the new ones. 

A word to the wise, if your doctor gives you more than one new medication, try them one at a time, as if you have side effects and you have taken more than one, you will not know which one of them.. is to blame.

I still have my doubts on the  antidepressant, for sleep. The Gods know how many of them, I have tried for that. As overall, they tend to make problems we already have, worse and  for most, don’t even work, at least I have not seen one yet that will work for more than a short period of time.

But I am willing to give the new one a go, but unless it majorly helps, and does not make everything a lot worse, it will go in the bottom drawer, which is where I keep all the stuff, that didn’t make the cut of being useful. 

I wait until I have a sack full of them, then take them to pharmacy, for proper disposal. Our water system has so many drugs in it, from how many we have flushed down the commode,  they can literally measure it, so always take any unused drugs back to the pharmacy, and let them dispose of them. And unfortunately, for those of us with FM, that drawer almost always has some failure, in it.

More soon….