Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bam! One minute feeling good...

Then the next your symptoms over take you. This is life with a chronic autoimmune disease! It's enough to drive you to the edge of sanity.

I'm blogging this so I have a record of it. Sometimes the details blur & it doesn't seem so important later.

Today I was feeling fairly good. I was enjoying worship at church. Suddenly my whole body gets this tingly weird sensation. This was immediately followed by a heaviness. My body suddenly felt like it was lead! I sat down thinking it would pass rapidly. I don't remember much of the sermon as even my mind felt heavy. After church I walked out but felt weak & my limbs felt heavy. I was afraid I would stumble & fall. Hubby said I looked ok, just a little tired & stiff.

I felt a little better after walking to van & was able to go to lunch. Lunch seemed to give me energy & I was able to drive home from dropping Hubby at airport.

About 4 hours after this episode started, I suddenly felt very fatigued. Fortunately we were back home. I took at 3 hour nap on couch. I'm still feeling very exhausted & my body is tingly/numb all over. I'm also having some burning sensations & pin pricking sensations.

The numbness/tingling is something I've been dealing with for the past year or 2. But the heaviness was a new symptom. It's all kind of scary & my mind keeps wanting to go to all the "what ifs" that fill my mind.

Supposedly, according to my neurologist, this is all fibromyalgia symptoms. But after living with it (fibromyalgia) for most my life, this sure seems like something more...

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