So Very Tired
Sunday, May 15, 2011
As some of you know, I suffer from fibromyalgia. The pain is kept at bay by Cymbalta, but my exhaustion runs rampant. Once in a while I have enough energy (spoons) to do something, most days I do not. My DP has found enough energy to start helping me with the spring chores. I dearly love him for that.
Sleep is elusive for us Fibromites which leads to the rest of our symptoms: brain fog, depression, lack of concentration, energy and memory.
I'm getting ready to fly to Arkansas Tuesday morning to visit my daughter and her family for eight days. This trip and all it entails has increased my stress and anxiety level, leading to even less restful sleep. Once I get there (I fear the travel because of the lack of energy and brain thoughts), I'll be able to relax and rest. My daughter knows fibromyalgia.
But for now, I feel like I'm going to drop into a coma. I'll survive the next few days because I must. I need to be with my daughter for a while. She understands.