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What aggravates fibromyalgia?


What aggravates fibromyalgia?

People with fibromyalgia walk a fine line.
Many things can tip the balance and lead to what we call a fibro-flare where symptoms temporarily increase in intensity.

We are often sensitive to:

All of these may contribute to fibromyalgia symptom flare-ups. Everything seems more difficult when you are in a flare. Everyone experiences flares differently and everyone has different things that trigger their flares.
Anything you want to add to the list of what aggravates fibro?

21 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:20 AM

    I can never work out what aggravates mine!

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    1. Sometimes there is just no rhyme or reason and I think many people can't work out what aggravates their fibro symptoms.

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  2. Anonymous5:55 PM

    STRESS!

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    1. Yes, stressis the worst for me even if it's something good like a friends' wedding it makes my symptoms worse for days.

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    1. Yes, love that word chaos, it explains well the 2 things that I cannot handle... need calmness and order

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  4. Emotional situations and exercise

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    1. Jennifer J - yes even good emotions are exhausting and it's sad but true that it's hard to walk that fine line between too much exercise and not enough. I definitely have exercise intolerance but when I say this to many people they think it is a joke and it's not.

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  5. Mine are definitely over exertion and weather. I do not tolerate sudden changes in weather well and over exertion usually comes from trying to do too much in regard to working and keeping the house clean - because you know...men. lol

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    1. Anonymous9:44 AM

      Weather and significant pressure changes in it bring me to my knees, as in unable to move until it passes. Tornado warning are the worst, next is Sever Thunderstorms.

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  6. my flares come from weather change, humidity, cold weather, tired, being yelled at from my husband about stupid things! Also, I broke my elbow so I deal with pain from that and fibro pain.

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  7. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Everything...and nothing

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  8. Mine is aggravated by gluten, cold weather, stress, dairy and a lot of the time just because.

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  9. For me all on the list plus foods with added sugars, or foods that turn into sugar quickly, too much carbs and everything with gluten.

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  10. Anonymous4:00 PM

    It seems over the last 4 years I find my body to be so darn moody! I can’t do anything or it flares! Alcohol also causes flares and I love to drink 😞
    Stress, weather,illness,lack of sleep,food,temperature, breathing lol but seriously I can’t even clean my house alone or I’m in bed for 3 or 4 days! I feel like I have allllllll the symptoms that come with Fibromyalgia which as you know the list is very extensive! I pray for a cure for us all! My heart goes out to you all!

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    1. Anonymous8:54 AM

      I'm dealing with this crap since over 30 years and the older I get, the worse the Fibro gets. What aggravates? Everything and nothing..... I just don't know - the only thing I know is the weather change, in any way, that kills me every time. I've had even surgeries and am now up to morphine because nothing else helped a bit, but the morphine doesn't really help the way I would wish it would. .... We are able to fly to the moon and to mars (which costs billions), but the Pharma Mafia isn't able to (or doesn't want to) develope a pain killer for this crap disease. ..... I'm so sick and tired of the pain every day.....

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  11. Anonymous7:25 AM

    Screw Fibromyalgia.

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  12. I have all the symptoms and very tired and in pain and can't sleep headaches just don't want to do anything!!

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  13. I’m ok with sleeping in fact it’s waking up I have problems with!!Scented candles or sticks are a no especially vanilla, instant migraine also furniture polish does the same! As for weather I love the months April May Sept and Oct the rest I have horrible flare ups and can stay in the house forever!

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  14. Anonymous7:27 AM

    What about cannabis oil?

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  15. Anonymous1:53 AM

    Mine is the sun, if I go out and my body is exposed for a while to the sun. I get this horrible migraines that triggers all the other pain causing a flare up.

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Thanks for your input