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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?

36 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. Anonymous9:29 AM

      Me neither and Summer heat is the worst I feel like a feather could knock me over.

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    3. Anonymous11:50 PM

      Oh my, so many things can make me suffer more than normal, but the weather is right up there by the top. It's frustrating. Most days I hate myself for every little tiny pain. And no one I know personally has a clue. So lonely at the bottom.

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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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    2. It is the same for me. No one understands how a little get together with family and friends can make me sick for days and sometimes weeks, but it does! I have come to dread those occasions now.

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    3. Anonymous11:52 PM

      And if your family is like mine, who just don't get it, if you miss a family function you never hear the end of it.
      I just quit going all together

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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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    1. Anonymous9:31 AM

      Yell back at him, don't take shit from a man and shame on him for even treating you like that!! Find someone with more compassion.

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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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  16. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Change of seasons, especially cold weather nitrates in food or wine;
    smoked foods; salt on or in foods, gluten sensitive; MSG; being sedentary; very sensitive to sounds & light sensitive .

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  17. Anonymous8:56 AM

    Change of seasons, especially cold weather nitrates in food or wine;
    smoked foods; salt on or in foods, gluten sensitive; MSG; being sedentary; very sensitive to sounds & light sensitive .

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  18. Anonymous2:33 AM

    Dealing with this crap on a daily basis. Always in pain, everything causes flare ups. Never gets through one before something else be it weather, stress or just existing. I just want my life back.

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  19. Anonymous2:34 AM

    Dealing with this crap on a daily basis. Always in pain, everything causes flare ups. Never gets through one before something else be it weather, stress or just existing. I just want my life back.

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  20. Changes in weather patterns (season change/storms) Humid weather, stress, gluten and over-doing dairy flare me up.

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  21. Doing simple house chores for example sweeping my floors. stress also affects me and so does weather changes.

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  22. I have found taking Collagen helps a lot with pain. Try it for a few months!

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  23. Anonymous11:47 AM

    A lot of my flare ups come from the stress and anxiety of people not believing something is wrong with me. I've asked my husband to look up Fibromyalgia so he can understand what's happening to my body. No luck. I especially can't deal with the Drs that roll their eyes when you tell them what's wrong. And my house full of grown kids that expect me to clean up after them constantly have another thought coming

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  24. Muy flare ups are stress and walking and sweeping and mopping and vacuuming and going upstairs and people think I'm lazy!!

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  25. Anonymous3:13 PM

    All sudden weather changes get me, but thunderstorms are the worst. Even just rain makes me hurt more. I know when it will rain and whether or not it will be a storm by how my body feels. I practically predicted the last tornado weather we had too!

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