Fibro Flare Friday
You know that feeling when you first start to feel sick and your body just starts to shut down on you? Your head starts to pound, your throats hurts, your ears ring and your whole body aches? You feel like if you don’t find a pillow and a flat surface in the next 15 mins you might actually just collapse? That’s sort of what the opening salvo of a fibro flare feels like.
Triggers of a flare can include, but are not limited to:
- poor nutrition
- a wind from the east
- the arrival of a new dawn
- walking up stairs
- a flock of crows flying out of a tree at once
- the Flying Dutchman
- the wail of the Banshee
- the Green Lady of Stirling Castle
- Crop Circles
- Low pressure systems in the Antarctic.
Of course this list is by no means extensive, and the treatments are as varied as the causes, so try anything from sleeping for 40 days, to incantations, to goofa powder.
If it sounds crazy, that’s because it is. If it sounds made up, it’s not. They just have so little understanding of what causes a flare that those of us with fibromyalgia (aka mysterious muscular and joint pain with no explanation) are just over here doing our best to be normal. Ish.