Mandatory Rest Day – Fibromyalgia


I like to get things done. I like to try a little harder. I like to push myself a bit more. I have fibromyalgia, which means that some days I feel good and some days I feel awful. Some days I am fighting with my body and trying to pretend that the migraine pulsating behind my left eye is just a headache and eventually the coffee and ibuprofen and naproxen will beat it into submission and I will be able to function. Some days I wake up with little to no pain and feel like I need to get as much accomplished as possible on that day because I know what is coming next. …….

The problem with throwing myself at things on the good days is that I am asking for a bad day to be worse and sooner than if I could manage my days to keep them…

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