View Full Version : muscular fatigue , fibromyalgia


xav
07-21-13, 01:33 AM
Hi,

I would like to know if it's usual or related to have muscular fatigue and contractions simultaneously with fibro ?

Yesterday i just drive round trip between two cities totally 6 hours being seated ( with pauses ) and all my legs and back are stiff contract and painfull.

Not the first time but with each passing year it's more hard to sustain.

Those with same conditions how much time do you need to come back more or less to normal condition ?

Do you make streching, massages or other to help ?

LynneC
07-21-13, 08:21 AM
Not directly related to fm, but do you supplement with magnesium/potassium? It may help with muscle contractions/cramping... (and be sure to stay well-hydrated during your trip)

From the Mayo Clinic:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/muscle-cramp/DS00311/DSECTION=causes

Lunacie
07-21-13, 09:46 AM
I don't remember what "normal" feels like. If I don't remember to get up
and move around at least every hour, I find it very difficult to stand up and
start moving at all.

xav
07-21-13, 06:13 PM
Not directly related to fm, but do you supplement with magnesium/potassium? It may help with muscle contractions/cramping... (and be sure to stay well-hydrated during your trip)

From the Mayo Clinic:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/muscle-cramp/DS00311/DSECTION=causes

Yes i take supplements but if it's smally improved fatigue it does nothing to contractions .

xav
07-21-13, 06:15 PM
I don't remember what "normal" feels like. If I don't remember to get up
and move around at least every hour, I find it very difficult to stand up and
start moving at all.

thanks for your answer and your frankness .
What you described is what scare me for my future. Year by year my global state deteriorated and i don't know what to do to really improved it.

Lunacie
07-21-13, 08:42 PM
thanks for your answer and your frankness .
What you described is what scare me for my future. Year by year my global state deteriorated and i don't know what to do to really improved it.

I did experience what is called remission from the fibromyalgia for a few
years, and it was lovely. When it came back it was different in some ways.
There are still some days when I just cannot get enough sleep, and most
days I feel quite stiff and sore, but the pressure points are not painful as
they once were.

I'm sure getting a divorce was helpful for my symptoms, there was still
stress in my life but it changed. I also began taking the Omega 3 and the
other vitamins, which seem to have been helpful. And I'm not responsible
for taking care of and mowing such a large yard with trees and all, so the
physical stress has lessened.