Positive attitude and diseases

once I begin to feel positive and I stop letting this get me down I begin to feel weird, irritated and get a fever. Oh it doesn’t stop there, I couldn’t bend my wrist this morning and when I tried I had HUGE pain!!!
I can use my other hand to bend it and it doesn’t hurt but when I try to do it on my own I can’t bend it very well then it hurts.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised as I’ve had increased pain but didn’t think it would get worse.
Of course this would hit during the fourt of July.

I’m sorry Christi I hope by tomorrow it’s better this disease sure has its on mind doesn’t it. Hugs. Vicky

I'm so glad to read you are feeling positive. I know how hard it is. It seems it is always something new with our health cropping up, doesn't it? Sounds like maybe something mechanical with your wrist or tissues or a nerve nearby. Its saying rest me for a bit! Inflammation is a kick in the old buns. Hugs to you Christy. Happy Independence Day.

Christy,

If I'm reading your post right, when you start to feel positive, then physically you begin to feel worse? Is is possible that when you're feeling positive you start to over do things, and then later you experience the pain? When you notice that you feel weird, its sort of like ok, I shouldn't feel ok, I should feel pain and then it comes back. I think we've all gone through this, having a good day and then we over do it, and then have increased symptoms the next day.

that was my thought to, because I've overdone it and I've watched other friends with autoimmune diseases overdo it the minute they feel better, then... crash!

Trisha said:

Christy,

If I'm reading your post right, when you start to feel positive, then physically you begin to feel worse? Is is possible that when you're feeling positive you start to over do things, and then later you experience the pain? When you notice that you feel weird, its sort of like ok, I shouldn't feel ok, I should feel pain and then it comes back. I think we've all gone through this, having a good day and then we over do it, and then have increased symptoms the next day.

Yep I over do it when I feel bad, because I know I can’t do much when I am doing bad! I sure pay for it

I meant I over do it when I feel good :slight_smile:

It is very common to over - do when one is feeling good. And when on a higher dose of steroids I tend to really over do and feel no pain! holidays, for me, are notorious for being “bad days” maybe it is all the pressure. I

I try not to have such great expectations of myself and accept to the best of my ability the not so great days. Hope you feel better soon!

Getting pain under control is hardest part of this disease. i had to pace myself, changed my work hrs P/T & wasn't so rigid about accomplishing everything at once. I rest when I know I'm at my limit. Lupus seems to affect women in their prime unfortunately. A consult with a pain specialist helps improve quality of life. Hope you feel better soon.

Christy, OC Gal made a good point. Learning to pace yourself. I am working on this one too. I once had a bookmark for a site that helps you get organized, keep all the housework done, and you work through a program where you start with 1 small step then add to it. Part of it is accomplishing tasks using a timer, and when it goes off you take a break for say 15 minutes. I often need more. If I can remember the site name I will post it. The sight, tips, even have message boards, all free. The only money maker is their shop, but what is written is about how to pace and still accomplish goals, not to sell the products.

Hope by now you arefeeling better and got to enjoy the day.

Visit flylady.net or messies.com

for organizing and cleaning tips.....

ohsoperplexed said:

Christy, OC Gal made a good point. Learning to pace yourself. I am working on this one too. I once had a bookmark for a site that helps you get organized, keep all the housework done, and you work through a program where you start with 1 small step then add to it. Part of it is accomplishing tasks using a timer, and when it goes off you take a break for say 15 minutes. I often need more. If I can remember the site name I will post it. The sight, tips, even have message boards, all free. The only money maker is their shop, but what is written is about how to pace and still accomplish goals, not to sell the products.

Hope by now you arefeeling better and got to enjoy the day.

Trisha - yes! you nailed it. flylady.net Go there Christy when you can read some.

Thanks for helping out, my computer recently ate many things, several programs, all picutres, documents and bookmarks. And, I have a case of the brain farts.

Trisha said:

Visit flylady.net or messies.com

for organizing and cleaning tips.....

ohsoperplexed said:

Christy, OC Gal made a good point. Learning to pace yourself. I am working on this one too. I once had a bookmark for a site that helps you get organized, keep all the housework done, and you work through a program where you start with 1 small step then add to it. Part of it is accomplishing tasks using a timer, and when it goes off you take a break for say 15 minutes. I often need more. If I can remember the site name I will post it. The sight, tips, even have message boards, all free. The only money maker is their shop, but what is written is about how to pace and still accomplish goals, not to sell the products.

Hope by now you arefeeling better and got to enjoy the day.


Plaquenil can take anywhere from 12 to 14 months to get the full effect. You also need to get your eyes checked every 6 months. I am trying to get my Rhuemy to give me another drug as I have been on it for 10 years and I am worried about my eyes. Keep up with the drug, but keep tabs on how you feel.

Warm hugs to you,

Shelly

Hay! One thing about pain and Lupus they have a time to come or a day! There are some days I wish I could take the part that has the pain off my body and put it in the closet and put it back on after the pain stop. But of course I can’t do that so I rest!!! That is really the only thing that help…Beverly L.