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  • #187745
    Flare up

    Hi All,

    Not been on the forum for a while.

    Can I enquire if any of you have times when you think your condition is flaring up. If so what gives you that opinion and what symptoms do you get.

    If you have them how do you manage flares?

    Noticing quite a few things at present but not keen on contacting my neuro.

    Thanks

    miracle77
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    #187753
    Reply To: Flare up

    Welcome back. I presume you mean does our condition worsen for a while and then return to ‘normal, as opposed to being made worse by too much exercise or similar? I would suspect that that is the case for many people here, it certainly is for me. I have flare ups of my pain, sometimes due to over committing myself to things I should not do. I get increased pain from weather changes and various other stimuli. I get increased weakness at time (I believe from another condition I have contracted). So yes flare ups can happen. The difference being they come and they go. If your flare ups are coming and not going or coming and not going for increasingly long periods of time then it changes from flare ups to developments. That is something which you should seek medical advice about. We are all aware of our ‘baseline’ with our respective conditions, and if that condition moves away from the baseline. however, if the changes are small or subtle we may take no notice. If you believe that there are permanent or semi permanent changes taking place, do please talk to someone. If you do not wish to see a neurologist, who mat well be the best person to ask advice, then perhaps talk to your GP or even chat on here.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #187763
    Reply To: Flare up

    Yes I think I do! I have been having quite severe shoulder pain over the last few days and gets so much worse when sleeping or not moving. I have been getting it more frequently over the past year or so but it is just so painful. It feels maybe a bit like a spasm at the start and eases off after about 24 hours and then it is just very sore for a few days. It really is unbearable when it first comes on. I always wonder if it is something unrelated but I don’t know :/ it seems to come on after I try to get things down from shelves. Does this sound similar to what you get? I have LGMD. Take care :)

    Ems15
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    #187776
    Reply To: Flare up

    In answer to the last message, yes I get pain in lots of different places,I often wake up in pain. This morning all of my left leg was so painful, also get a lot of pain along my collar bone and back of head I have opmd. Along with the main symptoms of my condition flaring up. Cc

    Crazy cat
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    Reply To: Flare up

    Ems, I have always believed that having two conditions at once is entirely possible, nay, probable. I always tried to teach my students that, but it was hard for them to accept. I have three potentially life threatening or altering conditions at the moment, let alone old age. It is also probable, that they could share some symptoms, so I really would encourage you to see your GP and report the matter. It may be something easily recifiable, it may need different medicaton, it may be related to your LGMD, but unless you ask you will never know.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #187781
    Reply To: Flare up

    I felt I was on the verge of one yesterday. I had been using my shoulder too much the day before without realising. Using my phone too much, writing or using my fork a lot to eat wear me out if I haven’t got the support just right. Stubbornness keeps me doing these things but I pay the next day. Yesterday, I vowed not to do much at all which I sort of achieved.

    The weather and not moving enough at night also have a big impact on how I am mobility or pain wise.
    Constant balancing act isn’t it?

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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    Reply To: Flare up

    I too a have more than one condition. I think there are a lot more of us on here that do as well.

    Crazy cat
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    #187786
    Reply To: Flare up

    Welcome Back miracle.

    What new or increasing symptoms are you experiencing yourself?

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat Cat
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    Reply To: Flare up

    Hi everyone. Nice to hear everyone’s replies :) might be worth speaking to the GP about it. The GP did refer me to the muscle physio specialist but obviously that may be a while away now. I had the letter to do the shielding because of a bit heart failure but go to work at the weekends when no one is there so I’m maybe over doing it a bit when I’m there. We do meals for elderly and vulnerable or anyone really. (I’m a bit obsessed with my work :)) I think everyone is right you really do need to balance everyday things and I’m not very good at that!

    Ems15
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    Reply To: Flare up

    The trouble is it’s a little of denial/defiance. We all need to listen to our bodies.

    Crazy cat
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    Reply To: Flare up

    I would agree CrazyCat, but more with “defiance”. I try to carry on as thought the MD is not there, that does not get me anywhere except a world of pain and not able to to do much the day after.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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