I am not going to lie, the pain is at an all time high as it feels like I’ve got the early stages of flu. I felt rough this morning, had 2 cocodamol felt slightly better, went to the bike shop to get our new bikes and had another coffee, one more than my usual, felt great, Christ I felt high. Then I crashed big time, I felt dreadful, exhausted and in pain.
I decided to go for a little trundle out on my new bike to learn how to use gears, I’d passed my CBT on an automatic bike. Now the way Fibro works is every little amount of ‘stress’ which normally I’d just deal with, my head and body go into full on ‘fight’ mode, I either hold my breath or take fast small breaths, the pain starts and I feel exhausted. I managed to deep breathe and kept it under control.
After an hour I went home exhausted and in great pain, like having the flu, especially in my lower back around where I have had it fused. I went to bed, listened to 2 mindfulness meditation sessions, ate a chicken snack, used a hot water bottle and after an hour of being in agony I took 2 cocodamol, begrudgingly, as I do not want to rely on pain pills.
I’m sat in bed still, hoping I feel better so I can go round the block on my new bike to get used to it. Then I have all night and day to relax!! Wish me luck.
Do you have tips and techniques you use to get you through the early stages of a bad Fibro attack?