It must be the onset of winter...

@patgalca (15556)
Orangeville, Ontario
November 9, 2008 11:46pm CST
I've been feeling pretty lousy. Don't even want to be on the computer. Sinus headaches, aching legs, back and even feet are bringing me misery. And all I feel like doing is sleep. I have gotten so behind on the computer and I have so many things I need to write but I just can't settle myself to focus on anything. We had some cold weather, then some really warm weather last week, and now we're back to cold and have seen some snow. I guess the barometer is all over the place and messing with me. I had a dream the other night that I got my book published. I woke up so wanting that to happen but I just can't bring myself to do anything (except laundry!) I really haven't felt this crappy in a long time. Hence me being more absent than present on this board. Anyone else being affected by these weather fluctuations? (if you are having them).
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well Pat. The weather has been like that here in VA as well. I had some time off last week and weekend so I was able to catch up on some much needed cleaning of the house, especially laundry. My moods have been up and down too and I'm sure it's the weather that's making me feel like this. It's a little colder today but we have people coming in to check on the sprinklers and stuff for the next three days - annoying because not sure when they will get here (times stated was between 8am-4pm). My son is a little under the weather since Sunday so I kept him home from school today. As soon as he gets rid of one cold he picks up another. Haven't managed to get him a flu shot yet but will once this cold goes away. hope you feel better soon!
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I have only had a flu shot many years ago. My son and hubby have never had one either but with the way my son catches colds and flu, I think he needs one. This is his second bout of the flu :( nasty things they are!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I get a flu shot each year as does my father. I am my fathers caregiver and I also have bronchial asthma. So I am at a great risk of the flu. I have not missed a shot in 5 years now. Have not had the flu either. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Definitely going to get the flu shot then :)
• United States
10 Nov 08
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• United States
10 Nov 08
The tapping thing is something counselors use, too. Would not have believed it if it hadn't worked on me. I had a bad person in my past that just stayed in my mind. When we were discussing this, we did the tapping method and thought about particular things. Sure enough, that image is gone. Glad you got diagnosis, but 2 years is still too long. We've known since 2000 what the symptoms are and how to test, diagnose and relieve the symptoms. Just a lot of people who want your money are lying about it. Complete free info and free help - www.FibroFix.com The truth is setting us free. Anne
@BarBaraPrz (24584)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Nov 08
Yeah, I always feel like hibernating this time of year. How are your B12 levels? I had mine checked recently and they were pretty low, considering most foods these days are vitamin-enriched. I'm feeling a bit more energetic since taking 1000mg of B12 daily.
@patgalca (15556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
10 Nov 08
I do take a B-Complex vitamin. I am also reaching the age where my body is making changes (IYKWIM). I had a physical last week and have yet to get the blood tests. 14-hour fasts are hard for me. I'll probably get it done tomorrow though. Got to get a bone density test too.
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@BarBaraPrz (24584)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Nov 08
I was taking B-Complex, too, but evidently it wasn't enough. Check the label, you'll see the amount of B12 is nowhere near the 1000mg my doc prescribed... he even suggested 1200mg if I could find it.
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I've been on the computer, but I have been kind of vegging. I don't start a lot of discussions - tho I did start 3 last week. I have been more in the mood to just take it easy, and to mess with the cat.
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@patgalca (15556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
10 Nov 08
Sounds like we're in the same boat. I have an anthology and two contests I need to write for (deadlines in December and January) along with the editing of my novel. I am very disappointed with myself.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Hey pat! Yea, I have been having some of the same lousy symptoms and haven't been able to put my finger on it. I'm here in NY and we have been having some strange weather too. I was telling my boyfriend the same thing that I have been really bothered by my sinuses lately and pains in my knees and feet and not feeling like doing anything and tired and wanting to sleep during the day. It has been unseasonably warm the last week and now the temperature is dropping and I know it isn't going to get warm again and it is due for the cold weather to start and they also mentioned snow flurries. So this is it! Winter is just about ready to start! And then it will be her for the next four months or so. I hope it isn't really cold and snowy but from what I've heard it is going to be really cold again this year. I don't know about the snow yet. I hope your book thing comes out for you. Maybe your dream will come true!
@patgalca (15556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
10 Nov 08
I am hoping these symptoms aren't because of the cold, but a reaction to the sudden changes. That is, I hope I'm not going to feel like this all winter. LOL! As for the book dream, I don't think it was a prediction. More like a motivator or message to get my butt in gear.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
10 Nov 08
I have started having asthma bouts too.My shoulders have been aching since past few days and I guessed it was due to cold that is slowly setting in. I also feel lazy and crave for hot drinks more.
@patgalca (15556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
10 Nov 08
Oh yes, today I couldn't seem to get warm at all. Sometimes I want a hot drink; mostly I like to heat up bean bags and pile the blankets on. Bbbrrrrr!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Me and Nature - Some fall beauty from a local Nature Center I frequently visit.
I've had an inch of snow here in Minnesota already. I have bronchial asthma so this type of change in the weather reaks havoc on me breathing wise. I've had the sinus headache etc for a few weeks now. It is a steady cold now here in Minnesota till April or so. So I am hunkered down and ready for the illness3es that come with the cold and snow. Just to warm you up how about a photo of some Minnesotan fall colors? This is me at a pond at a local Nature Center near my house. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I hope you feel better. I am glad that the cooler temeratures are here and the holidays are coming u. that tends to make me feel a little bit better.
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@lumenmom (1984)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I understand completely. I have been feeling extra lousy lately myself. I think a couple of factors are the weather which has been cold and the house I stay in has no insulation and is very cols even if you put on two or three covers. Also Have been sleeping on an air mattress that loses air during the night so I wake up very achy and stiff and you should see me try to roll out of bed! Then because the bed is in a common area of the house I have to let it down and fold up 4 covers. By the time I do all that I am ready to get back in the bed. It is so frustrating!
• United States
27 Nov 08
The weather affects my pain level too. It is always worse when it gets cold or rainy.
@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
10 Nov 08
try some warm soup snuggle up with a good book or movie.
• United States
10 Nov 08
patgalca sounds like your Fibro is causing all that. weather can make it worse, but you can do something about it. every symptom. you just need to know why and what to do. read www.FibroFix.com Treatment is pretty straightforward outline. if you do it like we do it, you should get the same results we get. Annie