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I decided to apply for a volunteer position, mainly computer based work, for 4 hours a week. The deadline was yesterday at 5.pm but it was also my daughter's birthday, - we'd planned to go out to lunch.
I made sure i took my time filling in the form and tackle it over 4 days, attemptimg small sections at a time. The applicationn form wasn't very difficult, but I was finding it hard to concentrate for very long. I only had a couple of sections left, did some before going out to lunch, took short bus ride to restaurant, had lovely lunch and we returned hometo finish app form. That's when I got into trouble, as time went by I was getting more and more stressed and my fingers, brain, and laptop were not in sync. The 5pm deadline came and went, I still hadn't finished and eventually gave up. EVERYTHING HURT - . My heart was pounding out of my chest, my arms an legs felt so heavy, I had shooting pains running through my whole body. My cat jumped on my lap and I screamed out in pain, it was like an electric shock travelling throughout my body. My head ached and I couldn't stand any noise around me, the tv was too bright and too loud. I took pain killers - they had no effect. I was crying and moaning in pain. I went to bed at 8.30pm and woke this morning at 5.am.
I feel awful, my body feels as if there is hot liquid running through it and I can't lift my hands above my head without being in tremendous pain.
My jaw is painful and my eyes are unfocussed, the small of my back is throbbing and my neck is really stiff.
I don't have a diagnosis for fibromyalgia (seeing Rheumatologist next month) BUT my symptoms match those of fibro.
Just wanted to share - ask if my experience sounds familiar to those who have been in my shoes.
Sorry for the long post - have to finish now - everything is hurting
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