Fibromialgia and Noise

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I have a question for others with fibro. I have never had this as bad as today. The slightest noise is getting to me big time. cars driving by. next doors tv. I have had to go in bedroom so I cant hear it. I am so wound up today. Feels like im going to explode. I dont like feeling like this it isn't me. As anyone else had/been like this.

Thank you P x

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    Hiya Paula

    I have had this twice in the last 6 months,it then followed with a terrible migraine.i kept telling the kids to stop shouting and my partner said they wasn't so that's how sensitive my hearing was.

    I suggest you take a lie down and drink plenty of fluids as that helped me and could possibly help you.

    Hope you feel better soon

    smile

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      Hi, paula:  I have Fibro, and I can't even tell you all the symptoms I've had with it.  First of all, there is pain...then there is sensitivity to hearing and eyesight.  There are days when I can see nothing but blur...My eye doctor blames it on getting older...then there are the headaches...the biggest thing that gets me upset is the fatigue.  There are days that it is hard to get out of bed due to being so tired.  I'm retired, so I can take naps whenever I like, but when I get up I'm still so tired.  I take Lyrica once a week and all the pain goes away, but I can only take it once a week because of the side effects.  If you can, ask your doctor about Lyrica..You may be one of the lucky ones who can take it...Hope this helps, hun....xxoo

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      Hi carole. I cant work anymore. Ive gonne from running pubs to no work. I too have an afternoon nap. But sometime I am worse for it. Im still getting to grips with the pain. I also have spinal issues. Im on a hefty amount of meds. Pregablin went up to 600mg aday but now down to 250mg as nasty side effects. There is so much to learn about fibro. And like I said to 1 lady. I have to re educate myself and listen to my body.

      P xx

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      paula....there are so many symptoms to Fibro that you don't know if you have something serious or not.  Most doctors think we are hypochondriacs...That is one of the reasons I had to go on disability..I have a lot of other medical issues, but I found it impossible to work any longer...Good luck, sweetie...

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      Thank you Carole. When the specialist told me he said from now on drs will put everything down to fibro. But he also said if I feel its something else to demand a second opinion.

      xx

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    Hi Paula,

    how awful for you to feel like this, maybe as it's so close to Christmas, the extra work is causing some stress to your bodyl  I'm always more sensitive when under even the slightest stress.    I hope things improve for you.

    Just a thought, have you recently started on a new medication?  x

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      Hi. Sukes thanks for reply. No new meds. Im a little stressed about xmas but I have a health issue and still trying to sort it and see what the cause is. So I suppose the worry over that could be the problem. X
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    Hi Paula. Yes I agree with Sukes. This time of year puts a great deal of stress and pressure on people. And it seems to come around too fast each year. The feeling of obligation to celebrate or to buy gifts or receive visitors has a big impact on everyone. Life is stressful enough at any other time of the year as it is. So I think your nervous system is a bit overwhelmed at the moment Paula. Are you taking any B complex? This really helps with stress. Doing something relaxing will help as well. Something you enjoy. Listening to music, or watching an upbuilding chick flick. Anything to unwind and lessen the stress you feel. Emotions run high at this time of year. Much expectation with little satisfaction often can bring people down. Lessen your stress as much as possible Paula. Delegate to others and don't put too much obligation on yourself. Remember your limitations sweetie. Hope you are feeling much better soon. Maggie xx

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      Hiya sweet. Thank you for replying. I never thought of it been stress related. I am new to all of this so still trying to get my head around things. No im not taking any B complex. Is it good for fibro? Im taking a lot of meds.

      P xx

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      Nutrition is the key Paula. B complex is for our nervous system and FM patients have had an enormous amount of stress and demands in their lives which has compromised their nervous system. B complex is a must. Calcium and magnesium also plays a key role in our condition. I personally have chosen to deal with the condition in a more holistic way mainly due to the horrific side effects of medication. So I would not be a source of information on that level. But our bodies do react well to sound nourishment sweetie. White or brown Sugar also is a no no for us. It is refined. It stimulates the nervous system and it also affects our over all health in a detrimental way. Honey, maple syrup, Stevia or other natural sugars are so much better for us. Go easy on the Caffeine too Paula. One caffeinated coffee is enough and then decaf is better for later, in the afternoon. Just little tricks that make the whole difference in our well being. x
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      Wow. I didn't realise that foods and other things can effect you.

      I only went to see specialist last Tuesday.

      And after an hour with him he told me that yes I have FM.

      Im going to a physiotherapist and a occupational therapist.

      Also nerve induction if I can tollerate it.

      So really I need to re educate myself.

      Thank you so much for info. Will re do my shopping list. Xx

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    Hi Paula, I can relate to this; my fibromyalgia started after complications during and following a hysterectomy together with a marriage breakdown and close bereavement.  At the time I worked in a large open office but I developed what seemed like a hypersensitivity to noise, I could focus on what was being said at the other end of the office, great if I wanted to work in the field of espionage but sadly the reality was that I didn't!!  What some would consider a blessing was actually a curse for me as I became unable to focus on anything because all of a sudden all audible stimuli became equally bothersome, I developed an inability to filter out the relevant sounds and found myself in a state of being bombarded with 'sound', most of which should have been nothing more than 'background noise'.  It got so bad that I became unable to function in that noisy environment any longer and changed jobs to one where I now work in a small office which suits me better, I still have problems though, the manager put the staff rota on a notice board in the office I work in, I protested as the constant stream of noise quickly became too much for me and I asked that it be put in the manager's office instead, which is where it is now; I wasn't being difficult, just needing the adjustment to continue to work with this new 'disability'.

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