It can be handy to have an unreliable memory. I forget just how bad it can get when I have a flare up.
This morning, I woke up after a night of extremely restless sleep (after a string of similar nights) with very tight muscles in my neck and upper back, the pressure wrenching my trigger points tighter. I felt on the verge of vomiting all morning.
But instead of getting lost in the pain, today I was able to put small coping mechanisms into place.
I thought I would share them just in case others fall into a quiet panic when they flare up too.
The first thing I did was take appropriate medicine. Unfortunately I did force myself to go to work because I had an important workshop. When I found that it had been cancelled I took the opportunity to go home. It was a good call.
The second thing I did was lie down with my heat pack with my legs up on the couch in half legs on the chair pose.
After that I went to bed and did a 20 minute Yoga Nidra meditation sequence. Then I felt ready to quietly continue my day, still in a lot of pain but able to cope.
I’m so grateful that I have these mechanisms in place, so that I know what to do when I get so sore that I could fall down and not get up.
Opportunities to give up when you have Fibromyalgia come often, but with them opportunities to fight arise also.