Woke up worn out My get up & go got up and went. Exhausted

Fatigue is one of the most difficult fibromyalgia symptoms to deal with for me personally. It affects every fiber of my being when it makes itself at home, whether that’s around lunchtime or even first thing in the morning. Today, I opened my eyes and felt wiped out immediately. Ugh.

Worn out Spent Tired Wiped out

The word ‘tired’ doesn’t accurately describe fibro fatigue. It’s deeper. When I say I feel it in absolutely every bone and muscle in my body, it’s not exaggeration. Just as one can be tired without being sleepy, so it goes with fatigue. I may lie down because my neck can’t handle the weight of my head or because being upright is a step too far.

Deflated The tank is empty. Weary Drained

Cloudy brain, or fibro fog, sets in, an inextricable partner to fatigue. Movement of extremities is in slow motion, feeling as though you’re moving through soup, thick soup. Reaction time is slowed. My gait is unsteady, unstable when I’m weighed down with gravity plus. Breaking a leg must be avoided and all I require is being on my feet. Driving can be performed but I don’t think it’s a safe choice for any of us.

Burnt out Sluggish Prostate Collapsed Enervated

Consistently, I’m plagued with fatigue most days. On a good day, I’m free of it until after lunch or even 2:00 p.m. Planning would be seriously aided by a schedule of fatigue and time of arrival. Sometimes, only occasionally at this time, the weariness is there to greet me when I first awaken. Today is one of those days. Managed to get myself to physical therapy, slept for about an hour, and here am I – pooped.

Published by Sara Z

Writing is one of my passions. Most blog entries are relatively short articles regarding a wide variety of topics. I'm a middle-aged wife and mother of two adult sons. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and retail clerk. Staying home now due to fibromyalgia. Seeking purpose.

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