I was talking with a friend of mine and she was describing to a T many of the shooting pains, numbness, burning, coming out of one's skin the way we all do. She doesn't have any illness whatsoever.
But she is an exerciseaholic. She had really bad eating disorders as a teen, twenty something and so the exercise was her replacement. She went to the doctor to see about her symptoms and the doctor told her she is exercising too hard. She told her to take at least one or two days off per week.
This got me to thinking as we were talking that maybe part of the whole fibro thing is that our bodies have that overuse/overexercise stress response but without the strenuous exercise. Like vacuuming can do it to me. Or standing for a few minutes.
That rules out their theory that we're all just out of shape or whatever. I just thought it was an interesting point that I am having the same pains and symptoms I would get if I tried to run a marathon every day as I do from little tasks.
So what do you guys think? - Andy