Thanks April414, Charlyssa, ohsotired & Jenetti
Thanks guys for responding to my last post "Questions, please help! Your answers, opinions and advise really help my mental state.
Also, I would like to say that when I mentioned hurting less walking around the store than sitting on the couch, I was referring to the last few weeks for me. I'm normally a couch potatoe (I know, bad), but the last few weeks I have been painting the inside of our house. I seem to feel okay while I am painting and busy, but as soon as I sit down on the couch I feel terrible, especially the next day.
I've had fibro for a few years now and have been able to deal with it fairly well. I take elavil and ativan before I go to bed every night. I also stay on a heating pad every second I am sitting down. My husband seems to think the painting (which is way more activity than I'm use too) has caused this flare up.
This morning was my worse yet. I actually woke up in pain. My hips, back, sides, trunk area hurt so bad that it actually all most did me in just to turn over. I got up and practically bathed in Icy Hot and it did help some. (Does this help any of you?) I was at least able to walk around for awhile and then lay back down on a heating pad and get a little more rest.
You guys are really great being there to help. Thanks again,