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Anyone feel sick after increased activity?
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klambert17 - December 24

Hello all,
I was diagnosed with fms this year. I was wondering if any of you have had these symtoms. If I spend a long amount of time cleaning, shopping or some kind of increased activity, sometimes really busy, my energy level just all of a sudden just starts to nose dive and I feel sick. I get a little dizzy, feel nauseated and get a "sick" feeling headache. I almost feel like I have a virus. I start to feel bad. I have to go sit or lay down for a little then I feel better.

Also, do you have muscle pain that is intensified after you get hurt? For instance, if someone pinches you, or if you squeeze your muscles, it seems like the pain is worse when you let go and it lingers?

Thanks for your help, the feeling sick part just worries me. I don't know if fms makes you feel "sick".



sherrodguy - December 24


Yes!!! I do not suffer dizziness or nausea after increase activity, but my energy level does take on a downward spiral.

And YES!!! again! I have been having a hard time trying to explain to my husband about the lingering pain after being patted, pinched, or even if I just scratch an itch! From what I've been reading, it's a hypersensitivity of the skin which I've been hearing referred to as allodynia, but reading up on that, well it's not quite as severe as that is described, but it lead me to another possibility called hyperalgesia which is an increased sensetivity to pain. Allodynia is pain due to a stimulus that does not normally cause pain.
Hope this helps somewhat.


Fantod - December 24

Karen - Welcome to the board. Yes, the sick feeling you are describing is a result of you pushing yourself way too hard. You should be eating small high protein meals spread out through the day to stabilize your blood sugar. That being said, you still need to learn to pace yourself. And, just to be sure that nothing else is going on, I'd recommend that you have a glucose test done.

Ang is correct that you either have Allydonia and/or hyperalgesia which are common with Fibromyalgia (FMS). I have both and it can be a real nusiance. The smallest bump can hurt like the dickens. And, wearing even the lightest clothing is uncomfortable. Last week I had a tissue thin T shirt on under a sweater and it was driving me nuts. Go figure.

Take care and enjoy the holiday.


klambert17 - December 25

Hi, thanks for the response. Fantod, have you ever felt like this before? Sometimes I feel good and have energy, and I try to get cleaning done, but about 2 hrs or so after I start chores or whatever I start to feel sick. I feel like if I don't do something, Im lazy.


kimzsoa - December 27

Oh yess...and dizzy too, like I am going to puke and pass out at the same time...


axxie - December 27

The same with me, it used to be alot worse, I would be walking around a store, and taking it easy and all of suden, I would have to sit or I'm sure I would faint. Felt dizzy, blood pressure must of dropped. It's a terrible feeling.

With time, I think this all goes away, I've been in remission for awhile now, and I think I am improving, but then with fibromyalgia, it can come back with revenge. I am just taking it easy evevery day that I can do everyday things.

A year ago, I returned to work, was working 2days 5 hours each, and progressed, it took a long time for me to get to 4 days, ie, work 7.5 hours a day, 2 days and then take Wednesday off and work another 2 days.

Now the boss is pressuring me to work 5 days a week, I'm a little nervous that I won't be able to perform as well. Anyway, before that happens, I have to see Health Canada and go for evaluation.

I had my ups and down at work, and performance wise I was not meeting all the time. It is very difficult to work and try to stabilize your moods, and your pain.

Lucky I have great doctors, it took a few years to fall onto two great doctors and both are primary physician, one has no problem in giving me medication that work and the other is trying to see if hormones makes a difference with my fibro.

I've been on hormones cream and I must say every starting the cream, I can now sleep without aid, I do believe that sleeping will help you tremendously with the pain and your moods.



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