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Why does fibromyalgia need a catastrophization scale?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and Connective Tissue Disorders' started by Milo, Oct 17, 2018.

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  1. shak8

    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Whoops here. I'm having another catastrophizing session (i.e. bad week).

    OK, I'm exaggerating = I'm catastrophizing. It's just that Saturday, I had a two-hour conversation with some very bright and empathetic neighbors after a short walk. Shouldn't have. My personal time limit on any outing is 90 minutes, and no crowds/noise.

    Crashed all day Sunday (and Saturday after getting home). Unable to leave house.

    Tuesday and Wednesday: full bore fibro whole legs cramping unrelieved except by opioid + muscle relaxant. Double dose. Unable to leave house.

    Thursday (today): severe abdominal pain and dizziness due to meds taken for cramps. Unable to leave house. Luckily I did some grocery shopping Monday.
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh no, poor you. This illness is so bloody unfair.
    I hope the awfulness passes soon.
     
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    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks, @Trish, that's exactly what I needed to hear.

    Thinking I need to change my life according to my worst day/week/month ever may be catastrophizing or it may well be true enough.

    In any case, I'm out of my usual state of denial of illness for once.


    At least I am getting better at spelling the dread word.
     
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    aza Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sorry to hear that, pretty much my life these days... sending a hug across the big pond :hug:
     
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