One of the most disabling symptoms of fibromyalgia is leg weakness
With fibromyalgia muscles can be injured easily
Sometimes you don’t even realise you’ve hurt yourself
You thought you had gotten away with it, not overdone it
But no matter how hard you try to strengthen your body
Your legs are always the easiest to injure
Even bending down a couple of times can cripple you for days
You feel your thigh muscles pull and it’s excruciating
No pain killers seem to touch this kind of pain
All you can do is wait it out and hope it heals quickly
Hobbling around in agony for days
Even sitting yourself on the toilet feels like the pain will kill you
Unfortunately once you’ve pulled a muscle
All you can do to help is rest as much as possible
Trying to carry on only makes things worse
But sometimes life gets in the way and you attempt to ignore it
Trying to appear stronger than you feel
But pulled muscles will always get better, hold on to that
My Recent Experience:
I was bending down for a few minutes picking up pieces from the floor. I stood up and felt my thigh muscles twitching and knew I had overdone it. The next few days I could barely walk. Climbing the stairs was torture, sitting on the toilet was agony and even walking was excruciating at best.
I feel like the weakness in my leg muscles is my worst symptom at the moment as it comes on so suddenly from not even doing very much compared to some things I do.
I always forget how painful it is until it happens again and I seem to be in an endless cycle because of it. I need to learn to say no and let others help.
I have always been one to go above and beyond to help others, it’s so hard for me to ask for help when I know I can do things but I will suffer because I do those things.
Its like being piggy in the middle – you lose most of the time but you keep trying anyway.