It has been a long time…a very long time since I have given myself permission to remain in my pajamas for the day. Yet that is exactly what I did this morning!
The electric shocks continue to course through my body…my ears are ringing so loudly! Still! The oversensitivity of my chest is SO overwhelming! Words cannot express the pain that is permeating throughout my entire body…coursing through…causing waves of nausea.
Oh the joy of living with Fibromyalgia/Polyarthralgia/Chronic Pain Disorder/and the like!
I am doing what is SO difficult for each of us…I am giving myself a break! My symptoms are in control now…however, this is temporary! It may be tomorrow…the day after…or next week…it will come though!
I will awake one day soon with the notable absence of these terrifying shocks…the incredible “out of body” feeling…the deafening, high pitched screaming in my ears…
My only focus today…is rest…do not feel obligated…enjoy the comfort of pajamas…of a warm fire on a cold day…
From out of nowhere
So hard to describe
The zapping…the tingling…
The overwhelming inability
To have any control…
As if I am connected
Directly to a power outlet…
Attempts to close my eyes
Increase the disorientation…
My head is reeling
It is spinning as if not connected…
Resting as best as possible
Not knowing how long…
Will these electric shocks
Go away sooner…or later?
I thought I had experienced the gamut of symptoms that Fibromyalgia and Polyarthralgia could throw at me! It has proven me wrong!!!!
For the past couple of days, I have had the strangest sensations! Like little electric shocks followed by a feeling of being completely unbalanced.
So…being the inquisitive type like I am…I began reading through as many of the University reports possible regarding these odd prickly/electric like ripples……
I found the following:
“The feelings and caused causes of fibromyalgia electric shock sensations can be described as follows:
Feels like an electric shock traveling through one’s body, sometimes accompanied by a “falling sensation”.
Feels like pins and needles but more painful, alarming and pulsating.
Jerks the joints of arms, legs, fingers and toes
Can come on at any time and is like a flash of light followed by electric shock tingling.
Feels like “creepy crawlies” or ants crawling under one’s skin and causes the skin to tighten and jerk.
Feelings of twitching scalp along with facial twitching of mouth, eyes, and eyebrows.”
In further reading, I find that this “Fibromyalgia Electric Shock Sensation” can happen anytime, anywhere, intermittently…..that it can last for days, weeks or sometimes months!
Yikes! It is SO bizarre! Like a current that is rushing, randomly through the body…..and that “falling sensation” is scary!
I am thankful that I have undergone so many tests in the recent months to know that my “body” checks out as “normal”….I am thankful that this is just one more symptom of my condition! (No…it does not take the scariness away….it just helps me to provide some positive self talk as I deal with this craziness!)