(Closed) fibromyalgia.. anyone else have it?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Still Looking!

I do!  Your wedding date is close enough that it may be too late for the scheduling tips, but here’s what I’d recommend:

1.  Finish your wedding tasks a few days ahead of the event.  I didn’t do this and highly regret it — you want to be well-rested to enjoy the events and not exhausted from last-minute activity!

2.  Plan around your needs, even if it means modifying wedding traditions.  Example: I have trouble standing for long periods, so we pulled up chairs and sat during the readings and officiant speech portion of our ceremony.

3.  Try to have a little downtime on the wedding day.  We actually had a few hours between ceremony and reception, which we used for couple portraits and then a brief nap back at the hotel.  But even 15 minutes just to sit together without anyone interrupting can recharge your energy and is also a nice opportunity to celebrate privately with your new spouse.

4.  If you have certain health “crutches,” don’t hesitate to use them!  My wedding and honeymoon were brought to you by caffeine and codeine.  It meant a little extra work afterward to recover from the rebound effects, but totally worth it because I didn’t need as much downtime during those once-in-a-lifetime events.

5.  My neurologist assured me most brides don’t suffer migraines on their wedding day, and in my experience that was totally correct.  Ditto for other forms of suffering.  The adrenaline and many happy endorphins have a certain protective effect.  HOWEVER, it’s also common to crash afterward.  Helps to leave a few days of recovery time between wedding and honeymoon.  But if you can’t, just be aware that you might need an extra portion of rest on the trip itself.

So overall, I’d say it helps to be proactive and work in resting periods whenever possible.  But also trust that you’re likely to feel pretty great on the big day.  Good luck!!

Post # 5
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My mom has had fibromyalgia for many years, even before it was considered a legitimate diagnosis. Mostly her symptoms are confined to joint pain. She has found that light exercise, such as walking, keeps her from hurting too much, even if it seems like it hurts more while you are doing the exercise.

And Tulip is right about not being too hard on yourself. Sure your day is already scheduled, but you have the power to take little snippets of time for yourself. Plan to have a seat for a bit at the reception in the least. Just give yourself permission to do what needs to be done to take care of yourself, even if that isn’t what you had planned (i.e., taking more downtime during the day-of). I’m sure you’re going to have a wonderful day!

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