I hope I don’t sound like a Scrooge but I’m glad the holidays are over. I love to see the excitement on my son’s face during Christmas but physically the holidays are just too much for me. It never seems to matter how well I plan and how much I get done before the holidays, I always find myself extremely exhausted and experiencing a post-holiday CFS/Fibromyalgia flare. I am having one of those right now and I feel like crap.
This year my post-holiday crash and burn is a little worse since I am working again. Today is the first day I’ve had to really take a break since Christmas Eve day and I am looking forward to just lounging around the house and not having anywhere to go or anything that I have to do. The cleaning, laundry and other household chores are done for the week and my body is screaming for a break.
My Fibromyalgia pain is really bad and the Vicodin and Skelaxin aren’t helping. Everywhere on my body that has a joint hurts – even down to my fingers and toes. I need to sleep desperately but when I try to sleep the pain keeps me awake. My body feels so limp and weak that typing is even difficult. Because of the fatigue, concentrating is very difficult right now also.
Are you suffering from a post-holiday crash and burn? How are you handling it?