It’s that dreaded time of year again for us ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia patients. The fall weather, changes in temperature, and the shortening days tend to make symptoms flare full force. For about the last week I have been experiencing a very noticeable difference in my body and the season changes are really affecting me. I have been massively flaring and I am thankful that I cut my hours back at work to just one day a week.
My pain level really increases this time of year. I will notice my legs, back, and hips aching a lot more than what they normally do. I also am feeling extremely sluggish and while I normally have insomnia, now all my body wants to do is sleep. I could barely keep my eyes open last night while eating dinner and on the trip to the restaurant. These symptoms are always to the extreme and it is very frustrating.
What symptoms of yours flares more this time of year? Do you notice a marked difference in your CFS and/or Fibromyalgia when fall arrives? Let me know in the comments!