27 Jul 2020 Hypermobility Flare-Ups
I would describe my flare-ups as
“feeling like I have no bones in my body”
I asked on social media recently how do you describe your flare-ups. Here is the most amazing compilation of what you said. They were so good and descriptive I decided to pull them all together in one place. This is valuable – it certainly made me feel like I wasn’t alone in these strange feelings that are so hard to explain to someone who does not experience flare-ups.
Print it out and hand it to someone next time they ask how you are feeling on a flare day.
“I feel like my limbs are so heavy, I cannot move”
“I have no arm bones today”
“I’m having a spaghetti day”
“My joints are wonky today”
“I feel like an old outstretched rubber band”
“It feels like a hangover in my entire body”
“My brain feels like cotton wool”
“I’m wearing lead boots”
“It hurts to speak”
“My sternum has an elephant pushing down on it”
“Jellyfish nerve bundle of pain”
“A body migraine”
“Feeling like a bad bout of the flu”
“I feel like my legs are full of concrete”
“My spine has turned into spaghetti”
“I feel like I’ve been unplugged”
“My bones can no longer hold my body up”
“My bones are soft and jelly like”
“Feels like my whole body is 80 years old”
“My face feels weirdly heavy”
I hope this is helpful. You are not alone. You are not strange. This is how a hypermobile flare-up can feel. Notice the common themes running through the words chosen.
Wishing you a flare-free day.
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