Thursday 1st: I have pain in my back and abdomen, it’s a dull type of pain and it hurts to stand up straight. I have pain in my right shoulder. I can feel my fatigue heightening by the hour. There’s pain in my elbows and knees. I think I’m starting to flare.
Friday 2nd: I woke up with a headache, it’s in my eyes and temple area. I still have the back pain but today it’s stretching to my sides. My elbows have sharp pains in them but it’s mostly concentrated in the left elbow. The small joints on my left hand have a dull pain radiating through them. As the day progressed the pain and fatigue got more intense.
Saturday 3rd: I didn’t sleep well, I was tossing and turning all night and my headache from yesterday is still in tact. I’ve started to properly flare, horrendous pain in my elbows, knees and hands. My body aches and it feels like I’m lugging around a dead weight. My fatigue is at a high level, my eyes are constantly stinging and begging for sleep. The intensity of my symptoms got worse as the day progressed.
Sunday 4th: I didn’t sleep well at all, the last time I looked at the clock it was 3am. The pain in my elbows is intense. My knees started to hurt within an hour of waking. My headache is still there, I’m taking paracetamol and ibubrofren regularly but it’s not helping. The little joints in my feet hurt, a sharp pain. My fatigue is terrible today, it’s been difficult to keep my eyes open. My body aches from head to toe. My back has started to hurt again too.
Monday 5th: I slept well, for 12 hours in fact, and I only woke during the night a few times. However, it hasn’t made me feel better. I just wanted to go back to sleep when I woke up, I’m ridiculously tired. My headache has doubled in intensity and my brain feels clouded. I had pain in my elbows, knees and thigh muscles.
Tuesday 6th: I didn’t sleep well, I fell asleep around 2.30am and kept waking through the night. I had pains in the usual places: elbows and knees. But I had pain in my hips and thigh muscles again – a mix of sharp and burning type pains. My brain still felt clouded this morning and early afternoon. I had back pain at irregular intervals, which might tie into the hip pain? Before I went to bed the muscles in my arms had sharp pains too and the pain in my right knee got worse. My headache was nearly none existent today, which is something positive!
Wednesday 7th: I slept reasonably well but I did wake a few times throughout the night. My fatigue has been very high today, it feels like everything is an effort. I have bad pain in my right knee, my elbows and my back. The headache made a return this evening. I just can’t wait to go to sleep tonight.
Thursday 8th: I didn’t sleep too bad. But, it was still a bad day for fatigue. I barley did anything. I had bad pain in my knees and back and I had a headache throughout the day. It felt like a really long day. I had sharp pains in my hips and thighs at night time.
Friday 9th: I didn’t sleep too well, I woke up numerous times throughout the night. I’ve had a high level of pain in my elbows, a mixture of dull and sharp pain. I also had dizziness and pain in my hips whilst walking around some shops this afternoon. I’ve found it difficult to concentrate today. The pain in my right elbow got significantly worse by the time I went to bed and the left one wasn’t much better.
Saturday 10th: I slept the best I have in a while. Today started well, I thought it would have been a good day but by afternoon Lupus came out to play. My hip started to hurt, a tingling sensation with sharp pain. My knees were in a bad way whilst trying to fall asleep. My back is sore too, it’s hard to find a comfortable position to sit or lay.
Sunday 11th: Awful nights sleep, my back was sore, after 10/15 minutes of laying in one position, I’d have to change. I eventually fell asleep at 4.30am but it was still broken sleep until I got up at 9.30am. It was very difficult to keep myself awake throughout the day. Obviously, my fatigue levels were through the roof. Thankfully, the pain levels were at a bearable level today.
Monday 12th: I slept a lot better. I have pain in the usual places like my elbows and knees. By afternoon my fatigue levels crept back up and the joint pain started back up.
Tuesday 13th: I slept reasonably well but I kept waking from around 5am. Lupus is working it’s magic this evening with bad knee pain and sharp pains in my thigh muscles, I can actually feel my knees throb. There is some discomfort in my right hip. I have pain in both elbows but it’s not a severe as my knees. There’s a sharp pain in my left rib area and chest.
Wednesday 14th: My sleep was the same as the previous night, from early doors I kept waking. I have pain under my ribs, a sharp pain. I struggled to get going today and this afternoon my fatigue heightened. I had pain in my elbows, wrists and hands today but it seems to be settling for now. The pain in my knees doesn’t seem to be easing though. My skin is really itchy today especially on my arms and back, it feels like there’s millions of insects crawling under my skin.
Thursday 15th: I didn’t well. I was waking up often throughout the night which means my fatigue levels are quite high. I have the usual pains in my elbows and knees. The pain in my back is still there but it’s intermittent.
Friday 16th: I slept fairly okay, I still kept waking up through the night though. I had a bad headache today and my joints were quite sore. The back pain seems to be subsiding.
Saturday 17th: I slept okay but again, I woke up often. I have pain in my right shoulder today and my headache is still there. I had a sharp pain in my right knee which spread down my calf.
Sunday 18th: I slept well. I woke with a headache that lingered all day, it started in my temple area but soon went to my eyes. I had joint pain in my knees and elbows again. My fatigue was pretty high, especially in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 19th: I slept okay, not the greatest. I still have the headache but it’s not as bad as yesterday. My joint pain today is mostly concentrated in my elbows, specifically my left. It’s a mixture of dull and sharp and goes down my arm. I had hip pain, mostly in my right hip. I’m feeling quite tired today.
Tuesday 20th: I slept fairly okay but I was waking a lot. I was achy today, espcially in my legs. I had pain in my elbows and knees and some muscle pain in my upper arms and thighs.
Wednesday 21st: I didn’t sleep too bad. I’ve felt unbelievably tired today. I’ve had back pain, my head has felt foggy and I’ve had a headache. I had joint pain in my left wrist, the small joints in my hands (mostly left). And of course, pain in my knees and elbows. I felt feverish during the evening.
Thursday 22nd: I slept well. I saw the doctor this morning and I was put on anti biotics for an infection which explains the fever. I have intense pain in my elbows, wrists, fingers (mostly left) and shoulders. There is a mixture of a stabbing and burning pain in my left thigh and calf. I also have a headache and my fatigue is at a high level – all of the above symptoms are from one Christmas shopping trip.
Friday 23rd: I didn’t sleep too well, I kept waking. It’s been a really tough day, my whole body ached and I had pain pretty much everywhere. Every task was an effort to do. I’m still feeling quite feverish but I’m hoping the antibiotics bring that to a stop soon.
Saturday 24th: Again, I didn’t sleep too well, it took hours to fall asleep after taking a sleeping tablet at 2.30am. My fatigue levels are sky high, my eyes are stinging. I feel beyond achy today, it feels like I’m dragging around a dead weight. Again, I felt pain almost everywhere. I’m still feeling the effects of Thursday’s shopping trip.
Sunday 25th: I didn’t sleep well, it was a case of taking me hours to fall asleep again. I don’t feel as achy today but my fatigue is hitting a new height after the last few days and nights. I have joint pain in my elbows, wrists, knees and shoulder.
Monday 26th: I slept a little better but not much. I have an intense headache today. The aching body is back. I have pain in my shoulders, elbows and knees.
Tuesday 27th: I slept okay. I had a minor headache this morning but it has turned into a nasty one that is making me feel nauseous. It’s at the back of my head and goes into my temple area and eyes.
Wednesday 28th: I didn’t sleep well, my head hurt every time I moved. I had terrible joint pain, just holding a cup of tea caused pain to shoot down my arms. My headache hasn’t eased, it’s still in the back of my head, temples and eyes.
Thursday 29th: I didn’t sleep well again, for the same reasons and my headache is still with me. It’s the same, back of the head, eyes and temples. I’m getting really fed up with it. I had bad joints today too; elbows, wrists, knees and feet. I feel so exhausted.
Friday 30th: Yet again, I didn’t sleep well. My headache is still firmly in tact, it feels as if it won’t go away. If it doesn’t improve over the weekend, I’ll see the doctor. I had a strange mark on the left side of my neck which was itchy and later on pain started in that area. I’m still suffering quite bad joint pain in my elbows, knees, shoulders, wrists and feet.