My stomach is so big, I look like I'm pregnant. I had finally had enough I tried the S. Beach Diet. Mostly greens and proteins.
EVERYONE I talked to lost at least 10 pounds in the first 2 weeks. I did the beginning program for 3 weeks and did not lose 1/2 pound. I know that one cannot sustain a diet like that, but it's just to jump start a healthy eating plan.
Honestly, I do eat a very healthy diet but there is some chocolate in there sometimes. No dairy. very, very little red meat. mostly wheat/gluten free. low sugar. Why cant I lose a pound? I walk for excercise but lately my ankles have been killing me so that's out for right now. In the 5 years since FM, I have gained 40 pounds--all in my stomach. Anyone have the same? I'm on Wellbutrin, but just started that about 3 monhts ago. Any ideas? Doctor, is there a reason for this stomach area weight gain? Love to All, Meg.View Thread
Oh my goodness! GET SOME HELP!! Family members, co-workers, friends, anyone!! You HAVE to get some or most of these things off your plate. I dont know how you do what you do on an average day but all of this stress is gonna creep up on you and knock you flat. Delegate. Find that one friend that knows how to co-ordinate the wedding and USE her, most times they are thrilled to be recognised as really good at something and brag about being able to help you. Do that in most of your issues here, not school, I guess but you can have others tidy up the house while you are at school. This is the time to shell out a few bucks for whatever you need most---house keeping--wedding planner---care giver for your hubby, etc. if you cant find a volunteer. Believe me!!! I recall events so similar and even more going on and it just about killed me. The colitis came so badly that my entire digestive tract was one big open sore, ulcer. I couldn't eat, forced down Gator-aid and then had diarrhea for hours. Among many, many other horrible parts of MY fibro. PLEASE listen to me and the others will tell you as well....STRESS is THE WORST THING for your fibro. I feel your pain and guilt. Do not let them rule you. Delegate---Yes, you can do that! All my love, MegView Thread
Would love ANY feedback on the ones listed there, SAMe 5-HTP, GHP (controversial!!! Date rape drug) L-carnatine, St. Joohn's Wort, Black Cohosh others listed..... FYI-- I took the Black Cohosh for mentstral pain and it worked wonders. I have since had surgery but I think I'll begin taking it again just because I DID feel better. I don't know why I stopped taking it after the surgery! Please check out the link if you haven't already. Love to All, Meg.View Thread
Hi Deb, Yes, I do remember! So sorry to have not responded--I didn't know!!
That was when I was first applying for S.S. diasability, 1 1/2 years ago. I am still waiting for my first hearing!
For the last 2 weeks I have been appying for state assistance and I think that's what got me so down. They piled so much paperwork on me I had an anxiety attack for 2 weeks straight. All my Doctors names, addresses, phone numbers, DATES I SAW THEM, why I saw them, diagnosis's, questionaires from what I eat for breakfast to how many hours I sleep to some very, very personal questions. It was so overwhelming my fibro-fog went into overdrive and I couldnt concentrate or remember anything! Of course, there is a deadline. I made it but it took a terrible toll on my health. I think they make it so complicated that you just give up. I truly believe that! I did get food assitance because I dont make any money, for which I'm very grateful. But all the paperwork I did was for naught!!! The Adult Medical Program has ben closed for a year and a half--Ran out of money. No one bothers to tell you that. I just cried. Thanks for letting me vent some more. It's great to hear from you and find you again. I am feeling better today and hope you are doin g well also. See ya on the boards. Love, Meg.View Thread
Thank you so much to all of you. I made it through another day and I'm glad I did because there was the MOST beautiful full moon last night. I couldn't sleep (of course) so I took my pillow and memory foam pad out to the deck and put it on my "Gravity" lawn chair and made myself a lovely bed to watch the moon shine down on the lake! I am thrilled with this new invention, it was sooo comfortable and believe me (and you) comfort is hard to find!!
(FYI, I recommend memory foam for evreything now!! The 4 inch stuff is expensive but if you buy 2- 2inch pads, it's much cheaper, although, Ive noticed they have come down cosiderably in price since they first came out.) Anyhoooo..... I found my inner peace once again after reading all your kind words, I read them again and again and then when I found comfort in the words and really took them to heart...really BELIEVED them, I was also able to find physical comfort.
I cannot thank you all enough for taking the time to sit and write to ME. It truly meant the world to me and I will take the advise that you all so thoughtfully shared with me.
Nature supports me, It is very important to my soul, even if I cannot step foot out the door, I can hear the birds and the insects and I meditate with them. Now, that it summer, I at least try to make it out on the deck even if it kills me to get there--it's 2 steps. Yes, I do excercise as able.
I DO do some volunteer work, but I'm going to do some more! I would love to help out more with the Humane Soc. but I also have depression, (I don't know how you can have Fibro and NOT have depression....) I cannot go into any of the Hum. Soc. without bursting into tears so I'm going to find a different way. Maybe I can pet and play with them when it's their turn to go outside or SOMETHING, I'll think oof something!
Thank you sounds so small for all the words, thoughts, emotions that you all sent to me last night, I have memorized some of the "Gems" that really hit home. So, Thank you with all my might! Love, Meg.View Thread
Gasland, Extremely important to watch!!! It's on HBO this month, go to a friends, have them tape it for you...but see it. Yes, it's shocking and sad that out own govt. would treat us this way. (Again.) It's kinda like a Michael Myers? Expose' but by a young guy from Pennsylvania who just loves his property and the stream that runs through it. The chemicals that drilling for gas uses is highly toxic and the places they drill are out in the middle of nowhere OR right downtown, next to the school where he filmed in Texas, etc. Anyway,,,, those nasty chemicals had made it to his river at home by the time he got back from his research/filming. Remember, even if you didn't go see Avitar! WE ARE ALLL CONNECTED. Do not watch on a depressed day, it wont be good for you. Hope the bad weather misses you too. Love to all always, Meg.View Thread
I just spent an hour typing in this little box only to have it deleted.
I decribed my life quite thoroughly and explained that I'm usually a very positive person, believing that attitude is everything.
My pain level progresses to a 10 out of 10 by the end of the evening, every evening. Then, even my dreams are filled with pain
I have tried all the drugs, all too many bad side effects except the narcotics and I dont want to increase those anymore because eventually, they dont work anyway. I have been on MS Contin and Fetanyl 75 for the last 5 years, I have not tried Weed or the Pot Pill but I am not against them. My Doctor is. I wrote about many, many things that I just cant type again, in too much pain now and am going to stop to meditate. Please tell me how it is that YOU don't give up. I am not suicidal. I just need a wee bit of encouragement, some HOPE. I have lost mine.... No chance to fall in love again-- to tired to date!! Too late for children-- Never wass blessed to be pregnant. So few friends left--they just quit calling. I read this site all the time for insipration and advise but his time I really need some just for ME, yes, I do know how selfish that sounds. If any of you have a free moment, I sure would appreciate it. I live alone now that I'm divorced. My 2 cats are a great comfort to me. How do you all get up and do it all over again? The more specific the better, thank you all so much in advance. Know that I **virtually** love you all very much, Meg.View Thread
Heh-Heh, That was a pretty good one, as bad ones go........... Sometimes I just so sad and frustrated that it just FEELS like I'm getting the run-around and I become defensive and short. So many dissappointments and Snake Oil Salesmen. Added to the fact that I will never again have a man in my life at a (fairly) young age. No energy to date or keep up with men my age.... much less, take care of them....The depression of being alone for the rest of my life is just too overwhelming ( I'm 44 with no children ) and I PRAY SO HARD FOR A TREATMENT!!! I fake it until I make it almost every day, put on my pretend, positive face and fool the world but when I came home to my empty house again tonight, I just had to have mt own pity party, Please excuse me, Love to All, Meg,View Thread
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