That's hard news for you. I hope you can slow the disease down with supplements. My dad has had good luck with that. Got to wonder about all these drugs we take sometimes, but then again it might have happened without. Best wishes to you and your precious eyes.View Thread
Oh my goodness! You have been under constant stress for a long time now and you must be flaring horribly.
I just lost my oldest cat, so I can empathize with your sadness there. You must be so mad about your daughter's troubles not being taken seriously enough, early on. Tons of stress for you there. It's so good she is improving now.
My guess is that all the medicine you need right now will start to be more and more effective as you recover from all the stress in your life. Once you start to feel better, and I bet you will, you can think about tapering off the pain med a little. I know a nice hot bath can help me deal with stress and pain, so I recommend that a few times a week!
Take care, and hugs to you and your daughter.View Thread
I get nausea "spells." I take compazine for the really bad times, but I usually feel better with sitting, a couple crackers and some water or gingerale. Peppermint candies help and are always in my purse. Also nibbling on candied ginger helps.
I hope you find some medical care that's affordable. You are not alone with that situation!View Thread
Actually, muscle relaxers have been found to be an effective treatment for many FM patients. You might find a combination of muscle relaxer and special back stretches and exercises to be quite helpful in the long run. Each of us is unique in what we find to be helpful. I hope you and your mom can lean on each other for moral support.View Thread
Lou, we could tell Pickles knew we loved him. He was very affectionate in return.
Pickles did say "enough" when we all went to bed his last night. He just didn't have the energy to keep trying, and he said basically, "I just want to lay in my nice warm, soft bed, if that's OK with you."
I can't seem to find the peace yet, but I know it will come with time. Thank you for understanding.View Thread