Oh, Jan lots of hugs for you. You are one of the strongest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, but I know every one has their limits. I am sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way.View Thread
I am currently stuck in that revolving door of pain, anxiety and little to no sleep. I wish there was an easy way off of this merry go round but I know I can't do it by myself and I need my doctor's help. i try all of the suggestions they give and all of the different medications but so far no luck. i guess I will keep trying....View Thread
I am very lucky that my husband and daughter are supportive and wonderful. It's the doctors that don't much seem to care how I feel or how I am doing. There have been so many stressors hovering over my family and household as of late and today we had another really big one thrown at us and it has me at my breaking point. i wouldn't hurt myself or my family but my sanity is definitely hanging by a thread. I guess I just need to be more adamant with my doctors and find a way to impart upon them just how serious my situation is. I could go to the ER for immediate help but their first and only reaction is a 30 day involuntary psych hold in their psych ward and I don't want to be there during the holidays. I will call my doctor in the morning and try to get an emergency appointment. I am trying to use my pets and the internet as a distraction to get me through the night.View Thread
Nancy I sincerely hope your back gets better soon. I know how you are feeling and I really hope your added pain issues are temporary. That eye issue of yours is awful....I can't imagine dealing with that on top of everything else. I wish it would hurry up and straighten it self out for you. I totally agree with you on the issue of disc pain. It has completely taken over my life even more than the FM.
As for the whole mayan thing, I am on the fence. It's awful to say but if the world does end I will finally have some peace and relief from pain and anxiety. If it doesn't then I will keep plodding along doing the best I can every day. If I were to survive and my loved ones didn't then I would soon join them. It is my loved ones that keep me here and going if not for them I would have no purpose.View Thread
Hi, Fran. I too am still awake after a long and pain filled night. I have a lot of issues with my back and neck in addition to fibro. I take Klonopin for restless leg syndrome but have never tried Lunesta so I can't give you any advice on that. I can tell you that a lot of nights I start with a cup of warm valerian root tea, take a nice warm shower and then go to bed. I have a comfortable mattress and a heated mattress pad. Between my meds, the tea and the moist and dry heat it will lower my pain just enough to get me to fall asleep but I don't always stay asleep. Some nights nothing I try works. It's always hit and miss with me.
During a flare I try to put all of my tools to use. I use Tiger Balm patches on some spots (It's kind of like an Icy Hot patch) and the warm Therma Care patches on other spots if I can't be home and the heating pad if I am home. I try to get plenty of rest, even if I don't sleep I lie down with my eyes closed and concentrate on relaxing. Look for the member tool box under a picture of Caprice on the right side of your screen. A lot of people have put helpful ideas there and through a process of trial and error you will find the tools that work best for you.
I hope that you find some of this information helpful and that you can find the tools that work for you soon. Best wishes and good luck.View Thread
I took Tramadol for a while but had to stop it due to side effects. It made me sleep funny. I wasn't awake but I wasn't asleep either as I could hear and sense things around me. It also caused me to have awful nightmares once I went deeper into sleep.View Thread
Yikes! I too hope you heal faster than predicted. I know it can't be easy at work with your vision out of whack. I hope you find the distraction you are looking for and that you are in better spirits later. Just remember that this too shall pass...and hopefully soon! My thoughts and prayers are with you.View Thread
Good morning MiMi and all who come after. It is a cold, dreary, rainy day and instead of getting warmer as the day goes on it will get colder and the rain will turn to snow. We aren't supposed to get any real accumulation and even if we do it is supposed to warm up to the mid 40's later this week.
I am about to go crawl back into my bed with my nice heated mattress pad. The cold and rain have me achy and chilled to the bone. I am hoping that after a nice nap I can go on about my day. Sunday is always doggy bath/grooming day. My little girl is pretty easy she just sits there and takes it but my little boy struggles and fights me the whole time. He had a bad experience with a groomer so now I do it all and I get to deal with the aftermath. Dogs are smart and they don't forget.
DH is making a big batch of his homemade chili for supper. He already has it simmering in the crock pot. Before long the house will start to smell wonderful. Later on we will bake some corn muffins to have with the chili.It will be a good way to fight the chill of the evening.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable Sunday. May you accomplish all you set out to do and get it done without invoking the dragons wrath. Lou I hope you are continuing to mend. Nancy, I hope your eye issues are settling down. I can't imagine how scary that can be. Cory, you can keep your snow LOL I don't want it! you stay warm and drive safe View Thread