hello to everyone from texas i have had fibromyalgia for many years but within the last 2 years my symptoms have worsened. I have been having really dry skin on the bottom of feet (the center of the bottom of my feet) and the center of my hands. my skin peels in sheets like onion skin. This may not have anything to do with FM but i have not been able to determine why this is happening. My Dr. does not have any answers. it is puzzeling, does not hurt but looks freaky. does anyone have any ideas? JulieView Thread
I had just finished my posting when it disappeared. so i will start over but if it posts twice please excuse me. i don't post anything very often. i wanted everyone to know how much i appreciate the time and effort that you put in to help support people like me. I have had FM for about 15 years but did not get diagnosed until about 5 years ago. this post has been the support that has let me
know this is not in my head and others have many of the same issues. everyones story makes me feel justified to be able to relax and tell myself it is ok to talk about how this has changed my lift and stop telling myself it is all in my head. i wanted to tell everyone posting how much this support group helps and thank you for all the time and effort each of you put into this community. i also want to ask if anyone has tried belsomra for sleep. this is my first night taking it and it didn't work. in texas it is almost 6am. i have taken ambien for years with great success but i often wake during the night mill around the house and don't recall any of it.(i have also ordered many things off of qvc, ate several bowls of ice cream,etc.) so i wanted to try something different. thank you again for all the support.
bette my husband watched our boys while I worked. so the boys learned some terrible language. the boys used these words in an appropriate setting to prove they were mad at something. my saving grace was that other people could not understand what they were saying. they had delayed speech(thank God) me and my daughters are the only ones that understood them. there was also a time when my husband (nelson) decided to check the cows on a 4 wheeler instead of his truck. well he found a new calf that was dead. the mama cow standing with calf. he decided to pick up calf and throw it over the atv seat in front of nelson. he took off with mad mama running close behind. he decided to jump over a small hill to escape mama cow. as he went airborn the atv died and he went straight down the mama cow jumped over nelson hitting him and knocking him off the atv. the mad mama ran away only to turn and get a running head start at nelson. she jumped over him hitting his knees and tearing his acl. he said she ran away only to get a running head start to hurt him again. by this time he was not very close to the atv so seeing his situation he started quickly crawling to the atv and frantically pulling the start pull cord over and over as she got closer and closer. it all worked out. he decided to push her calf off the atv., the atv started and he took off. she one this battle however he did come back with his truck to get the calf. that was a very long story to say that these farm tasks/events turn into extremely funny stories that were not funny at the time. he had to have his knee repaired but he will always remember to take the truck next time, I love hearing these farm daily happenings thanks julieView Thread
Bette I completely had a few minutes of laughter at your husbands expense. I could visually imagine each event as you stated them. please tell him I am not laughing at him but all the crazy things that occurs on a ranch/farm while trying to accomplish a task without help. my husband is a farmer and has many (many!) humorous times while attempting to accomplish a task (done many times without problems) without help. sometimes we can laugh at these embarrassing times at a much later time in life. (most of the time I can laugh easily, however my husband takes these times a little more seriously) thanks for sharing, it brightened my day. JulieView Thread
yes, I also have an increase in pain before and during a rain. I use a heating blanket and heating pad continuously. unfortunately I have not developed a good regimen to alleviate my pain. hope you feel better soon julieView Thread
hi Bette my email response yesterday did not make very much sense. I had taken ambien to sleep and sometimes don't fall asleep right away. I wish I didn't need to take ambien to sleep but if I don't take it I don't sleep at all. anyway, my husband and son farm mostly leased land with a little belonging to family. it was very interesting to read about your meat market type business. I am also amazed that people are at the point to need to sell a family farm. I would do anything to have farm land to pass down to my son. He loves farming. we have 4 other kids who have gone on to do other things in life. I am very achy today but hope I will feel better soon. Hope you feel well JulieView Thread
hello Bette I have followed WebMD fibromyalgia community for several months but have not joined until today. when I read your entry today I felt a connection (other than fibromyalgia). my husband and oldest son are also farmers so I completely understand how a day of harvest works when equipment breaks down continuously. it seems like that type of day is the norm around this farm. we farm in texas about 30 miles from san Antonio. I have had fibro for a long time just didn't know it until about 5 years ago. anyway just wanted to say hello julieb8888View Thread