End of September....can you believe it?????? Today is my daughter's birthday and she is turning 34 years old. I still don't understand where all the time has gone. And she is not my oldest child. Sure makes me feel older.
MiMi in NC...and I hope each of you had a great week-end and I hope we all have a good Monday today.....with little to no pain.
It is damp this morning and showers expected now for a couple of days. I feel it in my bones too.....not a good thing.
My week-end was busy but I did get to rest some also...which sure helps. I slept better last night too....which is a plus as well.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better. This does require a trial and error process....so continue to try different *tools* that you think might make a difference. It is normally a *combination of tools*.
Vitamin D. Be sure and speak to your doctor about getting this checked. Low Vitamin D can cause some additional pain for some people and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
Hello Justin and welcome.....sorry that you are dealing with so much right now. You know, the doctors have NO CLUE how much pain people who suffer from this illness are in. I am not even sure they know how to treat the wrath of the dragon, aka FM. I have read that pain pills are supposed to be for *short term*....and since we seem to be stuck with this illness once we have it. I am one of the FMers here who can not take pain pills nor sleeping pills so I have been forced to find other things that has helped me cope better. I tried different kinds of medicines in the beginning but most of them only caused more side effects for me to deal with....so I then decided to go with vitamins and supplements. I am not painfree BUT I have managed to find a way to *control my FM pain* for the most part. Now if only I could find something that would help with the chronic fatigue.
I hope you will check out the info here under *tips* and *resources* and be sure and review the *member toolbox* and Dr. P's discussions as well. Dr. P is no longer here but he left us with some mighty good information on dealing with FM. He is a doctor who understands exactly what we are facing as he must also deal with it as well. Dr. P has also written several good books on dealing with FM as well.
I would also suggest that you be sure and get your Vitamin D level checked too, if you have not already done this. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
I am sure you will soon find something that will make a difference for you.
Morning FMily. MiMi in NC. I am up again too early this morning. I truly am NOT a morning person but it seems like my mind wants me to be regardless. I guess my on and off switch gets confused and does what it wants to do regardless. I hope each of you had a good night's rest and I hope we will all have a good Sunday, with good weather and little or no pain.
DH had to order a couple of parts and I guess the store decided to call my DIL around 7 am yesterday. She then called me and was telling me that the store had called them instead of us. It seems like no one can keep up with what they are doing these days. So we went yesterday to pick up the order and I talked to the clerk about this. She could see in her computer where someone there had decided to put another telephone number with this order. 2 strikes and you are out. It is sad when things happen. Perhaps they have someone there who has NOT been trained properly. Lack of communication and training goes a long way these days.....and causing many mistakes, sometimes they are really stupid mistakes as well.
OK. Enough about my Saturday.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better. Be sure and check out the info here under *tips* and *resources* and read the *member toolbox* as well. So much good info right here and on this site as well. WebMD covers a lot of health conditions....not just FM.
Vitamin D. Be sure and ask your doctor about getting this checked. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
Not much going on today with me. I do feel a nap is in store for me before the day is over with.
Morning FMily.....it was a long week for me. MiMi in NC and the sun is shining today....so happy for this. Dampness does NOT help me at all. We have had our share this week. The week-end is supposed to be nice. I thought for sure that I would soon get ok with my schedule of keeping my GS. He is a sweet little person but waking up so early in the morning does not help my day at all with him. I am not sure why I am waking up but it has been 2,3, and sometimes 4 am. I try to drift back off to sleep....some days it works, others it don't. It is not a fun place to be.
Anyway....I do hope each of you had a good week and I hope today will be a good day for us all, with little to no pain. I do hope the sun is shining in your corner as well.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better. It does take time and effort to do this though. So far I have NOT found any magic pill or overnight fix for dealing with the wrath of the dragon, aka FM. I would also *caution* to those of you who think that there is a quick fix to this. I know sometimes, something will be advertised as such BUT don't think it is always as it seems. Nope...a lot of things are NOT as it seems....This has actually been true for me for a lot of things in life.
Vitamin D. So important. Talk to your doctor about getting it checked. So many people have LOW vitamin D which is not a good thing for a lot of people these days. I often wonder why. Not sure we will ever find out though. Low Vitamin D can cause additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Have a good day and remember to pace, pace and pace even more. This does the body good.
Hello Nana B....so glad that you are better. MiMi in NC. I wanted to say that I have read that statins can be hard on some people. Of course, I am beginning to think that ALL medicines have some sort of side effect on the majority of the people who take them. It is not a good thing. We take something hoping to get better and it just causes something else for us to deal with.
You know I sometimes think that I need some sort of *cart like thing* to get around. I don't feel *balanced* the majority of the time and I am worried that I will fall again...as I have in the past. I remember you said you fell too. Don't know if we are more prone to falls or not....but it sure seems like we have *issues* with lots of different health issues. So how exactly did you figure this out anyway. Did you do research on it or what? I do think that we, FMers, should always do research on anything new that the doctors decide that we should try. Of course, I also know that what might work for one does not mean it will work for another. I think we have all learned this the hard way.
Sometimes it just takes us *back tracking* to figure things out. I guess this is where keeping a journal of sorts is such a good idea, especially upon taking any sorts of medications. Sometimes it is so very hard to know what is causing us to feel the way we do / or don't.
Take care and I hope things will continue to improve for you.
Oh....by the way. I wanted to tell you something *cute*. My GS is now walking. He will sit with me for a short time and then he will get down....as he is sliding down he tells me *bye, bye....like he is really going somewhere. It is so cute as he has figured out that when someone leaves, they say this. He has caught on to this walking really fast. It seems though that he is into so much more now. He has toys to play with but he wants to play with the dog's toys instead. Babies are so cute with their ways. He is a little heartbreaker for sure. He is such a happy little fellow. He is already into books too. Funny how they pick up on some things so young.
OK...have a great Saturday and remember to pace, pace and pace some more...it sure helps the body.
TGIF*****and it is going to be a nice week-end according to the weather people. MiMi in NC. So much going everywhere. I hope each of you had a good peaceful and restful night and I hope the week-end will be a good one for us all with little to no pain.
I had hoped by now that I would be adjusted to my schedule....but this has not happened yet. I am still struggling with waking up too darn early most mornings which make it a really long and drawn out day. Not a good thing at all. In dealing with the chronic fatigue I thought perhaps this would help me somewhat. This has not happened though. I just keep on keeping on since a smile and a giggle is worth so much more each and every morning. I have to continue to make these memories and form our bond.....which is so important.
OK....so my GS had a birthday party and it was a success for him. I ended up not being able to find what he really wanted. I was told where I could find it and it took 5 trips of me and DH looking to find what I wanted to get him. Birthday has passed do I wanted to pick it up for Christmas. It is hard to find something that you are not sure exactly what to look for. I had checked each time I needed to be there to pick up things so it was not like I made the trip for just this one thing. Last night was our lucky night. I kept telling my DH what I needed to find...I just wanted to find where it might be. Someone had turned a box backwards in front of what I have been looking for. I could hardly believe this. Now there is another piece of it that I need to find. So much for thinking this was all of it. Funny how these manufacturers suck us in looking for something that our children/grands want. I am not sure what my other GC might want but at least I have the one thing.
OK...enough on my soapbox.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently and to all of those of you who are still lurking. I am sure soon each of you will find something that will help you cope better. This does take time and effort as there is no one magic pill which works for us all.
Vitamin D. Be sure and get this checked soon. So important for a lot of people these days.
So how was your *first view of the fall season going*? I am glad it is cooler....not sure though about the dampness. I hope it will be dry for a while now....with some sunshine to enjoy.
Have a great Friday and remember to pace, pace and pace even more.
Morning FMily. MiMi in NC.....where fall is in the air. It has been damp and cool here now for a couple of days...not exactly the type of weather that we FMers like. I hope the sun will shine soon to at least dry things up a bit. Again I woke up too darn early this morning. This waking up around 4-5 am every morning is not what I like at all. I find that this sure makes a very long day for me. My GS takes a nap in the mornings though which helps me rest some. He is now on the go all the time. I only wish I had some of his energy. He has learned how to walk in a short time and gets better with this each and every day. He is so cute but seems to be too little to be walking.
He will turn 1 at the end of November. He has also found books and loves to look at them. So we are checking out some books every day too.....he is busy, busy, busy.
Here is hoping each of you had a good night's rest and I hope today will be a good day for us all.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that you will find lots of good info here. We hope you will ask questions and share whatever you feel is important with us.
There is a lot of good support here. So hang out with us for a while and join in when you can.
Vitamin D. Be sure and ask your doctor to check this.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Have a good day and remember to pace, pace and pace even more...this does the body good.
Hello and welcome. MiMi in NC. Sorry to hear that you are facing surgery. I think any kind of surgery takes time to recover, especially for those of us who also must deal with FM. I hope you will let the medical staff know that you have FM. I also tell those involved with treating me to be careful, especially since I have had *cervical (neck) surgery.
I hope you will feel better and have less pain once you recover. I do think that we, FMers, tend to experience more health issues than some people and I do think it takes us longer to recover. I also think that any kind of medical issue needs to be addressed and can indeed make a big difference in our pain level. I hope your surgery is a success and that you will back to your normal activities soon.
It is important to do what the doctor tells you to do. I think sometimes we think we tend to try to do more than we should after having surgery. Take care and remember to pace, pace and pace even more.
Hello and welcome. MiMi in NC. Dealing with FM does present a lot of *issues* for us to deal with. Being a part of this support group just might help you cope better.
There is a lot of good support here and we understand and know exactly what you are dealing with.
I can share this much with you that family and friends have no clue what we, FMers, deal with each and every day. Only those of us who actually face the wrath of the dragon can understand and know what others are facing.
I do hope you will check out the info here under *tips* and *resources*...where you will find lots of good *tools* to try that perhaps you did not realize might help you cope better. It does take a trial and error process to find the right combination of tools which might make a difference for you.
Vitamin D. Have you had your Vitamin D level checked yet? If not, then the next time you visit your medical doctor be sure and ask him/her to check this for you. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and this can also affect other illnesses as well.
Take care...and know there is someone here to share your thoughts and feelings with.
Hello lanette and welcome. WebMD does not allow anyone to provide doctors' names and locations on this site. But you can check out the Tips and Resources here and find the NFA and I think you can find doctors close to you.
You are so right that most doctors do not understand those of us who suffer from the wrath of the dragon, aka FM. A good doctor is needed.
I would also suggest that when you do find a doctor be sure and ask him/her to check your Vitamin D level which is important to a lot of people these days. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and this can also affect other illnesses as well.
You can find lots of good *tools* here as well that perhaps will help make a difference in the way you feel. Check out the *tips* and *resources* sections for this as well. Be sure and review the *member toolbox* too and Dr. P's Discussions. (Dr. P is no longer with us but he left us with some good info)
I am sure that you will soon find something that will help you cope better. We are all different and what helps one may or may not help another. Only you will know when you have found the *just right combination of tools* that make a difference for you.
I hope you will continue to post here, ask questions, make comments and/or suggestions. Keep us posted on how things are going with you.
One other thing....if you are close to a *medical hospital* which teaches medical school students someone there might be able to point you in the direction of a good FM doctor in your area as will as well.