Hello lee....MiMi in NC. I have participated in several studies. The ones I did I had no idea what I was taking. You go in and fill out the paperwork and then continue to be *monitored* during the process OR perhaps sooner, IF you do not fit what they are looking for.
The last one I did I got kicked out of since whatever they were testing *improved* my pain level and they no longer wanted me to continue......(no joke).......I was only just a bit out of line but they would not allow me to continue. And it was sad since what I was taking was also helping my fatigue as well. My personal opinion was that *it sucked*. But I am not a research person so I guess they knew what they were doing. Never knew what it was I was taking.
If you are interested in doing it, then I say go for it. Some of them will pay you for your time and gas. (it is not much but it sure helps to off set any expenses you might have)
I hope you will update us on how things are going and IF you decide to do this, IF it helps.
Hello and welcome .....MiMi in NC....trust me....we, FMers, understand exactly what you are saying.....there are so many people who have NO CLUE*****what we go through each and every day. I hope you will check out the info here under *tips* and *resources*....I am sure you will find some good *tools and tips* that just might help you cope better. Be sure and read the *member toolbox* and *Dr. P's discussions as well...(he is no longer here but left us with some good info)
Hello marlakay and welcome. MiMi in NC. I am glad that you had your Vitamin D level checked. I try to include this in almost every post I make on this support site. This is really so very important for lots of people these days.....even though who do NOT have chronic illnesses as well. You did NOT say just how low yours was but I do want to tell you that you should have it checked at least once a year.....as sometimes we, FMers, can get our levels up to within the normal level....BUT keeping it there might be a problem....I still do NOT understand why but I know that both my daughter and I have issues with this.
I hope also you will do your own research on Vitamin D....as so many doctors are still not up to date on how to guide patients on making sure the level is within the *normal range*.....which is kind of wide.....some people need *higher numbers* than others. I am not quite sure about this either.
I hope you will continue to let us know how things are going with you.
You can get a lot of *good tools and tips* in this community and there is a lot of good support here as well.
I wanted to share a tip today.....I have had really bad eye allergies.....especially with dry eyes. I had my eyes checked this week and the eye doctor told me that I should try Systane Balance (which he gave me a sample bottle) and if this did not work then I should try Fresh Kote....which use to be a prescription but now you can ask for it (it is kept behind the counter - it is kind of expensive though, he said)
Just wanted to tell others in case they need something new to try as well.
OMG****Nana B....so very funny that you need a new butt....a lot of us just want to get rid of what we have. I know that for me I have gone through several *stages* (for lack of a better word) with my body.....and just not one thing but my body overall. When I had my DD, I stayed in the rocking chair almost 95% of the time.....and yes, my hips and butt expanded. Then I got pregnant again with my 3rd child. Well, as one can imagine...I gained more weight and had not gotten all that I really wanted to get off with the 2nd one yet....although I was going to an exercise class. After his birth I started exercising again. He was 15 months old when I had my knee accident in Atlanta. I had to STOP all exercising then and I don't think I ever returned to what I had hoped to and I certainly never found the strength that I had before.
It is strange just how different children can grow up to be and change....all of mine actually looked the same when they were born. And it is funny that there children all looked like them when they were born. I often wonder how they can all be so different when I raised them all the same. I guess this is how it is with everyone though. My oldest was and is very artistic, my middle one had to study a lot to make good grades though and my youngest hardly ever opened a book but was smart anyway. They have all raised their children differently as well. Not exactly something that I expected. But it doesn't matter.....it is what it is.
We, parents, can only do the best we know how at the time and just hope for the best in the future. My sons are just the opposite of each other and my daughter is one of a kind.
Skunk? Really? I love owls....which I also think is strange as well....and I don't even know why.
Hello Nana B.....thanks for the chuckle this morning....you got stuck in the tub????? I love taking a bath....OMG....but it has been *FOREVER* that I took a bath. Having 2 bad knees.....nope....I don't do baths. I messed up my right knee back in the early 80's....and that ended me taking baths. It is showers for me. Now....I do stop up my bath drain and use the water to soak my feet....especially when I use the lavender bath salts at night....(or you can also use the Epsom salts as well.
Actually when we remodel here....I got rid of 2 bathtubs and put new showers in....the children were all gone and we replaced the tubs with showers....(don't think anyone has actually used them much though).
You are so right though....we might think we can *FOOL the wrath of the dragon*....but it ALWAYS knows....no matter what.
Have a great day.
Nana B.....I pulled up my O/T post....check it out. I don't think anyone actually looked at it since NO ONE replied.