edah874 I experience the kind of symptoms. When I don't have the symptoms I am full of energy also. Doctor are very perplex since I have nothing detectable to give us a reason why this is happening. I have seen 11 doctors in the last 2 years. Thank you for responding to this thread. It's nice to know I'm not a lone.View Thread
I am so happy to hear your returning to yoga!!! That is so great! If you can squeeze it in about 3x a week for 15-30 mins that would be great! If you can't always make it to class (which I know can also get expensive) you can do a class on line. Yogajournal.com has some great 20-30 minutes class for you to view by really thorough teachers.
It so wonderful to hear from you. I actually am in the midst of a flare up, well kinda of. It started with the pain in my right arm, where the arm meets my shoulder. It really hurt to rotate my arm. It was a dull pain, but tolerable. Compared to what usually happens it was nothing. That lasted 2 days. Then I had no pain for a 2 days. Then the flare up began. It was in both my forearms, but again pretty tolerable. I thought to myself here we go again. But it only lasted a day! I pray these life changes continue to help improve it. I know I must sound like some granola nature chick (lol). Believe me the last thing I want to do is remove all the tasty food from my diet. With that said I have been watching a ton of food documentaries and I really believe there is a link. I have been learning to find tasty food in more plant based food. The last straw was to remove most dairy which I did. The one only thing I can't give up are eggs. We have a local farmer with free range antibiotic chickens so we get are eggs from them.
Please let me know what you think of the chlorophyll. I'm gonna to do some research on that too.
I pray your new changes help you too. Look forward to new updates.
Hi Morthe107, It so good to hear back from you!!! I thought this posting would alert me through email when you responded back, but I guess not. I'm sorry I'm just seeing your posting today.
I haven't tried anything prescribed. Im still trying to navigate this a little differently. If you don't mind me asking how is the pain? Is the Soma helping reduce the pain at all?
As I mentioned in my last email I did increase fish oil intake. I also started daily does of Calcium 600 mg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU with Vitamin K 200 mcg and Magnesium 500 mg. I've been continuing a routine of yoga about 30 mins, 4 to 5 time a week (definitely still consider myself a beginner) and I've actually change my diet a lot. I'm continuing the wheat and gluten free and the whole food base diet (basically eating a lot of plant based food). I have to say my pain has dramatically decreased. Over the last 3 months I've noticed a big change and I actually didn't have any flare up last month at all! The other 2 months I felt it, but it wasn't debilitating like it has been in the past. It all may be a fluke but I'm continuing to track everything in my journal.
Your the only other person I've come across to be experiencing similar symptoms as me. I would really love to stay in contact.
I have some additional questions if you don't mind me asking?If you'd rather not totally understand. You don't know me from a hole in the wall. But just to give you some background, my name is Christine. I have two boys 2 and 5. I'm 36 years old. I live in Conneticut. I am a teacher for elementary level and taught for 5 years before I tooked extended maternity leave when my second son was born. I'm currently a stay at home mom raising my boys.
I hope to hear from you soon. Regards ChristineView Thread
I too have been experiencing the symptoms you describe exactly. Mine has been for the last 2 years. My first experience I was actually pregnant with my second son. It was the 3 month of pregnancy, the day after thanksgiving, it started in the back of my calfs and made it's way through my body over the following 5 days. I thought I had just done to much that week. But the next month it was back and the following month. Even though I wasn't having my period it was cycling as if I had. I went to my primary dr. who took blood. When the results came back she was very concerned. My white blood count was very high and basically my body is acting like there is infection and fighting itself. I was sent to a rhuematalogist who test for everything but nothing was found except for the high white blood cells count during a "flare up" ( that's what I refer to it as). I was put on antibiotics 2 times but it did not reduce the pain. It always continued the cycle. Basically all the doctors couldn't figure it out and said it must be some crazy pregency thing. So I dealt with it the whole pregency.
Upon having my son the pain stopped. For 5 months I was pain free. During 5 months of breast feeding I did not have one "flare up". But as soon as I stopped the pain returned. And it's been present ever since. And again no doctor can tell me why it's happening.
My cousin ( a dietitian) and I have tried to do research with nothing avail to us. We thought it was some type of fibromyalgia. I've removed wheat from my diet, take fish oil, do yoga regularly, take multivitiams, eat tons of fruits vegetable, lowered red meat intake... Some months have been better then others but it still cycles. Stress also seems to make it worse.
I've been keeping a daily journal to see if there is an increase or decrease of pain with the types of food, exercise or stress I'm
experiencing. But there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason of serve months verse not serve. This month I'm planning to increase fish oil intake. Next month I plan on introducing folic acid and if I still don't feel better, I plan on returning to the doctor to ask for a script the Soma (my husband mentioned this might be something that could help with the pain on bad flare up months). Have you had success with the Soma?View Thread