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Board: Fibromyalgia 05-23-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: tender point in back of head

hey girl,
I have had injections of steroids in my body many times, many places, giggle. pain procedures with a scope. other than sometimes we missed point 0, often it did help. also there is a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-22-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro is getting worse

hello Kelly,
if his mind is open to it I suggest a class in yoga and one to learn meditation. Norco is a good pain med, however it is addicting and at his age not a wise idea. it can be taken as...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-21-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Getting a new bed-need advice

i purchased a Natural Form bed. they are expensive but do not need electricity to change the level of air inside. also when the memory foam mattress on top loses its memory I just buy another and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-18-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Has Anyone Seen a Rheumatologist For Fibro?

hi,
I have seen 4 or 5 of them over the last 20 years. I sorta have one but have not gone to see him in 3 years. giggle. it's a long drive and he can't help me. I have all my info and a great np who...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro is getting worse

you are most welcome. sad way to grow up. I am sorry. I was sick all the time or needed stitching up so my parents were very cool and gave me much love. I had tonsillitis so often and finally had...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-11-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro is getting worse

I do understand that. however, I love my body and I tell her so and I rub her hurts like I would a child. if I can reach it I also give it a kiss. it helps. I had 3 surgeries in a year, boy was that...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro is getting worse

hello,
allow me to send you some of my energy for life's big hurdles and small. surgery will always take at least a year for the body to adapt and recover fully. with fibro it seem to hit harder. ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-10-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By bluelakelady
blessing on mothers day

to all the mothers who somehow manage to get thru the day with fibromyalgia I wish you one day of peace. today.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-10-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Food

that's an excellent dream. I will wish it for you too. I never bring it up. now that I have sjogrens I just say that. that one is hard enough to explain but since I shave my head and am very, very...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-09-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Food

well hello stranger, giggle.
very happy you have a job. security is worth the fatigue and pain. ya know, I really don't think diet helps all that much. I am a vegetarian, organic. I eat no lactose...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-08-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Frustrated

i agree with elf. yoga and deep breathing do help, especially when pain is peaking. I do imagination therapy when I am bedbound and delight in it. I am a vegetarian and keep my foods organic when I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-07-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Frustrated

welcome to the boards.
I tried that almost 20 years ago. gained 40lbs and tossed them out. found a new doc and for me a simple pain medication helped. I did take Neurontin for 10 years but started...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-06-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Armpit pain?

welcome to the boards!
I have the armpit pain too. massage is helpful and I use noxicare cream to take the edge off the pain. for me it's inflammation of the glands. it also affects my breasts at...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-06-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia isn't "real" diagnosis?!

please ask your doctor to run the four blood tests for sjogrens. I have it and shave my head. did that 15 or 16 years ago. it affects vision in a big way. suggest you see an eye surgeon too. I have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-06-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Newly Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

the itching part turned out to be related to sjogrens. the bugs under my skin were fibro. lotion solved the itching issue. go figure? giggle
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-05-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Newly Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

I remember that phase. I rarely get it now. I think it lasted about 4 years of constantly looking to see what was there. then it was less and less. now it's gone. I have had fibro for 20+ years. it...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: How to have hope?!!!

I had to chuckle. you sound like I did some 20 years ago. that's why I got a shrink. now I do have hope but it is for others. my kids, grandkids, friends, neighbors, the planet, things like that.
I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-03-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: new to the boards- epidural injections and some support

first welcome. second so sorry I missed this. I have had good and bad experiences with pain procedures. sometimes it works, sometimes it makes it worse and sometimes it does nothing. I have had at...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-03-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: How to have hope?!!!

welcome back.
honestly I don't waste my energy on hope. I adapt to each day as it comes and if I am in bed for weeks on end so be it. I spend approximately 20 hours a day in bed. I have other issues...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-02-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia and stress/trauma

hello and welcome,
I have been living with this for over 20 years now. stress was a huge trigger in the beginning so I got into therapy to learn how not to stress over stuff. I had a great teacher...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-30-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Going crazy, need to talk...

you are most welcome sweet pea. yea, it's the hardest part for me as well. of course I am old so I think it is somehow easier to accept. so much for 60 being the new 30. giggle.
I still adore my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-29-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: input needed plz

hello and welcome,
I would suggest you look up sjogrens and see if that fits your symptoms. I have it and what you describe is more like that than fibro, though you can have both. like me! giggle....
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-28-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Chest Pain

hey girl!
nice to hear from you. bummer on the chest pain though. yea I get that too. I do have costo but sometimes it feels like a whale is sleeping on my chest. any difficulty drawing deep...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-26-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Calf cramping

hi,
it could be. suggest massage and heat. you may want to check with your doctor and be sure it is not restless leg syndrome. suggest you research that and see if it comes close to what you are...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Honestly no where else to turn

hi sweet pea,
I strongly suggest you get some help. for you, not mom. living with a person who is behaving like that is hard and having some tools for coping helps a great deal. a therapist will be...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-17-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro Fatigue

hi stace,
thank you. it has been a journey of learning what works best for my body. I did have to stop working. now I don't even do the cooking or shopping. my brother does it. I taught him how when...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-16-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Increase in Symptoms

I am going to hope the test comes out negative. my doc told me the permanent plugs can't be removed. I will have to bug him some more about it. I just want the temporary ones. I do hope your teeth...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-16-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro and infections

sorry to take so long to answer your question. I was first diagnosed with fibro and then about 3 years later got to thinking there was more to it. it was a woman here on the boards that suggested I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-15-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro and infections

hi,
I have those problems but it is due to another issue not fibromyalgia. I have sjogrens as well and that is my culprit when it comes to vaginal, bladder, mouth, ear and eye issues along with a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-15-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro Fatigue

hello,
I have had the fatigue for over 2 decades. I would suggest telling your doctor you want to take a sleeping pill. the deep intense fatigue is from not getting enough deep sleep at night. even...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-15-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Increase in Symptoms

be sure you research the blood tests to be done. there are 4. I am sorry I do not remember what they are. I took a slip of paper in with the 4 tests written down and just said do this, he did, I had...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-19-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help?

hello and welcome Eric,
I have been doing this for almost 20 years. for myself its about attitude and how I see my reality. adapting is a wise idea. I limit my friends visits to what I can handle....
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-15-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Let's talk about flares !

hi girl,
I have been way up and way down over the past 20 years. just two weeks ago I hit an up that lasted two weeks and I felt great. pain was a 3 at most. my brain was clear and worked. best of...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-11-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: exhaustion

you are so funny. I am glad you are not quitting your exercises. to embrace is healthier than to fight or cave in. I am proud of you.
hugs and peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-04-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Is it fibromyalgia??

hello and welcome,
I doubt the chiro set off fibro. it is possible his work has echoed badly in your body. it is unknown if it is hereditary. until it subsides I would not go back to the chiro for...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-28-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: International travel tips

hello,
logic says get used to it first then go. why make life hell when you are there to have fun? get a note from your doctor to carry your own water with you. if you fly they will have to let you....
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-08-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Increase in Symptoms

cipro made me feel the same way. I have sjogrens along with fibro. frequent uti's and itching (for me) are due to sjogrens. suggest you research and see if you want to take the blood test to be sure...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-01-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: hello

I am so proud of you girl!! I remember all the reasons why you couldn't. I really am happy for you that you beat back the I can't and I can won!
doing my happy dance just for you!
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-27-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Neck pain

i am sorry you hurt. I have days when it attacks my neck. old injury there that fibro loves to mess with. any point in seeing your doc about this? by that I mean have you had all the tests, mri's and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-20-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: New here what helps the most?

hi,
swimming is lovely. I don't take meds for fibro. I found attitude to be my most powerful tool in dealing with fibro. I eat vegetarian. meat was a trigger for me. I only drink water except for my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-11-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Thank you members

i am pleased you chose to come out and meet us all. thank you. we are a pretty good bunch of pain in the . . . where?? giggle.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-08-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Tips for cold weather?

many of those things can be purchased online. I shop that way. noxicare is a good topical. lasts hours for me. also biofreeze, only don't put biofreeze on fresh out of a shower or you will freeze!...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-06-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: acupuncture for fibro ?

hi,
I did it several years ago. the first 2 times went very well. I was not in a flare. the 3rd time I was in a flare and it was horrid. had to stop and get the needles out. my body started jerking...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-02-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro and pain and burning in right big toe

sounds like neuropathy flaring up. is there any swelling? that would be gout. if it were me, I would not bother the ER about it but would get in to doc asap for a work up and nerve conduction study. ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-02-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: after holiday fibro flare !

you know the rules girl, ya play, ya pay! I am happy you had a wonderful time getting so miserable, giggle. I doubt you are alone.
I don't do holidays so I get off easy. just the normal winter...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: All OVER the place.

nothing like a good slap upside the head to realize a boss is not a friend. you can act like it but the bottom line is the person is your boss at work. I was a boss person and always reminded my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: All OVER the place.

you are not losing your mind. you are just changing again. when I went thru 'the change', giggle, I just wanted to run away, not be responsible nor in charge. with fibro thrown into the mix it gets...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Newbie

hello and welcome,
I have done both. they are helpful for many areas of the body. if that is not helpful perhaps a pain mgmt. doc may be useful.
of all the ones I have done massage is still my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Let's talk meds...

hi and welcome,
plaquenil is an immunosuppressant. I was on it for sjogrens for a very short time. hated it. felt like my joy for living was just gone on that one. Lidoderm patches are great. slap...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Menopause!

sweet potatoes. I ate one a day for a few years. I am past the hot flashes bit now. I still eat the sweet potatoes, tho not as often. use caution, some herbs may react to fibro and intensify meno...
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