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Board: Fibromyalgia 07-02-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

well now, since I gift and take a hug every day I shall gift one of those hugs to you. fibro is trying to get into my lower trunk. hips, fanny, tummy and all. so far we have a happy medium. giggle....
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-01-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro and cholesterol meds

my grandfather died of an aortal aneurism. my mother has had 2 strokes and carotid surgery. I have had 8 strokes not related to any reason other than the fact that I have sjogrens and that may have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-01-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro and cholesterol meds

hello,
I tried a few and decided not to take anything for cholesterol. I have no idea what mine is and I will not check it. my arteries are fine and that's all that matters. also my heart is...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-01-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

a cooler is not a/c. it is a water cooler that blows water cooled air thru pads of shredded wood, into the house. used to be called a swamp cooler. 105 today. it sure saps what energy I do have....
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-30-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

my son was 36. his birthing day is July 3 so he almost made 37. gosh it's cold where you are. what's rain? giggle. I have a vague memory of the stuff. giggle. we will be hot here today. expected to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-30-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

how sweet you are my whiskered friend,
I am sorry for your family loss. we all handle it differently and there is no right or wrong to how or when we say good bye. yesterday I let fibro out of her...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-29-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Maybe Fibro?

hello ladies,
I used to go to a chiropractor when I still drove myself. I am hyper limber and he would adjust me then I would do my over the head with my fanny thing and he would laugh and say, why...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-28-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

thank you girlfriend. all the calls are done with. all my friends have called me. my little sister sent me flowers to look at when the calls and such get me frazzled. I feel fibro creeping around the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-23-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am sorry you are getting kicked by fibro with the weather. I have to drop out of sight for a bit. my son died yesterday and I shall be busy making arrangements and getting up to where he lived....
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-22-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

i am sorry to hear about your mom. hooray for her giving up salt. don't know if I can do that one. giggle. getting bp under control is hard. boy is fibro having a hey day with me over it too!...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-20-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am so glad you are feeling better today. my wish for you came true. delightful. I am back on an ARB. it's called valsartan. starting low at 40mg. doc was in a yes mood so I got the orders for the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-19-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

sending you a mountain of hugs and some saltines crackers for your tummy. sorry you do not feel good today. perhaps tomorrow will be a better day. hope, hope. giggle.
today is see the doc day and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

you are most welcome. my brother says I am a virtual plethora of tid bits of information. giggle. I read a great deal. giggle. hope today is a feel good day for you.
gentle hugs of peace within,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-17-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am on a beta blocker for the moment, Lopressor. I am so glad you are getting in sooner. be careful with apple juice. it can cause constipation. I know water is boring but it is the best hydrator....
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-17-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Wegener's Granulamotosis/Fibromyalgia

hello friend,
I am happy you are taking a day of rest. the body dictates not the mind on some days. it's best to listen to the body and respect she needs to just be still sometimes.
would one of...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

hello,
evenings are my best time of the day. I spent it out checking the fruit trees, watching the silly birds, and just walking to stay healthy, ha ha! I love the stars and the quiet of night. I am...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-16-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Wegener's Granulamotosis/Fibromyalgia

oh Cat I am sorry to hear that. will you have surgery for the aneurism? or have you had it? consider the tree hugged for you. it's getting so big I can no longer reach all the way around her. giggle....
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-16-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Wegener's Granulamotosis/Fibromyalgia

hi Cat! been a long time. how are you doing my friend?
hugs of peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Wegener's Granulamotosis/Fibromyalgia

hi friend,
animals are very intuitive. when I had bubba Buddha he would tell me to go to bed. take my meds. get up and move. since he died I have no one to stay on top of me, so to speak, giggle,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-15-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Hi, I'm suffering and not sure why...

hello and welcome,
my first question is have you been tested for sjogrens? it sounds more like that than fibro. I have it and hair loss is a biggie. so is neuropathy. look it up and see what you...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-15-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Fatigue!?!

hello and welcome kysses,
boy that's a tough one. the only thing I have found that helps is to stay hydrated (water) and do slow deep breathing when the fatigue hits. that and just force myself thru...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-15-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Wegener's Granulamotosis/Fibromyalgia

i have made some very special friends I will never get to hold and hug. I love it. I am an animal person too. all my kitties went to critter heaven so now for the past year I have been feeding and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-15-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

be well and see you when you get back. I am less able to adapt to technical change as I age. been with the same company for over 40 years. giggle.
give your dear husband a hug for me please and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-14-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

hi Di,
doing great today. nice cool morning. birds playing in the dawn. a good day to be alive. the hot comes later. giggle. rest up, drink plenty of water and take a nap or two. blessings to your...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-14-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Wegener's Granulamotosis/Fibromyalgia

hello friend,
I come every day to see if anyone is reaching out. if I miss a day I must be feeling really nasty. giggle. I have another disorder of the immune system that is slowly eating away at...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-13-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Wegener's Granulamotosis/Fibromyalgia

hello and welcome lynus,
while I have been here for years this is the first time I recall someone bringing it up. given that I would say it is rare but not unusual. are you getting treatment for it?...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-13-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

hi Di,
I also find a quick lay down helps me get thru the day. even just 5 minutes of being flat out helps. sounds like and interesting seminar. a warm bath would wake me up. I used to have a hot...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-12-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Newbie: Fibro flare, any suggestions?

hello,
I would suggest a sleeping med. I take restoril. it works great for me. getting proper sleep is key to dealing with the day.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-11-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

hi Di,
so sorry your head is hurting. I do not like bad dreams. of course I take meds to make me sleep now so if I had a nasty dream I would not know it. little gifts. I will be thinking of you...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-10-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Can anyone relate?!

never hide from yourself. invisible is normal at your age. I remember it well. wish I had known better then. giggle. the young state of mind never goes away. only the body gets old. not the mind. I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-10-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

oh! we had thunder and lightning and rain, blessed summer rain. I played outside till almost 11 in it. got soaked, finally remembered to cover the tomato. oops! it will be cool today then back up to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-09-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

today is a better day. saw my pain mgmt. doc and got my butt chewed out. giggle. wish she could just chew it off. giggle. going in for an mri before we proceed with any poking around. sure wish I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-08-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am so glad you are less dizzy. hooray! I am doing much better today. after the overdose on bp med I have called the pharmacist and cut them in half. much better. will be calling doc to tell her my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-07-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

have you noticed any change in your ability to hear? I have a dear friend who has to have her ears cleaned by the nurse every so often. she gets really dizzy and her hearing feels muffled sorta. she...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-06-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

ear wax build up or infection can cause dizzy symptoms. my doc just gets irritated when I do as I please. giggle. she always gets down and does the right thing. that's why I keep her. having a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-06-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

i am doing much better. had to wait for my doc to get off her mini pedestal but she gave me the bp med I wanted and today for the first time in over 2 months my pressure is normal. it often bugs her...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Can anyone relate?!

hello,
glad to see more input. sorry about the rough time for your son yellowkelly. glad he is doing better.
to answer your question SMJ, yes it wraps all around and can cause swelling of lymph...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-06-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

it is also wise to drink water when you feel hunger. often it is water we need, not food. awe, you got me to blush. thank you for your sweet words and the hug. love hugs. as soon as I read it I felt...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-05-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

are you drinking enough water? wish I could remember the guidelines on how much to drink given your weight. bet you can find it though.
fortunately my ER knows me. have needed to be catheterized a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-05-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Can anyone relate?!

how delightful. business needs more empathetic smart people. I bet you are one. I get senses about others and I sense this in you
on to voltaren...
on bigger areas it is very short lived. it was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

check with where you had your bloods drawn. my place mails them to me. I just had to sign a one year release form. I have bloods drawn every 3 weeks.

peace,
bluelakelady
yea, the waiting stinks...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Can anyone relate?!

welcome to the boards,
I can totally relate. I think most of us can. stress does weird things to the body to make you sit up and listen. I really hope you do not have fibromyalgia. at your age it is...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-04-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,117
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

hooray for you! I am so glad he is thorough! I will be anticipating your answers with you. he ordered all the right things. love a doc who listens. giggle.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-03-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Has Anyone Seen a Rheumatologist For Fibro?

I remember weaning off prednisone. it's a bummer. giggle. boy did I realize just how much it did help. however, I had med related kidney failure so my choices now are very limited. I know about the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-02-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Extreme Foot Pain

I have only neuropathy. giggle, only. it could be worse. have you used Epsom salts or organic mined salts on your feet? suggest then you go to your nearest, giggle, organic store and see what they...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-02-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Extreme Foot Pain

hello and welcome,
have you discussed this issue with your doctors? I would say there is something else going on and fibro is exacerbating the situation. if you wake exhausted, you did not get rem...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-01-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Skin on hands - fibro or arthritis?

another question, do you have retention problems? swelling of anywhere besides your hands?
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-01-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Skin on hands - fibro or arthritis?

are you able to purchase from amazon where you live? that would be a good place to try or just go to the company site for jergen's. am thinking they may do mail order. hang on and I will see. yes...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-31-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Skin on hands - fibro or arthritis?

please forgive me for not reading where you live. your system of health care is much different than where I live. I am sure you can buy jergen's online if you don't see it in your stores. happy...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-30-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Skin on hands - fibro or arthritis?

hello,
please i beg of you, stop the Vaseline immediately. the last thing you need is dinosaur butts on your skin. suffocates it and does not hydrate. also it is, as far as I know, unknown the...
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