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Board: Fibromyalgia 05-27-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,145
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Sexual problems and fm

There's a book called The Trigger Point Therapy I think. Anyways, in the book it describes trigger points in the vagina that can be extremely painful and radiate pain in the bladder and other places....
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-24-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,918
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Symptoms from Drinking Diet Soda

I just recently kicked my diet dr pepper habit (5 + a day) & I have noticed a difference. I stopped after I got a really bad kidney & bladder infection from drinking them. I was seriously addicted,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-25-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Nerve Pain?

Yes I am on a medication for nerve pain called Neurontin. I am now on the maximum dose for my weight because the pain has gotten so bad. You should ask your dr if there is a rx that can help with...
Board: Lupus 10-28-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Help! I'm Worse!

I have these problems too. Somedays my vision is really blurry and my glasses don't even help...I've been told it's due to muscle fatigue in my eyes or something, but who knows.

I've had some...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-03-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: My pain is so bad in the mornings!

I feel terrible in the mornings as well. I take a hot shower as soon as i wake up and that gets me a little looser and able to get ready for my day. Every little bit helps!
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-03-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,129
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Muscle Knots in Upper Back

Do you have TMD? Jaw problems can affect the neck, shoulder and head muscles. I think that's where some of my knots come from.
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-03-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: French fibromyalgia girl needs you

Hey Frenchy Girl :)

A couple of things everyone with fibro should have are a heating pad, medication for when the pain gets really bad, a hobby to take your mind off of your illness, and friends...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-22-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By sherryrenee0423
A good cry

I've found that about once every 1-2 months I just need to let myself cry. Dealing with chronic pain wears us down so much and so much emotion gets built up that it has to go somewhere. If I cry...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,867
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Anyone else have pelvic floor pain?

i have pelvic floor pain, chronic bladder and urthra pain, and severe cramps during my menstrual cycle. I've been to urologist, gynocologist, etc and no one could tell me what the problem was. the...
Board: Lupus 08-12-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,216
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Question remedies for mouth ulcers?

I have a whopper of an ulcer under my tongue...actually i think it is two joined together (how lovely). I've been gargling with salt water, but it hasn't done a lot of good so far. Does anyone have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-12-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: newbie ,lots of questions ...

you sound a lot like me. I have fibro and undifferentiated connective tissue disease. my current rheumy thinks I have lupus as well, though it's not full blown yet. My hands are the same way...my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-12-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Thumbs up Re: Help finding trigger points for your symtoms

I know the book you are talking about. I think mine is green though. it is really helpful. i get a trigger point massage about once a month and use my book in between massages. Good recommendation.
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-11-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Lexapro and a few questions.

I take Lexapro and have for many years. I've tried lots of other SSRI's, but this one seems to work the best from me (everyone's different). Most people with Fibro need to take a sleep aid (i take...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-11-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,684
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: new symptoms

if your teeth hurt, you could be having problems with tmj/tmd. i have really bad jaw problems and it does anything from give me an earache, make my ears ring, give me miagranes to making my teeth...
Board: Lupus 08-07-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,262
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Anyone else have swelling between knuckles or horrible hand pain!?

My hands hurt every single day, so I would think it's just part of the whole Lupus cycle.
Board: Lupus 08-07-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By sherryrenee0423
mouth and gum issues

I keep having sores areas around sections of my teeth in my mouth. Thy are red and white and sensitive. Do any of you have this problem? I'm just wondering if it has something to do with autoimmune...
Board: Lupus 08-04-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,609
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Lupus Fatigue - What helps? Does low-dose Prednisone?

Prednisone gave me so much energy, but I didn't like the nasty side effects (hungry all the time, severe acne, moody, itchy, etc), but side effects are different for everyone.

I chose to start...
Board: Lupus 08-01-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: What my doctor said today

I've seen Dr. Cush before and I did not like him at all. I saw him when my old rheumy, Dr Dao was sick or something. I don't see her anymore either because she was blaming all of my weirdo symptoms...
Board: Lupus 08-01-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,052
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Does this sound like fibro or lupus symptoms?

I was diagnosed with fibro 3 years ago, but i started going to a new rheumy bc i thought something else was going on. i don't have 'full-blown' lupus yet, but my dr thinks my fibro symptoms are a...
Board: Lupus 07-29-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,922
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Tender Points and Lupus

No for sure diagnosis yet. I definitely have an autoimmune problem that most closely resembles lupus...everytime i get tested another indicator comes back positive for Lupus. I've been on Plaquenil...
Board: Lupus 07-29-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,145
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: why do i itch with my lupus

The first day on the medrol pack i was itching like crazy. That med made my itching worse. I get patches (usually on my legs) when I'm in the sun that get red and itch, and then I start scratching so...
Board: Lupus 07-29-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,922
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Tender Points and Lupus

Kathryn I did the week Prenisone test a few weeks back and felt fantastic for about 3 days. I felt "normal". I had lots of energy and was able to do stuff after work instead of collapsing on the...
Board: Lupus 07-28-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,466
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: want to know good stuff about plaquenil

Read Dr Wallace's book. He has a whole section devoted to Plaquenil. It is a really safe drug in comparasion to the others taken for Lupus. It would be my first choice, but I had to go to the next...
Board: Lupus 07-28-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,922
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Tender Points and Lupus

I have joint pain, muscle pain, tightening, stiffness, some swelling in my hands, tmj/tmd, chronic sinuisitic, chronic cystitis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle spasms, miagranes, memory loss,...
Board: Lupus 07-26-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,922
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Tender Points and Lupus

I was just wondering if any of you with Lupus have the tender point similar to Fibromyalgia. One of my rheumys originally thought I had fibro, but my new one definitely thinks it's Lupus. He said the...
Board: Lupus 07-26-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: About to start Imuran

Thank you for your honest input. I started Imuran a week ago and (knock on wood), I haven't had any side effects other than a little nausea. I haven't had any immediate relief yet, but I know it's...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-24-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Does size matter?

I too thought that if I lost weight, by fibro would improve. I'm 5'4'' and I went from 120 down to 105. It did not help me at all.
Board: Lupus 07-22-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,582
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: How does lighting affect everyone else?

The 4th of July was torture for me because I went out on my friends' boat with my fiance. There was a shaded area that I spent most of my time in. I wear spf 80 and different areas of my skin would...
Board: Lupus 07-21-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: About to start Imuran

I wanted to stay away from Prednisone as much as possible because of the side effects. I know the side effects of Imuran and I'm willing to give it a shot. I want to try to get off of pain pills...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-21-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,132
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Hot Weather Vs Cold Weather

Weather extremes bother me more than anything. Winters are always hard. I hate the cold and so does my body. Summers used to be fantastic for me, but I'm not having any relief this summer. I get sick...
Board: Lupus 07-20-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: About to start Imuran

Rachelle, what are you taking now? Imuran is in a class of drugs...did you try an alternative, or stick with plaquinil? Thanks for the reply!
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-17-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Anyone on Imuran???

My doctor thinks that my fms is secondary to Lupus (it's not 'full-blown' Lupus yet), so we decided to try a stronger drug, Imuran. Has anyone taken this? Do you have any advice? Side effects? Any...
Board: Lupus 07-16-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By sherryrenee0423
About to start Imuran

I went to my rheumy yesterday and we decided to give Imuran a try. I'm a little nervous because my wbc is already a little low and this is an immunosuppressive drug. Of course the only sickness I got...
Board: Rosacea 07-15-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,016
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Butterfly rash?

Take a picture of your rash to show your doctor. They might be able to tell you if it is Lupus related or not.
Board: Lupus 07-15-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: nasal folds

My doctor suspects I have Lupus (3 yrs and still waiting on diagnosis). I've never had the butterfly rash, but I always have really red skin in the area you described.... around the folds of my nose...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-15-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Leg Pain

Driven Snow I too have the back pain problem where it feels like someone needs to push on it. My fiance used to pop my back which would very temporarily help it and I get massages monthly. The thing...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-15-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Leg Pain

My legs were hurting so bad a few months ago that my fiance had to help me up off of the floor and put in a hot bath. They were hurting so much that I couldn't stand on my own that night. Most of my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-14-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Hurting and Angry Today

Everyone's different in how they handle their fibro, but I think most of us try to focus on the positive things instead of the negative. Trust me, I have bad days, weeks, months ...we all do. I just...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-14-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Extreme Dizziness - Do you get it too?

When I get dizzy, it's usually because I'm standing up or sitting down. It happens other times too, but less often. Some of my meds can cause dizziness, but I think they just aggrivate my dizzy...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-11-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Do thse symptoms sound like fibromyalgia?

You should go see a Rheumatologist. My mother also has Fibromyalgia and the first place it 'attacked' was my feet and legs. Also chronic sinusitis and bladder problems are very common in people with...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-10-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Question Medicine making Fms Worse?

Well I had to call into work this morning. I went to the doctor on Monday and she told me that I had sinus and ear infections. She gave me antibiotics and a decongestant. I feel worse now! My ear...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-09-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,343
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Fibro and IBS

Roth do you think the hypnosis helped with your stress/anxiety (which makes IBS and Fibro worse) ? I'm just trying to understand how you feel so much better. Do you use self-hypnosis now?
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-09-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,656
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Water rention, bloating and infrequent urination with Fibro?

I don't use the restroom very often either, but that is normal for me (I've always been like that). I have had lots of UTIs, kidney stones, chronic cystitis, severe bloating and cramping,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-09-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,208
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Pain control

My pain isn't under control mainly due to my joints. (My new rheumatologist suspects that Fibromyalgia is secondary to another autoimmune disease) My doctor put me on Flexeril a few weeks ago and my...
Board: Lupus 07-09-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: antibiotics causing flare?

I found out on Monday that I have sinus and ear infections, so the doctor put me on a strong antibiotic. I started feeling really terrible Tuesday night and it has continued on this morning. I'm not...
Board: Lupus 07-08-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,537
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Does Lupus cause a rash on the back of the neck and shoulders?

One of the most common organs Lupus attacks is the kidneys. You should go see a rheumatologist as soon as you can. Check out The Lupus Book by Dr Daniel Wallace. He is one of the best Lupus...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-08-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,738
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Just Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia

When I first had problems, I started out with a yoga pregnancy dvd. the exercises are modifyed for people with limited mobility.
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-07-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Pain all over?

It doesn't sound like it's from depression. If that's the only answer your doctor can give you, seek a second opinion...preferrably a rheumatologist. I had a few doctors try to blame my joint/muscle...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-07-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Diagnosed with Fibro for 3+ years, now have severe rash?????

You should take pictures of the rash to show to your rheumatologist. They should be able to tell whether it is Lupus related or not.

Fibro sufferers have extremely sensitive skin most of the time,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-07-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,343
Posted By sherryrenee0423
Re: Fibro and IBS

I always have constipation problems ... even when I eat tons of fiber foods. I'm pretty used to it now. I got on a watermelon kick last week and couldn't not figure out why I was having terrible...
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