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Board: Fibromyalgia 07-31-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: What it feels like?

hello and welcome,
for 4 years I had massage every week. sometimes I would hurt the next few days. other times I was full of energy. much of it had to do with how I felt at the time. it was always...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-31-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

perhaps your brother would be willing to smoke outside for you? do you think perhaps it is dementia or just a man being a man and forgetting all the time? sounds like there may be more than age...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

i am sorry your husband is having issues also. hugs to him and you. have you considered trying miralax or a generic of it? I love my go poo drink every night. tastes like poop, but then that is it's...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-29-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

getting good sleep may help all of the issues. good idea to get on a cholesterol med. thanks for the reminder I need to have mine checked as well. not sure I want to be on a med for it though. I was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-28-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I love water. never get tired of it. of course mine comes from a spring up in my local mountains and the land has been in the same family for over 150 years. no pesticides, no plastic.
I will be...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-28-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: My health won't stop deteriorating suddenly...help!!

it is very important that you advocate for your body. you are the team leader when it comes to your health. never forget that. all my doctors know I am in charge, not them. they are my helpers, not...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-27-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: My health won't stop deteriorating suddenly...help!!

hello and welcome,
yes it could be a very long flare. many years ago I had one that lasted almost 2 years. I am old so life has already been a gift. I quit cooking and taught my brother how. I don't...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-24-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Cymbalta ...

hello Amanda,
I am so sorry to hear all that your family is going thru. get off the Cymbalta. if you are not really depressed it can make you so. given your current circumstance's of course your...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-24-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Headaches and fibro?

hello and welcome,
keep refusing the Cymbalta. it's your body not the doctors. you decide. I have had diagnosed fibro for... gosh, 20 years now. it never gave me headaches. perhaps a visit to an ent...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

it is truly amazing how fast fibro can start eating at you when your mind is stressed or worried. it's a little buggar. often wish it would buggar off. a massage is a very good idea. do you meditate?...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-23-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: New here......

SSA, SSB=RSSAB. SM, SMRI AB-RAENA, verify. INAS, C3, C4. RADNA double stranded. those codes are for quest diagnostics so your lab may have different codes.
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: New here......

hello and welcome,
did they test you for sjogrens also? there is a disorder of the body that causes miscarriages but I forget the name/letters for it. sorry. be a pest till you get the answers you...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am sorry to hear your cousin is dealing with cancer. I will wish for deep love and compassionate understanding for all. none of us lives forever. cancer is a rough way to leave, but do we really...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-23-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: crazy pain

is there any other kind of pain than crazy? giggle. that was my first thought when I read your title. I am sorry. give it to me. I don't have to work and am happy to take your pain for you.
much...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-22-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

i sleep well because I take med to make me sleep. I have alpha intrusion and went 4 years without sleeping more than 45 minutes at a time. I was a mental case for sure. I feel lucky to know my roots...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

I am so glad you are balanced within. attitude is everything. it is good to be alive, isn't it? I love being me. health crap and all. giggle. adapting to your new normal is wise.
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-21-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Neck Pain!

hello and welcome,
chances are you carry you stress in your neck. I found a good topical cream that does relax every part of me. it's not cheap. it's called noxicare. no odor, and goes a long way....
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-21-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

that is perfect mid range. how are you feeling? body wise and mentally/emotionally?
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

if everything came back in safe range you may be stuck with fibro. do you recall what your TSH level was? normal range is not always perfect for your body. my perfect is between 1.0 and 1.5.
peace,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

may I assume they all came out negative or in safe range? like ladybug said it does cover most of the worrisome issues. when do you follow up again with your doc?
glad you got home safe.
peace,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Overdid it!

are you on any new meds or a change in diet? some medications can take years to suddenly decide the body does not like them. suggest you look up everything you take and see side affects and allergic...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-20-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

beautiful kitty. princess has returned. cats are not creatures of habit. perhaps one day we will touch each other. who knows.
fibro is a bit better today. so sorry you did not sleep well. with the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-19-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Severe Leg Pain

hello and welcome,
I remember that stage with fibro. it lasted about 5 years and then just went away. now I seldom feel my bones pushing against my skin. it really hurts doesn't it?
peace,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-18-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro...foot pain

I am sorry your tootsies are hurting. a foot doc is a good next step, giggle, pun intended. have you ever sprained your ankle really bad? I went thru that and had to have surgery to replace...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-18-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

morning,
feeling a bit better today. tweaked my bp med and it's perfect this morning. had the shakes so bad yesterday and realized it was, for me, related to my heart rate. it was 128. thank you for...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-17-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

have a safe journey back to town. I will wish you do not have ALS.
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-16-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

do you remember what blood test were done?
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-16-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

hello and welcome,
has a doctor mentioned fibro as a possibility to you? I have the same issues but they are not related to fibro for me. I also have sjogrens and it causes nerve damage. I strongly...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-15-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Overdid it!

anytime. how is your body feeling today? sending you a tree hug!!
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-15-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

i am sorry you hurt so much you cried. I remember when I first started this journey I would cry too. silent tears would stream down my face and I was not aware of them. we have 3 silver fox's that...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Overdid it!

learning to say no is so important. heck of a way to learn it though. I am sorry it went the way it did. next time just say no. giggle.
I just say I am not up to that. I don't bring up fibro...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-14-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am home. just in time too. fibro really is doing a dance in my body. just pick a spot. giggle. I take nexium so I can get away with one drink every two years.
it was a long good trip. strange to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-10-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

how fortunate you are to be hungry all the time. I never am. I made it. I have my kid. did laps in the pool last night and treated myself to a margarita. giggle. does eating fatty foods inspire fibro...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-09-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

thank you my whiskered friend,
it's been raining since last night. now to repack my bag. it will not be hot after all. I am sorry to hear you only get a cursory bit of time with your therapist. it's...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-08-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

i hope your doc visit goes well and you get some answers, like do you have fibro? can you get some real sleep? and why do those arms hurt so much? I will be thinking of you tomorrow as I travel north...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-06-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

today is a busy one for me. watering the gardens. brother is working so it's on me. that is very interesting about your hands. I wonder if a pain doc could ablate the nerve that causes it? worth...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-05-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

that's the name! thank you. I had to go find the coin. fibro gotta's I call them. when I can't remember and for some reason it matters. my brain will not let go until I find the answer. giggle.
I am...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-01-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
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: 194
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 06-30-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 4
Views: 384
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 06-23-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 77
Views: 2,217
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: 415
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: 77
Views: 2,217
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...
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