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Board: Fibromyalgia 03-07-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,644
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Can Fibromyalgia Turn To Something Else?

I have SLE, FMS, and most likely Sjogren's. I have probably had SLE since I was 10 years old, and have had FMS and Sjogren's since my 20's. There is a certain percentage of people who have Lupus...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Reduced grey matter

I don't mean to make fun, in all seriousness, my cousin told me she read that playing video games too much can cause your brain to change shape. My sister read an article that refuted that.

I...
Board: Divorce & Separation 03-04-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Ending an abusive marriage

Brenda,
Thanks for the encouraging words. I go back to court on the 9th as well. My attorney has now agreed to continue working with me. Perhaps she realizes that the sooner this is over, the...
Board: Divorce & Separation 03-04-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,960
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: i think im depressed but 3 years after divorce?

Having trust issues three years after divorce? Sounds like you are just a normal person to me. No one wants their heart torn apart once, much less twice. I agree with shisslak, that it sounds like...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-01-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Reduced grey matter

Grey matter atrophy is in Parkinson's disease. My father had PD and his MRI showed the atrophy. And there are grey matter lesions in Multiple Sclerosis. But, I have never seen FMS associated with...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 215,717
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: i fell down and went BOOM

Congratulations on hitting over 200 posts on one thread! Just wanted to say hello and wish everyone a pain-free day.
Best Regards,
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-27-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,780
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: My fibro fog is getting worse- What can I do?

Thanks everyone for your responses.

Cindy: looks like you needed to vent. It's very frustrating.

Blue: I asked my attorney if I could have notes and she said no. Are we covered under the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-26-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,780
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: My fibro fog is getting worse- What can I do?

Thanks Sandra and Blue. I will be testifying in court soon and am stressing over it because I know my fibro fog will probably be really cloudy that day. And, I know that stress makes it worse.
...
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-26-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Ending an abusive marriage

I currently have a temporary restraining order protecting me and the kids and they are telling me that if that is in place, then according to California law, my STBX cannot have sole or joint...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-25-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,780
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: My fibro fog is getting worse- What can I do?

Sweet:
Thanks for your reply. You are right. I am quite anxious right now and frustrated. Meditation is a very good suggestion.

I appreciate your idea about writing in a notebook, but I was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-25-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,780
Posted By Sunsetnan
My fibro fog is getting worse- What can I do?

My fibro fog is getting worse. I can't remember things so I contradict myself, I go to get something and I get lost along the way. I have trouble with numbers, and organizing myself. I really need...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-25-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,101
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Out of remission and Fibro back full blast

Sorry to hear of your flare, but you are not alone here. Glean as much information as you can get. It has really helped me.

Just like you, I came out of fairly long remission a year and a half...
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-23-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Ending an abusive marriage

Thanks for your recent post. I was feeling really down today and it was just what I needed to hear. Went to court yesterday. My STBX wants to fight the restraining order because he doesn't want...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-16-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,820
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: My funny/embarrassing fibrofog story

Love your soggy sock story! Sounds like something I'd do. I've made lists for cleaning- so I won't forget something. Lately, I've been forgetting about food on the stove and end up burning the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-15-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 215,717
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: i fell down and went BOOM

Blue, hope you got a nice snooze at the mechanic's. Last time I had the car worked on, I brought my laptop. They had WiFi but you had to find the sweet spot to get it. By the time I found it, got...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-14-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Please help! Water retention, Very Swollen

Water retention can be caused by a lot of things, including things as dangerous as kidney problems. Your doctor should re-evaluate your medications, and order blood tests to check your kidney...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-14-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 215,717
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: i fell down and went BOOM

I had been following your "hot tub" posts off and on and have just been happy to read the fun you all have been having. Thought I would stick my foot in the water and say hello.

My little sweet...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-14-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,966
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Took husband to my appt

Tori,
Sometimes our loved ones are drowning and want to take us down with them. If we are to survive, we have to let go so that we can save ourselves and our children. Time will tell whether our...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-14-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: So depressed and sore

Glad you are going to see another doc. I had a similar problem. This is the first time that I have seen a psychiatrist for my fibromyalgia meds. Well, the psychiatrist kept trying to find...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-14-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,503
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: my life, with fibromyalgia

Welcome, punkyjane. You are among friends here. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I, too, was sick during my pregnancy, probably with fibro. They didn't know what the cause was at the time. I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-14-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,054
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Here again with questions.

I'm sorry you are in so much pain. There could be a lot of reasons for your pain. You might want to read my last post to "frenchwoman" about her pains. I had rib fractures, muscle pain, and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-14-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,182
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Anyone else feel this way

I just realized that I did not address your pain issue. Maybe my experiences with pain will help you. I had the rib pain as you describe, and turns out, I had some spontaneous rib fractures. They...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-13-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,182
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Anyone else feel this way

Welcome, frenchwoman. I was like you, not knowing what to eat that wouldn't upset my stomach. I started on foods that I knew I could handle, like the bananas and applesauce (not apples). Then I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-12-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: headaches

I had a friend who had the "zapping" pain you describe. She said it happened when it was past time for her to take her antidepressant- an SSRI. I don't know if you are taking one, but my friend...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-12-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: I need to whine a little

Sounds like you are doing just fine. I remember when my eldest was three years old and I was going through a particularly hard time. We became a lot closer during that flare. I may have been...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-10-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,402
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Magnesium- Dosing frequency

Okay, maybe a fibro fog moment. I did a search and figured it out. I know that in one of the acne medicine pamphlets I read that drinking milk and eating dairy with all those hormones could make...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-10-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,402
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Magnesium- Dosing frequency

My other doctor wanted me to take 2000mg of Calcium plus Vitamin D. My most recent doctor said that 1500mg is fine. I am lactose intolerant, so other than broccoli and cheese, I don't get any...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-10-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,402
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Magnesium- Dosing frequency

Thank you all for responding. I take 1500mg of Calcium Citrate with 1200IU Vitamin D because I have had osteopenic spontaneous rib fractures most likely due to the corticosteroid use for Lupus.
...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-10-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,402
Posted By Sunsetnan
Magnesium- Dosing frequency

I have been having increasing muscle pains, cramps, and spasms. At my suggestion, my doctor okay'd me to take Magnesium, but cautioned me about taking too much and recommended that I start at a low...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-10-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: someone please give me hope!

You sound like me twenty-some years ago. But, you are lucky in that there are so many resources out there with the internet and message boards like this. When I was going through this many moons...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-10-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,966
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Took husband to my appt

Sorry to hear about your doctor's explanation not going well. It makes it hard because the experts aren't quite sure about the mechanisms at work that cause FMS and there are a lot of different...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-08-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: what Part D do I need?

I know that there are some "Medigap" insurances that supplement Medicare and can include prescription benefits. Also, you can add prescription benefits in the form of Medicare D to Medicare A & B...
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Ending an abusive marriage

Thank you for your reply. There are some extenuating circumstances that you do not know about that I cannot discuss here. The boy's father will not get joint or sole custody- only visitation and...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 02-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,124
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Think I have IC

I think they tested that myth on a TV show awhile ago. The bladder is pretty flexible. Unless there was an obstruction like a kidney stone, I can't see that happening. I think I'd wet myself...
Board: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) 02-06-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,124
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Think I have IC

I think that for awhile I wasn't getting the email alert that told me I had a response to the threads, so I didn't get back with you. Thank you for your response.

For the last few weeks I have...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 02-06-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By Sunsetnan
GERD and Barrett's Esophagus

This is my first time posting to this board. A little history: I have a long list of medical problems that stem from having Lupus (SLE) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). You can check out my...
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Ending an abusive marriage

Hi, Brenda,
Nice to hear from you. I was wondering how things were going. I'm sorry to hear about your cat, and hope she is well on her way to recovering. I know what you mean about really great...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-05-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,238
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Family & Friends with "Miracle Cures"

Think of your family and friends ideas as a symptom of their frustration at seeing you in continued pain and not getting better. It is hard to see a loved one like that. Society is so used to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-05-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,986
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: sleep how important is it?

If you are waking every 2 hours and having bad dreams, then your blood sugar may be too low. You might check that out. With my last flare, my reactive hypoglycemia was causing that.

I was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-04-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: How do you manage after a dentist appointment?

I've never had any wax-type stuff. I know they have some numbing solution. Really haven't needed it, but it sounds helpful if you have sensitivity. I've had problems with my jaw. My bite has been...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-03-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,402
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Flu and fibro...OMG

I was really sick last year, but found out it was Valley Fever. Still have nodules on my lungs from it. No cold or flu symptoms yet this winter.
Have a bowl of hot chicken soup for me! lol ...
Board: Hypoglycemia 02-03-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,155
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Reactive Hypoglycemia and Special Diet

I think that the RHG and the hypokalemic temporary paralysis are all related to the carb intolerance. I was never able to get my blood tested when I was having one of those episodes because it was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-03-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: How do you manage after a dentist appointment?

Thanks, Blue. I really don't usually stress out with dental hygiene appointments. I actually enjoy it, like having someone brush your hair or give you a manicure. Am I strange, or what?

I...
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-03-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: Ending an abusive marriage

Thank you for your lengthy reply. I appreciate all the effort you made to answer. I am sorry that you went through a similar situation. It is very stressful and I hope things have resolved and you...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-03-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: The Right Forum?

Oh, yeah. I wanted to add something about the ribs. I actually did break quite a few ribs. (They found four on the bone scan but I had 9 episodes of similar pain- might have broke some twice). I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-03-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 215,717
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: i fell down and went BOOM

I just love those heated seats in cars! One of their best inventions for those of us with joint and muscle problems, don't you think? It's 34 degrees here and will be sunny with a high of 63...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-03-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: The Right Forum?

Yes, this is the right forum. I have Lupus and fibro, too. The muscle spasms and cramping come along with the FMS, called Myofacial pain syndrome (MPS). I don't have that all the time, thank the...
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-03-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,683
Posted By Sunsetnan
Ending an abusive marriage

Was married for 19 years to an emotionally abusive man with ADHD/ OCD and possibly bipolar. I am chronically ill. Have two teenage boys. In the middle of a nasty divorce. Just went to mediation. ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-02-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,949
Posted By Sunsetnan
Re: cycles of symptoms?

I've had the lumpy lumps but I thought they were swollen glands. The rheummy was going to biopsy one persistent one, but it went away. The pain that feels like glass under the skin I thought was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-02-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By Sunsetnan
How do you manage after a dentist appointment?

I guess my flare of fibro is getting worse. Slowly but surely I am getting the muscle cramping that I had before with my last bad flare. Well, I went to the dentist for my scheduled 6 mo. hygiene...
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