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Board: Abuse Support 04-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: It is verbal abuse...

(((BIG HUGS))). I'm sorry you're going through this. Is there a place you can go and stay for a while? A womans shelter?

When you leave this time please stay gone. 10 MILES? You had to walk 10...
Board: General Health 04-03-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Fibromyalgia without trigger points?

I believe that trigger points are a must in order to prove Fibromyalgia..

I agee with Misty.

Take Care:angel:

~Belle~
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 04-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: I was denied

What Jackie and BlueSkies said. Get a Lawyer. You do not pay a dime until the case is approved the the Attys take out their share.

Some people refuse to see a Lawyer..they want every penny. I...
Board: General Health 03-29-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: New to thyroid problems, need advice

Hi BeardieGirl...when you go back to your doctor ask him about meneres disease...it is an inner ear problem and it is hard to detect..my best friend has this and she has days when she is so dizzy she...
Board: General Health 03-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,399
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Please Take A Stab At This!

I'm glad your tests are coming back negative:)

You've done a great job with your teeth :D the reason I asked is that some people have older fillings and they're having problems with mercury...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-28-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Hypothyroidism

I take 100 mg. I've been on thyroid meds forever it seems..

Ask your doctor to up your medicine and see if that helps..I started out with 01. and have steadily climbed upward.

Good Luck:angel:...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Denied for disability

If you took/take a lot of Meds go to the pharmacy and have them print out your history of meds you've bought. The pharmacy can print it right then and there.

If you saved your Samples that the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-27-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,859
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: fibro fog feast

Welcome back Blue! I'm in pain due to rain but other than that alls well :)
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-26-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: SSDI & Doctor appt to fill out paperwork

When you go before the judge your Atty will do all of the talking and you get to say yes or no...judges are very busy and want us in and out as quick as possible.

IF you get the opportunity to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-26-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: SSDI & Doctor appt to fill out paperwork

Usually depression and anxiety go hand in hand. Tell your doctor about your constant worrying. If I didn't have something to worry about it seems I'd find something to worry about.

Take...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-24-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Denied for disability

Glojer is right. It is so worth it to get an Atty. He/She takes their cut when they win your case. They get paid first then you get a Check.

Getting a Disability Check for the rest of your life...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-23-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Denied for disability

See an Atty that specializes in SSD...I know a lot of people don't want to pay a lawyer BUT it is so worth it..they take their cut when you're approved and if you see a Atty that wants money upfront...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-21-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Problem at Work Need advice!

Hi Catkaru. Go see your Rhuemy and see if you can go out of work on disability.

I quit my job after 20 years because of losing it more and more...I'd forget who I was on the phone with and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-21-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Thumbs down Head Cold and Brain Fog.

:dizzy: is all I can say.

~Belle~
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,859
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: fibro fog feast

:wave: all. I hope all are doing well:angel:

Blue honey...you're going to have a great time:cool: and I'm glad you're starting to feel better.

My husband has been sick so I haven't been on...
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 03-20-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Does this sound like IBS?

Have you thought about Crohns Disease?(sp)

Ask your doctor about it.

Good Luck!

~Belle~
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-20-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Sound familiar to anyone?

Have you been xrayed for pinched nerves in your back?

Tell your doctor when you go see him/her everything you've told us.

Good Luck :angel:

~Belle~
Board: Relationship Health 03-19-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,430
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: a difficult boyfriend/time

What StepMum54 said.

His anger will only get worse and you're going to be on the receiving end of it.

Take care of yourself first.

(((Hugs)))

~Belle~
Board: General Health 03-19-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,399
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Please Take A Stab At This!

What type of fillings do you have in your teeth?

Has your doctor tested you for MS?

I hope your doctor finds something so you can be treated.

~Belle~
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-19-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: question for those of you with disability

My wait was close to 6 months.

You could be pleasantly surprised and be approved the first time..it does happen..my sister went on her own and was approved first time..I was approved a little over...
Board: General Health 03-19-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,643
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Deadly fatigue, shortness of breath, back pain PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Have you been to your doctor? if not then please go.

If you can't wait for an appointment then go to the ER and they can help until you see your doctor.

Good Luck and let us know what happened...
Board: Anxiety 03-15-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Panic attack and anxiety ever since

The one thing I learned about anxiety is that it actually begins the moment you think you have to do the very thing that causes panic.

For instance I have a doctors appointment next Thursday and...
Board: Adrenal Disorders 03-12-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 31,380
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Invisible illness, very sick.

Have you thought about maybe seeing a Holistic Healer? You've tried everything and it hasn't worked so maybe turning around and asking a holistic healer whats going on might get you headed in the...
Board: Disabilities 03-09-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,713
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: We all need a helping hand...

I will keep you all in my prayers..

Has or does anyone here know that SSD will send you or direct deposit your check the week of you birthday.

I always thought checks/dd were on the 3rd of...
Board: General Health 03-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Very concerned about my health..desperately looking for some answers

^^^^^^^^
This..get a biopsy done AND ask your doctor about shingles.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

~Belle~
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-09-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,240
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Cold Intolerance, shivering

I am hypothyroid.

One thing I've learned about being hypo and having fibro is that my 'internal thermometer'(sp) is broken and it can't be fixed.

Sigh...

~Belle~
Board: Anxiety 03-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Panic attack and anxiety ever since

That would be me. When I had my first panic attack in a car I haven't been the same.

It took me years before I could drive out of my driveway and I still won't drive on highways unless I can't...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,240
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Cold Intolerance, shivering

I hate the cold. My body cannot tolerate it and my husband hated hearing me complain about freezing..he bought me a heated mattress pad and I love it.

He also bought me an oversized heating pad...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-06-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Newbie - multiple problems, NEED ADVICE

It sounds like you're in a major 'flare-up'...

Is it raining/snowing? or a day or so away from bad weather? thats when I really start hurting.

Fibro is strange..somedays we feel what might be...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 03-06-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Denied again.

That is surprising that you were denied on the depression unless you were just diagnosed with it.

Are you staying on top of you attorney? some do get a little lazy and tend to not stay on the...
Board: Back Problems 03-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,818
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Has anyone had an Epidural for back pain?

Thanks drokendo. I have a trio of pain going on and they are stacked on top of each other..go figure on that one..

Stenosis over Scoliosis over Arthritis..all in my lower back :dizzy:

Have a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-02-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: question

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time.

If you live close or somewhat close to a training college please call them and ask if they are taking patients. A couple of my friends go as patients and...
Board: Abuse Support 03-02-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: victim of my parents

(((Hugs))) I'm glad you found your way out of the horrific childhood into adult from your mother.

It sounds like you're going to be just fine from here on out:angel:

~Belle~
Board: General Health 03-02-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,404
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Boyfriend severe pain in buttock

A pinched nerve/sciatica is what it sounds like. Has his doctor told him to do stretching exercises? that might help and alternating between heat and ice should ease some of the pain and reduce...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-29-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Belle

I hope you feel better soon.

~Belle~
Board: It's Life - Off Topic Discussions 02-29-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,218
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: What are your expectations for longevity?

Most of my family members died in their 50's All had heart attacks or stroke.

If I do pass 60 I will be so shocked that the shock alone might do me in:angel:

~Belle~
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-28-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Pain is getting old

:wave: TheFarm. My husband bought me a 'bike:confused:' I sit 'down' in it and stretch my legs far out to the pedals..I think I'll vacuum the dust and bring it out to use..I haven't used it in a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-27-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Pain is getting old

Hi Jean Ann. Weight gain is my biggest problem and its like I don't stand a chance of losing it. Hypothroidism and Cortizone shots and ADs(I'm almost off of them:) )..I've given up. I do try to walk...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-27-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Need a rant - why dont they get it!?!

Rant away BlueMoonDaisy.

It does make a fibromite a little nuts when their husband or SO try to make their pain out to be worse than fibromyalgia. The elbow or knee or fingers or toes or neck etc...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Board: Anxiety 02-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,458
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Three Trips to the ER!!

Hi David..I hope you read this reply because if you can get to taking smaller doses you'll feel so much better..having 'fight or flight' come over you when you're least expecting it can make a soul...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 02-27-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: 54 Year Old Male Facelift

:) I'm so glad your appointment went so well..to look in the mirror and see yourself looking rested and not have folds of skin in the neck area is enough to make you smile.

You had a good Plastic...
Board: Back Problems 02-27-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,818
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Has anyone had an Epidural for back pain?

:wave: Thank all of you for your responses. I do get injections every 5-6 weeks and it is to the point that they're not working as well.

My new pain mgmt doctor told me that the epidural injection...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-26-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: ugh. these legs

I forgot about PAD. I'm so glad Blue remembered:)

Have your doctor check you for this:angel:

~Belle~
Board: Back Problems 02-26-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,818
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Has anyone had an Epidural for back pain?

My doctor is recommending an epidural for me and I said 'no thanks'..

Anyone had this done and does it work? How long did it keep you painfree?

Thanks:angel:.

~Belle~
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-26-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: i run from my husband what do you think about this?

You did the right thing by leaving..he may have killed you if you stayed much longer.

You did everything possible to make your marriage happy and he turned into a control freak who abused you.
...
Board: Divorce & Separation 02-26-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,173
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: Husband is having sex with men, I want to die

What a mess. There are a few things you can and should do.

It sounds like your soon to be ex is bi-sexual (has sex with both sexes).

Please look for attorney's who do pro-bono..where I live all...
Board: Teen Health 02-26-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: i am young and my parents recently seperated

(((ulima))) I'm sorry you're going through this. Do you have an Aunt or older Cousin that you can talk to about the facts of life ? your dad name calling is so bad for self esteem and...
Board: Grief & Loss 02-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: lost :(

Hello NavyChica..have you spoken to councilers in your school? that would be a start in the right direction. Does your mum know whats happening to you at school with the bullying and such? make sure...
Board: Grief & Loss 02-25-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,282
Posted By BelleoftheSouth
Re: I miss him so much...

(((Dragonfly))). It sounds as if your husband thinks its time you moved forward with your life..he doesn't want to see you alone.

We all greive as long as necessary then one day we start feeling...
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