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Board: Fibromyalgia 08-30-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am so sorry you are having a rough time. between tummy issues and no sleep it can be very hard to stay in your happy place. easy to get grumpy and all. I do understand. you take care of you and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Hi! Newbie - Has a special diet worked for you?

double post again. I swear I only hit the button once. giggle.
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Hi! Newbie - Has a special diet worked for you?

hello and welcome,
for myself I found giving up the eating of meat helped with energy and intestinal issues that tend to go with fibro. as parker said it is a try and see thing. there are special...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-28-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

send your fibro to Jamaica where mine is and they can sit in the sun and be alone. giggle. must admit I feel it returning, rats. oh well, I got done what I wanted to do. I hope you do have a good day...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-26-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Fatigue!?!

another double post. rats!!
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-26-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Fatigue!?!

thank you,
it was a beautiful, funny, crazy setting free. somewhere he was laughing his fanny off at me. I was too.
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-26-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

hello my friend,
I am sorry the exercises hurt. do less and do it more often. I find if I do too much at one time fibro bites me in the arse. I am delighted you are doing your hand ball exercises....
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-21-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

of course you may ask. I have sjogrens and all my hair is falling out. no pubic, leg or armpit hair. when my head hair started coming out in gobs I just shaved my head. that was 15 years ago. now I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-20-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

how delightful to hear you are feeling a bit better and cleaning your house. that always feels good. I am so happy for you that you are having a good day. are they not special? so special.
I am...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-19-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

you are so sweet. thank you for gifting the use of your hands to me. I am doing great. my body is back in balance and I don't have to monitor my bp anymore. I leave this Friday for the ocean to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-19-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Fatigue!?!

i am glad your doctor will work with you. my son died on fathers day. I leave this Friday to spread his ashes in the ocean. I am happy for him he is free of his very unhealthy body. I had to sleep a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro and Fatigue!?!

i am glad your doctor will work with you. my son died on fathers day. I leave this Friday to spread his ashes in the ocean. I am happy for him he is free of his very unhealthy body. I had to sleep a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-18-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Definitely falling apart! (Newbie, hello!)

hello and welcome,
may I suggest you fire your doctor and find another? I have fired 17 doctors over the past 20 years. now I have a good team to help me with all the goodies in my body. some I can...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I am so happy you got to take a walk in the woods. it's healthy to connect to nature. don't know what I would do without my forest. I am not a city person at all. we have a new fire and it's the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

thank you beloved woodswalker for stepping in. I think your experience will be more helpful to James than I. I am so used to it all I seldom notice what my body is doing. giggle. I hand you over to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

try using your humidifier at night for your hands. mine are really dry right now too. I know why. I have been gardening without gloves and washing my hands too much. slathering lotion on at night and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-10-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia for 7 years w/o relief

hello and welcome,
I am sorry you are having such a rough time. suggest you do an on line search for someone. I do not live in your state and do not go to fibro specialists. I tried that and found I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-09-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Second opinion

so sorry I missed seeing your post. suggest she get another doctor. fire that one and search. I have fired 17 doctors. also having a mental therapist helps get ssi. it is also helpful for us adapt...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-09-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

sending you some of my energy. it's another feel great day so I can share energy. I am sorry you are feeling so punkie. I do hope it ends soon. being on antibiotics really gets fibro acting up. why...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

you can buy it over the counter. don't need a script for it anymore. If you itch don't wait. get it. I had a huge burst of enegy and put it to good use. got all the watering of gardens done and even...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-07-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

oh I am sorry you had a reaction to the milk. we had a fire less than a mile away last evening. scary. I smell smoke again. hang on must go look at the sky. I don't see anything. guess it's just on...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-05-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromayalgia or not, help please!

no I do/did not. I use a topical cream called noxicare. you can find it on line. not cheap but a little goes a long way. I know it is frustrating to find answers. sometimes there is no answer, just...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-05-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Having a hard week...

then it is up to you to tell them to stop. if they ask how you are just say doing good and leave it at that. it's none of their business how you are. I have gotten very good at saying no when I want...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-05-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I take an electrolyte supplement instead. I take a diuretic and have to restore the balance. I just got over a uti myself. now I have the yeast infection gone as well. cipro and I are not compatible....
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-05-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromayalgia or not, help please!

for me it was sjogrens and neuropathy. there are so many immune disorders it could be related to. that's why a rheumatologist is the best next move. I am not qualified to diagnose nor say what it...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-04-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromayalgia or not, help please!

hello and welcome,
this is a good reason to get referred to a rheumatologist. if you have not seen one yet I suggest you do so. they will test for auto immune issues. I have had that sensation. not...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

i am sorry you are feeling so punky. there are many other sleep aids you can discuss with your doctor. I was on ambien for over 10 years. it worked great too. do a search of sleep meds and see if one...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-03-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

I take temazepam, generic for restoril 15mg. I have to take 2 and a benadry 50mg plus a valium 10mg to sleep. my sleep cocktail. giggle. be back tomorrow. just came on to check something out and saw...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Having a hard week...

that's why you get rid of the stressors that you can get rid of. it really does help to be at peace within and adapt to your changing body. breath deeply and drink plenty of water. just doing that...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-03-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

good morning,
I remember the fingernail bit. yes, I had that. now I just have lines in them and they split down the middle so I try to keep them short. they grow fast. yes I have the burning pain in...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-02-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,882
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Internist appt. Today

perhaps you can make a list of things that need doing and then he can just look at it instead of you needing to remind him? being hard of hearing can lead to many a disagreement. my brothers dad has...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-02-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Having a hard week...

hello and welcome,
I am sorry to hear about your step dad. will make wishes for him to be okay. as for the man friend, I think you are better off without him. this is not a disorder for weak men to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-01-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help diagnosing?

could be a bit of neuropathy along with fibro. my muscles lock up when I over do or just because they can. sounds like it's time to spend more time with your doctor and be a pest. they get paid...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-31-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
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: 115
Views: 3,882
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: 115
Views: 3,882
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: 115
Views: 3,882
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: 115
Views: 3,882
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: 8
Views: 539
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: 8
Views: 539
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: 5
Views: 421
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: 4
Views: 368
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: 115
Views: 3,882
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: 244
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: 244
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: 115
Views: 3,882
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: 285
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: 115
Views: 3,882
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: 31
Views: 1,169
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: 358
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....
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