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Board: Fibromyalgia 02-04-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Sudden Body Pain (Help, please!)

hello and welcome,
you are straining too hard. get some miralax or the generic and start using it at night so you go easily. I take 2 capfuls every night. works like a charm. it's not healthy to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-03-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Pregnancy with fibromyalgia

hello,
while I cannot answer your question from personal experience there was a girl on here several years ago who went thru pregnancy with fibro. if I remember correctly the pain went away and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-30-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: No sleep problems. Still.fibro?

hello and welcome,
forgive my tardiness. took 2 falls and sitting was not easy for a bit. yes, you can be one of the lucky ones who do not have sleep issues. I agree with your doctor. be happy you...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-30-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia flare? scared

hi mom,
giggle. sorry it took me so long to reply. took 2 tumbles and it was hard to sit for a bit. yes I have rib and hip discomfort. sometimes my whole body is out of balance. I did massage...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-30-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: So Many Questions

hello and welcome,
forgive me not answering in a timely fashion. took 2 nasty falls and sitting is not comfortable. I also have sjogrens. I have SSB. yes, being cold goes with both issues. you may...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-21-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fairly New To Fibro

hello and welcome,
I had a couple of doctors in the beginning who were less than compassionate. I fired them. I took time to evaluate my feelings and realized I was scared so I came across as needy....
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-17-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Not sure

hello and welcome,
I am sorry you hurt. suggest a work up by a rheumatologist. ask for the sjogrens test as well. I do hope you do not have fibro. it's a life changer for sure.
peace,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-17-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Help - can this be Fibromyalgia?

hello and welcome to the boards,
when I first started this journey 20 years ago I had similar symptoms. now it's just general all over discomfort. have you seen a doctor about this? suggest a full...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-17-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia caused serious inflammation in my ribcage

hello and welcome,
may I suggest you dump the bras? if you must wear one due to size get light weight sports bras. ice and heat. alternate. it may take a few years but it will ease off. I can...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-07-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Weak low back muscles?

hello and welcome,
sorry to be so long replying. I have the same issue. I worked on my core muscles and it did help. I also have a herniated disk at L5. get your tummy muscles strong. if you can get...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-02-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro fog ruining my life

remember when someone yells they are out of control, not you. are they people you can ask not to yell and instead simply tell you what needs to be done? I used to have yellers in my life. now they...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-31-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro fog ruining my life

hello and welcome,
I keep notes and a book I carry that tells me where I need to be. as for functioning with others I have learned to laugh at myself and invite others to laugh with me. I am old and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Disability

hello and welcome,
I got it on the first try. was the first person to get it for fibro related fog. had over a year of documentation from a therapist and doctors. I was approved in 2 months. ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-24-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Can't sleep from pain

I am trying to remember the herbs I took. sleepy time tea, kava kava for pain. gosh if I remember the other two I will come back. suggest you go to your nearest herb store and ask them. valerian...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Could this be fibro?

you are most welcome. I remember the days of clothing hurting to touch my skin. if you don't like the first rheumy get another. good ones are hard to find. I went thru 17 of them. now I just see my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-19-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Could this be fibro?

hello and welcome,
get a referral to a rheumatologist. I have the same issues and I am skinny. weight is not always the reason. I was large when I started this 20 years ago. got skinny and still...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-19-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Newbie with Questions

sorry to take so long. welcome.
when you see the second doc ask for the test for sjogrens also. never settle for a quick diagnosis. I went thru 17 rheumy's before I got what I wanted. the whole...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-13-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: fibro symptoms worsened by stopping BCP and increased stress

hello and welcome,
it takes the body about a year to recover from being on birth control. a good deal of your discomfort is due to your body finding it's hormonal balance again. not surprised you...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro & Breast Pain

hello and welcome,
yes I have breast pain. have for years. did the mamo thing for years and now don't bother. is it in the breast mostly or the nipple? have you had it checked out? I have fibroid...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-10-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Newly diagnosed

hello and welcome to the board,
first suggestion is cut your hair. unless you are really attached to it. I shaved my head and never looked back. still do after 18 years. perhaps you could ask your...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-08-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Scalp pain

hello Sissy,
welcome to the boards! I remember having the same problem. I shaved my head 16 years ago and the pain went away. I still shave my head. found out years later I have sjogrens and that...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibro newly diagnosed

hello and welcome,
it's normal for it to come and go. catching a bug makes fibro very happy so it loves to hang in there and have a party in your body. rest, drink lots of water and tell the family...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-03-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Is this fibromyalgia or chronic pain?

hello and welcome,
while I cannot tell what you have I can ask some other questions. how is your energy? how is the health of your teeth, hair, eyes and skin? do you sleep a lot? do you feel rested...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Please help me

hi,
it went away when I got active because I had a farm to work. I just decided one day I had had enough and got up. sure I fell a lot at first, but I got stronger. yes I know myositis well. it's...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Please help me

hello and welcome,
it could be fibro. my longest flare was years ago and it lasted almost 2 years. now I just have an off day here and there. I am glad to hear you are going to the Mayo clinic for...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-17-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: is this fibromyalgia

I use a compounded cream estrogen and it really helps me. I do feel better and I use it on my urethra and vagina. I have sjogrens along with fibro. check out compounded creams and see what you think....
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-14-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: I wore heels

I am so happy for you. hope there was no fallout to deal with. kudos for you! I wear heels most days. helps back pain ease off.
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-12-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By bluelakelady
re: pain

hi Amanda,
I do take Norco and baclofen. I have arthritis and sjogrens along with fibro. sometimes it helps and others not at all. I also use topical cream and it works best most times. it's called...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Weird knee pain

I remember it well. ended up in a wheelchair often. lasted about a year then just went away. never came back. learned after a nasty fall to step carefully and be sure my leg would not give out. tell...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-08-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Flexeril

hello and welcome,
yes with flexeril you can have vivid dreams and feel sleepy all day. I tried it many years ago and had the same side effects. perhaps you can ask your doctor for something else....
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: combo meds

hello and welcome,
I am so happy for you!! it's nice when you find just the right combination of meds. I take tizanidine too, rarely, as it makes me groggy. unable to take lyrica.
you just made my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 11-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Diagnosing too quickly

hello and welcome,
all the symptoms you speak of I have had. spent a year in a wheelchair because I kept falling down. it went away and I can walk fine now. is your speech still affected? that would...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-27-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia and blood flow

hello,
I have had cold feet all my life. hands too. not sure it is related but anything is worth looking into. many a relationship has been ruined by my cold feet, giggle. pity there are no meds to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-26-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: New antidepressant- Fetzima

hello and welcome,
I am so happy for you. I don't have depression. I am one of the lucky few. your words will help others here who do. thank you for your upbeat post.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-26-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

it does take one to know one, love it! giggle. ablations are high frequency radio waves they hit the nerve with and it stuns it for a while. sometimes it has lasted as long as 6 months for me. doc...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

denial is a stage we all go thru. I once had a doctor tell me he did not believe in fibromyalgia. I said it is not a religion, it's a condition, and until you find a test for it you have no right to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

after you get thru all that you are doing may I suggest a pain mgmt. doc. they do procedures on nerves and can help alleviate some issues. I have one and I adore her. it does sound positional to me...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-23-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

oh my yes! the weather and I have become very close friends. I forgot yesterday to tell you I also use a topical cream for joints and muscle aches. it's called noxicare. not cheap but it works for...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

when my muscles bother me I walk. I do yoga, dance stretches, and deep breathing. when I had a hot tub I used it. a warm bath may help. with fibro every day is a different experience. some days are...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-21-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

good morning,
I am glad the med is helping you. perhaps as your body builds up the level in your system you can decrease to once a day. worth a try. I hope you hear from the new doc soon. waiting is...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

good morning,
I don't know if the gaba caused the strokes or if it is genetics. they run in my family. what I do know is I never had another one after quitting the med. I am so pleased you decided...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-19-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

you are most welcome. I tried gaba too and did take it for about 10 years. it helped a bit. then I started having strokes so I quit. I meditate, I take myself to imaginary places and hang out there....
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-18-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,564
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia disbelief

hello and welcome,
love the name you chose. giggle. I find if I move around more I ache less. I also have the leg and feet bit. go ahead with the rheumy and see what you can find out. if they find...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-13-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: is this fibromyalgia

blessings on your birthing day. I do hope all goes well with the doctor. winter is coming and with immune disorders cold brings discomforts. I am sorry you are feeling punky.
peace,
blue
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-13-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: confused... fibro? RA?

hello and welcome,
low cortisol means your body is not producing enough natural steroids. my ra factor is always off but I do not have RA. I have other junk and fibromyalgia. with auto immune issues...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-09-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Side effects from synthroid?

4 is hypo for sure. not sure what your ranges are there. I notice I do best at 1.5 to 2.0. generic synthroid is inconsistent ingredients. suggest you ask for brand name instead. learned this from...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-09-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Side effects from synthroid?

hi girl,
if you are low range. our range is .38 to 3.58 I think. so if you are down low you should not be on synthroid. your symptoms are of hyperthyroid, not hypothyroid. I am lactose intolerant...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-28-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Flare

hi,
I am just coming out of a flare. same issues as you are having. I am sure mine is related to the weather changes. boy, when it hits, it really hits hard. it's been a long time since I had one as...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-25-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia/No tender spots?

hello and welcome,
the Norco may be keeping you from sleeping. It does that to me. I never take it after 5pm. even with sleeping pills it will keep me from sleeping deeply.
what testing has your...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-24-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Chronic Pain+Not RA=Default Diagnosis, Fibromyalgia

hi,
I diagnosed myself, took the info to the rheumy and found out what else I had. I agree it is a bit too easy to lump us into one category and stop searching. I also have sjogrens. after I got the...
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