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Board: Fibromyalgia 07-13-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy Pain

delighted to be of service. love your cute name.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-04-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Do I have fibro

hello and welcome,
have you seen a rheumatologist yet? if not get a referral to one for diagnosis. I hope you do not have fibromyalgia.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-17-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia

hello and welcome,
while I do not have sleep apnea I have heard that getting enough co2 will help with the constant fatigue and brain fog. I am happy for you that you had the study done and will...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-12-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: weird or normal?

hello and welcome,
it's normal to have what I call windows of freedom. enjoy it but don't overdo. so happy you got to do a happy dance!
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-06-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: waiting

hello and welcome,
I did a bit of research. sounds more like gout than fibro. suggest you do a search of high uric acids and read what you find. I went to *********. mayo clinic is also a good place...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-02-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy Pain

hello and welcome,
for fibro I use a happy heart and mind. no drugs. attitude is everything to me. I choose to be happy within and allow no body issues to dictate my state of mind. when things are...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-28-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Problem with biting inside of lower lip

hello and welcome,
can't say I have. have you tried chewing gum when you hurt a lot? I do get sores from sjogrens in my mouth. very careful not to mess with them. have you discussed this with your...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-26-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Is the lyrica medication work well for pain though.

hello,
I tried it several years ago. lasted 4 days and quit. I don't remember what it did but I do remember it made me feel horrid. some find it very helpful. it's worth a try.
peace,
bluelakelady
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-26-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Shin pain

hello and welcome,
I remember having that for a few years. then suddenly it was just gone. I assumed it was an aspect of fibro. it really did hurt. I hope yours goes away too. can't remember how...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-18-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia, now costochondritis ... but no support

hello,
I tell my doc I read it on the Mayo clinic site. my docs also ask me to research things before I decide if I want to try it. I know a few women in the UK and they say the same thing about the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-17-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia, now costochondritis ... but no support

you are most welcome. funny thing was last night I had a mini flare up of costo. giggle. just one area. you could try a pain management anestheologist. also massage may be helpful. I remember...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-16-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By bluelakelady
Re: Fibromyalgia, now costochondritis ... but no support

hello and welcome,
do deep breathing exercises and lose the bra if you wear one. use heat to ease the pain and find a topical cream for your rib cage area. I use noxicare. you can find it online....
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-04-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
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, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
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, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
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, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
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, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
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, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
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, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
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, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
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, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,700
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
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...
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