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Board: Fibromyalgia 01-25-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Glojer
Re: Fairly New To Fibro

Anna, you are not alone. We understand and we are here to give you support. Yes, we have all been to those kinds of doctors. Like Bluelakelady, I fired those docs. They don't get another minute...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Glojer
Re: Hi! Newbie - Has a special diet worked for you?

I think sometimes you have to combine the best out of a few different diets to find what really works for you. Staying away from sugar works great for me, but I can't give all sugar up. I have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-08-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Glojer
Re: Hi! Newbie - Has a special diet worked for you?

Really Parker, Kozyshack NO Sugar rice pudding. I will look for that next time at the store. I do like rice pudding and gave it up years ago, because of the calories and sugar. Thanks for the tip.
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-06-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By Glojer
Re: is this fibromyalgia

Thanks Blue. Nice to pop in once in a while. I miss the boards, but have so much happening in my life, I don't take the time to get here.
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-05-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,039
Posted By Glojer
Re: is this fibromyalgia

I agree with bluelakelady. As usual her advice is spot on. Be sure when you go to the doc, they check your thyroid and iron. There are symptoms of hypothyroid and low iron that can mimic fibro...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Glojer
Re: Hi! Newbie - Has a special diet worked for you?

I agree with Parker. Giving up sugar has always been a help to me. I think the best way I have found to eat is giving up wheat, sugar and dairy as much as possible. I have not been able to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-18-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Glojer
Re: hello

So happy for you. Exercise is so good for fibro, glad you are on the 'I Can' side of things.

Glojer
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Glojer
Re: Thank you members

Hi Purple Peacock, I felt the same way many years ago when I found the boards. They were so helpful to me and joining in with everyone and helping others was a great help to me. I haven't been here...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-17-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By Glojer
Re: What do I do?

Blue gave you very good advice about seeing a rheumatologist. Might I also suggest an endocrinologist to make a complete check of your thyroid.
It is sad but true, that we have to advocate for...
Board: Asthma 10-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By Glojer
Question about Asthma and chest pain.

Some of you have more experience with asthma than I have. So I thought I would ask your opinions before I see my doc. I occasionally have a sharp or serious pain lower in my chest, just right of...
Board: Asthma 10-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Glojer
Re: Thoughts after a Pulmonology appointment

When I was reading your thread it reminded me of a doctor that really saved my aunts life. She had severe allergies to almost everything. However she was born in the 20's and when her asthma and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Glojer
Re: Has this ever happened to you?

I agree with Blue on our minds focusing on the most important problem at the time. I also think that some of the meds we are given when we are sick for some reason help the fibro. When I am taking...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-07-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Glojer
Re: Rain rain go away!

It is universal, when the weather changes fibro likes to play in the body. Here in the midwest the barometer is on a roller coaster and my body is proof. I've never been a big fan of roller...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Glojer
Re: Lab tests results

Very good suggestions ladybud. Perhaps one of the universities has a clinic where the med students work to learn and are supervised by doctors. Finding out as much info about lupus, one of the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Glojer
Re: Lab tests results

To be diagnosed with lupus, you need to have more specific blood work done and test positive for them. There is a lupus board that has some very good info about that. One explanation of auto immune...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Glojer
Re: Fibro and intolerance to Thyroid Meds.

That is what we are here for, to listen. And if we can offer suggestions for what might help. I have another suggestion, have you tried some of the vitamins that are suppose to help with thyroid? ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-07-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Glojer
Re: Fibro and intolerance to Thyroid Meds.

narampa, I am not iodine intolerant, but I also have Hashimotos Thyroiditis. I have a difficult time keeping level. You did not say what kind of meds you are on. Do you take a manufactured thyroid...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-05-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Glojer
Re: Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

Ditto from me on what Blue just said. Honestly I could have written your thread. I have fibro, hashimoto's thyroiditis and as my doc says almost lupus. I stayed frustrated for years trying to get...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-21-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

WW, So happy you are feeling like YOU and not drugged. You have the patience of the creative person you are. You waited and worked the tedium of going off the drug just like when you carve. You...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-20-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Thanks Elmbabies3. Everyday brings another reason to be thankful and look ahead.

WW, hope all is still looking positive for you.
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-19-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Congrats WW, the first day of freedom. I will keep sending you positive energy to keep the good feelings going. You know what they say, one day at a time. If you have a rough day, just send it my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-16-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Hi Everyone.....I'm up and running again....well let me rephrase that....I'm up and trying to get around a little more and do a few things.
WW sounds like you have the upper hand now in this...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-01-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Hi WW, you have more patience than I do....giggle....I would never take out those little balls. I would just say, the H with this and move on. I would probably be sorry, like my aunt use to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-22-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Glojer
Re: Just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia...Savella?

I tried Savella, but could not get past the first 8wks. One of the side effects is constipation and that became uncontrollable for me. Even my gastro could not find a way to overcome it. However,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-20-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

WW, just letting you know I'm thinking of you everyday and sending positive thoughts your direction. Stay with it girl.....send that little devil my direction if he starts bothering you to go fast...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-20-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By Glojer
Re: Massage Chairs?

WW, that tax idea is a good one. I use to take my fee for my work out place off my taxes with a prescript from the doc. The tax guy told me that he has taken part of a swimming pool off taxes with...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-20-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By Glojer
Re: Massage Chairs?

Angie, just popped in and saw your post. I have actually tried the massage bed and it was very good. They had one at my exercise place. It did not dig into my muscles like the chairs do. I have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-17-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Glojer
Re: Exhausted, surprise!!!

Blue already suggested the B12. Have you had yours checked at the docs. I was suffering terrible fatigue and finally the NP at my docs office said....well you have a low normal on the B vitamin...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Still pulling for you WW. Sending positive energy your direction.
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Hello friends, Well I survived the rugrats. The 10mo. old slept most of the time. That trying to balance and take a few steps and falling down on his bottom really wears him out. Had such a good...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-12-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Hi WW, I wonder if they have the same number of little balls in each cap. Do you think sometimes there are a few more or less and maybe a few more or less of the different colors. Don't think to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-07-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Score a big one for you. We have rainy icky weather here now and I just keep a good sinus headache at bay all the time. To win over a migraine....hooray for you.
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-07-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Glojer
Re: victim to fibromyalgia

Welcome to all the newbies, sorry we are meeting because you have fibro, but glad you found this board. A lot of great people here with some great info to share.
KittyD, You have a great attitude,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-30-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: warning this is a long one

WW, thanks for the castor oil suggestion for getting the toxins out. It sounds like a good plan. I have always wanted to detox, but have not really taken the time. Your suggestion would be...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-29-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,246
Posted By Glojer
Re: Left sided pain

Have you had an ultra sound done of your stomach. Maybe I'm not understanding where your pain is. I have lower left side pain and upper left side pain and it is from IBS. I also have the pain up...
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-29-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,659
Posted By Glojer
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

WW, I have been AWOL for sometime and my first read when I finally logged in again was your valiant try to get off Cymbalta. You are doing great it sounds like. I read every word of this thread and...
Board: Lupus 12-22-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Glojer
Re: Plaquenil users info please

Thanks Ladybud for the helpful advice. You just reminded me, I use to keep a journal of how I felt each day and I did use the 1 - 10 pain scale for actual pain. I also wrote down what I ate to see...
Board: Lupus 12-19-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Glojer
Re: Plaquenil users info please

stillguessing, thanks for the headsup on the dreams. So far I have not had that side effect.

Veej, thanks for the info. I did have my visual field test done before starting Plaquenil. ...
Board: Lupus 12-16-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Glojer
Plaquenil users info please

Hi, just been put back on plaquenil after several years off of it. I was on prednisone, low dose, but have had increased joint pain these past months and the low dose prednisone just isn't doing it....
Board: Lupus 12-16-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By Glojer
Re: mild lupus

Jozee your stories sounds a little like mine. It has been my experience that the hypothyroidism can cause blood work to be off, such as a high ANA count. When your thyroid problems are treated and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-16-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By Glojer
Re: Bone pain

Hi goldy and blue! Been kind of.....well.....I guess you could say busy lately. Just now getting back to the computer, but should be busy still getting things done. I figure everything will wait...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-11-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By Glojer
Re: Dr not helping anymore, something else is wrong & really need help

WW, love the gemini reference. That's the twins isn't it. My daugters a gemini, I always tell her it means she has a split personality.....giggle. Now that she is a new mom, she will be learning...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-10-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By Glojer
Re: Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Hi Kaji, I agree, I like PT, and it does make you feel better. It is very expensive however. Glad you are getting as much exercise as you can, I know it makes you feel better. I have to get back...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-10-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By Glojer
Re: Dr not helping anymore, something else is wrong & really need help

Toolong that was interesting about the hyponatremia. Thanks for the info.

WW, thank you for the laugh. Hope your cup of coffee held out for you. Yes, I was very worried about the scam business...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-09-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By Glojer
Re: Dr not helping anymore, something else is wrong & really need help

I am doing....well.....fine, I guess that would be the right phrase. So busy most of the time, I don't know which end is up. My brother was having some serious health issues, but along with it all...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-09-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By Glojer
Re: Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Hi Boomer, good for you for going to a supervised workout. I want to start doing one at our local hospital. It is relatively inexpensive and they have a physical therapist check you out first and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By Glojer
Re: Dr not helping anymore, something else is wrong & really need help

Tori, sorry to hear you are having more problems. I know how frustrating it is to have the docs just brush you off with a lame excuse when they aren't smart enough or don't want to figure out what...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-09-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By Glojer
Re: Exercise and Fibromyalgia

I am an advocate for exercise to help fibro and the other connective tissue disease that I have. However, when I get away from it I do have to start slow again and work my way up. I like walking,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-09-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Glojer
Re: hello again

I've been away for a while myself TM. So glad your family is OK. Take care of yourself and tell that fibro monster to wait her turn, you are busy.
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