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Board: Back Problems 01-28-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By tmrots
hernitated disc

I have a herniated disc in my back which radiates pain to my hip, thigh and knee. My knee is even numb. I have been to an ortho and have had a month of rest, etc. He suggests an epidural which...
Board: Allergies 01-28-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By tmrots
allergy to methyprednisolone

I had to take methyprednisolone for an injury and on day one after taking the 4th pill I broke out in rashes and hives. The doctor told me to stop taking it and it's a shame because it's used for...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-12-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By tmrots
pain is so bad

I haven't been around much lately because by the time I get home from work, I can barely do dinner let alone get on the computer. I've been struggling with pain all the time. Trying to even find a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-10-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By tmrots
Re: What type of work do you do?

I work at a school with behavior disorders. Many many days I come home and sit by 4 pm and can't move till bedtime and then morning. It's pretty bad. Only two people know about this. Talking...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-31-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By tmrots
Re: crazy pain

I just came back so I am sorry this is a late answer. Blue lake lady I appreciate your offer to take the pain but hate to pass it to anyone! You are a sweetie. Kmlbrp I am sorry you are in the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-23-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By tmrots
crazy pain

When will I hit the lottery in a big enough way not to work? Went to bad in crazy pain and this morning is no better. I have no choice but to go to work today and really don't know how I'm going to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-01-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By tmrots
Re: Maybe Fibro?

I found a rheumatologist that diagnosed me. He said I look great on paper but not in real life. Meaning my blood work is great but feel like crap. There are meds to help. I chose not to take any...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-01-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By tmrots
Pain and weather change

It seems like when the weather has a drastic change my TMJ is worse. The temple pain is sharp and the teeth, cheek,ear and jaw really hurt. Does anyone else experience this?
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-29-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By tmrots
Re: Fibro and Food

Thank you for your help. I have to try to be really really strict about the diet. I try to cut out carbs as much as possible, but boy it's tough. I get so hungry and work at a place that I can't...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-25-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By tmrots
Re: tender point in back of head

Thank you for your help. I will try the noxicare. I had biofreeze at the physical therapist and liked that too. Have you tried that?
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By tmrots
tender point in back of head

The pain in the back of my head going down to the shoulder is getting to the point where I can't take it. I've tried massage, which is good at the moment but doesn't last. Extra strength tylenol...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-09-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By tmrots
Re: Fibro and Food

Hey there, yes, I've been a stranger but it's nice to hear from you. Thank you for your input. It is exhausting having others tell you what to do to help and I am weary from explaining that it...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By tmrots
Fibro and Food

It's been a very long time since I've been around. I have a job that causes me great stress and exhaustion. I totally collapse at night and the thought of even typing is too much to bear.

My...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By tmrots
fibro and itching

If I remember correctly itchy skin is a symptom of fibro. Over the last 8 years I've had many moments of this problem. This weekend I had a night where I was sooo sooo itchy. No changes in food,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-10-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By tmrots
exhaustion

Ok. so, a few weeks ago I posted about exercising and how I feel better etc. Well, I do feel better, but can't get a hold of the tiredness. I came home from work and the gym, ate and fell asleep at...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-01-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By tmrots
hello

I havent' been here in a really long time. I have a very very physically and mentally exhausting job so I dont have the time and energy to check emails so even being here is difficult.

One...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By tmrots
wish there was a magic pill

I am feeling so awful. If only there was a magic pill to help with the pain and the fatigue. My husband says all the time, you need to go to the doctor, this is not normal. I explain that Ive been...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-22-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By tmrots
Re: Just complaining

Thank you for your kind words. It's getting more and more difficult everyday.
Board: Menopause 09-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By tmrots
Re: warmth feelings and low body temp

I can not tell you how much better that makes me feel. I am still having hot flashes too, and my whole face is bright red then. Why this comes as a surprise to me I dont' know.

Thank you for...
Board: Menopause 09-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By tmrots
warmth feelings and low body temp

Ive had my thyroid levels checked and have been in meno a full year and a half. Lots of hot flashes, night sweats, etc, but am freaked my low body temp. Used to always be 98.6, then for a few years...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By tmrots
Just complaining

I was off work for vacation and actually felt really good for the first time in a really long time. Got up when I felt like it, rested alot and just overall was in good spirits. Well, it was over...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,350
Posted By tmrots
Re: Ping pong pain

I know that ping pong pain as well. My diagnosis was a few years ago and I still wonder sometimes if it's real or my imagination. Recently I was in a group training program and watched and saw how...
Board: Fibromyalgia 06-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By tmrots
Foot pain to the touch

It's been a really long time since I've been here. I started a new job that is so demanding that I dont' have the energy to even read. Most nights I fall asleep by 630 only to wake up and go to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By tmrots
Re: work

Thank you, good to hear from you too. Hope you are managing ok.
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-21-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By tmrots
Re: work

It was such a treat to come home to these replies. After an awful week, I can say, I made it!!!!! It's Friday and I am thankful that I have two days to regroup. It is good to at least have that. ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-20-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By tmrots
work

Just how do you all function when working? I have a super stressful job and am looking for another job, but no hope yet. I have to work, no choice at all. Yesterday I was in so much pain that I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-10-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By tmrots
Re: burning searing pain

I dont believe so, but thanks for the thought.
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By tmrots
Re: Foods that cause Flare-ups?

I have tried to add this, eliminate that and for me I dont see a difference. Even my rheumatologist agreed with that. If you do feel that something does or doesnt work, than go with it. It's quite...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By tmrots
burning searing pain

Hi everyone,
It's been quite some time since I've been here. Not that anything is better, but with my job I am too exhausted to even type at the end of the day. I do come and read every now and...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-12-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By tmrots
Re: Just diagnosed today... feeling overwhelmed

I am sorry you are part of this club. It's pretty rotten and has many ups and downs, but it's tolerable. It could always be worse I say. Read old posts and ask questions to help you through. I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By tmrots
Re: must be in a flare

Thanks for this, I really needed it.
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By tmrots
must be in a flare

I can't believe the fatigue I am dealing with. I was at work yesterday and today and literally started with the heavy eyes and was so afraid of falling asleep. ( and this was only at 1 in the...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-21-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By tmrots
Re: smart guards

The appliance my dentist wants to give me is just for the front teeth. He said it prevents the back from touching making clenching impossible, so that's why the smart guard seemed to make sense to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-16-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By tmrots
Re: smart guards

The dentist told me the guard would make it impossible for the back teeth to touch so that you dont clench and it relaxes all the head muscles. Sounds like it makes sense, but I can't spend 500 to...
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 07-14-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By tmrots
smart guards

HAs anyone tried the smart guards for clenching? They seem to be similar to the ones that dentists provide. My dentist will charge me $500 and no guarantee. I can't afford to spend that kind of...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-05-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By tmrots
Re: this is getting depressing

Your post just made me feel so great. You have a way with words that are very comforting. Thank you for this and I hope you have a great weekend as well.
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-05-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By tmrots
Re: Just diag. - a little depressed

I am happy you have a diagnosis, that for me was wonderful as I didn't feel like I was going crazy. Now for the hard part, what to do about it. I think you just received some great advice so I may...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-05-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By tmrots
Re: this is getting depressing

Thank you both for your replies. I must say I have felt this way before and have been tested every year for the past few years when I was at my worst, so it pretty much is fibro. The job I have is...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-03-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By tmrots
this is getting depressing

I haven't been on in a while so I apologize to those who needed some answers and I wasn't helpful. I've started a new job this year and it's just brutal. I come home and am sooo tired I can barely...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By tmrots
Re: I just don't know...

I understand how you feel. We all hope there is a magic bullet to help with fibro and believe that something like a longer day with more sun will do the job. It's rough when you still don't feel...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-18-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By tmrots
Re: Fibro to MS?

Sorry I have not, I do hope someone here can help you. I am sorry if this is what you are dealing with.
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-13-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By tmrots
Re: back from a long hiatus

Thanks for the positive thoughts folks. I am going to keep it to myself, never want anyone to think I can't do the job. Good plan, thank you.
Yes,, you are right, we work to live, that's what we...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-08-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By tmrots
Re: back from a long hiatus

Yes, it's a super physical job, but that's all I could find so I had to take it. For me, there is no other option. I still look for other work, but for now, this is what it is. Yesterday was so...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-05-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By tmrots
back from a long hiatus

I haven't been active here lately but have read a few posts here and there. First I want to say sorry if I haven't been supportive but I have been feeling so awful, it's been rough to answer. The...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-30-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By tmrots
Re: lurking

Best of luck, hope this gives you better days.
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-28-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By tmrots
Re: New Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

I am sorry you are having such a rough time. This is a very difficult illness to live with. I am struggling with how to cope as well. I so not take anything, afraid of side effects, but, must...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-28-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By tmrots
Re: Diagnosed last Friday

I am sorry you have joined our club, but this is a great place to get and give advice. Fibro is a tough illness, noones gets it unless they have it. I understand your pain and your frustration. ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-21-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,496
Posted By tmrots
Re: crazy fatigue

Thanks for all the input. I am going to try the parsley, maybe add to a smoothie for breakfast? Anything to do without meds. I truly am petrified to start taking any. I know they work so well...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-18-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,496
Posted By tmrots
Re: crazy fatigue

I have not taken anything yet, so I dont have an answer. I feel I really really need something, but hate meds so much that I just deal with this. The pain and fatigue are pretty awful, but I just...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-16-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,496
Posted By tmrots
Re: crazy fatigue

I don't know what works at all. I have tried so many things, eat this dont' eat that......exercise more, exercise less, nothing seems to make a difference. I am simple exhausted and in pain all the...
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