BRAND NEWBIE - FIBROMYALGIA - RCOVERING ALCOHOLIC/ADDICT - BIPOLAR - GENTIAL HERPES - DIVORCED, ETC.

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AMAZING GRACE
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
HELLO FRIENDS, tongue

HOPE I DIDN'T GO INTO TOO MUCH DETAIL IN THE 'SUBJECT'. I SEE A PSYCHYOTRIST (MR.P) AND HYPMOTIST/PSYCHOTHERAPYST/BIOFEEDBACK (MRS. NG), WHOM MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE. MY RHUMATOLGIST I CAN TAKE OR LEAVE... HE PUT ME ON FLEXERAL AT NIGHT, A FORM OF LITHIUM 3XA WK. MR.P. PUT ME ON AN ELIXER OF MEDS. XANAX, GABAPENIUM, LUNESTA... UGH AND MORE, CAN'T REMEMBER ALL RIGHT NOW, FILL YOU IN LATER. I WAS BED REDDEN FOR A LONG TIME UNTIL I STARTED TO TAKE CONTROL OF MY LIFE AND SEE THESE DR'S, EVEN THOUGH I'M ON A LOT OF MEDS IT BEATS A SLOW DEATH IN BED. TO MENTIION GETTING DIVORCE FROM AN ACY/DRUGGY HELPED. I ALSO HAVE ACID REFLEX SYSTEM AND TAKE 'PRONIX'. I'M GLUTEN TOLLERENT, MEANING I CAN'T EAT ANY BREAD OR ANYTHING WHEAT IS IN, WHICH IS EVERYTHING. I GET HIGHS AND LOWS FROM MY BIPOLAR AND WHEN I GET THAT HIGH, I TEND TO OVER DO IT AND THAT TRIGGERS MY FYBROMYALGIA, WHICH SCREW ME UP FOR UP TO A WEE OR MORE. MY SLEEP, EATING, MEDS. AREN'T ON THE SAME TIMES. BELIEVE ME I TRY, TRY AND TRY. I'M TIRED AND WILL END THIS SOON. CAN'T GET INTO AS MUCH DETAIL AS I WOULD LIKE TO. THANKS FOR LISTING. MAYBE I CAN GET SOME FEEDBACK THAT WON'T GIVE ME ANXIETY. I'VE HAD FIBRO 14 YEARS, ALCOHOL/DRUGS ON AND OFF FOR 20, BIPOLAR, HERPIES 1.5 YEARS-SAME AMOUNT I'VE BEEN DIVORCED. I DON'T GO TO A SUPPORT GROUP.



BYE FOR NOW,



LINDA MARIE tongue

(Linda, Welcome, and a gentle reminder. Please don't type in all caps as it is considered shouting, difficult to read, and so is against the rules. When you want to make a point it's find to type a word or two in caps, just not everything, ok? Thank you for understanding, and please, don't take offense at this reminder. ~Jeannie)

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 8/5/2008 1:07:23 PM (GMT-6)


Sue2z
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 368
   Posted 8/5/2008 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   

I to am bi-polar and have fibro, arthritus, colonitus.  I also see a phyc for the bi-polar.  My life was a mess  and I was on soo many drugs and they didnt even help that much. It affected marriage ect.  I am alot better now though the bi-polar is always there even though phyc put me on zyprexa which really helps.  Ialso see a rheumatologist who put me on an opioid which was a major breakthrough with the pain.  I am an introvert and no amount med make me get up and go phys or mentally, my bad time is late arfo through till bed, where i am so afraid of everything I bring the pain on just from being afraid to the point it is manic thus the phyc.I hope being part of the forum helps, its my only outlet and full of good helpful people.


Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica


chuzzle
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 269
   Posted 8/5/2008 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Amazing Grace, 

     I’m so glad you are here. Welcome! It is amazing how talking can help. You will find grace to help in time of need in this place.   God Bless……..Chuzzle


"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 4:6
 
A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Marlee2
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 8/5/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amazing Grace and welcome to our family. My favorite song by the way. I don't have bi-polar but have dealt with a lot of anxiety and depression in my life. I'm so glad you got out of bed and took control of your life.
 
This is a great forum made up of some of the most caring people you will find. There is a lot of info on here. Please read the second thread on the first page called fibro 101 it is full of a lot of good info. Ask questions, share and vent when you need to.
 
It really does help having an outlet and people that care. We will be here for you.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee 
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin


Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17094
   Posted 8/5/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Amazing Grace!  I'm so glad you joined us.  It's so good that you realized that lying in bed was doing you no good and actually hurting you more.  The more you move, the better you can control the pain of fibromyalgia.  There are links on the Fibro 101 thread that Marlee mentioned about some great stretching exercises.  These really do help and are easy to do...sitting down, no less! 
 
Hot showers and moist heat help with fibro a lot.  Many have rice bags that they heat in the microwave that give off moist heat.  I like to  have light massages.  It helps break up the knots in the muscles without leaving you miserable.  You will see other ideas as you start to read through back posts.  There is a world of information in them.
 
We also have wonderful bipolar and anxiety forums on HealingWell.  I hope you check them out too.  See!!!  We've got you covered!   yeah   You will find great help and advice there, too.
 
Lastly, please don't use all capital letters with you type your post.  It makes it so difficult to read.  Thanks!
 
Welcome, again, and I hope to hear more from you soon!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


kelly71
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 726
   Posted 8/5/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
AG,
 
Welcome to the family.  You'll find a lot of support here, so I hope you'll stick around.  I, too, am a recovering addict (12 years in December!), so I do understand that pain vs. addiction thing.  I've had depression since I was 13 years old (I'm 36 now), so I know what it's like to not want to get out of bed, too. sad  
 
The ladies (and a few gentlemen) here are amazing people.  I've found people here who I feel closer to than my real family.  Everyone has great advice-read Fibro 101.  It is full of info that you'll find very helpful. :-)
 
Anyway, I hope you find the love & support that I've found here! :-)

FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


GamJill
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 8/6/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda Marie and Welcome-
I do not have bi-polar but like Marlee, have dealt with a lot of anxiety and depression in my lifetime. I just got diagnosed with fibro and with it came severe depression. I too could have stayed in bed - I could watch a little TV, get on the computer, and read, and that was about it. I did allow myself short rests of putting my head back on my couch but refused to crawl into bed. Give yourself a lot of credit for getting up and moving.
The support here has helped me tremendously and I know it will help you too. Glad to hear you have a good mental health team,(minus the rheumy). He can be replaced if need be. :)
Nice to meet you! GamJill
 
 
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck
 
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Zanaflex


getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 8/6/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Amazing Grace,

I just wanted to welcome you to this lovely forum. I know that you will be glad that you came here.

Keep posting, all the members are wonderful and understanding.

Best wishes to you,
hugs, Karen...
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


AMAZING GRACE
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/6/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Thank your all for your kindness.  The worst part of the fibromyalgia for me is being limited to daily lifestyle, that I once had when I use to be able to go from 6am-9am at night.  Going out-and-about, cleaning, cooking, etc.  Also, my head isn't as clear as I would like for it to be.  If I over extend myself, which I do quite often, I crave simple carbs and that basically puts me into a state of isolation.  I'm having some tough days, but also good days. 

I like to shop for clothes and shoes, but only do that on line now 'Zappos.com' free shipping both ways and 'Victoria Secrets'.  I also get my groceries via 'Peapod.com' who also deliver.  I do go out, but am trying to recuperate, is there such a thing?, since there's no cure for my ailments. I don't stay on a regular diet, eating and bed/morning schedule. which I know can heal 75% of my ailments if I stayed on a regimented schedule, as long as I don't eat sugar and simple carbs, even some high glycemic fruits.  But it's soo hard, some mornings I wish I didn't wake up.  My 3 kitties are the only angelic-beings (besides the angels) who are really keeping me alive and giving me inspiration.

I wrote a novel, (working on hireing an editor, then finding an agent and pulisher - din't want to self publish, that's $ out of my pocket, so anyone that knows anyone that's in the 'Inspirationl' publishing, feel free to pass my name and e-mail along) and am working w/an organization called 'CTREIA' in CT, which helps people invest in real estate.  I'm trying, to get my real estate liscense. This is my mountain.  I may be an 1/8 uphill, can't wait to reach the top.  I live in CT, am 50 and don't want to go back to a corporation, whom I believe burnt me out, and opened the door to all my negative outlits.  Is there any rich, handsome, single men, lets say 5'8"-6', blue eyes, dark hair, hairy chest... out there looking for a 5'6" Hot blonde, blue eyes, single, not rich, no hairy chest :)  It's been 2ish years since I dated, no children.  My friends tell me to get dressed and go out and meet men (since I own 3 closest of fabulous shoes and dresses/pants).  But where are all these men.  Anyway I apolagize for trying to turn this into a dating service, it just popped in my head and it actually made me feel good and forget about my problems for awhile.

Now I need help getting off sugar.  It's bad enough on a gluten free diet.  Just get sooo confused on what to do what not to do... that's when I pray, then pray some more.

sooo much Love goes out to all of you and maybe if we pray all together GOD will hear us and relieve us from all the pain and hurt in out lives.

Bye for later,

Linda MarieVIEW IMAGEVIEW IMAGE

"After the Rain... The RAINBOW" yeah

 


Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17094
   Posted 8/7/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Grace, as I said before, it is so important to stay mobile.  Please try to get going in the morning.  Go for a little walk.  That helps take away the carb cravings...at least it does for me.  If I stay active I don't want to eat all the bad stuff.  Try it.  It may help you more than you think!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


Marlee2
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 8/8/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Your right Linda Marie this is not a dating service or a place to solicit for help to get your book published. But we can help you with fibro.
 
Your right it is a lifestyle change. Like you I can not do 6 am to 9 pm days any longer. What I get done has to be done before 3 in the afternoon cause that is when the energy is gone for me. I don't have a night life and I'm in bed at 10 pm. Far cry from where I was 10 yrs ago when I was like the energizer bunny. But you learn to adjust your life and find your new limits. You learn to use your energy on the most important things each day and weed out the non essential things. This summer I have used a lot of my energy on spending time with each of my grandchildren, that is very important to me. I must say I do find energy to shop lol. I love to shop and find it relaxing and I'm getting out and moving while doing so.
 
I've not tried changing my diet. Due to a lot of digestive problems I can't eat many healthy foods but I could eat healthier than I do. I'm a grab whatever is available when I'm hungry person. Carbs and sugar is something I do need to work on.
 
Like Sherrine said we have to keep moving. I've been having some problems with that lately as far as going for walks. We lost our little dog last month and I can't bring myself to go for walks by myself after almost 15 yrs of walking her. I know when I get a new puppy I will be plenty active again. Maybe a little too active since the first year of a puppy's life is like having a two year old in the house. But I'm ready for it. We need inspiration in our lives.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
 
 
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin

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