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tyno3
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   Posted 2/23/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
This is an unusual post for me. Today I feel funny. I don't mean funny, HaHa, I mean funny peculiar. Firstly, I feel light headed, and a bit dizzy and really scattered. Secondly my heart feels like it is either missing a beat or is trying to break it's way out of my chest. I have a really sore left arm and left side of my neck. I feel like the crown of my head is pulling away from my skull. I cannot walk across the house about 50 ft. and back w/o feeling like I need to lie down. But when I lie down I feel antsy and super sore and have to get up. I am going through some really heavy duty stress as I await news of when my Dad will get further testing of his golfball size, tumour in his head, and my stepmom seems to be about to check out due to end stage kidney failure. When I tried to summon sibs to come b/c it might be the end of the road for one or both I got yelled at by two out of three of them. The third did his yelling several weeks back and my son emailed him and set him straight. So he is coming in two weeks, but that might be to late. i hurt all over really bad. none of my tools are helping. Linament, heat patches, Bed Buddy, distraction, valium, nothing. I feel horrible. This sometimes happens to me right before something bad happens. When my great gramma passed, I knew the night before, in a dream, and she wasn't even sick. Died suddenly in her sleep, brain anuryism. Also, when a close buddy died, I swore I saw him drive pass me on the street, on my way home. Only problem was, he didn't drive. When I got home the note from the nursing home was in my mailbox. Who knows.This pain in my left shoulder, arm and neck have been there about three days and I have no idea what caused it. Nothing seems to help. 
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Tyno, I am sorry for all that you are being forced to deal with. When is the last time you visited your family doc? It sounds to me as though you may be having a whopper of a flare, and an enormous anxiety attack all together. As I read your post, I swear I could feel your struggle to get a deep breath, and I sensed your confusion and fear. Only once have I had stressors all together, and I found help with my family doc who was able to help me put things into perspective. Its feels as if the world has thrown all it can at you at once and you are going to need help wading through it to find some stability and sanity. I think its fair to say that the big collective "we" here on this forum are very concerned about you and for you. Please continue to talk to us, we will continue to be here for you. Please consider making an emergency appt with your doc, or a mental health counselor- you are NOT crazy, your world is a little crazed right now. Allow yourself the opportunity to begin letting a professional - who is objective about your situation - help you navigate this chaos so that you can gain strength, esteem, and confidence. There is no reason for you to burn up in this emotional inferno. Let us know how you are doing. We care! [lots of hugs and smiles]
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its metamorphosis."
 
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta, Buspar 
OTC meds- Benadryl, Claritin, Melatonin, Valerian, B Complex, Multi Vitamin
 
 


tyno3
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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you for your prompt response. I have an appt. with pdoc, Wednesday, then a date for coffee or tea, depending on how antsy I feel, hopefully on Thursday. Also an appt. with Rheumy, not sure of date yet. I just have this impending feeling of disaster, like my heart is going to give out. And yes, I am having trouble breathing. It's like if I don't do it consciously, I don't breathe. Cannot sleep. Even after amyltriptilene, valium, warm milk, still awake a couple hours later. thank-you again.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


julieleaps
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   Posted 2/23/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you're going to see your doctor. I think it's just so easy to put every symptom down to fibro, but in your case, with these symptoms, I don't think that would be a good idea. And, not being able to sleep can affect your whole outlook - I do hope maybe that will be better tonight.
Still learning how to manage my Fibromylagia, and all the lovely gifts it brings.   
I had severe spinal stenosis, had fusion done on C5-7, and my life has changed. 
 
 


tyno3
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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you all. I got up, made myself do it, made a cup of hot tea and then soaked in a hot tub. By then my son and his friend came in from working at the nasty falling down house, trying to salvage what they can. There will be a Garage sale in March in a nearby community and weather permitting, we'll have lots of stuff ready to go. I feel quite better now.Fixed dinner for my helpers, and we had a couple of good laughs over some pics they found. So, thank-you, I got through it and tomorrow will be a better day, I'm sure.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


jewelrylady
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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah Tyno, my thoughts are with you.  What a terrible time you are having.  I am so glad you have found some relief.  I am so sorry about your father & step-mother.  Such a sad thing to have going on in your life.  Sounds like your son is your champion.  That is wonderful.  Here are many soft ((((((((((hugs)))))))))).  Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11


kelly71
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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
t3,

This is just a thought-and I have no experience in human medicine-but do you think the pain in your neck and arm could be your high blood pressure? I'm not positive, but I think sometimes that happens when your blood pressure goes up. You are obviously going through some horribly stressful things, so I'm sure your anxiety is up there, too. I'm happy to hear that you have a doc appointment.

BTW-people that "sense" things like you have are super aware of the world around them. I knew the exact moment that my grandma died (and I wasn't there). I just felt this heaviness on my chest all day, and when she died, I swear she helped lift that weight off of me.

Anyway, I hope you are feeling better soon. :-)
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


tyno3
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   Posted 2/24/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly and all: I have known for a long time that I am super sensitive and super aware of things around me, of things happening to those that I am supposed to love and it's very trying, and to those I do love with few complications. I can take my blood pressure and see if it's up. That pain in the left side of my shoulder and arm are still there in full force this morning. That in itself is getting old, but the pain in my back is also very bad. I don't know how to put a brave face on it all, anymore. How do you attend to all the business of other people, income tax, pharmacare, sorting belongings, disposing of belongings appropriately, and listening to sibs screaming on the phone about wanting this and that, no matter how many times you tell them "there is no this and that, folks, all there is left is the fallout of a gambling addiction, a raft of unpaid bills and money ill spent staying in hotels and motels all around North America, spent plne tickets in stepmom's name. I wish they'd all just -----------------------. Long jump-- short pier.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


pattipanda
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   Posted 2/24/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Tyno.. I just wanted to send you a (((Big Supportive Hug))) and let you know that I'm thinking about you and hope things get better soon.

Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


tyno3
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   Posted 2/24/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you Patti: It is funny peculiar, not HaHa, but one day can make a big difference. After a good soak in some lovely Jasmine bath cream, hot water, doing my hair, cooking my boys supper, watching a bit of TV, I had a good night. I feel much better today, much of it thanks to you folks just letting me get it off my chest.

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Marlee2
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   Posted 2/24/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Tyno (((((HUG))))) With my anxiety and since fibro I can't handle stress like I use to, it's like my nervous system is all out of whack, probably is. I really don't know how your dealing with all this. But please don't ignore pain on the left side of your body unless you have been checked out for heart problems and your doc knows it is fibro.
 
Personally I'd turn everything over to the money hungry sibs and tell them to have at it along with all the bills and everything else.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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tyno3
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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I appreciate that Marlee. The thing is, before mt Dad got real bad, over two years ago, he specifically directed his lawyer that he wanted his elder daughter to take care of him, hos wife and their affairs. This was partly because he'd los sad t trust in the other two. So, for whatever misguided loyalties, I feel I need to see this through until they are safely buried. s.I think this may partly be due to some compromising materials I've found and to do with his reputation and his still living sibs. My aunt and two brothers.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


kelly71
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   Posted 2/24/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
t3,

I am so sorry that you have to go through the "aftermath" of your dad's passing. I really do understand because my sister had the audacity to say, "Get that ring off her finger. That's MINE," even BEFORE my grandmother died! mad I find that people really show their true colors in times like these. Please remember that we are here for you if you need us. :-)
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


tyno3
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   Posted 2/24/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kelly: Thank-you. I need to clarify, though. My Dad is still with us, he's in a LTC facility twenty miles down the road. But, and it's a big but, he has an inoperable brain tumour. He is having the time of his life though, he's always been a joker and he's really well liked by all the staff and residents there. However, it could be anytime, it won't be painful because this tumour is pressing on the ""happy Centre'in his brain. So he gets lots of endorphins. My stepmother, to whom I've never been close, is however asleep, and has been for several weeks. Her days are limited. The sibs I've been trying to get here because it could be anytime for both of them and I think for the "kids"sake, they should try to see them. However, they are in denial, and far more concerned with the dispensation of property. My attempts have been met with animosity. So, I just do my best. I have decided that I'm going to drop the glum victim role in favor of taking back my power. I will be very clear with them all from here on out.   

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Tyno! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better, and very proud of you for squaring your shoulders and saying that enough is enough. You are responsible only for following your father's wishes, not in ensuring that the other sibs do the right thing. What goes around, comes around.
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its metamorphosis."
 
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta, Buspar 
OTC meds- Benadryl, Claritin, Melatonin, Valerian, B Complex, Multi Vitamin
 
 


vestabula
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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Tyno.  I went through something similar to what you are experiencing a few years ago.  My mom had cancer and my husband and I moved from VA to NY to take care of her, even though my brother and sister lived less than two hours away.  My brother had HepC  and has since died himself and he couldn't be much help.  Ultimatley, my hubby dogs and I moved in with my mom and watched her fade away for three months.  When she passed (and even before) my siblings were laying claim to everything in her house.  Then when she died I had to settle the estate by myself, including cleaning out her house, garage sales, probabte court...painting, lawn mowing...all of it alone with my husband.  Both my brother and sister had a fit because they thought they didn't 'get enough'.  My sister, to this day is still not speaking to me because my mom left me some extra money in her will for always taking care of her.

You are strong and will get through this.    Stand your ground.  yeah...it hurts physically and mentally...boy do I know that.  I have read that a death of a loved one can divide a family more than any other catastrophe...sometimes for as little as a hundred bucks.  I hope that doesn't happen to you, but don't be bullied like I was.

I am thinking of you.

hugs

donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


kelly71
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   Posted 2/24/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
t3,

I'm so sorry for my mistake. I guess my fibro fog blocked out part of your original post? LOL-well, I've got to blame it on something. :-) Anyway, my thoughts are still with you, and when the time comes, be assured that we will be here for you. yeah
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


tyno3
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Kelly 71: I forgive you. It is close to that point though. I am about ready to start exploring how I will finance their burials. My Dad's tumour continues to grow, my stepmom, showed slight improvement after being asleep for two weeks she actually ate a little something today. I will be arranging to take Dad to see her asap. dad doesn't really know her anymore, but he loves driving around the countryside looking for wildlife. I think the first sunny day, I'll set it up. Today was sunny, but I had a doctor's appt. and got a lecture. He said because I used about six extra tablets to manage my muscle pain, through this ordeal, that I'm an addict. I said I have Fibromyalgia and was hit by a truck. He said "lot's of people with Fibro manage just fine w/o meds. So, we compromised. I told him as a fifty something woman with grown children and a son here with me that drives me wwhen I am in pain and need the meds, that I am not hurting anyone. Also, once this "family business"is settled, I will check into detox. No argument there. Dear Vestabula, I am so dismayed at the negative fallout from my sibs. We had a horrendous upbringing and as the eldest, I used to hide the younger ones and keep them busy playing games while the fighting and suicide attempts were taking place on a weekly basis. For whatever reason, they seem to think I am hoarding a goalmine from them. I feel guilty buying groceries. I will just do the best I can, save momentos and pictures for everyone and let the pieces fall where they will. I have a new family now, my friends and neighbors and my own two boys who have been there for me when I was stricken, sick and weak. I am beginning to come back to life now. I finished a course of super antibiotics and feel more alive. Also, I was in a major flare. I am slowly recovering and feel better each passing day. Thank-you all for your help and support. 

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.

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