Some symptoms getting worse..normal fm stuff?

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boo32
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   Posted 8/3/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ladies and gents,
I hope all are coping well.
 
I haven't been on here for a while as i have been worse of late. I gave the computer a rest to see if it was the cause of my flamed up neck, shoulder and arm pain. It was....
 
So, it would seem it takes very little repetitive motions for me to get pain now, are you lot like that.
Also, my eyesight has gotten worse, both seeing stuff, road signs are a mystery and tv is getting hard. I have gotten completely intolerant to light, even a dull but bright day makes me squint non stop. I wear glasses, always have, since about 8 years old.
 
But the biggest change has been, chest pain and weakness in my entire body, my heart doesn't race so i don;t think it was a panic/anxiety attack, i was relaxed at the time and had just had lunch so it wasn't a sugar low either.
 
It has happened a couple of times along with stabbing pains in any area of the body, more so the ribs.
 
I couldn't be bothered wasting time at the docs, or money, if these are symptoms you all have from time to time, that's good enough for me.
My diet has been less than good lately also and i'm a little bit stuck in the catch 22 of too painful to exercise, but need to exercise to improve.
 
Any help, really appreciated.
boo
 
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 8/3/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Boo, I've been feeling noticably weaker lately, too, and it does concern me.  I'm only 62 and want to keep going.  I haven't changed any patterns and keep my daily exercise up but I feel weak all of the time.  I hope this is just a phase. 
 
I dug out my walking-in-place video that has a little aerobics on it and plan on adding that to see if I can strengthen up but I have no idea why I seemed to lose my strength.  Maybe I haven't and it's just fibro but I know I'll go down fighting!
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Boo...I'm with you all the way on the eye-thing.  Words blur at the computer, tv is blurred and road signs are a jumble until I get right up on them.  I read somewhere that fibro affects the muscle in the eye and therefore objects become out of focus and blurry.  I have to wait about a half hour after I have been on the computer to drive or everything is foggy and shimmering.  I blamed it on the Lexapro for a long time, but now that I am weaning off and am hardly taking any, it hasn't gotten any better.

Fibro...ya gotta love it...NOT!

Huggies

Donna

 


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


MT Lady
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if any of you are at "the age" of cataracts? I am 58 years old and just had both my eyes done, cataracts removed and then had lenses implanted and for the first time in my life, I can see without glasses or contact lenses! I've been wearing glasses since I was 5, so this is simply awesome! The doc did tell me that my cataracts were still soft, I didn't have to get them done yet, but I was miserable driving at night, the glare was so bad and my vision was quite blurry when I tried to read or work at the computer. I wonder now, after reading what you wrote, Donna, if the fibro exacerbated the problems with the cataracts? Seems that FM can do that with so many other things.
gentle hugs
Miriam

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vestabula
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

MT...you might be right as I do have cataracts but the eye doc said they weren't bad enough yet to remove.  I never associated the blurriness with cataracts...just thought things would get dim and lose color.  I do get the prism thing when I am driving at night and streaks of light in my vision if I look towards the sun, or if the sun bounces off a car ahead of me on the road.  I'll have these checked out.  Maybe they are getting worse and I don't know it.

Donna


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


Marlee2
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what all is going on with me, I have been dealing with all the digestive problems for months, I seem to have caught a cold or bug that started last Mon, my sodium is down and I'm as weak as a wet noodle so I don't know what is causing what right now and if any of it is fibro related or not. I had to have DH drive me to doc office for blood test this morning I'm so weak I don't feel like I should be driving or if I can. Of course my doc is on vacation this week. We have had to cancel our vacation plans cause I have not been this down physically for a long time. I'm not sure how to sort it all out to see what is fibro related.
 
My left eye goes blurry sometimes for whatever reason but my sight has really gone down hill since having fibro.
 
I hope all this passes for all of us soon.
 
luv and hugs
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boo32
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
hi,
I can hardly bare to drive at night and when a car is coming against me i can't see anything. I drive on crazy secondary roads to work with no lane barrier or markings on back roads.

Can i just add, i'm 32, so is this really waht i have to look forward to. Out weather has been terrible, despite it being summer, i have lit the fire twice this week. I'm freezing all the time and the rain just won't stop...i'm in ireland, so no surprise there.

I wore my ski jacket to work on saturday.

Is it just the weather.

Vestabula...Itook lexapro and it made such a difference to my sight i had to have my galsses changed. I had different prescrition glasses for diferent doses i was on. Thankfully, i'm off all anti d's now, i was only on them as the doc i had at the time was absolutely sure i was making up all the pain. I take mild anxiety meds that work better for me now.
boo
BikeBoo, biking with my boo since 1999
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most! But it has its advantages!
Fibro, spinal arthritis and all that goes with it.
GAD


vestabula
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Okay, Boo...I'm back to thinking it's the lexapro because I never ever had this problem until I went on it.  Did you have blurry vision when looking at stationary things...like the computer or television, or even reading a book?  I am a writer and have not been able to finish my book because of this.  I'm down to 5mgs a day and trying desperately to get off it, but I get brain zaps when I wean to lower doses.

Donna


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


boo32
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   Posted 8/3/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
hi donna,
yes, my vision was effected the exact way you say, i also had headaches from the blurred vision.
When i was finally free of citalopram( lexapro, cipramil were the ones i took) after about six months my vision was corrected when i went for a drug free eye test and had my glasses updated.

I was on anti ds for almost seven years and it took a lot to come off them. The brain zap is consistant with withdrawels. I had to be weaned off it over an 8 week period as i had tried unsuccessfully to come off it over shorter periods. One doctor tried to wean me off over a week and i thought i was going to collapse, major heart palps, electric zaps throughout the whole body, dry mouth, tremors etc. Coming off it very slowly is the only way.

I hope that you feel better when you do get off it and you can cope without it. I found the herb Avena Sativa, i think it's highly concentrated oats that are very high in b vits. very good as an alternative.

The new sight probs must be fibro related, i'ii see an optician if it doesn't get better, maybe i just need new glasses.
boo
BikeBoo, biking with my boo since 1999
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most! But it has its advantages!
Fibro, spinal arthritis and all that goes with it.
GAD


Irish Babe
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   Posted 8/3/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   

I would love to blame my vision on meds, but I can't. I have worn glasses since I was about 10, I'm on my 3rd set of bifocals. My eyes have been blurry since forever, that can be a lot of fun while driving - NOT. I have a hard time driving at night, nothing looks right and the glare is killer. I haven't been driving in almost 2 months, hopefully I will shortly.

I have always been sensitive to light, I have very light blue eyes, as do all of my birth family. Any pictures of us showed us squinting, I dubbed us ''The McSquints'. It is a great look. smilewinkgrin   I wear sunglasses yr round, even on dull days, too much light. scool

My body has felt weaker the past few yrs, I just run out of steam. My body parts feel leaden and my brain feels so tired. Do you think that the pain in the chest region could be costo? That can be very nasty! Repetitive motion is a big problem for me, that has laid me up many, many times. I had bursitis in both shoulders, from the work I did yrs ago. The ortho dr asked me over and over, if I played tennis, 'This must be from tennis'. I didn't have time for tennis, nor the coordination for tennis. I gave him my entire schedule, he still felt it was from tennis - DUH!

It is good that you are figuring out what is causing your problems. idea   Sometimes, we just have to play detective with our own symptoms.

Hope you feel better, soon.

God bless.  Alice.


Stari
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   Posted 8/3/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
boo,
Hi, I had my first cataract surgery when I was 40 on my left eye. When I was 43 I had cataract surgery on my right eye. My first symptom was I could not handle being out in sunlight or near windows because of the glare. But everyone has their own special experiences with cataracts.

I feel your pain cause I get sharp pain in my back near my ribs. Sometimes the pain will be on my right and at other times my left. To me the worse part is that it will come from no where. It happens while I am sitting, standing, walking or sleeping.

I hope things get better for you.

Stari
 

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