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freckle
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   Posted 11/28/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi , I,ve been away for a long time , since starting Bowen therapy a year ago I haven,t had a bad flare until now , I am hoping someone can share some light on what is happening to me , I have been in the worst flare for a week now and still trying to figure out what triggered it ,
 
A week prior I was stressed to the max as our new rented house was infested with mice, they scare me senseless and I am a clean freak so that put me under a lot of stress , also I suspect some kind of sulfite allergy going on at the same time, my stomach is very sore , I am nauseated and every muscle in my body aches , also I cannot stop crying , cannot believe how emotional I am , very unlike me, so I suppose I want to know if anyone else cries a the drop of a hat when in a really bad flare, also is the stomach a separate issue or can it come for the fibro , I suppose I also wonder if the sulfite allergy could have triggered the whole episode , or can gerd trigger fibro
 
 I realise this is a lot to ask about but any light anyone can shed would be appreciated.
The mice are gone thank God , it seemed I crashed once I realise the worst was over and I could put my cleaning supplies down but that's also when I had the pork roast with the garlic which is a nono with a sulfite sensitivity , like every bad flare I fear I will never get better and I could not stand it , every time I suspect some food I ate but if food's  the trigger than I  am allergic to everything , I am so confused right now

myjoy
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   Posted 11/29/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Awwww - so sorry about the mice and everything else. It just sounds like everything piled up at once. It's too bad this has caused a flare for you. I'm in the middle of one for shopping on friday morning.

Treat yourself with rest and anything that helps you feel better. You are so stressed out. Take care of yourself.
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crazykitty
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   Posted 11/29/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Freckle, You sure have been through alot. Sorry, about the horrible flare!

Moving in itself is a stressful event for someone without an illness. You were already tired from packing and getting ready for the move, by the time you moved in. The infestation
of mice must of put your stress level in overdrive. You were understandably upset and that
probably caused the stomach problems. You need some rest. Being so overtired, stressed
and flaring will play havoc with your emotional state.

Give your doctor a call, let him know what is going on. In the meantime, try to relax,
soak in a hot bath. I do relaxation therapy by doing deep breathing exercises while listening
to soothing music. Getting exercise also helps, sometimes a walk helps.

Hoping you feel better soon, we are all here for you, We care!

Hugs

Robin
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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/29/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Freckle and welcome back. Sorry your having such a bad flare but like the others said you have been under a lot of stress and stress and fibro isn't a good combo. Now that the worse is over you need to take care of yourself first.
 
I've never had a problem with mice but if they move in I would move out. shocked
 
I have many digestive issues from one end to the other and I don't know if there is any connection between any of them and fibro. I know a lot of people on here seem to have some kind of digestive problems. Is there a connection or is it our type A personalities??? I have had digestive problems as long as I can remember even as a young child but I have also had anxiety as long as I can remember.
 
I hope things settle down and the flare goes away soon.
 
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freckle
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   Posted 11/29/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the encouragement , it helps , Marlee2 , you said you would move out, that's exactly what Itold my husband , he said I was obsessed over this , easy for him to say as I did all the cleaning, anyway we had words so it stressed me out even more that he did not understand how I felt , I am told his ex wife had no problem with mice , good for her is all I can say LOL
My biggest problem is all the spasms I am getting in my upper back to the point where it interferes with my breathing , plus gas in my stomach , so difficult to tell what starts what, anyway I much appreciate your support , many thanks.

Alcie
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   Posted 11/29/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Freckle -
Food sensitivities trigger Reflux. I suppose it could trigger a flare too.

There's a new mouse virus just discovered that may be the cause of chronic fatigue.
Alcie
 
 


Marlee2
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   Posted 11/30/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Freckles, the comment about the ex would have been fighting words.
 
I have had surgery for reflux it got so bad. I have gastroparesis which is when the stomach muscles don't work correctly to digest and empty your stomach and that causes a lot of bloating. I found out the end of July I also have celiac and have been gluten free for four months, I had stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner, it's my favorite food for Thanksgiving. I have felt much better the past couple of months but it didn't help the bloating. I have had IBS all my life. So if you find you don't get hungry as often as most people your stomach may be emptying slowly. When I am really stressed it seems like my whole digestive system shuts down.
 
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freckle
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   Posted 11/30/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee , thank's again , strange about the celiac , even though my test came back negative ( had been off gluten for about three months then resumed for two wweeks prior to the test , later learned that was not long enough for the test to be accurate ) so I returned to the gluten free diet , the stomach issues were better but I still reacted to fructose , after months of gluten free I went back to bread , homemade no sugar , I was fine for a few weeks and assumed I was not gluten intolerant after all , a few weeks ago I bought bread from the bakery and made up for lost time by eating it every day , so maybe gluten takes a while to give you a rea ction once you have been off , I don't know.
Like you I had stomach issues my whole life , even before fibro and desp[ite medication, the only thing that helps when I get this bad is to take an ativan , seems to relax my stomach muscles , what you said makes sense and could easily apply to me , it feels like my stomach is paralysed when I am in a flare , what kind of surgery did you have ? I have a small hiatus hernia also.
You seem to know so much , do you think the stomach problem is causing the muscle to tighten up or is the tight muscle from fibro also tightening up the stomach muscles , or is stress doing both, since you went gluten free do you still have fibro pain?
Forgive me for putting all these questions to you but you seem to know more than my doctor.
As for the ex comment , well I always knew she wasn't Mrs Clean , so it's no surprise mice don't bother her , when something does bother her she just drinks more wine lol
It is starting to ease off now , all the pain ( felt like gas )
in my upper stomach has moved down to my abdomen ,
not sure if it's what I am eating or what is eating at me , maybe both, my poor husband went from being married to a slob for thirty years to married to me who is the opposite , even though he enjoys the clean house and proper meals it's still an adjustment for him at times , things were more lax where he came from

Marlee2
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   Posted 12/1/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Freckles the surgery I had they wrapped the top of the stomach around my esophagus to make a new valve, the only problem is I can't vomit anymore so if I start heaving they have to put a tube in, I know too much info. but mine was so bad I was asperating in my sleep and got pneumonia a few times from it. I've had a foot of colon removed due to diverticulitis.
 
I take xanax but still when I am stressed or over tired it is like everything shuts down. But when you think about it our whole digestive system is muscle.
 
I have had a lot more pain in the past couple of months and have had to resort to taking a little vicodin for the first time. As the small intestine heals I have had more energy and motivation cause I am getting more nutrients than I use to and have been doing things I probably shouldn't be doing but it sure feels good being productive again. So no going gluten free hasn't helped the fibro but it has made me feel better in general. I still don't have the energy a normal person would have and I'm sure I never will with the fibro and sjogren's. I didn't have the biopsy done since I was seeing positive results from going gluten free my doc said there was no sense in putting me through it.
 
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freckle
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   Posted 12/1/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, you have no idea how much I appreciate you sharing your experience with me , you have been through much worst than I have hence you are giving me much courage , I just went for a session of Bowtech , it's not covered by my insurance but it helps so much that once in a while I disburse the sixty dollars gladly , maybe you would find the same , it's painless and helps the fibro pain a lot more than massage therapy , she also told me how stress is the biggest trigger for a fibro flare and how stomach and bowels are all muscles and nerves and would be affected by the stress and the fibro .
I once asked my doctor for the lidoderm patches and she told me they were not that great and had side effects, do you find them helpful? I cannot take antidepressents , and because I had two ulcers in the past I am stuck with tylenol as I am also allergic to codeine , I live in Ontario and cannot believe how much care you are given in the states , no doctor has ever given me painkillers all they ever want to give for fibro are antidepressants , most won't give you ativan either , despite the fact that the new research has shown that it is helpful for fibro ,I have seen many doctors as I have moved thirteen times in fifteen years
Warm hugs back at you ,
Michele
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