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   Posted 8/2/2010 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Every once in a while my head gets on overload and needs a break/rest. Emotional pain + physical pain for extended periods and I go into hiding. I do apologize for not getting on here and letting everyone know that I was OK but when I'm hurting I hide. It's not an excuse, just the reason why I've been absent.

We're headed to the beach Wednesday for a few days of rest and I know that always brings me back from the 'pit' I'm in. When we get back I know I'll get back into the swing of things.

Thanks all for being such a wonderful and caring family!
If you're going through hell, keep going.

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Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

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   Posted 8/2/2010 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I do the exact same thing.. sometimes the emotional and physical struggle of pain makes me go into hiding. I understand completely yeah .. hopeyou got some rest and heres a big gentle hug for you!
Fibromyalgia, abnormal ANA, Complete hysterectomy, GERD, high blood pressure, sure there is more but fibrofog is blocking it out!
meds: Benicar, meclizine, percoset, zofran, prozac, amitryptaline, premarin, multivitamins, LifePak antiaging supplements

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   Posted 8/2/2010 3:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutz, no problem. We all understand you. We've all been there when we're in need. You're always there when I've been in need so I'll try to be around while you're in need. Feel better sweetie.
Allergies and Asthma my whole life: Benadryl
Depression and PTSD after surgeries and illness of 2003 (turned out to be Crohns)
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008: Pentasa, Hyoscyamine
Fibromyalgia Dx'd: July 21, 2009: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Hydrocodone, Prenatal Vitamin

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   Posted 8/2/2010 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back hon. And don't worry about it, we all understad
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
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Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prednisone, Cingulair, Albuterol, Pro-Air, Morphine, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops, Percocet, Immuran, Alvesco, Allerga, Gabapentin, Visteral  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl Undergoing Chemotherapy Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) For MRIs and Anxiety, Surpressed Immune Sytem

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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
We miss you, but understand the need to take a break. I hope your batteries get recharged this week and you have a restful, relaxing, pain-free (or at least low-pain) week. :)

Hugs - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen

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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahhh....the beach. Have a wonderful time. I hope you come back all refreshed. Don't worry about taking a break - I've done it many times myself.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy

meds - fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.

A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17

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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you checked in.

Sending you big hugs and hope you have a wonderful time at the beach and relax.

Fibro Acid Reflux Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease


aleve flexeril as needed ambien to help sleep

vitamin d and iron



Don't think about what you used to be able to do............
Think about you DID do today !

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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
We all understand. Thanks for checking in. We all worry about you and eachother when too much time has lapsed without any contact. Feel better soon!

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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending prayers your way for a wonderful trip to the beach and that you feel much better soon.
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Chutzie, miss you...but understand! Get the rest you need and have lots of fun on
your beach trip. R&R is good :) Hope you feel better very soon.

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 8/2/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
 Glad you checked in.  We all understand.  Feel better Chutz!

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   Posted 8/2/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been wondering where you've been. Glad it's nothing serious, and breaks are important, too! Say hi to the ocean for me.

This too shall pass...

.....fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 8/2/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Have a wonderful, restful vacation.  Can't beat the beach for that!
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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   Posted 8/2/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope the beach trip is just what you need to put the wind back in your sails. Take good care of yourself and feel better.

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   Posted 8/2/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that we all have times like this. It sounds as if you just need to take time to take care of yourself right now. Have fun at the beach! It sounds like the perfect medicine to me!

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   Posted 8/2/2010 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Taking care of yourself is important. Glad you are doing that. Have a great time at the beach!
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