fatigue and a new bed and general update

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redrose77
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   Posted 2/9/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been feeling like I am drowning in fatigue. We bought a new mattress 2 days ago, memory foam but on the cheap from w@lm@rt, and I am beginning to feel human and slightly better rested. I hurt less too. It makes me wonder if we could have afforded the $2000 model instead of one that cost less than 1/6 of that how much better I would feel. I hurt less. I am amazed at the difference.
 
Oh, and we bought a Wii and Wii fit to go with it. I have done the first 4 yoga exercises to the best of my ability for 4 days. Next week I will add strength training.
 
I will be going away with my husband this weekend, without our son who is staying with his sisters and grandmas. I am looking forward to our much delayed honeymoon. It has been 7 1/2 years since we married and 9 together. My husband is so understanding about how rotten I feel I am just hoping I feel up to doing stuff while we are away. We have a motel room booked at a place with a big whirlpool and pool. We are going to see a city I have wanted to see for years that is just an hour down the road. Leaving Friday and coming back Monday.
 
I see the gyn tomorrow about how heavy and irregular my periods have become since I began flaring last fall. I see the kidney specialist Wednesday about my fluid retention. I am planning to ask him to do something more than lasix since I am looking at years on prednisone and lasix doesn't help with prednisone.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar


Butterflake
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   Posted 2/10/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Redrose. Someone else on the forum mentioned how great a memory foam mattress topper is, so last week I bought a 2 inch topper from Target. It's wonderful! It doesn't seem to help me sleep more soundly, but it sure relieves pressure points and feels dreamy. Target has 1", 2" and 3" memory foam toppers. They are all expensive (my king size 2" cost $180) but it sure is money well spent. You'll miss your mattress when you're on honeymoon, but I hope you have a great time! Love, Butterflake

Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, diabetes, fibro, gerd, hypertension, IBS, sleep apnea  Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, seroquel, wellbutrin, actonel, tylenol arthritis, neurontin, phenegren, flexeril, vit C, multi vit, flaxseed oil.  Acupuncture  "Welcome to lupus, where the strange is ordinary and nothing is normal." Donna 
 


jhmom
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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Redrose, I am ready to get a foam mattress pad or take the plunge and replace my mattress that's only 5 years old. I am glad you are enjoying the mattress and Wii, I hope you continue to improve! Have a great trip and enjoy the time with your hubby! It may be just what the doctor ordered! Take care and keep us posted on how you are doing.
Stacie
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Darvocet (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)


redrose77
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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I was just so shocked to pay less than 300 for a queen sized mattress and have such good results. I feel even better today than I did yesterday, perhaps my sleep has been worse than I thought it was? What a pitty we didn't do this sooner. The Wii fit program is a challange but so much easier than trying to do it all on my own- I just knew I needed exercise and some changes in my life because I can't go on the way things were. I wasn't functioning anymore and it wasn't fair to my son. Now I am feeling so much better and wishing I had made these changes sooner. Today is day 5 with the Wii and every time I have caught myself trying to rationalize not doing my daily workout I force myself to do it then instead of waiting. I exercise when hubby is home though just to play it safe.

I am doing well in 2 of my 3 classes but my prof has advised I should drop the 3rd. I am fine with that but she needs to wait until it won't affect my financial aid.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar

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