Gotta Vent---I know you all know where I'm coming from!!

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   Posted 3/9/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I hurt today, but what else is new...well I would say I'm in the process of a flare so to speak. I have not been sleeping well. I took an Ambien CR last night and it did not put me to sleep. Had to end up taking an Adavant about 2 hrs later so I had little to no sleep.
We all now that no sleep = Pain...its just so darn hard sometimes getting up, getting myself ready for work, coming to work, leaving to go home, and pretty much drag myself to bed. On days far and in between I'm feeling ok enough to cook and do some cleaning up. I just really hate how just  because I'm not in tears and walking around with my hand to my head looking like I'm going to faint.....everyone assumes I'm okay. I'm not my fingers hurt, my feet hurt (new since about 6 months or so ago) my back and legs hurt, my knees hurt and my neck hurts too. And of course I'm sleepy as all get out. I know I'm fortunate that I can still work everyday, I'm truly blessed and I know it. But sometimes, I just want to start crying and say I'm hurting leave me alone. Your parents, even spouse, kids, they can all be sympathetic, but unless you walk the walk, you just don't really understand, except you all. I also have been trying to not take as much pain med's so this is the first I've taken something today. Praying it kicks in soon. Today was a very un productive day for me. But there is always tomorrow.
Thanks for listening to me.
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: Tramadol, Percocet for break thru pain, & Adavan
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 3/9/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww, Monica.  I'm sorry you are having such a bad day.  But, I hope tomorrow will be far better.  You are correct in saying they really don't know what you are truly feeling like.  Before you had fibro, you wouldn't have either.  It sure isn't fun but we will help as much as we can.  Tomorrow is a new day and hopefully it will be a good one for you.
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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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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 3/9/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Your so right, thanks Sherrine! Tomorrow will be a better day!

Hopegirl...aka Monica
Current yucky stuff: Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, PCOS, Migranes... to name the major players....
Current Meds to help yucky stuff: Tramadol, Percocet, Adavan, Prestique, Neurontin, Frova
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 3/9/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Monica, Sending you gentle hugs! Somedays really hurt. We feel your pain,hon! Hope
you get a good night's sleep and feel much better!

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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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/9/2010 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
If you will let me shed some light on fibromyalgia. The core of disease lies in a problem with the ATP production process. People with fibromyalgia have a defective enzyme that does not properly eliminate the phosphate that is used in the formation of ATP. Thus there is excess phosphate within the cell. A phosphate ion has two negative charges and needs a calcium ion (with two positive charges) in order to neutralize it. Calcium is normally is stored in the endoplasmic reticulum and is released into the cytoplasm to tell the cell to "work, work, work." The overload of calcium within the cell (used to neutralize phosphate ions) puts the cell into constant neverending work not allowing it to rest as normal cells do in between functions. The tender points or tender lumps/bumps on your skin is actually calcium crystallization.

So what can do you do get rid of the excess calcium and phosphate within your cells? Take Guaifensin. In short, if you expose yourself to anything that contains salicytates then it will counteract the effect of Guaifensin. For more information on sources of salicytates read "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Fibromyalgia" I highly suggest you to read this book as it will save your life.

Michael, HHP

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   Posted 3/9/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly what you are talking about. Yesterday I called in sick because I hurt so bad I had trouble walking. My head felt like it was going to explode. I got a massage and it helped some. I worked today and felt better but my body still hurt. You hurt all the time and you have to live with it. I it almost becomes apart of you. People don't understand this at all. They don't understand how you can have that much pain and still continue with your day let alone smile. I have had chronic pain forever and if I let my body express my outward emotions all the time I don't think I would have many friends. What I don't understand about this is how is does change so much from day to day. Different parts of my body will hurt more on one day and not the next. Fibromyalgia is new to me as a diagnosis. Chronic pain is not. It really helps to hear other people talk about their frustrations and problems. It is good to talk to you. Hope you find a combination of remedies that work for you.


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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 3/10/2010 2:32 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW...must be going around..I am calling into today, no sleep last night, and the pain is ramped up. Gentle Hugs to all and may we all have better days.
Anxiety/Panic Attacks, GERD, IBS, Degenerative Disk, Fibro
Cymbalta, Xanax, Flexerill, aciphex

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