Posted 10/17/2017 7:20 AM (GMT -7)
Hello all, hoping you are all doing okay.
Me, not so much. I have Lupus which started to flare back in July and from there the fibro joined in....
Saw my rheumy yesterday, main complaint pain, stiffness, fatigue making it impossible to sleep. That whole catch twenty two thing.
She gave me some muscle relaxants and thankfully it worked quite well.
I was also told to stay put.....which is hard because I have always been a believer in determination and the dams the torpedos approach.
So her I sit.
But I did accomplish one thing. The drug I was given works by relaxing muscles but also on the Central Nervous System.
That whole thing has always scared me. When I flare my brain is always
affected, that brain fog thing. I have always known of it but never really studied it before today....fear of losing my mind I guess.
So now my question to all of you good folks is, Is there anything one can do physically to help the cognitive symptoms? Besides meds I mean. How can one stop the CNS involvement from happening or can we? Is there anything that will lessen this kind of symptom.
I made a list of all the things I think are part of CNS involvement that I deal with....there’s a lot. From what I learned it’s because everything
body is orchestrated by the brain and spine.
Here are some of my issues which are from an annoyance to rendering my life to a stand still.
Pain- fibro,headache,jaw clinching, neck pain and muscle stiffness
Concentration and focus
GI function, mobility problems both bowel and bladder
Balance, special issues, vertigo and dizziness
Mood, anxiety, fear, panic, frustration
Speech, forget words, articulation problems
Appetite loss, nausea
Muscle weakness and strength
I think they are all brain and spine issues from what I read.
The brain is quite fascinating with all it’s parts and what they do and the spine how it sends signals from the body to the brain, very interesting.
I just have to wonder if there is anything that can help the CNS from happening or at least to minimize the symptoms.
Would love to hear from you. Thanks, tuffymason