Goal: Keep the FM flares to a bare minimum, none if possible
- Keep taking meloxicam and cymbalta
- Maintain good sleep hygiene
- Keep up exercise regimen
Goal: Loose 10 lbs, 1-2 inches from waist, 1-2 inches from hips, tone
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I've been fighting a nasty fibro-related headache for almost 3 weeks now. I tried Tylenol the first week or so, then broke down and went to the doctor. Not a migraine, but seriously tight muscles in my "wing" region that were referring pain to m... Read more
I'm eating healthier and exercising more than I ever have in my entire life, but I keep gaining weight. I know it's due to my prescriptions, but something must help to counteract that, right?
I'm almost to the point that I have to buy bigger p... Read more
Since I had to abandon my Elimination Diet experiment for a while (due to confounding medication changes), I'm starting another non-pain related experiment. Using the Calorie Differential Over Time Chart and compairing it to the graph of my wei... Read more
I wanted to let my fellow fibromites know that I'm conducting a diet experiment on myself to see if I can find some foods that might be aggrevating my fibromyalgia. I don't really like Spark's blog (I like to swear, and I want to own my work), s... Read more
It's really amazing how listening to my body has changed my life. For years, authority figures (parents, doctors, teachers, coaches) had been telling me what I felt was wrong or false.
In toddlerhood, my mom and the daycare moms started loa... Read more
April seems to be a wash already for getting any serious health going. I've been out of town most of the month already and will continue to do so. Not that I'm behaving recklessly with the diet. I'm a pretty healthy eater naturally...it just get... Read more
One of my goals for this month is to try and drink more water. When I lived in Minnesota, hydration was no problem, but since I moved to Montana (2 years ago!) I have hydrophobia.
Montana is a high desert -- it's dry here all the time -- but m... Read more
I need some advice folks:
I set a goal of keeping up an exercise regimen for 12 weeks. My reward for reaching this goal is a fancy Nikon camera I've been coveting.
Here's my program:
Sunday: Master Swim - 1.5 hours
Monday: off ... Read more
I've been really busting my butt as of late, I feel, to keep the calories low and exercise. Normally, I'd be dropping weight like gangbusters, but all this work is just keeping me from gaining due to the Lyrica. I can tell it's putting fat on m... Read more
I am a little bit shocked at the effect being on Lyrica has had on my weight. I haven't really gained any, but damn, nothing is coming off. Asked Dr. Marx about it -- the mechanism by which it creates this weight phenomenon is not known. Her adv... Read more
About a month back, I decided I wanted to start swimming -- its low impact, a really good cardiovascular activity, and most importantly, I like it. However, I was having a hard time making it happen. I realized there were several barriers to me... Read more
So, instead of me influencing my husband to eat more healthfully, his fast-food eating ways have tainted me. Montana is cold and dark and icy -- neither of us want to venture out of the house to exercise. We're definitely de-motivating each othe... Read more
Man, am I feeling the lack of exercise due to my chronic SI joint pain. I've been trying the chiropractor, seems to be helping, but everything is sore sore sore. And, my TMJ is acting up now, so no solid foods for me Read more