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12/25/11 3:05 P

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone! I am new to this group and the entire website. A friend of mine told me about this website and recommended it to me! So I thought I would try it. I have Fibro, Chronic Fatigue and a crapload of other issues. I've been Dx since 2006 but have had it since I was a child (most likely born with it due to complications in the womb we think). I've gained about 20 lbs since June and I'm not happy about it. I'm trying to stay steady but working out is a joke especially with the cold winter weather. I reside in the midwest so that doesn't help! Um, lets see...I try to eat healthier but more Fibro upsets my IBS so I have to be careful with what I eat. There are days where I don't think I eat the regular 2000 calories and other days I know I eat more. Hmm...anywho, so that is just a little bit about me. I'm still working on goals that I want to set for myself...its just really hard to work out right now. But I will come up with something small to work at, at first and then make my way up. Nice to meet everyone!
Tanya B. :o)

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12/23/11 4:07 P

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I'm new to the group but not SP. I've had fibromyalgia for about 19 years now along with a host of other problems. I live in Kentucky. I'm divorced with a soon to be 20 year old son.
Ramona

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12/7/11 12:55 A

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Memory foam makes me crazy! LOL

I have to move, even in my sleep, because staying in a static position for too long causes muscle spasms. Memory foam makes it harder for me to do my " tossin' and turnin' " and I have MORE pain... but then we're all different, so what works for me or you may or may not work for anyone else... LOL

Good thing I like a challenge, eh? LOL

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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TWILAT Posts: 211
12/5/11 7:50 A

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I have one of those sleep number beds. Got it on a number that makes it soft.

Twila - Missouri



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12/4/11 6:04 P

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For all the side sleepers out there.....have you tried a memory foam mattress or mattress pad? It does take away all the pain but it does help.

You have to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of others

Be kind to all because everyone you meet is fighting some sort of battle.



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12/4/11 8:20 A

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Thank you all for welcoming me to the team and sharing your story.

Edited by: TWILAT at: 12/4/2011 (08:21)
Twila - Missouri



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12/4/11 7:22 A

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Welcome Twilat. I ,too am a side sleeper, and those hips Do feel so painful after a short time. I do sleep with a flattened pillow between my knees to relieve spinal pressure. The right arm numbness has completely gone since my carpal tunnel surgery in September. The day I had the surgery, it was gone! I had not slept on my right side for three years, so only left side sleeping,,fibro did not help.. I am glad you returned and you WILL reach your goals in these next few months.
Keep that cruise ship in your eyes at all times! Good luck!

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12/3/11 9:34 P

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I am also a side sleeper. When needed, I come up to my recliner and sleep. I am kind of at the end of a major, painful leg spasm that broke several (or 1 lg.) blood vessel.It is the side I sleep on, I am still black and blue (after 3 1/2 weeks) but have gone out shopping the last couple days for short trips. This is an extreme situation that the Dr. could hardly believe but the spasm was more than likely supported by Fibro. with the additional pain. Otherwise, like the rest of us, I have good and bad days with the weather being a big factor.

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12/3/11 8:19 P

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welcome

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12/3/11 12:18 P

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12/3/11 8:56 A

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Glad you are with us! Welcome!

I'm a side sleeper, too. Makes for uncomfortable nights, doesn't it? I often end up on the couch because I think I disturb hubby too much.

As for losing weight, I'm sure many will agree that meds are often detrimental in that department. I put on 20 pounds in one month on one of them, and steriods, well, that's a given. Point being, it's just trying to be as healthy as we can. This is a great place to get the support.

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12/3/11 8:40 A

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I joined Sparkpeople a few years back, but never stuck with it. I came back about a month ago. I'm new to the team.

I lost weight with the First Place 4 Health Program which is a biblical weight loss program. I was at my goal weight until a couple of years and I allowed a few pounds to show back up. I'm in the process of losing that. First Place tracked food with the diabetic exchange system. It worked fine while I lost the weight and it taught me my new lifestyle. I've noticed since I've started counting calories that I was consuming more calories than I should have. I have about 24 pounds to lose and want to get it off before my cruise in March.

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12/3/11 8:27 A

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Welcome to the group. Are you new to sparkpeople or just new to this team?
You will find that there is a lot of healthy living support in the healthy lifestyle and health conditions to assist you in making wise choices. There is always someone available or soon that will give you a supportive ear in your journey.

My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today.




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12/3/11 8:18 A

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I haven't been formally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, but was told by a neurologist that she thought I had it. I've tried for years to deny that fact that I have it. I have flare ups when the weather changes. Right now my pressure points in my arms are very tender. I have pain in the hips on both sides which makes sleeping hard. I'm a side sleeper and don't like sleeping on my back. I seem to have most of my problems in the winter months.

I enjoy reading what others go through. It helps me know that I'm not alone.

Twila - Missouri



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