Sounds like you're making a pretty GOOD start, to me! LOL
Click on the team title at the top of the page, and you'll find a list of topics to explore--and be sure to check out the Reading Room there while you're at it!
You'll never need to feel alone here, we may have different combos of symptoms, but we've all been where you are in one way or another...
Welcome aboard! Kathy
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
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
Life comes in si
Pounds lost: 16.0
Fitness Minutes: (108,057) Posts: 22,833 3/14/12 1:45 A
Thank you all again, and I am really learning a lot. I actually had the best day I've had in a very long time today. I was sore, but stayed awake all day, and it wasn't debilitating. Tonight is another story, I just can't seem to get to sleep and the pain is getting worse and worse. I am really thinking about giving the Mucinex a try - I know a couple of months ago when I was taking it for a sinus infection I actually felt quite a bit better (other than my completely congested head!) Again, thank you all - it is so nice to find people who can relate!
Working on a 40 lb loss by my 40th birthday June 26, 2013
and to a "pained" team (LOL) (We need to laugh or get down in the dumps too far). I don't have any luck with exercise, if fact it seems to make more flares. I have a deep tissue massage every 2 weeks that is not comfortable but it helps release the knots that form all the time in the muscles. I do like the pool for water walking, hot tub, and a good lumbar support as it is in my entire back and lower extremities. We are campers & have put a 9" foam mattress in & do have fairly good nights with a sleeping aid. I also take several meds. to help relax the muscles. I haven't heard of the Mucinex thoughts. Has anyone else worked with it?
There are article available for chronic pain and fibro. in the reading room. Hope you get some relief with some of the great suggestions. I totally understand!!
Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner. Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.
"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)
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If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. ~ David Viscott
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My heart goes out to you. Everyone so far has told you exaclty how it is. Exercising although not a cure is a great way to cope. The feel good aspect is great and if the pain in my back or hips make it hard for me to get up....I can spring up using my legs. Supplements and pain killers help but its a vicious cycle, what works today may not work tomorrow. Be strong in your heart and mind, love the new you and nurture yourself. Let no one diminish you and the adjustments that you have to make for life to be bearable. We are out here for you too.
I have had fibro for many years now.....worked for years and am now on disability at age 55. I fought for a long long time to keep working. I lost 120 pounds and hoped that the fibro would be better but it was not. I did feel better in that I was able to move easier...less knee pain....but the fibro pain was still there. I walk most days for exercise and plan to increase and incorporate some weight training soon. Meds have been a joke...it is all trial and error with fibro. What helps one person may not help another. I'm of the mindset that if you can avoid them then do so. I am off everything now except for my pain meds. I am on a vitamin regimen and feel that does help some. What helps me: Summer (warm weather) hot baths, heating pads, staying active, eating healthy, reducing stress(increased stress raises your pain level) So sorry to hear that you have to deal with this awful condition. I'll be glad to help any way I can. Hugs, Sarah
"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us" Romans 8:37
current weight: 180.0
Fitness Minutes: (63,017) Posts: 16,850 3/12/12 11:05 A
Hello & welcome! I was told by my doctor to take Mucinex for my Fibromyalgia to clear out all of the mucous from my joints. I cannot take it presently as I am pregnant with my 3rd child. However, once the baby is born then I will start back with 1200 mg daily.
"Forgiveness is the fragrance a violet sheds, after a heel has crushed it." ~Mark Twain.
So sorry to hear that! Do you think it was because of that accident? They often say that fibro can be the cause of an accident, although I never had one. I don't even know how long I've had fibro, I just know it's been years. Mine isn't the worst, and I've never had any luck with meds, so I don't do anything to treat it. I have diabetes, so I've lost 50 pounds and started exercising, and maybe that as helped. Different things work for everybody, though, so hopefully you find something that helps you!!
I saw that you are in KC, so thought I'd yell hi from over the state line - I'm in Olathe :)
I have been on Spark off and on for several years, but was just diagnosed with fibro last week. I am feeling pretty overwhelmed, but have more motivation to lose weight and find a way to exercise. I am 38 and don't want to keep feeling like I'm 88. I will look through the info here - I really don't even know where to start.
Thanks for being here!
Working on a 40 lb loss by my 40th birthday June 26, 2013
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