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2/25/10 2:02 A

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Check out the Chiropractor Article in the Reading Room thread, page 2

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Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
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2/23/10 3:00 P

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No. I tend to have very strong reactions to certain medications. Along with having to be able to wake up very easily, I take Xanax for sleep and anxiety.

I get tested very regularly. And my doctors are on top of it.

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2/23/10 2:45 P

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that is not good for your liver. Have you tried ambien?

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2/23/10 2:35 P

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I find myself some days, so afraid that I won't be able to move later, that I don't exercise.

I take half of a 7/50 Vicodin for pain in the morning, because mornings are usually worse for me. Some nights I need one before bed. They had me on Flexerol too, but it does not help me sleep, it just makes me feel like my body is trying to come out of my skin.

As I start to run low, I do less physically, like bake. I also take Ibuprofen every day. Some times two or three times.

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2/23/10 2:27 P

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Aleve? I take that on an occasion. When the other stuff don't help. I know nothing is good on a day to day basis but I like it..



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2/23/10 12:13 A

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I only take the excedrin for pain. She has me on flexeril to help me sleep at night but it doesn't. I went back to the Excedrin PM last week and am getting much more sleep and rest. My liver tests always come out great so I don't have to worry about taking it.

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Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


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2/22/10 1:31 P

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Pain Meds ~~~ I don't take any on a regular basis ~~~ I take alot of bubble baths

Janet ~ SW PA

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2/22/10 12:04 P

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Thanks Suemagootoo. I wont know anything until 4pm cst. So its a long wait. emoticon
ps i have lost 3lbs emoticon

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2/22/10 11:24 A

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MSUTTON01: You are very lucky - I have the same kind of GP. I go to her for EVERYTHING, we're on a first-name basis :) She has been wonderful in helping me to find the perfect meds cocktail for me. Everyone should be so lucky!

Good luck with the lab-work!

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2/21/10 9:53 P

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Thank you for the heads up. I am going to try once a week then. I know that it helps though. I can't take any kind of IB Profen so that is hard. Any suggestions on pain meds?

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2/21/10 6:57 P

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Good info ~~~ but ~~~~ brussel sprouts emoticon

sorry emoticon

MSDITUMS ~~~ I'm glad Aleve is giving you some relief ~~~ just be careful ~~~ a have a cousin diagnosed with diabetes, my son is a potential kidney donor for him (just in case) the Dr's told us to avoid Aleve because prolonged use can hurt your kidneys

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2/21/10 5:54 P

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A heads up on the Thyroid, if you have Thyroid issues, you should never eat any food in the Cabbage family. Cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts etc. as these foods destroy iodine in our systems that our thyroids need.

Both dh and I have underactive ones and I have been on pills for it for over a year. I love those foods except the brussel sprouts so was eating them quite often so won't be now.

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Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


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2/21/10 12:09 P

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Hey guys. Went to my reg dr on fri. when I told her all of my symptoms and them some. I was 3 weeks late on my period(talk about panic!), very heavy periods, no energy, lazy(?), she thought maybe my thyroid might be out of whack. So now I'm waiting on test results, and hoping that is what is wrong with me. At least that is an easy fix. I told my dr I'm either depressed or I need to lose about 160 lbs(his name is Steve) and she just laughed and laughed! she said maybe we didn't need to go to those extremes just yet. I love my family dr. I can tell her anything. I sometimes feel like I go to her too much and start feeling like a hypochondriac, and she said," but Michelle, every time you come here, there is something wrong. Except for when when you had Fibro, but we didn't realize it yet." Anyway, hopefully, we get my 'laziness' straitened out. Either thyroid, or depression, so thanks for giving me an outlet. I'm so glad I found you! emoticon

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2/20/10 2:32 P

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I tried something last night called Aleve. I know that people know about this but I had never tried it. I have really been hurting for the last week, not sleeping well either. I tried one 2 nights ago and then again last night. It helped me a lot. I was able to do laundry today and not feel so tenter. Just a thought. emoticon

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2/20/10 11:31 A

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LADYJUDITH: I know it's not for everyone, but if it helps one person.....WooHoo!



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2/19/10 2:21 A

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Thanks for your soapbox speech, Suemagootoo. It's good advice and something I should do too.

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2/18/10 10:35 P

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Thank you for the wonderful reply. I am going to try Aleve tonight and see how it works. I am so tired of the flu symptoms and nothing turning out. I know that all I do here is only in the living. I will be in wonder at the beauty when I am with him. In like 70 years... I hope..

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2/18/10 8:11 P

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Hang in there girl!!!
Life is life & this is the one we got ~~~ this time around
Next life ~~~ I want to come back as one of my pampered house cats emoticon

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2/18/10 3:17 P

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Thanks for all this feedback. I thought that after the medication (cymbalta, lamictal, etc..)and that I started feeling good that I was lucky. It is starting to get back to the way that it was. I feel like bad days do exist like I hear everyone talking about. I had to clean up after the puppy yesterday and when I stood up I started to cry. I sat down and stayed there. My husband kicked in and started to help. he is wonderful. Thanks for the news from all of you.

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2/17/10 11:55 P

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I'll find my info on The Spoon Theory as the links no longer good.

Edited by: ONLYTEMPORARY at: 2/17/2010 (23:56)
It's Only Temporary

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'It's only Temporary'

Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


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2/17/10 11:47 P

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Patti is right, doing things does help. I have had this nasty little disease for a good 44 years. During that time, having 3 kids, a hubby, animals and home to take care of, I learned a system that really helped.

On any given day, I would do only 1 'heavy' chore, for example: laundry and cooking or vaccuming and cooking or if there was shopping, that was it and I always made a list of the places I wanted to go. I would number ther in the order that I would come to them with them being in a 'circle' so I wasn't criss crossing my path. If possible, I scheduled Dr's appointments for that day as well so I didn't have to leave home another day in the same week.

Doing my cleaning this way, I didn't spend as many days in bed. During the first 25 years, I didn't sleep well at all either and that really drains your strength. I had to take naps when possible.



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'It's only Temporary'

Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


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Hi I'm new to all of this ~~~ NOT new to the pain.

At 24 I became a single Mother so I have always worked outside the home and having to be Mother & Father for my son, I just always worked through the pain ~~~ I never even knew why I hurt so bad.

My son is now 26 so I've been dealing with this for well over 20 years.

As of 01/01/2010 I was laid-off ~~~ and I have found the less I do the more I hurt. Crazy but true.

I have promised myself that I will work out at least 10 minutes a day ~~~ nothing major ~~~ just gentle ST or my stationary bike ~~~ because if not I'll never be able to go back to work in March.

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2/17/10 10:34 A

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Sorry - gonna hop on my soapbox for just a moment.

Every morning, I try to get up and "get ready for the day" I put on makeup, do my hair, and get dressed. I don't know why, but I always feel better when I don't look sick. I've even done this during serious flares. I also think that getting out of the house, 3-5 times a week, is very good medicine.

Okay - off my soapbox.

I also stay at home, and sometimes I get so irritated at myself for not getting things done. And yes, I feel lazy, and even guilty sometimes - especially when I take an afternoon nap. But I believe that, with FM, lazy days are sometimes necessary. However, there is a fine line between feeling lazy, and feeling depressed. I definitely think you should talk to your doctor and see if a change in meds might help.

This team is growing by leaps and bounds for a reason - we all understand the pain, and have a place to connect and learn. I'm glad you found us!


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Thank you, guys. I have been feeling pretty lazy lately, but I think that's my husband talking. He doesn't understand (doesn't try). So then when I try, I end up feeling so tired and sore, I feel like I have the flu, without the flu (know what I mean?) I have noticed lately that I do feel better just getting out of the house. It kind of charges me up and gives me a mental boost. I wonder if I've been depressed and not really even known. I wonder if I should call my dr and get my wellbutrin upped. i am soooo glad to have found this group. I live in a very small town and don't really know any one else with fibro. so there is no other support.


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2/17/10 9:08 A

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Hi! First of all, your kids are younger than mine so keep that in mind as you read on. (mine ar 19 and 15). I do not work outside the home and unless heaven decides I need to I won't be. I have learned to make it through a day and actually see accomplishments. Find your best time of day and use that to get a few things done each day. For example, a good day for me is to pay bills, keep up with the dishes (thriughout the day and a load or MAYBE 2 of laundry. On a bad day the dishes might get done. I take frequent breaks between tasks, but not more than 30 min because not moving is bad too. Believe it or not, when the pain is super bad, I have my husband drive me to the mall and we walk. I can do almost Are laps, 2/3 of a mile and I actually feel better than when I am home. GO FIGURE.
I get help wherever I can. If we could afford a cleaning lady we would have one. I have someone else carry laundry up and down. On bad weeks I have often considered using the shopping and delivery service our store provides...it adds on $10 to the bill but that might be doable! I would strongly encourage you to make a game with your kids out of teaching them to help you .
Last and most important I tell myself everyday, 'no matter how bad this get it will NOT kill me or beat meL.
best of luck to you spark friend. Stop by my sparkpage anytime to talk.
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2/17/10 12:22 A

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Hi there. You know I cleaned my house on Thursday of last week, well I started cleaning it. I finished Saturday afternoon. I have a husband, 5 kids, my 78 year old mom, 3 dogs and 3 cats. The cats are moms. My house is 4000 square feet. I take care of my 2 1|2 year old son and stopped working until July. WOW!!! I now sell Gold Canyon candles which I love and I don't feel as pushed for my time. It kills me to clean but I pray a lot, and take a lot of bubble baths. I did watch Dr. Oz and I am going to start eating some of the stuff that he talked about. emoticon

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Pain and lack of energy get me. I've been this way for going on 3 years. When I have a good day I do what I can, but always always pay for it!

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I know what you mean. When I stay home and do "nothing", I don't hurt nearly as much. But what kind of life is that? I miss going out and doing things, but I certainly pay for it in pain the next day(s).

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I have to tell you, I really don't do a whole lot. I have 2 boys(5 &8) & have no energy left over. So I don't worry about keeping the house clean, because on the days that I've busted my butt to get it done, I've paid for it for days. So, I just kinda get it done as it's needed or as I can. My hubby isn't so happy, but I tell him if he doesn't like it, he can clean it himself emoticon
Does any one else deal like this? I am also a SAHM. I owned my own beauty salon until a year ago, and had to sell it because i couldnt stand all day, or even a half day, roll a whole perm, or foil one head of long hair. not good for business.

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