Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 12,820
10/10/11 11:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Vitamin D--I have a "profound clinical deficiency'; enough that in order to stay in the LOW end of normal, I have to take 50,000 I twice a week--under medical supervision.

For most people, your body will manufacture all you need if you spend 10 minutes a day or so outdoors in natural light. Some climates and seasons make that difficult, believe me, I know! (I live in the Seattle area-- and it rains about 180 days out of the year--not a lot of VOLUME, just a lot of the time! LOL) There are simple blood tests your doctor can do to determine whether a supplement is necessary, and you should find out before self-medicating: It can take HUGE amounts for some to get to normal (me) but some people can't handle extra vitamin D at all, and though it is rare to actually overdose, it is possible to have a toxic reaction... And, ESPECIALLY if you are taking ANY prescription medications, be sure your doctor knows if you decide on any OTC medication or supplement. They can interact in some pretty bizarre ways...

The one thing that helps me deal with the struggling is just to make a specific amount of moving a permanent part of my routine. Even when it hurts. I never go back to square one--unless I've just had surgery or something, then its out of my hands! LOL

You get through it, any way you can find without hurting yourself more, m'dear... just know we all understand, You are not alone and
emoticon

Nice thing about cyberhugs--they don't hurt! emoticon

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

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 specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


 Pounds lost: 24.0 
 
0
21.25
42.5
63.75
85
TONYAKU's Photo TONYAKU Posts: 4
10/1/11 10:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for all of the tips everyone!! I have had Fibromyalgia now for ummmmm.... 5 years or so. It's been a struggle to find medications that will actually work for me. Not sure why.
I will try the suggestion of getting some fruit and yogurt before the games. I really just need to be more disciplined with everything.
This site is awesome to use as a sounding board!! Thank you!! emoticon

All the desirable things in life are either illegal, expensive, fattening or married to someone else.

When I'm bored, I send a text message to a random number saying, "I hid the body, now what?" LOL!!


 Pounds lost: 6.8 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
HIPPIEGURL's Photo HIPPIEGURL Posts: 4,934
9/30/11 9:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

Sandy



Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching and NEVER fry bacon naked!

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
-Charles Carlson


 Pounds lost: 65.0 
 
0
31.25
62.5
93.75
125
CAROLHARMON's Photo CAROLHARMON Posts: 345
9/30/11 8:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi and welcome. I don't always say much on ant site but I did want to tell you to hang in there. I myself have been struggling with my weight. Of course when I got my dr's report that I have FMS, received all my meds I just gave up and started emotional eating. Bad thing to do. Gained all my weight back and am now struggling to take it off again. It happens to all of us. But with the help of a SP friend and SP. I am getting back on track. Just want to say ask for help if you need to. It took me to long to do so but now I know there are people who do care. Good Luck and Hang In There. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Sorry sent to wrong person please forward to TONYAKU if possible thanks

Edited by: CAROLHARMON at: 9/30/2011 (20:29)
 current weight: 262.8 
 
262.8
227.1
191.4
155.7
120
NATURESBOUNTY's Photo NATURESBOUNTY Posts: 565
9/30/11 5:55 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Sweety wellcome to sparks people. An almost everyone on this board understands. Count us a family an support network. We struggle threw. But here ranting is welcome. Unlike in life you dnt always find some one who can truly understand. But we do. Now you mentioned the hotdog for supper at park. can you squeeze a few minutes to swing by grocery store. If so you could get fruit an find some thing a bit more nutriouse to eat at the park. I dont eat meat or dairy but im sure doing this price wise may come out the same. You could get fruit , cup of low calorie yogart an find some thing else to go with an a big bottle of water an be set. I hope my advise is helpful its just a suggestion. ***gentle hugs***

Michele - Co-Leader of Vegan Fitness and Nutrition Team ...We are a awesome team of people come join us!!! I always view life like Dora from Finding Nemo lol "Just keep swimming Just Keep swimming"
SHERIFITZ1's Photo SHERIFITZ1 SparkPoints: (2,455)
Fitness Minutes: (230)
Posts: 104
9/30/11 5:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
First of all emoticon to the team!!! You'll find lots of support and good advice here! Second, emoticon on finding a successful way to not not murder your co-worker. In my experience women *never* look good in orange and white horizontal stripes and 4:30am is a deplorable time to eat an institutionally horrid breakfast. emoticon

That being said, I think all of us at one time or other have probably struggled with wondering why when it didn't seem we were eating any differently, we were suddenly gaining weight. Sadly the answer is sometimes simply that many of the meds used to treat fibro patients come with weight gain as a side effect. But before you jumping off a cliff or, less dramatically, flushing your meds, there are steps you can take to reverse the trend, if you're willing to work at it. Mostly it means (from the SP folks I've spoken with and my own experience) instead of cutting your calories to the recommended 1,200 you cut to 1,100 and you up your exercise from the recommended 30 minutes a day to 40. I also added 5,000 units of Vitamin D and Sam-e to my meds to help flush my liver.

I'll be honest, it probably wasn't the best way overall for me to do it and I had to ask my doctor for a script for Percocet while I was working out that much. Just please, please don't think that a diagnosis of fibro means a consignment to a life of being overweight!!!

Courage isn't always a lion's roar- It is sometimes the heart at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."


 current weight: 168.0 
 
190
177.5
165
152.5
140
SOSMEGOD's Photo SOSMEGOD SparkPoints: (18,696)
Fitness Minutes: (2,685)
Posts: 1,697
9/30/11 5:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon . I'm emoticon your struggling with this new diagnosis. FMS is a nightmare to have. Being told by doctors that they can't help and you just have to live with it sucks big time too. I don't suffer from anxiety but I do suffer from depression. The medication has a tendancy to make you gain weight try not to panic just adjust your eating habits and exercise you'll do okay. You'll find when your unable to exercise you'll go up in weight but once you can again you'll go back down.
If you find you have questions or need anything even if it's to rant a little just turn to one of us. We're here for you, your not alone.

The Best You Can Be At Any
Given Moment Is Yourself
-Elizabeth Alraune sosmegod


 current weight: 42.8  over
 
45
22.5
0
-22.5
-45
TONYAKU's Photo TONYAKU Posts: 4
9/30/11 3:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SO.... I have FMS. I hate it. My worst enemy.
In February, I was also diagnosed with some anxiety something or other. I was put on Celexa then - 20 mg. Since then, I have gained 20+ lbs. I feel better being on the Celexa - at least I don't want to kill a certain co-worker every time I see him anymore. That's good, right?
I have just had my 4th dr tell me that "yes. Fibromyalgia is what you have". Ugh. What did we ever do to deserve this constant struggle to feel "good"??
I have been a lot better at keeping track of things that I eat - I don't think I have been eating more than before - most of the time I am sick to my stomach anyway.
My husband and I have 2 teenagers, a boy who will be 16 in a few months and a girl who is 13 1/2. They are both in sports. We usually don't get home to START dinner until after 6:00pm - if we don't have a game. If we do, then we are not home to eat at all - it's usually whatever they are serving at the concession stand (a hot dog and popcorn).
I'm not sure for what I am asking. Advice? a sympathetic ear? obviously I don't feel like working today because I am blogging when I should be checking over my work!
Sorry this was so random and all... just thoughts that were in my brain - now back to work! But hey! It IS Friday!! emoticon

Edited by: TONYAKU at: 9/30/2011 (15:25)
All the desirable things in life are either illegal, expensive, fattening or married to someone else.

When I'm bored, I send a text message to a random number saying, "I hid the body, now what?" LOL!!


 Pounds lost: 6.8 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Fighting Fibromyalgia Fibro Symptoms Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Having to deal with it's in your head type people 11/3/2013 3:14:43 PM
What can we do for chronic pain from Fibromyalgia? 12/10/2013 10:00:13 AM
When Did Your Symptoms Start? 9/2/2013 7:19:23 PM
When to move? 1/23/2014 4:29:48 PM
RANT dark, depressing very ugly. 1/13/2014 1:29:49 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3610x41x44355562

Review our Community Guidelines