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Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 12-20-2004, 03:35 AM
Replies: 124
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Posted By janet
Dearest Deb, I am so sorry to hear about your...

Dearest Deb, I am so sorry to hear about your medical news. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.
This ailment is so much more severe than Fibro..especially since it is rare...that means they...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-28-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Hi Cyn & Deb.. I know exactly what both of...

Hi Cyn & Deb..

I know exactly what both of you mean...I have been in a constant Fibro flare now for 2 months...All of Oct and now we are in the end of Nov. I am at my ropes end too.I have so much...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-27-2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
I am Often asked??

I am often asked what is this Fibromyalgia?

This is a good explanation of it..it is long, but it gives you an idea what daily life is for us sufferers.

Fibromyalgia


Definition
...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-25-2004, 05:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Deb, I know what you mean...people don't realize...

Deb, I know what you mean...people don't realize that you have an ailment...but your loved ones can tell right away, and your doctor can too.

I do not work outside my home any longer...and I never...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-25-2004, 05:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Deb, look at the relationship with your monthly...

Deb, look at the relationship with your monthly period cycle..just before mine starts I go through the "no sleep cycle" on those nights I get about 2 hrs sleep...after a few days I crash and sleep...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-24-2004, 06:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Deb, I used to get angry too because I couldn't...

Deb, I used to get angry too because I couldn't fall asleep, or stay asleep..so I learned to get up after 1/2 hr of tossing and turning and go to another room and read magazines..and get settled down...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-24-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Cyn, I don't know why..but wool feels so much...

Cyn, I don't know why..but wool feels so much better on me when I am chilly and can't seem to stay warm..My Mom made me a woolen comforter from all my old woolen skirts that I used to wear to...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-22-2004, 10:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Cyn, You have to be very careful with the heating...

Cyn, You have to be very careful with the heating pad...you can actually do damage with them..I too get cold feet, and when they get cold...they ache and get stiff...I like to now wear WOOL...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-21-2004, 11:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
DeBora, I would definetly remind the doctor...

DeBora,

I would definetly remind the doctor about that...since the cause is unknown...and you seem to have gone into a remission ..it might be a key for them in treating you...

Fibro is an...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 11-21-2004, 07:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
DeBora, Why don't you ask your Family...

DeBora,

Why don't you ask your Family Doctor for a referral to a Rheumatologist?

They are familar with Fibro since it is in the same family as Arthritis..but different.

Have you ever been...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-31-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Rosin, So sorry you are having all those...

Rosin, So sorry you are having all those troubles, with finances and no insurance.

So lets see you need to do some over the counter stuff. Now, Aleve is similar to Naproxen, that is what they...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-31-2004, 06:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Rosin, Does your Doctor have you on any type of...

Rosin, Does your Doctor have you on any type of meds?

When I was first diagnosed I was put on a low dose of elavil at bedtime and it helped me to start a cycle of sleep. You need the sleep so...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 10-29-2004, 10:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
So sorry Rosin, What I can tell you, there have...

So sorry Rosin, What I can tell you, there have been alot of us that have gone thru the same thing as you...I was the same way when they finally diagnosed me in 1996. I was very lucky then that my...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-17-2004, 08:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
cynstenquist, Yes, When I am in a remission,...

cynstenquist,

Yes, When I am in a remission, I almost feel normal again...I have alot of energy then, and I am actually singing around the house, just like I did before. I can do more chores then....
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-17-2004, 10:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Sue G. Fibromyalgia, is just one of the...

Sue G.

Fibromyalgia, is just one of the diseases of the autoimmune system..for some reason, due to a virus, or an accident, our autoimmune system gets hypersensitive, and out of wack. There are...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-07-2004, 04:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
I hate when my Fibro symptoms include the brain...

I hate when my Fibro symptoms include the brain fog...it really bugs me, I find the more I work my brain but doing crossword puzzles, word games, memory games, reading hard textbooks, keeps my brain...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-02-2004, 03:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
I still feel if a person who is in the...

I still feel if a person who is in the limelight...be it our top ranking government personell, congressman, senators, tv/movie celebrities...if they fell to this disease, the gateway of all the...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-29-2004, 07:25 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Elizabeth, I agree with everything you have...

Elizabeth,

I agree with everything you have stated...I too had a profession in the medical field and it involved patient care, records, lab tests, and a brain that had to be always working...even...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-28-2004, 06:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Thanks Sis! There are so many of us that are...

Thanks Sis! There are so many of us that are suffering. I keep thinking if someone famous gets this, maybe they will grant more funding for a cure. As of now, there isn't any.

I really appreciate...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-28-2004, 06:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
I always heard that fibrositis was the old term,...

I always heard that fibrositis was the old term, while now it is Fibromayalgia.

Fibrositis is:Inflammation of white fibrous tissues (especially muscle sheaths)

Fibromyalgis is: (medicine)...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-27-2004, 09:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Sandra, I would hate for your dad to be a...

Sandra,
I would hate for your dad to be a fellow sufferer, but there are alot worse ailments in the world...at least this just gives pain & discomfort, unlike rheumatoid arthritis, which actually...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-26-2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
This is an article from an FM specialist given ...

This is an article from an FM specialist given when he explained that the "body thermostat" in fibromite patients is "disrupted" & not finctioning normally.

1. NORMAL BODY TEMPERATURE IS 98.6 F...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-26-2004, 04:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
TIP OF THE WEEK FOR FIBRO PATIENTS Although...

TIP OF THE WEEK FOR FIBRO PATIENTS

Although antibiotics and other drugs are often used to treat parasitic infections, this approach can pose a threat to overall health by upsetting the immune...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-20-2004, 11:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Cyn, You are on the way up girl! You will learn...

Cyn, You are on the way up girl! You will learn all the tools you need to keep you ahead of the game and when you feel low...we are all here to pull you up.

I think when you are first new to...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-20-2004, 05:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By janet
Cyn...sorry you have had to experience nastiness...

Cyn...sorry you have had to experience nastiness from a neighbor...but you handled it beautifully..you took the "high road" Congratulations! I have recently experienced a difficult person too in my...
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