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Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-18-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Lists, lists, lists, and lists to remind me to...

Lists, lists, lists, and lists to remind me to take my lists with me!

Some days I can't remember squat!

The IBS is bothering me more these days than it has in the past. I dunno what's going on....
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-17-2004, 02:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Sue G - According to some theories, FMS and...

Sue G -

According to some theories, FMS and CFIDS are part of the same disease continuum. I think the worst part of my FMS is the fatigue component. I can deal with the pain and stiffness, and...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-12-2004, 03:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
The following is from the Arthritis Foundation's...

The following is from the Arthritis Foundation's Good Living with Fibromyalgia Workbook:

Source: The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org). Excerpted from Good Living with Fibromyalgia...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-08-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Janet - those are really good ideas for fighting...

Janet - those are really good ideas for fighting off the brain-fog of fibro. No one has done any research about the brain-fog we get, "they" just "know" it isn't related to Alzheimer's or dementia.
...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-02-2004, 04:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Well, being a nurse with a good bit of clinical...

Well, being a nurse with a good bit of clinical experience and teaching in nursing schools, I am able to review medical cases for attorneys - malpractice, personal injury, worker's comp, and even...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-02-2004, 12:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Sorry Cyn! MNSHO means My No So Humble Opinion! ...

Sorry Cyn! MNSHO means My No So Humble Opinion!

Cheerio!
Elizabeth
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 09-02-2004, 03:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
First things first. The first thing is to learn...

First things first. The first thing is to learn to cope well with our various manifestations of the fibro/CFS continuum. Simultaneously, we gotta get the medical professions to admit FMS/CFS is...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-29-2004, 03:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Yeah, but realistic. The general public doesn't...

Yeah, but realistic. The general public doesn't pay much attention to the medical conditions of their friends, relatives and acquaintences. They just assume the doctors know what they are doing. But...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-28-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Fibro = Rheumatism?

There is some thought that fibromyalgia represents what used to be called "rheumatism." Symptoms certainly are similar, if not the same!

I wish "they" would stop renaming conditions. It removes...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-23-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Cyn - I don't have all the same problems you do -...

Cyn - I don't have all the same problems you do - don't have the burning pains as much - but I have many similar problems. I get muscle spasms inside my pelvis that cause enough pain to bring me to...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-20-2004, 01:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Cyn, There has been much suffering in my...

Cyn,

There has been much suffering in my Church over the ages, and we take a rather different view of things. There is an Akathist by Metropolitan Tryphon (Prince Boris Petrovich Turkestanov)...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-20-2004, 05:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Cyn, you are going to get through all this just...

Cyn, you are going to get through all this just fine! The coping skills are learned, and you probably will have to try several kinds of coping skills to find the ones that "work" for you. I'm sure...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-19-2004, 02:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
I love your response to your so-called friends!...

I love your response to your so-called friends! I'm gonna use it! "Fine," indeed! LOL!

Coping skills? Cy, you've already listed some important ones - maintain a sense of humor as best you can....
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-18-2004, 03:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Cyn - I've found, for me, the Guai made...

Cyn -

I've found, for me, the Guai made more difference than anything else I've tried. I'm fortunate to not have the same problems you do, or too many other conditions - I do have hypertension,...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-11-2004, 12:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Obviously, nutrition contributes a great deal to...

Obviously, nutrition contributes a great deal to our health in many, many ways!

I have always enjoyed citrus fruits, and often find myself "craving" lemonade or oranges. You should have seen me in...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 08-07-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Actually, when I started on the Guai, I didn't...

Actually, when I started on the Guai, I didn't notice any difference. I'm taking so many pills that I forgot I was taking it - just set it up each week with the rest of my pills without really...
Forum: Health - Chronic Diseases 07-30-2004, 06:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,620
Posted By ewriggs
Anyone Else Using the Guaifenesin Protocol??

Since starting on Guaifenesin (600 mg twice a day) in 2003, I've been doing much, much better. Still have days of aching and fatigue and fog, but I've been able to totally leave off the pain meds and...
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