Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia

Today is one of those days, more like a day that can be marked as getting nothing done. So the one thing I can do is sit here at the PC and search for more answers to this enigma which is Fibromyalgia, so I found this in my travels and thought you might be interested to find there are people actively searching for answers to our invisible problem.
I will keep functioning! I won't be forced into living a life of "I can't" or "I better not", I am a fighter and I'm fighting MAD!
That said, you might find this website helpful, I did.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Parkinson's Drug Eases Fibromyalgia Pain - MedicineNet.com Medical References for Patients

There is a really good report, which I am going to ask my doctor about. We'll see if he knows about this and his opinions.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Monday Blues

Yes, it's Monday again and for some reason my body says AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
I just found out about something that gives me a good feeling though, it's called Melatonin and sounds like it would be worth a try.
What is you ask? Well from the website where I found the information, it says that it is a hormone (N-acetyl-5 methoxytryptamine) which is produced by the pineal gland during the night, stimulated by darkness but also inhibited by light.
The main focus of using this hormone is on sleep disturbances, S.A.D., depressive disorders, cancer therapy and neuroendocrine disorder, so fibromyalgia does fit in with these problems.

In fact, a pilot study was conducted at the University of Buenos Aries, Argentina on fibromyalgia patients and was found to have a significant effect for;

  1. Sleep disturbance
  2. Fatigue
  3. Pain symptoms

during the 4-week study 19 of the 21 fibromyalgia patients that took part were found to have reported at day 30 a significant improvement in the tender point count and severity of pain at selected points as well as improved sleep! They were given 3 mg at bedtime.

I don't know about you, but this sounds like good news. They did state that double-blind placebo controlled studies are needed. I am going to give it a try!

The best part of this whole thing is no adverse effects were reported. One thing is that if you take Prozac (flouxetine), it should not be taken at the same time as they don't mix and can counteract each other.

You can find the article here.

Friday, October 07, 2005

A Short Survey-Let Them Know

If you are a Fibromyalgia Sufferer then here's a Quick Survey to let the help us all.
You can add your experience to a national questionnaire to help get a nationwide feel for the condition & set an agenda for all people suffering from this painful condition!

Friday, September 02, 2005

A Very Good Source of Information

You can find all kinds of GOOD info here if you need to know more about how this affects us

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Keep Learning...


I have been learning, yes I am OLDish, but one thing I can tell you is KEEP LEARNING!
Learn something new every single day, I do, and if I can most people can to some extent. Just because you may be suffering in silence almost every day from something like Fibromyalgia does not mean you can't learn some ways to overcome the pain.

I've learned Self-Hypnosis and let me tell you that it took no time at all to get the hang of it!
Now, when the pain is still there after my allotted pills have been ingested, I can sit back and relax and let the pain slowly slip away. You may not know how good this can feel if you've never had to put up with some debilitating illness.

I can compare it to sliding into a warm pool on a cool night or finding that for the last 10 minutes you have been "OUT-THERE" concentrating on some thought (daydreaming) so much you get rudely awakened to hear "...are you listening to me?"

It is no more than that really, some people have made it seem like you have no control over your own mind but that couldn't be further from the truth. You cannot lose your control of your mind while doing this, because you have to concentrate on what you aim to do (reduce pain!).

Friday, February 25, 2005

Waking moments

My waking moments decide for me weather or not I will have a good day or not, if for instance, when I wake-up and cannot move anything more than my eyelids without great pain, this will more than likely be an unproductive day. This is how I wake-up most days throughout the winter months, like my body has gone prematurely into rigormortice!!

On the other hand, I am extremely grateful for those days when I wake-up and can move everything, go and put the kettle on and have a wash and start my day without having to question why my body has to be riddled with pain, especially when I try and be a 'nice' person and not bother anyone like so many seemingly NORMAL people tend to do!

I spend so much time in search of natural(ish) ways to get away from this daily regime of waking-up, forcing movement, popping all the pills, maybe staying awake, waiting for the pills to kick in and then starting my day! By the time all of this has taken place, it can be midday, no wonder I don't work for an employer anymore!!

I guess I'll have to keep searchin'.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Monday, January 10, 2005

Tramadol, Co-codamol, Amatriptylene & Methacarbamol

Been wantin' to share this with you, these are my good friends; anyone for a cocktail?

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Your Pain

I have started this to let you know all I can about Fibromyalgia and how it affects all of us, not just you or me, but anyone, all we need to do is compare notes and maybe we can come up with a better solution to the PROBLEM!!
OK I'll Start;
Every day for the past five years I have woken-up in pain; That's when I could go to sleep!
See how easy that was? Quick Too !

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

FIBRO-MY-AL-GIA

We are all in pain, at one time or another, it just seems like we
Fibromyalgia Sufferers
are getting more than our fair share!!

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