Monthly Archives: August 2017

Why Do People with Fibromyalgia Get Itchy Skin?


Why Do People with Fibromyalgia Get Itchy Skin?

My skin itches something fierce. Even wakes me up at night and takes awhile to resettle myself and go back to sleep.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Ordered my new glasses


I ordered my new glasses today. I don’t have insurance, but with the discount and coupon she found they came to $138 for regular lined bifocals.

I joined a Facebook group for the Keto diet I am following. I was thinking about maybe trying Atkin’s diet again and joined a group to see  how different they are. They were rude and threw me out because I sometimes only eat one meal a day which my doctor knows.

My Keto group is strict too, but they don’t throw people out they explain what they are doing wrong and what is against the group rules, but to just throw people out because of my choice of sometimes only eating one meal is ridiculous. I told her I didn’t need her group and I would stick with my Keto diet and group and if I want to follow Atkin’s diet on my own, I will.

I didn’t even have a chance to unjoin. She did it after her final dig at me.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Is Fibromyalgia Linked to Your Blood Type?


Is Fibromyalgia Linked to Your Blood Type?

Although the gist of the article seems to link Fibromyalgia to those with type O positive blood, I don’t agree as I have it and I am type B.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Teeth Filling Canceled


I got to the dentist and they started to put the numbing stuff on.

The dentist started to tell me that he still wasn’t sure it was a cavity and it was in an impossible place and would possibly cause more problems. I already knew that. And I am not prone to cavities either.

He checked my old xrays and it was there too. No one had been inclined to do anything back in 2009 the first time I had gone there. It isn’t hurting and I didn’t want to stir up trouble that isn’t necessary at this point so he decided not to do anything.

Hooray!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

I’m Going To Be Changing Things Up a Bit and I’ll Need Your Help — Dream Big, Dream Often


Give Danny a follow on youtube.com and keep up with his thoughts and helpful advice for those suffering with MS or chronic pain.  His videos are wonderful and uplifting.

I am going to be focusing my YouTube channel on my fight against multiple sclerosis. My plan is to help provide support, perspective, information, etc. to those who fight against chronic pain, illness or multiple sclerosis, etc. I want to spread the word far and wide and drive subscribers to my YouTube channel. In order […]

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Blood Sugar numbers all over the place


I think the dr decreased my insulin too fast. I am having highs again and no sense to the numbers I am getting.

I called again. They want me to stay on the current doses (I told them I did go back to my original fast-acting Novolog for meals) of Tresiba long-acting of 25 units for several more days and give it some time to settle down.

They are fine with my numbers being between 90 and 130, but I am not. 90 fine, but 100 and above not so fine. I was down to 80’s and 90’s except for the morning and evening lows for about a week. I think they decreased it too much.

After a few days I have to start increasing my long-acting Tresiba by 2’s every 4-5 days.

I hate this. The research is out there that low carb and lower numbers in the normal ranges are the way to go, but the drs stand by the American Diabetes Association and their high carb, high numbers way of life. The ADA  has not changed this in the 20 years I have been diagnosed. They are keeping peoples numbers high and the damage is fatal eventually. I don’t want to die because they are not with the times or suffer other damage.

The decrease in sugar has helped my pain, my bipolar and my diabetes. Sugar is my enemy and so are high blood sugar readings. If I have to humor my dr and do it the more healthful way I will.

90 – 130 is not acceptable. I will finagle my insulin myself if I have to.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Now the eye check – good news, but requires new glasses and no insurance for this either.


Since my sugars are nearing normal, my eyesight is clearing. Need new glasses. The pressure check is still high although one eye came down a little. Worried about Glaucoma and he said if my sugars continue to improve I can get rid of the damage currently being done by the Diabetes.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com