Category Archives: pain

Trigger Point Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain


Here is an article on trigger point therapy: http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/triggerpointtherapy/tptherapy-1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fibromyalgia and exercise


Doctors do tend to recommend that you do some light exercise with Fibromyalgia. Mine suggests walking (have a fitbit and slowly adding more steps) and swimming in warm water is another one.

Though for some this works the opposite and increases the pain. You have to decide which is more important to you and what your pain level is. I am trying to walk through mine before I become completely unable to walk at all and end up in a wheelchair.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Tip: Go Gluten-free


http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/painrelief/18glutenfree/1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Foods That Instantly Cause Fibromyalgia Pain


http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/foodpain/foodpain-1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Sugar level was 114…FitBit


Have to recheck it in a bit since I ate more carbs than usual and need to see what it did to my sugar levels.

I  just checked it at the 2 hour mark and it was 271. Way too high!

My numbers come down slowly. They should come down faster. At least they are still coming down.

I wear a fitbit now and keep track of my steps. I made a goal of 1000 and my son changed it to 1500. Still fighting to meet the 2nd goal.

My pain level isn’t that bad today, but I do have the external yeast infection again and that is sore. Have cream to put on it.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Sugar level was 110 this morning


Working on watching carbs and my sugars aren’t too bad although probably need new or added medications.

Had my brunch today with my best friend. I had meat lovers omelette and extra sausage and a few potatoes. Not all of them that were on the plate.

I hear from my grade school friend just about every day by text which I am not very good at LOL!

Fibro pain has been acting up. Should be lessening if they are right about sugar making it worse.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief Tip: 10 Minutes of Sun Everyday (instead of supplements)


Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with fibromyalgia due to the similarities in symptoms. Deficiency in Vitamin D symptoms include fatigue, body aches and pain, mood swings, anxiety and depression. Though there is no strong evidence that vitamin D deficiency causes fibromyalgia, various clinical trials have found that fibromyalgia patients who are given vitamin D supplements showed significant improvements in fibromyalgia symptoms.

Spending just 10 to 15 minutes in mid-morning sun every day enables your body to produce enough vitamin D, according to the Food and Drug Administration. However, the time needed to produce sufficient vitamin D may vary according to your geographical location, your skin color, your weight etc. For optimal sun exposure, make sure that you do not wear any sunscreen on your skin as it impedes the absorption of both UVA and UVB of which the latter is what your body needs to produce vitamin D.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com