Category Archives: Pain

Language Impairment in Fibromyalgia and CFS


Language Impairment in Fibromyalgia and CFS

This is very problematic for those of us who are writers. Sometimes I sit and just struggle to find the word I am looking for. The sentence I created is just way off and I know I have to find the word I am missing. Very frustrating.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Exercise for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Feeling Better vs. Feeling Worse


Exercise for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Feeling Better vs. Feeling Worse

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I think this is what started this severe case of pain a year and a half ago. I joined the gym for Silver Sneakers which was free with my Aetna Medicare (other medicare advantage plans carry it too, check yours). It was supposed to be for seniors so I figured it would be really easy. It wasn’t and all they did was make sure everyone had a chair just in case they needed it.

By the 6th week, I was in intense pain. I hadn’t gotten used to exercising at all. That worried me a bit and then I lost feeling on the whole left side of my body and ended up in the hospital with pinched nerves in my neck and back. It aggravated my degenerative disc disease and arthritis as well. It had been about 7 years since I had gone through the whole thing before only now things have degenerated more,

It has been a year and a half and I am just getting worse rather than better. I am now taking the only Fibromyalgia medication I never tried before, Lyrica. I am in major Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome flares. Life sucks and I have to pretend that all is well. the Chronic Fatigue has me in bed almost 24 hours now. I get up shortly and right back to bed and I am out like a light. I can’t do anything.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Fibromyalgia Pain From Clothing


Fibromyalgia Pain From Clothing

This is the current problem I am having. Not only clothes are painful, but coving up my legs with a cover at bedtime is painful.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

What Is Post-Exertional Malaise? The Basics & Reasons for Disbelief


What Is Post-Exertional Malaise?

The Basics & Reasons for Disbelief

This is very problematic for me. I can barely stay awake anymore. The simplest thing and I am done and back in bed asleep. It is getting worse.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Detrimental Habits With Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS — Living Better With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Detrimental Habits With Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

Living Better With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia


Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Rereading about the symptoms of Fibromyalgia reminded me that some of my most recent pain and exhaustion could be related to the Fibromyalgia. It is really amazing how many crazy symptoms that fibromyalgia has. It is hard at times to isolate the symptoms from more serious disorders/diseases. It is possible this last hospital stay could have been partly due to fibromyalgia flareups. I hate it when I go through a long hospital stay and then find out that it could have been simply the fibromyalgia for which there is no cure and never know  when or for how long it will flare up.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

CBD for Fibromyalgia: Is it Effective, Safe, or Legal? — CBD is from cannabis, but without the high


CBD for Fibromyalgia: Is it Effective, Safe, or Legal?

CBD is from cannabis, but without the high

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I have tried this in many forms and it is expensive and does nothing at all. My doctor offers medical marijuana, well that is even more expensive. You have the original license to buy and then the product itself is expensive and not readily available. You have to travel to get it unless you happen to be near where it is dispensed. You have to renew your license frequently. I couldn’t qualify the cost and since the CBD didn’t help I don’t hold out much hope for help from the medical marijuana. It may help some and if you can afford it and find a doctor who will prescribe it then, of course, try it if you wish to. I bought the CBD products my doctor sold swearing they were better than the ones I ordered online. It did nothing either.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com