Category Archives: Pain

Pain, hospital, shocking disclosure


You guys know of my pain, unfortunately the 2nd lumbar epidural did not do much to relieve the pain and I had a strange thing happen: I lost my vision in both eyes and though only a short period of time, ended up at the hospital. (Terrified that I could have been driving,)

They immediately decided that I had a mini-stroke and admitted me and started running tests none of which proved stroke.

As they were finally discharging me, I asked the dr why the ER claimed stroke and admitted me with no signs of it other than a brief loss of vision in both eyes. He told me that when they want to admit someone they find the closest disorder or disease that might fit and admit and run a particular set of tests.

I was angry because they scared my family and I with the thought that I had had a stroke and I didn’t. This has happened before with blood clots and other things. Really stupid if you ask me.

Now I am going to the ophthomalogist to have a complete work up on my diabetes damage and glaucoma pressure to see if one of them is having a problem.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

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21 Symptoms Kids With Fibromyalgia Had That Were Brushed Off as ‘Growing Pains’


21 Symptoms Kids With Fibromyalgia Had That Were Brushed Off as ‘Growing Pains’

Although I had most of these and didn’t know why, a few of them brought back memories. Doctors still don’t take us seriously and now we are adults.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

22 Things People With Fibromyalgia Really Mean When They Say ‘I’m Tired’


Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Autoimmune & Inflammatory?


Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Autoimmune & Inflammatory?

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

5 “Don’ts” for a Better Relationship With a Fibromyalgia or CFS Doctor


5 “Don’ts” for a Better Relationship With a Fibromyalgia or

CFS Doctor

I can relate to this. When I was first looking for a diagnosis for what was going on it was over 7 years ago. I had doctors who agreed with the dx of fibromyalgia and some that didn’t. Then my rheumatologist retired, I had to start again and find one that believed in fibromyalgia. My pain dr also believes in it and tried treating me, but I simply can’t respond to any of these meds.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Exercise for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Exercise for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Exercise does work for some people. With all of my combination of pain disorders I can barely stand the pain and this house is freezing and it doesn’t help my pain at all.

Cold is another problem for those of us with Fibro.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

New Year, New Problems


Bankruptcy is ongoing. All these holidays putting things off. I have given two banks the lawyers info.

My Amazon account was hijacked. Doesn’t look like anything was purchased. They got in and changed my email address and password. Their computer techs were able to lock my account and sent me to a page to  change it. Canceled any orders if there were any that weren’t processed. Recent viewings weren’t mine. Seems to be changed now and working under my email address.

I couldn’t have my last lumbar epidural so just was able to schedule one for 4 weeks, The pain is tremendous. Have no choice but to wait. Hopefully won’t have to cancel this one.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com