Tag Archives: Fibromyalgia

Can Trauma Cause Fibromyalgia?


Can Trauma Cause Fibromyalgia?

I have had many types of trauma, but there are many other types of reasons that cause Fibromyalgia.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fasting sugars were low at 84 after yesterday’s party


I was surprised that my fasting sugars were only 84 this morning and didn’t even rise much from the exercise like they usually do. Of course they could hit me today or tomorrow as some things take more than a day to stabilize.

Stopping sugar is supposed to stop pain. Sugar causes inflammation. I hadn’t noticed a difference until today. My long time, always with me Fibro pain is lessening. I can touch the spots without causing terrible pain. Maybe it is true.

I may have to go off the grid again. My dad is tired of his internet service and they keep raising the prices practically every couple of months so he is looking for something else. I can’t blog on a phone even though I have unlimited data. Now there are things called hot spots I think that said I can use the data on my phone to run my computer. Will check into that once he does away with our current cable plan.

Plus once he has something I will have to figure out how to set us up and the wireless network. I reminded him that changing will affect our tv’s, computers and phones, also the kindle fires we have. My son has a notebook or notepad I think it is.

He pays the bill so we do what he wants. I will leave a message via the phone if I have to and maybe a post now and then, but for the most part I hate doing things on a phone. That includes Facebook and my groups.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Can Calcium Deficiency Lead to Fibromyalgia? – Do you need Calcium Supplements?


Can Calcium Deficiency Lead to Fibromyalgia? – Do you need Calcium Supplements?

I have tried many things for the cramps. I have not tried Calcium and I am most likely deficient as I don’t drink milk or eat yogurt.

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 – Simple Ways to Help you Get up in The Morning


Simple Ways to Help you Get up in The Morning

All of these might not help everyone, but maybe something on the list will help.

I personally can’t take baths – no tub and can’t get in and out anyhow.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia


How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia

The sun on my skin feels as if it is burning/cooking me. I avoid the sun as much as possible and that includes the heat itself. I don’t have to be in direct sunlight to feel like I am burning.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

If you must have chocolate, choose dark chocolate


If you must have chocolate, choose dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for pain including Fibromyalgia. Dark chocolate has more cocoa in it and that is supposed to help with pain. Don’t eat the milk chocolate and white chocolate and expect the same results. Plus they have more sugar in them.

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 Dizziness, Balance & Falls


Fibromyalgia Dizziness, Balance & Falls

Balance problems and falling are a problem for me. I have even fallen down the steps several times which is why the kids made me move to a ground floor room.

My rheumatologist is also concerned with my balance problems and wanted to set me up with physical therapy. He even talked to the one in the same building colleague to colleague about finances, but it turned out that they were not in my insurance’s network. The PT/Dr there gave me two free visits and a bunch of exercises to do to help with this. I have been to balance therapy before.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com