Tag Archives: Physical Illness

What Is Fibro Fog and ME/CFS Brain Fog?


What Is Fibro Fog and ME/CFS Brain Fog?

The brain fog is one of the hardest things to deal with. I can’t have conversations without forgetting words and I am always forgetting where I am going and how to get there. Very embarrassing. I have printed before some of the crazy things the fibro fog has caused me to do. It does explain a lot though. I never could figure out how I could get lost driving to work every day for years, but this explains it.

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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Fibromyalgia Pain From Clothing


Fibromyalgia Pain From Clothing

People find this hard to believe that clothing can cause a Fibromyalgia flare.

I wear loose bras and clothing. Preferably nothing tight. I don’t care what people think if it helps relieve my pain.

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

 

Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?


Is Fibromyalgia Hereditary?

My daughter and I definitely have it and I worry about symptoms I often see in my son. Hopefully he is just having similar symptoms.

The daughter with Fibro also has all of my other awful disorders and lots of pain besides the new pain from the accident at work where the cabinet fell off the wall and injured quite severely her hand and arm. They still don’t know what the problem is and she is dealing with workman’s comp and a lawyer.

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

 

Problems Showering With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Problems Showering With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I am lucky that hot water does not cause me pain. I wish a hot bath was possible. Besides not having a tub, my pain will not allow me to get in and out of a tub. A shower is all I can manage. Not sure what this new apartment will have. It is a senior complex so who knows.

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

 

Can Fibromyalgia Cause Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath?


Can Fibromyalgia Cause Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath?

Here is an article I found in New Life Outlook.

99% of my chest pain trips to the Emergency Room are usually linked to my Fibromyalgia. It is impossible to tell if it is a real heart attack or not. I am so afraid one of these days it will be my heart and it will be the one time I don’t go to the ER.

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

 

Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Morning Stiffness, Pain & More


Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Morning Stiffness, Pain & More

I have many of these symptoms. One of the weirdest is not being able to stand anything including a light sheet touch your skin. And it causes deep pain, even a light hug.

Along with my Fibromyalgia I have Degenerative Disk Disease and arthritis. Moving at night is terrible. I can’t sleep on my sides much anymore and my back is not comfortable to sleep on, but I have no choice.

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

 

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