Tag Archives: Physical Illness

Can Fibromyalgia Cause Osteoporosis?


Here is an interesting article on Fibromyalgia and Osteoporosis. Click the link to read.

http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/osteoporosis/osteo-1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

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Bananas and Fibromyalgia


I don’t remember if I wrote about this before. Unfortunately I get very confused now and I always have new readers it can help. Bananas are useful in relieving pain of Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain.. By no means it can help aid with complete recovering, but it can definitely help reduce pain symptoms. Doctors believe that foods rich in potassium can aid with problems associated with chronic pain and fibromyalgia is one of them.

Another great benefit is bananas can help with fatigue. With fibromyalgia, you almost always feel tired and lethargic. Bananas can give you instant energy to get you through the day.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Chest pains – trip to Emergency Room


I had terrible chest pains, pain in left arm and shoulder. After several hours dad called an ambulance. They ran an EKG and other tests and then the doctor pressed on my upper chest. PAIN! Theory – pulled chest muscles.

I asked him how could I have pulled them when I don’t lift anything heavy. I am not allowed. He said a fall would do it. A couple of days ago I tripped over my chair and put my arm out to keep me from hitting the ground. That is probably when I pulled the muscles.

If it isn’t one thing, it is another.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Gabapentin for Fibromyalgia


Gabapentin is not FDA certified to treat Fibromyalgia, but many doctors use it and many people are helped by it. The 3 certified drugs for Fibromyalgia are Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. Doctors have been trying different medications to help with Fibromyalgia which help many people, but unfortunately nothing seems to work for me.

Gabapentin is similar to Lyrica and is mainly prescribed for convulsions, but many people have gotten relief for their 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

Fibromyalgia pain and bananas


Bananas are rich in potassium and potassium helps with pain.

Bananas also help with a surge of energy when Fibromyalgia has worn you down.

 

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 Trigger Point Therapy


Trigger point therapy has been widely recommended to ease Fibromyalgia pain.

Regular massage therapy is suggested to be done a minimum of once a month.

Depending on your massage therapist they can make a difference in pain during the treatment.

I had stopped massages because they had been painful, but my daughter found a place that was able to do a massage for me without pain.

 

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 Yoga


Yoga is another mild form of stretching exercise for people with Fibromyalgia. I know many people who swear by it and that it helps their pain.

Like all exercise start slow and stop if you start to have a flare up of your Fibromyalgia. I did do it for awhile and it did make my body more flexible. Something I should try again.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com