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Thu, Jun 6 7:46pm · Fibromyalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

Does anyone get really hot when your sitting under any kind of light/heat source? I’ve gotten to the point that I always use ambient lighting as it’s not directly over me and then I don’t feel like I’m going through menopause all over again.

I’ll be with friends, I’ll be sweating bullets and they’re cold. Makes no sense, but I’m certain it’s caused by my Fibromyalgia.

Thu, Jun 6 7:20am · Fibromyalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

I find that exercise actually helps with easing up any pain I have. Recently, I’ve been walking 2-4 miles daily. I come home, rest a bit and feel so much better.
I always eat healthier when I exercise as not to get myself into a trap with gluten, lactose and preservatives. Having these makes my Fibromyalgia flare.

Tue, Jun 4 5:12pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Gabrielm… Have they wandered into the area of PAH acronym for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? There’s 2 parts Primary & Secondary. It has to be found only by a Cardiologist who ALSO specializes in Pulmonary Care. I took, get this… Viagra prescribed by a specialized Pulmonologist in Phoenix at St Joseph’s Hospital now owned by Dignity Healthcare.
As it turned out after we moved to the Ozarks in Missouri we’d go up to Barnes Hospital in St Louis for tests every 3 months. The first time I had a total of 9-1/2 hours of testing and then finally saw a team of 7 doctors and the lead was the doctor Cardiopulmonary who thankfully said that I had, yes had, secondary PAH. Unfortunately primary PAH, unless something new has come on the scene, there’s no cure as of yet.
At that time I was upwards of 385 pounds with only 17% lung capacity due to my weight.
The panel said you MUST loose the weight FAST if you want to live and recommended a Gastric Bypass.
Before you say it, PAH doesn’t just happen to fat overweight people. It can happen to anyone at anytime.
The viagra would dilate the heart arteries down by the lungs and therefore help one to breathe easier.
It’d be worth asking about if You haven’t already!!

Tue, Jun 4 10:47am · Fibromyalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for 22 years now and my GB did me a great favor towards my Fibromyalgia.
My GB was in 2/2012 to save my life as I only had 17% lung capacity. In 4/2015 I lost my Sister, my best friend forever besides my loving Husband. I’m a stress eater and while caring for her and after her passing I had gained a total of 85 lbs. I also had chronic diarrhea every day after anything I ate, good for me or bad.
I went to a metropolitan city as our town was big but extremely rural. It was just our town and nothing really anywhere around it. Doctors didn’t want to practice there or move their and the Gastrointestinal doctors just were subpar.
I sought out a good Gastrointestinal Clinic and his advice to me was to stop consuming Gluten, Lactose and to avoid ALL Preservatives. That was 8/2017.
ONE year later, I’d lost the entire 85 lbs plus a tad more. But the BEST part was that my Fibromyalgia doesn’t flare up unless I eat Gluten, Lactose and/or Preservatives. The Gluten & Preservatives give me migraines, make me hurt terribly ALL over the place. BUT, when I follow this strict way of eating, my body loves me dearly. About a year ago I began taking very high quality Plant Based Vitamins and the capsules are all vegan, therefore NO Preservatives at all!! They’re expensive, but they’re worth it as I haven’t had pneumonia or bronchitis and if I’ve caught a cold it only lasts for a day or a few days at most.
Also, what they say about STAYING ACTIVE is absolutely the truth I kid you not!!
So with a great high protein (meats and pure plant protein powder for shakes, an abundance of fruits, vegetables and obviously NO Gluten, Lactose or Preservatives), my fibromyalgia body thrives!!!
Some say, don’t you miss cheese and milk, absolutely NOT AT ALL!! When we got the news about what NOT to eat, I began to look for alternatives and my loving Husband jumped in and said… “I’ll eat what you eat and that’ll help both of us”!!!
Yes I know that I’m extremely blessed to have a Husband that’s willing to explore anything I eat.
So, I found Vegan blogs that make cheese sauces, my Sisters most favorite Mac ‘n Cheese. She was NEVER willing to try anything that looked “funky” but this looked so much like a real cheese sauce and even tasted better. I know that some of y’all won’t believe me, but it’s so true. I’ve made so many vegetarian dishes and sides that one would never know that it was not the “real” thing but so much better tasting and so good for your body. YES, I still eat meat, but only humanely raised beef, chicken, pork, turkey, and fish. Yes, to ever vegetarian or vegan out there… I know they still kill & butcher them, but that’s how people survived millions of years ago. By eating, fruits, vegetables and whatever they could catch and kill.
I don’t eat anything with Preservatives and when I eat out with family at places like Chili’s and Applebee’s like I did while visiting family and insisted on eating at those places I get very sick. This is what happened over Memorial Day weekend… After church on Sunday the family decided on Chili’s. It doesn’t really matter what I get there or similar places like Monday night at Applebee’s.
1) I can’t sleep even with my prescribed sleeping meds or I have to dbl it to 100mg and I’m in a fog for a day or two, much like a huge hangover.
2) I ache all over every muscle and every joint.
3) I get a HUGE migraine that will last for days if not a week or more.
4) I first get terrible constipation and when I drink hot coffee I get severe diarrhea and for days this process goes back and forth.
5) Oh just ask my loving Husband how pissy I get like I’m going through menopause all over again.
The benefits so outweigh all of the above that it was an easy choice to stay on what I said at first “The NO to everything diet”.
Be creative, try some new things, when you go shopping and get home, rest for a bit then drag those vegetables out of the fridge chop chop them for the week and put them in the freezer to use later.
I love making scrambled eggs & inlets with tons of vegetables. One would think how good will frozen Vegas be in one of those? Put oil in the pan, just a little bit (I only use Avocado Oil that’s JUST made with Avocados). The BEST price I’ve seen is at Costco it’s twice the size of the same brand I use (Chosen Foods) that I get at Sprouts and almost $3 less. Eating extremely healthy isn’t cheap, so I pinch every penny I can. IF you have a Costco in your area or visit somewhere often that does, they’ve begun carrying a lot more GF, LF and no Preservatives than even 6 months ago.
We even bought a 7cubic ft chest freezer so we’d have plenty of room to hold all of my prepared foods, sauces, vegetables, fruits and all grass fed and grass finished beef, turkey, chicken and yes they must be pasture raised as well. Grass fed & finished in a pasture ensures there’s NO Preservatives and bcuz of this you’ll have to use them right away or freeze them right away.
We get a great deal on our meats at our local farmers market where she pulls the trailer right up wit 4 freezers so there’s NO chance of cross contamination, keeps the trailer doors closed until someone asks about it. She even educated my Husband after I asked her to on why Pasture Raised Eggs are the absolute best for you, then he understood even though I’d already told him. Sometimes you have to hear it from someone else. We get our eggs from an Amish farmer!!!
I know that I got derailed, but it’s all great info.
If anyone wants more information, I’d be happy to help!!!
Oh, and I get most of my recipes off the internet at peoples blogs or websites just by searching the food(s) I want and just putting Gluten Free, Lactose Free before the food I want to make. I do however have my favorites!!

Sun, Jun 2 10:58pm · Fibromyalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

Most doctors don’t understand RNY Gastric Bypass and prescribing Prednisone. I’ve had doctors prescribe 40mg and I’ve told them I cannot take that much bcuz of my GB. If they aren’t in the business of GB then they really don’t understand.
I had a Pulmonary doctor who was recommended to me by a GB Surgeon tell me that I would still be able to take prednisone but in extremely low doses.
Until about a year ago I would get pneumonia quite often and would take 5mg of whatever mg they gave me by cutting it into segments.
About a year ago I began taking very high quality plant only vitamins without preservatives and in only vegan capsules.
In that year I haven’t had not one pneumonia, upper respiratory infection, barely a cold.
What’s more I’m a Lyft Driver so I have people in and out of my car all the time, drunk, people with colds sitting next to me in the front seat, etc!!!
I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for 22 years now and my GB did me a great favor towards my Fibromyalgia.
My GB was in 2/2012 to save my life as I only had 17% lung capacity. In 4/2015 I lost my Sister, my best friend forever besides my loving Husband. I’m a stress eater and while caring for her and after her passing I had gained a total of 85 lbs. I also had chronic diarrhea every day after anything I ate, good for me or bad.
I went to a metropolitan city as our town was big but extremely rural. It was just our town and nothing really anywhere around it. Doctors didn’t want to practice there or move their and the Gastrointestinal doctors just were subpar.
I sought out a good Gastrointestinal Clinic and his advice to me was to stop consuming Gluten, Lactose and to avoid ALL Preservatives. That was 8/2017.
ONE year later, I’d lost the entire 85 lbs plus a tad more. But the BEST part was that my Fibromyalgia doesn’t flare up unless I eat Gluten, Lactose and/or Preservatives. The Gluten & Preservatives give me migraines, make me hurt terribly ALL over the place. BUT, when I follow this strict way of eating, my body loves me dearly.
Also, what they say about STAYING ACTIVE is absolutely the truth I kid you not!!
So with a great high protein (meats and pure plant protein powder for shakes, an abundance of fruits, vegetables and obviously NO Gluten, Lactose or Preservatives), my fibromyalgia body thrives!!!
Some say, don’t you miss cheese and milk, absolutely NOT AT ALL!! When we got the news about what NOT to eat, I began to look for alternatives and my loving Husband jumped in and said… “I’ll eat what you eat and that’ll help both of us”!!!
Yes I know that I’m extremely blessed to have a Husband that’s willing to explore anything I eat.
So, I found Vegan blogs that make cheese sauces, my Sisters most favorite Mac ‘n Cheese. She was NEVER willing to try anything that looked “funky” but this looked so much like a real cheese sauce and even tasted better. I know that some of y’all won’t believe me, but it’s so true. I’ve made so many vegetarian dishes and sides that one would never know that it was not the “real” thing but so much better tasting and so good for your body. YES, I still eat meat, but only humanely raised beef, chicken, pork, turkey, and fish. Yes, to ever vegetarian or vegan out there… I know they still kill & butcher them, but that’s how people survived millions of years ago. By eating, fruits, vegetables and whatever they could catch and kill.
I don’t eat anything with Preservatives and when I eat out with family at places like Chili’s and Applebee’s like I did while visiting family and insisted on eating at those places I get very sick. This is what happened over Memorial Day weekend… After church on Sunday the family decided on Chili’s. It doesn’t really matter what I get there or similar places like Monday night at Applebee’s.
1) I can’t sleep even with my prescribed sleeping meds or I have to dbl it to 100mg and I’m in a fog for a day or two, much like a huge hangover.
2) I ache all over every muscle and every joint.
3) I get a HUGE migraine that will last for days if not a week or more.
4) I first get terrible constipation and when I drink hot coffee I get severe diarrhea and for days this process goes back and forth.
5) Oh just ask my loving Husband how pissy I get like I’m going through menopause all over again.
The benefits so outweigh all of the above that it was an easy choice to stay on what I said at first “The NO to everything diet”.
Be creative, try some new things, when you go shopping and get home, rest for a bit then drag those vegetables out of the fridge chop chop them for the week and put them in the freezer to use later.
I love making scrambled eggs & inlets with tons of vegetables. One would think how good will frozen Vegas be in one of those? Put oil in the pan, just a little bit (I only use Avocado Oil that’s JUST made with Avocados). The BEST price I’ve seen is at Costco it’s twice the size of the same brand I use (Chosen Foods) that I get at Sprouts and almost $3 less. Eating extremely healthy isn’t cheap, so I pinch every penny I can. IF you have a Costco in your area or visit somewhere often that does, they’ve begun carrying a lot more GF, LF and no Preservatives than even 6 months ago.
We even bought a 7cubic ft chest freezer so we’d have plenty of room to hold all of my prepared foods, sauces, vegetables, fruits and all grass fed and grass finished beef, turkey, chicken and yes they must be pasture raised as well. Grass fed & finished in a pasture ensures there’s NO Preservatives and bcuz of this you’ll have to use them right away or freeze them right away.
We get a great deal on our meats at our local farmers market where she pulls the trailer right up wit 4 freezers so there’s NO chance of cross contamination, keeps the trailer doors closed until someone asks about it. She even educated my Husband after I asked her to on why Pasture Raised Eggs are the absolute best for you, then he understood even though I’d already told him. Sometimes you have to hear it from someone else. We get our eggs from an Amish farmer!!!
I know that I got derailed, but it’s all great info.
If anyone wants more information, I’d be happy to help!!!
Oh, and I get most of my recipes off the internet at peoples blogs or websites just by searching the food(s) I want and just putting Gluten Free, Lactose Free before the food I want to make. I do however have my favorites!!

Sun, Jun 2 6:12pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Gabrielm… Have they wandered into the area of PAH acronym for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension? There’s 2 parts Primary & Secondary. It has to be found only by a Cardiologist who ALSO specializes in Pulmonary Care. I took, get this… Viagra prescribed by a specialized Pulmonologist in Phoenix at St Joseph’s Hospital now owned by Dignity Healthcare.
As it turned out after we moved to the Ozarks in Missouri we’d go up to Barnes Hospital in St Louis for tests every 3 months. The first time I had a total of 9-1/2 hours of testing and then finally saw a team of 7 doctors and the lead was the doctor Cardiopulmonary who thankfully said that I had, yes had, secondary PAH. Unfortunately primary PAH, unless something new has come on the scene, there’s no cure as of yet.
At that time I was upwards of 385 pounds with only 17% lung capacity due to my weight.
The panel said you MUST loose the weight FAST if you want to live and recommended a Gastric Bypass.
Before you say it, PAH doesn’t just happen to fat overweight people. It can happen to anyone at anytime.
The viagra would dilate the heart arteries down by the lungs and therefore help one to breathe easier.
It’d be worth asking about if You haven’t already!!

Sun, Jun 2 4:53pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Is that the same as an electrocardiogram stress test?

Thu, May 30 8:35pm · Marijuana has no effect in Chronic Pain

Honestly, opioids will only make headaches worse. In my case, the ED at the time in Yuma AZ gave me a migraine cocktail in the form of injections. I believe it was a combination of Benadryl to “knock me out”, prednisone and something else. It worked the first time but not the 2nd time. A Neurologist from Tucson AZ would come to Yuma for 2 weeks each month and he said to try caffeine bcuz most of the migraine medication have caffeine in them.
I’ve been having caffeine in the form of coffee with extra shots and an energy drink called BANG. The results = Rarely do I have headaches anymore.