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Sun, Jun 2 1:12pm · Fibromyalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

John, thanks my friend!

Sun, Jun 2 1:12pm · Fibromyalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

@lioness I dread taking Prednisone. The side effects are sometimes worse than the symptoms. Because I had RNY gastric bypass the absorption is so different on all my meds.

Sun, Jun 2 9:10am · Fibromyalgia in Autoimmune Diseases

Stress and sadness have started a flare in the pain of fibromyalgia. Three weeks ago we got a new furry member of the family. He is a beautiful milk chocolate Labrador about 3 years old. Boy,does he have personality! He will be going to training while we go on vacation later this month. It's been hard getting him and my granny dog 13 years to get along. And then the horrific shooting in Virginia Beach has really got me. You may not know my husband served in the Navy for 31 years. We lived in Virginia Beach for 12 years. I had been casually acquainted with one of the victims many years ago. I once worked for the City of Virginia Beach and made frequent trips to the Municipal complex of offices.

To try and ease the flare, I have been using my tens unit more, the heating pad, and taking baths with Epsom Salts.I'm hoping talking about the stress will help. Thanks for letting me vent!

Thu, May 30 12:04pm · Sleeping and Mental health questions in Sleep Health

@abopp2022 I would suggest you try the medicine your doctor gave you for vertigo. You say you don’t want to sleep more but you may need to do just that. Staying in bed doing your diamond painting is not helping your sleep pattern any. I understand not wanting to go back to your doctor. Please do. You can turn down additional medication if that’s what you feel best.

Fri, May 24 7:57pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Today I’m grateful that our new dog learned he is not allowed to be in the kitchen! This is Bailey our 3yr old lab. He became a member of the family 2 weeks ago.

Wed, May 22 8:50am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@gingerw Your travel times sound like the times I would have flying from/to Honolulu to Newark. I liked to fly the red eye flights. After boarding the plane dinner would be served right away and then before you know it wake up across the country!

Wed, May 22 8:41am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@contentandwell JK, Your daughter was so thoughtful to give you such a gift! I find it challenging to give gifts to my elderly in-laws who want for nothing.🙄

Wed, May 22 8:11am · Sleep without trazadone in Sleep Health

@mommabird74 The worry is even worse than not sleeping in my opinion. When I first had a hysterectomy I was on HRT for less than a year, mostly for hot flashes. What do you think of melatonin? Have you tried that? I know some people swear by it. My iPhone has an app called CALM for meditation,sleep and anxiety. That has been helping me calm my nerves. It plays soothing music. I like the nature sounds the best. Do you think something like this would help you?