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Can someone please tell these ubiquitous Daddy-longlegs to leave me alone?
Sorry, I could use the name Crane flies but ever since my flatmate told me what they’re called I’ve become amused by the name.
Anyway, back to the point, I wish they would be gone already.
They really creep me out. They’re always lolloping around aimlessly wherever I am.
I mean, just look at the length of those legs and how they move. Good lord :S View full article »
Changes between seasons seem particularly difficult for us fibromyalgia patients.
Not just with pain, other symptoms seem to flare up including IBS.
I wanted to share a list of things I do to manage my IBS. Hope this helps.
- Colpermin or any brand of peppermint capsules I find useful for reducing severe bloating which can be painful!
- Acidophilus capsules for keeping a healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive tract which alleviates symptoms like flatulence, bloating and diarrhoea. Acidophilus is a type of friendly bacteria.
- Probiotics yogurt drinks for restoring friendly bacteria in the gut.
- Walking (mostly the only exercise I get) which helps the bloating
- Avoiding gas producing foods like beans and fizzy drinks
I’ve forgotten how to lose weight, it seems.
My weight has always fluctuated dramatically. However once I crossed 25 everything changed. The cocktail of meds I take for fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety plus my bad habit of binging when my mood is low have been causing me to gain considerable weight.
I am eating alot less now (most of the time, except for occasionally allowing myself a treat) and I am still gaining weight constantly! I eat healthily, no junk, more proteins, less carbs and sugar and all that. Pregabalin helps me to manage my pain levels and it’s the first medication that’s really helped. But one of its side effects is weight gain.
Do I change it in a bid to lose weight? I have to think of how best to manage weight gain as that impinges on fibromyalgia too, causing more pressure on the knees and exhaustion for me. It would be nice to regain a better self image too. Or do I continue as is in the name of coping with pain. Mind you, the meds don’t rid me of pain entirely they mostly take the edge off making it bearable.
Oh the joys of bloody fibromyalgia. It really changes us, not only on the inside.
Gentle hugs :)
Photo by Umberto Salvagnin
I’m so sorry that lately my blog posts have been fewer and fewer.
I’ve been soo knackered. You know, the fatigue of fibromyalgia. While some struggle more with the pain, the chronic exhaustion is my worse symptom.
Then of course the insomnia doesn’t help that. No wonder my brains have been acting extra fried-ish.
I read a claim recently that for a healthy person to experience the fatigue of fibromyalgia they’d have go without sleep for three days then attempt to function normally. Don’t quote me on that, I only read it somewhere but I’ll check it out. View full article »