365 Days of Fibromyalgia

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Chronic Dizziness

April 19, 2014

Chronic Dizziness

“Fibromyalgia symptoms can make life extremely difficult for those who have the disorder, making it hard to go to work, finish housework, or just get out of bed in the morning. In addition to chronic headaches, difficulty concentrating and muscle and joint pain, many fibromyalgia sufferers also have to combat chronic dizziness. This dizziness can last for mere seconds or as long as a few days, causing headaches, nausea, and even fainting spells.”-http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_dizziness.html

I haven’t been this dizzy and lightheaded before, it’s really weird, seemed to start to get really bad around the time the weather began changing into spring. I’ve had more headaches [ongoing] and a lot of aching in my neck. It’s made it difficult to do anything, but I’ve manage to get up, eat something, maybe walk to the mailbox, do some cleaning, end up back in bed because of headaches, blurry vision and the spinning around feeling. I’ve been slowly losing my appetite, feeling sick like I want to vomit. Days have not been easy and my body trembling as gotten worst.

The things that I suffer from that could be causing my dizziness are:
High Blood Pressure
Fibromyalgia
Depression
Anxiety
Chronic Headaches [Migraine & Tension]

There are a lot of symptoms that come along with having fibromyalgia and it’s easy to say that is the cause of everything, but truly it could be so many other things going on with your body.

What are the symptoms experienced when a person feels dizzy?
Lightheadedness is the feeling of weakness and faintness as if you are about to pass out. The symptoms tend to be short-lived, depending on the cause. There may be associated nausea, sweating, and blurred vision.
If the cause is dehydration or bleeding, the symptoms may worsen by standing quickly and may resolve somewhat by lying down (orthostatic hypotension)
Heart rhythm disturbances may occur without warning and may be associated with palpitations. This may come and go or it may persist. The heart beat may be felt as too fast (often described as a pounding or fluttering), too slow, and/or irregular.
Vertigo is the sensation of spinning and may present without warning and be associated with nausea and vomiting. People with inner ear problems may be debilitated and unable to move without generating symptoms.
People with a cerebellar cause of vertigo such as a stroke or tumor may have associated coordination problems or difficulty walking.
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=97800&page=3

FIBROMYALGIA IS A REAL PAIN IN THE HEAD.

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Cloudy Day Flare

April 15, 2014

Cloudy Day

I’m popping Advil like M & M’s and I can’t even tell if its working. But it’s the best I’m willing to do, I’m on no medication.
Forty-three degrees and I’m very cold. Today was rainy [showers all day.] My finger joints and only my left knee feels swollen and are very achy. Of course my legs are aching and back aches. Still feeling gassy and nothing I do is helping.
All I want to do is sleep and I keep getting headaches [which is nothing new.] Headaches seem to be apart of my everyday all days now.

“The FM-Weather Connection
In an internet survey of 2,596 fibromyalgia sufferers conducted by the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), weather changes ranked second as a perceived aggravating factor for fibromyalgia symptoms with an increase in pain or stiffness. However, research studies on the fibromyalgia/weather connection are limited, leaving frustrated doctors and patients searching for solutions.”- http://www.fmaware.org/site/News2c0cd.html

Even in spring, the weather is still giving pain.
What in the world will Summer bring? I wonder.
These are the fibromyalgia symptoms that have been worst for me this year so far and doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon.:
chest pain unrelated to the heart
shortness of breath
dizziness
nasal congestion
painful periods
palpitations
irritable bladder/interstitial cystitis
profuse sweating
tingling/numbness sensations
chemical sensitivities
vulvodynia (vulvar pain)
difficulty focusing eyes
the feeling of swollen extremities
dry/burning eyes and mouth

I’m ready for April to be done because the spring fever is got me down.

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