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
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.



Bad Flare Day

January 18, 2014

Bad Flare Day

Tension and migraine headaches are severe today, I searched and came across what is called having a “Mixed Tension Migraine Headache.” Here’s the link
Headache on one or both sides
Throbbing pain
May feel dull, tight, or like a band around the head
Pain varies from mild to severe
May get worse with activity
May last 4 – 72 hours (in some people, the headaches may occur every day)
Nausea or vomiting
Sensitivity to light or sound
Numbness, tingling, weakness
Neck pain
Here’s another link:http://www.diffen.com/difference/Migraine_vs_Tension_Headache

Took some Advil for migraines, and then went for a walk, feeling a little better. But to my surprise it really didn’t help with my tension and neck pain. Today has not been as good as some but the good days come and go. The goal is to try and have more good days but with fibromyalgia that is very hard thing to do, since it’s so random. Never knowing what or when the pain is coming and where on the body it will be at, is a pain in its self.

Love Yourself Today

I have to lie to myself; to tell myself the truth.- Kerra Melissa Pridgen

Tell yourself that you are the best you; you can be for today, but you are better than you were yesterday. Find things that you can improve on mentally or physically everyday. If it’s take more steps than before, going a walking longer distance or maybe changing your thoughts. Remind yourself of when you were feeling good or happy, and tell yourself YOU CAN and YOU WILL be there again.


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