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The Root of It All

How long did it take you to figure out what to change in your life to help make you feel better?

I am still on the journey of trying to figure out what to eat, what not to eat. How does my body react to things. I’m lost and I can’t keep track. Every time I think I know, I don’t really have it. That alone is exhausting.

Being in so much discomfort and pain. You don’t want to take away everything you love. I want to be able to have those things that just make me happy, but I don’t know if those things are keeping me from being stuck in this never ending cycle.

Lately I’ve been so stressed which is not good. Random things keep happening as they always do but I’m never ready or looking forward to. For example: I’m sitting up in bed legs crisscrossed “indian style” I unfold them and notice my right foot is going numb, like it’s fallen asleep it’s tingling. Within seconds of me noticing that the same feeling moves up my entire leg and thigh. I’m freaking out because it feels weird, uncomfortable and I don’t know what’s about to happen next. What if I lose all feeing or can’t walk. I took off whatever clothing I had on just to feel free and I laid back and tried to relax. The feeling goes away at some point but I’ve never had that feeling go up my leg like that and especially with me just sitting on the bed.

I’m like I have to be mindful of so much that I do and that is one reason why I choose not to go to every family event of go everywhere in general because I’m just concerned of what or how my body may react to be being out.

Right now I have a toe that had been bothering me since yesterday and it feel the bone of the toe or joint hurts.

I’m so exhausted trying to live a life that I feel is trying to kill me. I can’t seem to get much of anything that is important to me done. My hands keep aching, I have to take breaks for that along with the fact I’m not sleeping well so I have to sleep when my body allows me to. Well I should say mind and body allows me to. Mostly by He time I fall asleep and wake up the day is almost over and I’m trying to get in as much as I can before it’s time for me to try and fall asleep again like a “normal” person.

Oh!!! I almost forgot another reason I haven’t been sleeping is because my skin as been itching so bad. I’m feeling things on me, feeing little pricks and stings. I feel like I’m losing my mind. Then seem like every time I get to sleeping really good, I have to get up to pee. 🤦‍♀️ trying to find balance of cold and hot is another struggle.

Of course I could go on and on…. I just don’t know if I will ever have this all figured out.

All I know is keeping negativity away and saying NO when I can’t and don’t want to do something right go somewhere. Making myself laugh more and putting time and energy into myself.

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Edge of the Cliff

Hi, WildFlowers

Hope you all are feeling better than me today. Today I feel so sad, crying and I’m tired. I’m tired and I haven’t even done anything. I don’t even feel like trying to explain what I’m feeling in my body right now. All day long. It’s been a tough few months. Day after day. When the new day starts I’m woke, when the day is moving along I am still, in bed trying to get sleep. By night fall I’m wide awoke again most of the time. There are times that I stay up and try to keep myself busy but with the proper rest, I feel sick.

I feel like nothing I eat or drink agrees with me. To be honest I really don’t want to eat anymore. I try to go as long as I can and not eat. I’m tried of drinking and going to the bathroom. I guess I’m just tried of what is called my life.

One of the most frustrating things are, when you’ve told your family and friends you have fibromyalgia, you have told them all the symptoms even printed them out for them to see and read. Constantly talking about it and explaining. Then when you don’t feel well and they ask what’s wrong, you tell them what you’re feeling and they ask you why are you feeling that way or what did you do. Oh how crazy it is you feel that way etc…

In that moment I feel as if no one cares and of course no one understands. The crap just happens and I don’t know why. It’s like they don’t care to keep that information in their head of What fibromyalgia does to someone. They have no clue.

No one wants to hear about how I feel but then they tell me about their aches and pains as if their pain is more relevant than mine. Don’t forget about the age. People older feel they have a right to feel the way they do and wonder what’s my reason or how, why, would be aching and joints popping, I’m too young to be feeling that way etc…

A Normal Day…

Hello my WildFlowers, how are you all? 

My day has been, being uncomfortable starting early this morning, no last night. Lately I have been becoming hot more often and sweating, even cold sweats when it’s cool. The temperature has changed outside but now my body is used to it being cool inside from the air conditioner but of course it would be crazy to have it still on now. The ceiling fan seemed to not be doing much. Every room in the house seems like a different temperature. 

Today I was smelling something and could not figure out where it was coming from but it was bothering me. I think I found it and that was a relief. 

Then I felt crawling on my legs. The hair has grown back slightly and I think ok let me shave it will be better, wrong. After shaving, my legs are stinging/itching I’m about to rip my legs off. I quickly turn on the shower and get in. Ok now some relief. 

Now to figure out what to put on or to not put on. I’m in the bedroom I’ve chosen to open the window to cool the room off and hopefully help make me more comfortable. Should I close or leave the door open? I find something to put on that won’t irritate my skin too much and I kept the door open. My legs are still itching a bit but I don’t know if I want to put any lotion on or anything because it may irritate me even more. 

Overall I have myself situated at this point and I’m somewhat at peace. It’s quiet in the house, I’m cool and comfortable. 

It’s been a normal day for me full of my personal issues. 

Eczema

June 7, 2014

Eczema

“Eczema is one of the most common and chronic inflammatory skin conditions. In eczema the skin becomes dry and cracked. Eczema is often itchy with blisters and other inflammatory changes. Eczema can occur on any part of skin surface, but when it develops in armpits it is great distressing and annoyance for the patient.” http://www.tandurust.com/skincare/eczema-armpits-causes-remedies.html

My skin irritation as become very bad ever since it’s warmer now and I haven’t been able to get anymore of a natural soap I tried. Also I have a issue of liking very warm to hot water, it’s soothing to me, but I don’t too hot is bad for the skin; at least that’s what I keep reading. It is extreme bad under my arms and it looks horrible; it is sickening to look at.
It burns and is sore; makes me a little self-conscience about my appearance. The only other place I’ve noticed it is behind my knees and front of my neck but it’s not no where near bad as under my arms.

“Eczema in armpit is more troublesome than armpit odor and blackened armpit skin. Armpit eczema is also called seborrhic dermatitis. Tiny bumps filled with pus may appear as a result of secondary infection. An infected eczema in armpits if not treated in time may lead to many systemic complications.” http://www.tandurust.com/skincare/eczema-armpits-causes-remedies.html

I have to remember not to scratch and make sure to keep my skin moisturized. It’s said that skin problems are known amongst most with fibromyalgia; it could be inflammation in out bodies causing it.

Skin Irritations

May 24, 2014

Skin Irritations

“Even if the skin appears normal on the surface, there is a lot going on beneath the surface to fuel your skin irritations and itchy/burning sensations.”

Today I’m dealing with dry skin, which I’ve been dealing with for years. I’ve always had skin issues since I was a child, pretty much the same as ones complain about having with fibromyalgia. So for me I think well maybe I’ve had fibromyalgia all my life and not know it [its possible.]
And you would think that an easy solution would be to put on lotion and everything will be alright, but it’s never really that simple with fibromyalgia. One problem starts with finding something that helps, then you run out of it and don’t have the money to buy more. Then there’s when you have rubbed your skin down, and you still have to deal with tender, sore, and dry spots that randomly come up.

The worst though is when you can’t find anything that works, and you want rip your skin off because it itches so badly. Some times there is this crawling sensation, which makes you not want anything to touch you. It’s not just the body, it’s my head also. My head itches like crazy, and just like with my skin I have to be careful not to scratch hard because it makes my scalp sore.

I’ve had one really bad experience, which I could not find any relief and I just laid in a tub of warm water and that’s the only thing that helped a bit. But I couldn’t say in the tub forever, so when I got out the itching would start again. Sometimes I think it’s my nerves, and staying hydrated helps a bit.

“fibromyalgia sufferers seem to battle an unfair share of skin problems. In fact, it is thought that between 70% and 80% of people with fibromyalgia suffer from skin problems associated with their illness. On top of these skin problems, these complaints often make fibromyalgia symptoms even worse. Dry itchy skin can make sleeping difficult, and increase pain and fatigue. Skin problems can also make it hard to choose clothes to wear, to eat certain foods, or just carry on with daily life.”

“From rashes to break outs, skin complaints associated with fibromyalgia are numerous. While most of these skin problems are not health threats, they can be very annoying. If you suffer from fibromyalgia and notice that you are having skin problems, consult with your health care provider. He may be able to provide you with appropriate treatment.”
http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_skin_complaints.html

Daily moisturizer is more like hour to hour, or minute to minute with my skin.

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