Monday, December 20, 2010

Inflamation and Fibromyalgia

Inflamation is one of the problems with my Fibromyalgia. I can feel it in my mouth. It's swollen and hurts. I usually take medication like acetaminophen when it's really bad.

I started drinking green smoothies every morning. Mind you I have only been drinking them for the past 5 days but I noticed that I have very little inflamation those days. Still hurting but the inflamation seems down. Have any of you tried green smoothies?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sleep and Firbromyalgia

I know I have said it before but it is mind boggling to me how much my sleep affects my Fibromyalgia. For instance, last night I had to work which was already going to make me ache. Then my daughter, who has a disability herself, came over at midnight.

I missed more sleep. So now I'm having trouble with the shakes and pain. Time to start some of my pain reducing strategies. I'm still amazed at how much sleep is a part of this for me though.

Does anyone else have this experience?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Been Awhile

Yes, I know it's been awhile since I posted. Not that I am not thinking about Fibromyalgia every minute of every day. I just get frustrated.

I have been thinking about triggers lately. Probably because I was in a wreck with a semi. I was jostled a bit. But the stress of the wreck is what did me in. Put me to bed right away.

I know stress is a trigger but that brought it to my mind in a large way. I needed to document it and could not think of a better place.

My rememdy was sleep. Even though I still work, sleep is still my remedy of choice. What about you? Does stress affect you the same way? What is your rememdy of choice?