Thursday, November 29, 2012

Firbromyalgia and My Future

Some days I just can't keep it together. I just panic because I hurt so bad. I know it's going to go away. Some days all I can do is call a friend and laugh. We were both having bad days. The what are we going to do days. We both love our jobs but some days just can't get there. So this is the plan. Whoever feels best is going to wheel one of the office chairs down the ramp to get the other one. Haha No wait we have another plan. We are going to start saving our pennies so we can buy electric wheel chairs. I'm going to have to save harder so I can get one sturdy enough to ride to work when my car dies. We have a friend who rides her wheel chair all over towm. lol Maybe we can get recliners for our offices... I'm working on a prayer chain. Really. Oh my the silly things we can think of. How about you? What silly ideas have you thought of to deal with your fibromyalgia or any other disability? We have to keep laughing.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

So I'm still a bit freaky about the hair loss. I'm not really sure it is connected to the Fibromyalgia but it seems like it. I've only been taking the Biotin for a few days so I don't really know much about whether it's helping or not. I was freaking out bad this morning. Eventually if I have enough bald spots they are going to connect. My friends are helping me come up with ideas about what to do. Of course right now I can hide the spots with the rest of my hair. One of my friend's said she has another friend that shaved her head at some point. Then she got a wig. A wig sounds hot but if I didn't have any hair I guess it would be cooler. My friend also said another friend would just wear a scarf around her head. I suppose a hat might work too. I'm going to lose my mind over this. After all the things I have come up with to work around my Fibromyalgia, now this. Another one of my friends suggested asking at the clinic for a referral to a dermatologist. I saw one years ago so I'm going to work on that. Eventually. When I can work up the energy. Ok enough of this pity party. The Biotin is going to help. I know it.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

So another wrinkle in my relationship with Fibromyalgia is my hair is falling out. I'm a bit freaky about that. It started about a year a year and a half ago. A patch of hair about the size of a quarter fell out one evening. It sort of fell out in chunks. Not to gross you out too much but it makes this funny little noise when it comes out. Anyway it came out in chunks the root and all of it. I told several of the doctors I see at the clinic I go to at our local university. They really don't seem too concerned about it. One of them did mention I should get some Biotin and reduce my stress. That was about the extent of any thing ANY of them told me. I checked with a couple of pharmacies I deal with and neither one knew what Biotin was. I had forgotten about it. Well here we are now and another quarter sized patch has fallen out. Roots and all, with the creepy little noise too. A friend picked my up some Biotin. Come to find out Biotin is actually a B-vitamin. So I'm trying it. I'll let you know if it helps. Does any of the rest of you have problems with Fibromyalgia and hair loss?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fibromyalgia In the Mornings

I did something to help me with my fibromyalgia that I have been thinking about for a long time. As I have mentioned before I am still working. This in part is due to the fact the agency I work for works with families that have a member with a disability. They allow me to flex my time. I can make up calls and activities with families after hours and on the weekends when I need to. I can therefore come in late when I do not have appointments. Morinings are sometimes rough with the fibromyalgia. I have a hard time getting dressed. I feel like I sleep but as soon as I'm up I hurt and I'm stiff. Even my medication doesn't help, especially lately. Well I like coffee. Alot. I finally went to the store on one of the few days I could work up the energy and ignore the pain and got a programmable coffee pot. So now I have a new 'new' routine when I get home. After bringing in the dog, I make sure she has food and water out. Then I figure out what I plan to eat and get some water to put by my chair. Once I sit down I hurt so bad I may not be able to do this later. Before I sit down I set up my new coffee pot. The first day I didn't do so well. I woke up and there was no coffee. The past two days have been much better. I also find that smelling the coffee wakes me up if the alarms did not. I'm still late but not as late. I guess the different smell eventually gets my attention. Do you have any little tricks to help you get up? Let me know.