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    Stress/Anxiety

    Diamond Sometimes I recover fairly quick, all depends on how bad I was doing in the first place. Lately though, it just keeps happening and in the past two weeks I have spent more time in bed in the dark as my sensory issues are also on overload right now. I did something completely crazy. I...
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    Stress/Anxiety

    Hi Diamond. I read in another post that you are having a bad time. Me too. I have been rea ding the board but didn't even feel well enough to put a message together. I too have that soul crushing burning pain, it's downright brutal. I wish I had a fix for that :( With stress/anxiety I find...
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    Family/friends reaction to fibro/cfs

    Diamond I struggle with this. My best friend will complain one day that she has a sore back or didn't sleep. I always show empathy as I know what that is like. Now flip the picture and it's me complaining about how sore I am or how I haven't had sleep in days, only to get yeah we all go...
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    Lidocaine lotion is awesome when applying more than once.

    I have never tried Lidocaine.... in fact never really knew what it was till I ear something on here the other day. I did not know it was an over the counter thing! I will have to see if it is available here. I just wanted to say thank you for explaining the binding process. I dug out a...
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    What is up with my leg?

    My only other suggestion for the pain would be to try medical marijuana if it is allowed where are, I know the states are starting to change on this. For me it was either Fentanyl or MM and I was not going anywhere near Fentanyl. I won't lie, there are days I miss my Morphine ( allergic to...
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    What is up with my leg?

    Lyrin. Sounds like you are in a tough spot. Regarding the piercings. I too have a piercing (titanium) and have never taken it out. I have had at least 8 MRI's with it in. I also have two titanium rods in my back and one in my lower leg, can't exactly just take those out like a piercing...
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    NEWBIE to the forum

    Sunkacola Yup you are right.... it's completely on us to follow through to be able to see what dietary changes will work for us. For me, lactose in dairy is a huge trigger. It gives me a wicked headache, insomnia and makes my body and joints ache something fierce. It will come on usually...
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    NEWBIE to the forum

    DJScott. I hear ya on the carbs...... ahhhhh they always wrap their arms around me and make me feel all warm and fuzzy....... mmmmmm carbs. Ha ha ha I hate the word diet. A nicer way would maybe be say... changing your eating habits. Simple sugars and the sugar that is made from simple...
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    Terrible Doctor

    Welcome Nicole. Oh my god I was horrified reading this! What an awful experience that would've been. He sounds like a real piece of work. My Fibro dr insists that diet is extremely important. I find there is a lot of conflicting information out there. I can honestly say that for me diet...
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    What is up with my leg?

    Lyrin. I too had degenerative, herniated discs my l4-s1. I have had two back surgeries with permanent nerve damage on my left side l3-s1. My first surgery was emergency surgery because my bladder stopped working from the nerves getting compressed. What you are describing sounds to me more...
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