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Forum: Alternative Medicines / Therapies 12-30-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By jcairns82
Re: Getting Mom on board

Have you thought about showing your Mom this forum? Maybe if she read the info on her own, she might be more receptive. Some people just don't like being told what to do.

Also, depending on how...
Forum: Moan, Complain and Vent 12-30-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By jcairns82
Yep, it hurts just to bend down.

My roommates were witness to a fibromyalgia flare up this passed week. We have one of those ikea lamps that you press the button on the floor to turn on and off. Unfortunately, the outlet is high...
Forum: Moan, Complain and Vent 12-30-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By jcairns82
Re: Stress

Sorry to hear about your stressful Christmas. It's such a poor time for many of us. It seems like you kept getting hit with issue after issue. Did it impact your fibromyalgia at all? I find that...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 12-30-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By jcairns82
Re: just joined forum

Hi Kim,

Welcome to the forum. Hope that you find what you're looking for. Feel free to ask a ton of questions and share about your own experience. I know when I first joined a few months ago, I...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 12-30-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,160
Posted By jcairns82
Re: She's sick of hearing about it

Have you tried asking your Mom why she gets annoyed, when you talk about others? Could it be that she doesn't feel that focus enough attention on her own issues with fibromyalgia?

For myself, I'm...
Forum: Alternative Medicines / Therapies 12-06-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,739
Posted By jcairns82
Restorative Yoga

I'm curious how many of you have participated in a yoga class. Have you found it helpful?

As a yoga instructor and someone who's been diagnosed with fibro for 20 years, I first started doing yoga...
Forum: Alternative Medicines / Therapies 12-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By jcairns82
Re: Lymphatic massage

I'm going to have to goggle what a lymphatic massage is, as I'm not familiar with the term. I tend to feel much better after a relaxing massage. I've had some deep tissue massages that left me much...
Forum: Do I Have Fibromyalgia? 12-03-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By jcairns82
Re: My Sister, Myself, and I

Wow, I've never heard of so many people in one family having fibromyalgia. It's just me and my Mom in my family. It hits us both differently. Mine is mostly in my neck and back. My Mom is usually...
Forum: Recently Diagnosed 12-03-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,310
Posted By jcairns82
Re: medicaid issues and looking for alternatives or advice...

Unfortunately, I can't help with the medicaid questions. However, I must commend you on all the steps that you're already taking. That's phenomenal! It appears that you're taking this diagnosis on...
Forum: General Discussions About Fibromyalgia 12-03-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By jcairns82
Re: Does Fibrobmyalgia Worsen With Age?

Personally, I haven't found this to be my experience. However, I was diagnosed at the age of 11 and now 20 years later, I have mostly under control. I've had to learn that I can't do a 9-5 job, but...
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