Friday, April 27, 2012

Really Struggling Today

I have been feeling pretty good but as expected I got slammed with pain everywhere yesterday, hence the lack of interest in writing,  and today its the same. I have one daughter home from school and one day care child and I'm feeling very resentful I just can't lay in bed all day and nurse myself. A  piece of me is happy they are here because they are forcing me to get things done and not wallow or sit in depression, but with that comes the lack of interest in anything I am doing.Bad days are here to stay, and I know good days are coming again but I'm tired of putting on the brave face even when I feel like crap.Today I just want to puts around and pout about it. I am also realizing that as much as I want to share information and experiences on this blog, I sometimes just don't have the time, energy or physical ability to. There is some guilt in that because some of these blogger that I follow are writing 2 page letters, bearing their soul, posting family pictures...and I wish I could do that, but this is what I have time for, what I have energy for and maybe later on when all kid's are in school all the time I will become a little more elaborate and exciting. No promises though.  Using my tens unit, heat patches, took a hot hot shower, repeating to myself over and over "It could be worse". After this, lunch for the kids. I may be back today if I have time.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kids crafts today, don't feel like blogging!!!

Bad day. First in while of feeling great. Tired, headache, unmotivated, and every muscle hurts. I find my self stopping between light chores to rest and catch my breath all day. Sucks. What can you do. I have decided instead of forcing myself to write a half hearted entry and share more unnoticed information, I will use this little spurt of energy to brag a bit about my kids since I never mention them. I saw this crayon art thing on Pinterest or some other blog and decided to do it with the kids. Thae loved it it was easy and thank fully for them it didn't require me taking a trip to the store. I had previously purchased a few canvas's in attempt to resurrect my painting passion. Did'nt happen, but as a result I had extra's waiting in the bookcase to be utilized.
So duct taped the crayons to the bottom of one canvas, taped that to a second canvas, put cardboard under the project to protect the floor and handed over the hair dryer. (high heat low air or the force will spray the melting wax in every direction..unless that's the look you want) They loved it, it was easy and now we have home made art on the wall. 
We decided to hang it sideways for a little while then rotate it as we desire to change things up a bit. Next we experiment with a heart pattern and see how that comes out.

Monday, April 23, 2012

AdreCore/Avipaxin! Hope or fools gold?

Acupuncture Good for Fibro?
I have not tried this yet but I fully intend to. There is a place I drive by 2 times a week on the way to my kids dance school, big tempting sign, looks legeit and I am always curious. I read a lot and have heard that it's been helpful for Fibro but alas, everyone has something that works, which does not for others. Insurance doesn't cover it (not mine anyway) and it's a pretty expensive treatment so it's a big commitment. Especially when having to go more than once.So I will still think about it.....

So on to my update
I have just started supplements last Friday per my awesome doctor and I am hopeful.

5HTP and Vitamin D that I was already on I am to continue. I did find some more energy and less fatigue with the two alone but not much. Apparently all of these together in combination for about 16 weeks will kick my adrenal fatigue/failure into the past. Sleep better, lose weight easier, have less pain and inflammation, help with my mood and depression..among other things. The first day I took as directed. Sort of. I was told between 1 to 3 with breakfast and again with lunch. (Avapaxin & AdreCor). The 5HTP an hour before bed. The next morning I had a "hangover" feeling. I grabbed some water took my 2 supplements with breakfast and became very very dizzy, nauseous, my head hurt and I thought if I moved at all in any direction I would certainly throw up if not have my head explode. I can only guess this was a combination of the new supplements and walking around in the sun all day and drinking no water the day before. Actually everyday that week I was outside hiking biking or doing something the required physical exertion. I just finally crashed. Did to much which is often the way with a type A personality. So after being in bed all day I had time to think. I have decided to start off with the low dose of 1 for about a week, then up it back to 2 (the recommendation on every site I read). And also the 5HTP a little more than an hour before bed. I have read quite a few people said they could tell right away, as far back as 2010, so I am hopeful. I want to say I feel better slightly already but I'm just not certain yet. Maybe when I'm up to 2 two times a day It will be more visible. Any relief at this point would be a blessing. After a million scrips for poison what can it hurt?!  I am exercising, eating right, cut out about everything bad environmentally in the house (still working on my husband about the carpet) so this is really my last hope. To lessen if not be rid of the fog, the stress and the pain that unexpectedly lays me out like a pancake...oh happy day for everyone in this house!