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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Well, I've been gone approximately 140 days and have managed to gain more weight...putting me at my highest weight of 426 pounds. I'm not going to lie and say I'm happy and everything is going to be okay because I don't know that it will be. I found out today I have fibromyalgia. I've been in pain a very long time now but thought I was crazy for hurting EVERYWHERE...Thought my doctor would say I'm just a hypochondriac...But today when I told her where I was hurting and for how long...and how I've pushed through just to get through my school bus runs every day, she said let's check you out. After gently applying pressure to seeveral areas of my body, she determined that I have fibromyalgia as with every touch, she was causing me additional pain. That said, we have a plan of action that includes medication, Savella, and acupuncture. I refuse to let this thing get to me. I can still lose weight and get healthy and that's why I am here. I need help. I need my SparkFriends and I'm sorry I left at all. Holding my head high and moving forward with a good attitude, I refuse to be defeated!

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    Glad your back. One day at a time making small changes will get you there.
    2832 days ago
  • HEIDIC75
    Welcome back !!! i am so glad that you found your way back. I also lft sparks for a while and managed to gain all the weight back that i had lost plus gained a few extra pounds as well emoticon .....I am so gald that they found out what was wrong with you health!!
    2832 days ago
    Thanks so much you guys! I am planning on nailing one obstacle at a time here so today, I stopped drinking soda and went back to water. That is my first step in changing what I put into my body. I've been reading like crazy since yesterday and will be one by one doing away with the foods that will harm my body. Also, I am on Savella, started that last night and I'm hoping the medicine helps because it is painful driving the bus but I love my kids and refuse to quit and let FMS win. I know I can do this! I know we all can and will!
    2832 days ago
    My daughter also was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. No one understood how much pain she was in because they couldn't see an injury. Many people said hurtful things to her. She was helped by restricting the same foods as Happy_Travels' husband. Unfortunately these are foods that she likes - so when she indulges, the pain returns. Hope your strategy works well for you. Please post your success!
    2833 days ago
    Hi Angel

    My husband was diagnosed in July with Polymyalgia which was a shock to us but before he got the diagnoses he virtually could not move his arms and was in so much pain. He was on steroids that put 10 pounds on him immediately. His doctor said he was in trouble so he told him to go off of enriched wheat, processed foods, refined sugars, potatoes and salt. He told us that the chemicals that they put into foods confuses our liver so it will store foods with certain chemicals as fat even if it isn't.
    It worked he has now lost the weight he put on and had his best check up ever for his blood pressure and cholesterol. His pre diabetes disappeared as well. He is still loosing and so am I.
    I have friends with your disease and they have all gone to more organic foods. I know it is definitely going to be a lifestyle change for you but you can do it and we will be here to support you through the ups and the downs. emoticon emoticon

    2833 days ago
    So sorry! Well sis you are not alone here. I also have it and self diagnosed about two years ago. The best thing that helped me was lyrica but i cant afford it so i just deal. How long have you suspected? Ive noticed my symptoms are much better in the warm weather and much worse like now. If nothing else you will find encouragement her to keep pressing on. Knowing is half the battle. May you find what works best and keep your chin up! emoticon
    I also left sp and came back. Glad you did...best thing you couldve done!
    Also Im am ex school bus driver of 6 yrs....God bless you for what you do!
    You have a friend here...i need some support to ya know! Lol.
    2833 days ago
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