Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Toxic Relief Continued

I have been on the cleansing for several days now.  I had a tough time yesterday with it.  At least I think that might have been the problem.

My stomach was so bloated all day that I could barely move.  I haven't had this happen in a long long time so I contribute it to the fiber drink of the colon cleansing.  I think my poor system is so mixed up with all the different meds I am taking right now.

My foot isn't any better.  Guess I'll have to start using the ice again.  Very frustrating not to be able to walk at night with my husband.

My cravings for sugar at night are still there.  It's going to be a while before I can get past that I think.  I just stand at the pantry and think "what can I eat that will kill this sweet tooth without using sugar?"  Not much.

As far as the fibro, I feel pretty decent today.  Some days I get up and feel halfway normal and others are bad from the start.

We went to church on Saturday night and I could barely sit through the service.  I hadn't taken my pain pills ahead of time and I kept squirming around in my seat trying to find a comfortable position. Finally I just had to leave. 

With my fibromyalgia I have a very difficult time sitting or standing for long periods of time so I don't go to plays very often and never go to the theatre to see a movie.  Traveling has to be planned around how much time I have to sit. I am just grateful my husband is so understanding.

Until Next Time. :)

2 comments:

Dominique said...

Are fruits ruled out for you? I usually eat an apple or orange or something when I have the sugar craving.

It's natural occuring sugar so it doesn't mess with your body in the same way that sugar does.

Just a thought...:-)

Christine Burgess said...

You are so good, Dominique. I should be eating fruits instead of the bad sugar. I eat a lot of fruit in general, but when I have the craving it's for the bad stuff.:(