I started the month with a lot of pain and problems. I am not sleeping well still so I am up most nights and sleep way into the day. I feel depressed that my house is all torn up and messed up and I just don't feel like doing anything to straighten it up. There are literally days I get out of bed, take a shower, go back to bed. I spend time in front of the computer web surfing and reading emails but that is about it. I don't have what it takes to do all that I want to do. If you have FM or CFS you know what I am talking about! That bone weariness that just won't leave you alone. I am much better off then a lot of people I know and my heart goes out to them.
I read a post today from Pain Medicine News. Impaired functioning of the brain’s ability to process pain stimuli may negatively affect how people with fibromyalgia experience pain. The article titled "Opioid Receptors Impaired in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows." The study shows that parts of the brain is malfunctioning in FM patients and can prove it with MRI/tomography. Read the article....its good read!
I plan on being more involved with FM awareness this year. I figure being a health care professional with the darn disorder it will bring more weight to the claims made regarding pain and pain control. Pain meds don't work for me for the FM pain so I don't even bother to take them. Some times when I have arthritic pain or a bad headache a hydrocodone pill works...but not usually. I don't think I can become addicted or tolerant to something when it has no effect...what do you think?
I went to the doctor last month and saw the nurse practitioner. I guess it all went well but her words were "you seem to be okay so just keep doing whatever it is you are doing" cause she couldn't offer me anything different! I guess I should be proud I am doing so good! I am going to make an appointment with the rheumatologist to get tests updated soon. I just hate going in to the doctors!
I have quit most sugar, all artificial sweeteners and use stevia and honey only when possible. Sometimes when you buy prepared you have to take the good with the bad. My gluten free course continues on track for the most part. Forgot the other night that I didn't do gluten anymore and ate a couple of regular saltines before my husband noticed. Fibro Fog is what I blame that on. It was a foggy head achy day. Hope those go away as the weather is warmer and I can get out and about more!
I tried the Betty Crocker yellow gluten free cake mix and made funfetti cup cakes the other day. I couldn't help myself and put purple funfetti frosting on them. I love purple!! I also mixed some of the candy bits in the batter. Did you know that those candy bits are mostly sugar and cornstarch?
|Doesn't this cut open cake look yummy? Very festive too!|
|The mix only makes about 15-18 cup cakes but that is enough to share!|