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    Hump Day ****7/24/2013****Dr Oz and FM show*
    dollbug posted:
    Morning FMily...MiMi in NC and I woke up too darn early this morning. I had a busy day yesterday and I was extremely tired last night. I did sleep ok once I got into my recliner...but just did not get enough of it. I think a nap will be on my schedule today.

    So yesterday in my area, Dr. Oz had a show about FM. I could not believe that he spent so much time on this...I was very disappointed though as he did not say anything about Vitamins being a part of what we FMers need. He had a couple of specialists also as was from Stanford School of Medicine. It was discussed that FM causes our pain control dial to go *haywire*...and that this control is on high and out of control. They have studied FM though and are trying to figure out just what needs to be done. So I was very happy to hear about this. The first specialist though talked about FM and said, yes, it is life threatening - as if affects our quality of life. She also stated that in 1990 there were *established guidelines for FM*....(I guess it just took a lot of time for other doctors to get on board with what was going on with this ugly and mean illness)...she also indicated that on the average it takes 3 doctors visits before the illness is confirmed. (don't know about how accurate this is though-I have my doubts, for sure) The doctor from Stanford stated the it does take *some sort of episode to *trigger FM*...which can be different *things*. He also said that our nerves are *inflamed*. (yes, this makes sense to me, since I have always thought that we do have some sort of inflammation)

    I did think it was interesting that the woman said that there has been *no connection of any kinds of food* which makes a difference. (so I guess some doctors are mistaken about weight being an issue, but I think we all have already figured this out too).

    It was a very interesting show and Dr. Oz states that he thinks there a many people who are walking around with FM and they just do not know it yet. They also discussed that we, FMers, must be our own advocates...and that we should get a doctor who we feel comfortable with and can treat us.

    I do not know if anyone else saw this but I do know that different areas are not always the check out your local station on line to see if you can tell if this show is scheduled. It is worth the time.

    DH is now older than I am. We celebrated his birthday last night and went to a nice place to dine out. Our older son was also able to make it up so it was a nice family dinner out. I almost crossed my line though.

    Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. I am sure that each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better. So hang in here with us. Ask questions, make comments and/or suggestions and share whatever you care with the FMily. We all know exactly how hard it is to take this journey each day with the wrath of the dragon, aka FM. Be sure and check out the info under *tips* and *resources* and be sure and review the *member toolbox*. I am sure you will find something that perhaps you have not thought of trying.

    Cory sounds like you have a *short summer*...I do know that the weather has been *strange* this year here as well. Lots of dampness and very hot too.

    Vitamin always...I want to remind everyone of just how important Vitamin D might be. Low Vitamin D can cause additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
    Speak to your doctor about getting yours checked as soon as you can.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    Have a good day and remember to pace, pace and pace even more.


    missist responded:
    Good Morning Mimi & all Fmily to follow.

    I was up too late-- my bad. So I feel sort of puffy and draggy right now. Although I think I always feel sort of slow when I get up anyhow so I'm sure the day will be fine.

    I think what Mimi just shared about Dr Oz's show is very interesting. That's the first time I heard anyone say that fibro is life threatening and that the nerves are inflammed.

    I think I can see how it could be life threatening in a few different ways. Certainly it is life-style threatening.

    Like Mimi I have always believed there is some kind of inflammation involved. Always my bloodwork comes back saying no inflammation--but I can feel it! Sometimes I can see it. ??

    I used to think I felt as if my blood vessels were inflammed. Maybe someday they will find a way to show the inflammation of fibromyalgia.

    ( *Osteo arthritis as well--recently some research has shown that OA has an inflammatory process too--which nobody has said in the past, I always knew mine had 'flares' which didn't seem consistent with the 'wear and tear' mantra. Which I have seen applied unequally too-- as in blaming people who have it and are overweight as if they would not have it if they were thin. Which is a lot of bunk.)

    I've been really praying that fibro would get more research and more awareness as I feel that a huge part of the suffering involved in it is caused by the 'hypochondriac/lazy stigma' attached to it. It would be nice if fibromyalgia patients could be vindicated in a very public way.

    You can also watch the Dr Oz show online:

    If you google Dr Oz show and fibromyalgia there are some other ones too.

    Interesting. I don't watch daytime tv generally so I checked.

    I'm amazed at all you can find online. I may cancel my tv satellite soon as It is very expensive and I don't watch it much.

    Well anyhow-- I have some work today from my shop, shipping a pretty wood cross and photographing a couple more then I have some wedding portrait sketches to do for my wood cake topper designs and a card design.

    Its good to have work. Hubby makes a good income but we have a lot to pay for with him away from home so much.
    Its like having twice the bills of a normal household.
    Which is why I focus on being frugal so much.

    So-- Hope everyone has a really nice day. Its very pretty here this morning, quiet except for birds, I don't know the weather but it looks like it will probably be pretty warm.

    As Mimi advocates for Vitamin D--I think I will start saying--try some B1 (high dose--i take 500 2x a day) it seems to really help with fog and fatigue, Awesome!
    mnjeepguy responded:
    Good evening everyone. It was another cool day hear. Very nice if you have to work in a factory. It made for a lot better work day than we had last week.

    I am not doing too well this evening. I had to work late, my allergies kicked up bad, and I just don't feel good about much at all. It was a trying day.

    On the brightside tomorrow is a whole new day.

    missist replied to mnjeepguy's response:
    Yes it is Cory. Another day..
    vesj55 responded:
    do you remember what date that this show was aired?
    dollbug replied to vesj55's response:
    Hello.....the link to Dr. Oz's show is on a separate can actually watch it online, if you care to.
    It was broken down in several segments.

    Let me know your thoughts about this, if you watch it.

    Take care.


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