Immune System and Fibromyalgia and season changes

Hi, I can’t believe how long it has been since I last wrote here. There have been a number of things that have kept me away but the main thing was the fact that I wrote in the last post that I would find out some hobby websites and put it on my post. I don’t know why I push myself so hard sometimes, as at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if I don’t find out the details but I feel so guilty if I don’t finish a job I have started !!!!

Well, I’m probably about half way through the list I wrote but I’ve been itching to write another post so decided to put the list on the back boiler for a while and just write my usual posts. The other reasons that have kept me away was a lovely break in sunny Spain or not all sunny Spain as we had quite mixed weather. Still very warm but quite a few overcast days. I love my breaks but 10 days is enough for me and this time we went for just over two weeks and I was dying to get home.

When I got home I realised why I missed it so much. Not just the comfy bed and cooler temperatures but I just love the UK. There is no where quite like it even though the change in temperatures have played havoc with my back and my Fibromyalgia I still love being home.

I’m sure other Fibro sufferers will be in the same boat at the moment. I have even found the bed at night painful to lie on and last night put a quilt on top of my mattress topper to ease the pain. It definitely helped a little and would highly recommend it to other Fibro sufferers.

I have also been researching a bit more about Fibro and other similar diseases as I have a friend who has been really suffering with her IBS and Chronic Fatigue for quite some time now – so much so that she is seeing a specialist next week. Last year she was diagnosed with suffering from IBS but the Chronic Fatigue had been with her since she had Glandular Fever about four years ago and the more I dug into it, the more you realise the link to all these Syndromes via your Immune System and it just seemed so obvious to me that this should have been spotted before. It also amazes me that there is still such a stigma with some Doctors about these Syndromes which are quite obviously not something in your head but a real disease that needs treatment.

I read again and again and again on forums sufferers asking why they are being ignored and why no one will believe them. I always reply and reassure them it is real and to pursue it and get second opinions until you have exhausted every possible route and diagnosis. I had to and that was over 20 years ago now so you would think that Doctors would be thinking differently by now.

I’ve really enjoyed being back here again and I won’t leave it so long next time. You never know I may even be back again before the week is out.

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8 thoughts on “Immune System and Fibromyalgia and season changes

  1. You really opened my eyes in this blog!! I have been a fybro sufferer since I was a kid and probably in the past 10 years I have been having terrible lower back pain around my tailbone area. Well, it is kind of always bothering me but seems to get worse a few times out of the year. I guess I never put it together that it is the weather change that could be affecting the pain level so much. I have been trying to workout more, keeping it low impact of course, but thought that was why I was having it. The past week trying to sleep at night has been such a nightmare I have ended up in the recliner. I started using one of those pregnancy pillows behind my back and between my legs and that seems to be helping. Anyway, thanks for your blogs. I will continue to keep up with them. 🙂

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  2. Hi Brooke,
    Thanks for that message. I’m sooooo pleased I’ve helped you understand some of your pains. Do have a look at http://www.putnams.co.uk and click on sleeping then scroll down to the ripple mattress topper – a single is only £36.11 and they are fanstastic. My husband didnt like it hence the single but I have one at my sister’s for when I stay there and find it so much more comfortable and as I said in the blog with the quilt on top of that then your sheet its soooooo much less painful. Hope you have a better night soon. Barbara

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    • Thanks for that Dan, I had a terrific Chiropractor who kept me off the operating table for 10 years and I have recommended them on my blog before. Not allowed to see one now with all my surgery but I would tell anyone with a new back problem that does not resolve to visit one. Take care.

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  3. I can empathise with you, My wife had scoliosis and ad the rods put in her back, but they failed and she had to have 2 more operations each one opening her from top to bottom, she is left with Chronic pain 24/7 and has to take a shit load of pills just to take the edge off. Regarding immune symptom problems…I started my first Blog because of mine.

    http://hypothyroidism.blog.co.uk/

    :wave:

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    • Hi Jack,
      Thanks for your lovely comments. I’ve read your hypothyroidism blog with fascination. Your learn something new every day don’t you think. Kind regards to your wife. I hope she to hasn’t developed Fibromyalgia through her problems like me as its bad enough having a back problem without other pains being thrown in.

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  4. The pains are sometimes reflected as something very badly; this is a warning of some ailment which we pruned to suffer. Sometimes we feel a pain in the waist and one in one of the kidneys which we can worry about. These pains are deceptive and sometimes the importance is not relevant. For this reason it is recommendable to get a physical control to recognize the ailment that causes the pain and power and to fight its origin. The pain in the waist, that can be acute or long lasting can return as chronic and is know to medics as lumbar pain. This is a disease that strikes millions of people throughout the world; findrxonline and said that according to statistics 70% of people who have suffered at some point in their life.

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  5. Really suffering with the season changes at the moment so back and all the other pains caused by Fibro are battling against each other. Roll on proper Autumn when each day doesn’t change its mind as to which time of year it is. Thanks for your comment.

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