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Thread: Great sew day today

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    Today was my sew day with my BFF and I had so much fun. I'm working on a tablerunner that is a free pattern from Moda called Sugar Cookies. It is all hexagons. I had to purchase the Marti Mitchell templates for $25 to make it! But it sure was fun. I just have to sew 3 rows together, add two borders, sandwich and quilt! But that will have to wait for a few days. My fibromyalgia is really horrible right now. Tomorrow is going to be a stay in bed all day kind of day. I'm so envious of others with fibro whose doctors will give them something for the pain. I just get NSAIDs. And sometimes they just aren't enough. :cry:

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    hello, your table runner sounds so cute

    I hope you start feeling better soon

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    I'm so sorry that you have to deal with so much pain. It sounds like you had a great sewing day tho. You go ahead and relax tomorrow you deserve it.

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    I know just how you feel, we are never without pain it is just the degree that changes. I have had to learn to take things in small steps so i don't have that all day in bed day, with looking after my mum I can't afford to have a day of. somedays i only just function as it is.
    hope you feel better soon

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    sorry to hear your not feeling well,your table runner sounds nice.

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    I know it sounds like heresy, but in your situation I would consider switching doctors in order to get better pain meds!

    Or maybe you could do what I did when my on-and-off back pain returned just after I had worked hard to get into better physical condition. I broke down and cried in the doctor's office. My only regret is that I didn't do it 20 years earlier!!!

    I do think that women's pain is often underestimated by male doctors. Studies show that women experience pain more intensely than men.

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    I have to say Yeah for the sewing day and maybe it is time to find another doctor. Dealing with pain is not fun but sometimes you need to get out of pain to deal with the pain. Hope you have an amazing stay in bed day! Rent chic flix and relax!

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    Your sewing day sound slike it was wonderful. Can't wait to see your project.

    If there is anything to help you with your pain it is beyond me why your MD will not give it. Please life is to short and there are too many quilts to make not to have the right meds if they are available. This is not right! So sorry.

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    There are older Drs. that think fibro is something you have to deal with. There is no reason to be in pain so bad you can't get out of bed. One thing that has helped me more then any meds was changing my diet. It took a while but I am nitrate and processed food free. No artificial anything. No lite or diet foods. Just whole food, diary, fruit, and lean meats. No sodas, Crystal Clear, or KoolAid, no jello, packaged puddings, deli meats, or frozen meals.

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    Sorry you are in pain, but glad you had a good sewing day with BFF.

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    after suffering w/fibro for yrs when no one had ever heard of it [was sent to head drs,etc,]i finally found a nurse practioner who would give me pain meds.then the dr she worked with decided i couldn't have them,but he did send me to a pain clinic.it was NOT a good experience.was treated as a drug addict,so asked for a diff one.WHAT a diff.!!!i get the meds i need,& my pain is treated w/BELIEF& understanding!!keep trying,there are drs out there that teat women's pain as real &NOT in her head!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    There are older Drs. that think fibro is something you have to deal with. There is no reason to be in pain so bad you can't get out of bed. One thing that has helped me more then any meds was changing my diet. It took a while but I am nitrate and processed food free. No artificial anything. No lite or diet foods. Just whole food, diary, fruit, and lean meats. No sodas, Crystal Clear, or KoolAid, no jello, packaged puddings, deli meats, or frozen meals.
    Bella, if everyone followed this we would ALL be healthier and a much thinner society!!
    I agree with everyone on changing docs too.
    Life is too short to be in pain all the time.

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    My dr tried lots of different drugs for pain including opium and methadone-let me just say all they do is put you in a dizzy stupor and you still feel the pain anyway.We tried at least 10 different drugs-none really worked except tramadol.But I can only take it for a few days and stop for a few days,etc due to stomach pain.

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    mzsooz, I know what you mean, Girlfriend! This morning when I woke up first thing I noticed is that both hands are swollen. "Why?" I thought. Oh, yeah, I had a great time last night working on quilted placemats for Christmas presents. Off to take Tylenol now -- it's the only thing my doctor advises me to use for my arthritis.

    Sorry you are hurting today. Feel better and take time to look at that beautiful project in process. It will speed the healing process.

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    I can sympathize. I have fibro too. :-( Pain is getting worse as the season changes. It always gets worse with the season change. No insurance and can't afford to go from one doctor to the next trying to find one that will help.

    Thank goodness for sewing buddies tho. They help keep you mind off the pain even if you have to suffer more the next day.

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    I love the name of the table runner, SUGAR COOKIES!!

    Sweetie, you need a new doctor!! There are many options for your pain.

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    I do have a new dr. Just haven't seen her yet about my fibro. I'm sure she will help me out. Right now all my money is going for my DD and DGD's dr appointments.

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    Your tablerunner sounds really nice!! Sorry to hear about your FIBRO(Ihave it too!) is really bothering you. You definitely need to see your new dr. soon. My meds keep my FIBRO at bay most of the time. AND IT'S NOT ALL IN YOUR HEAD!!!!

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    Pain meds are not recommended for chronic pain. There are reasons: addiction, tolerance, need to increase doses. It's a fact narcotics only dull the care about pain. They do not 'cure' anything. Multi disciplinary chronic pain centers are the way to go IMNSHO. I am a trained professional in chronic pain. HIH

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    I was part of a fibromyalgia study here at the University and they taught us all kinds of pain management strategies. I use them but they only help with mild pain. That "over a 10" pain does not respond to it. If I could get a dr to prescribe me 2 lortabs per month I could survive quite well. I made my last 30 day supply of lortabs (that I received for toe surgery) last over a year. I'm sure not worried about becoming an addict! :lol:

    My husband was kind enough to take my daughter to school today and pick her up so I could stay in bed. I slept until 10:30 and then the dang phone rang with a stupid survey and I couldn't go back to sleep. But apparently it was enough. I feel worlds better today. Sleep is the best cure for fibro pain for me and it is the one thing I have trouble getting enough of.

    I hope I get to quilt tomorrow!

    Thanks for everyone's kind words!

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    I'm right there with ya! Do you take anything to help you sleep? Sometimes a small dose of ?? can help you get to sleep so you can feel better rested. It helps me.
    I avoid caffeine, and white flour products. Whole grains help. Eating small portions of protein throughout the day also helps with fibro fog.
    Hope your doc will listen to you. Keep speaking up. Maybe make a list of questions/concerns too.
    Best to you!! Here we come quilting! :)

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    Can't wait to see the table runner!

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    Hope you feel better soon and your new Dr works out. Once you hit upon an agreeable medication, things are a little easier.

    The table runner sounds lovely...look forward to seeing pics.

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    Just wanted to let you know I use Lyrica for my pain. If I go without it my family will ask"Are you taking your Lyrica",this helps me more than anything. Have you tried it? If not,please do I recommend this to everyone. Kinda expensive,but they will help with cost,with most situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinstitchin
    Just wanted to let you know I use Lyrica for my pain. If I go without it my family will ask"Are you taking your Lyrica",this helps me more than anything. Have you tried it? If not,please do I recommend this to everyone. Kinda expensive,but they will help with cost,with most situations.
    :( I tried Lyrica and had horrible side effects. I am very sensitive to medications and have to be careful. I'm so glad it helps you!

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