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Letter to People Without Chronic Pain

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Having chronic pain means many things change, and a lot of them are invisible. Unlike having cancer or being hurt in an accident, most people do not understand even a little about chronic pain and its effects, and of those that think they know, many are actually misinformed. In the spirit of informing those who […]

Do not Go to Mary Greeley *UPDATE*

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I will never again support the Mary Greeley hospital again. I can tell you of one story that had a positive ending and that is it. Today I received the worst medical care in history. Today, I asked Urgent Care to make an appt. to check my blood pressure. I had the feeling behind the […]

I was sent to the ER

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After being told I could not switch primary care doctors. I asked if I could be seen to follow up from getting Torodal yesterday and still being in pain. I was told to go to the ER as doctor’s office couldn’t do anything for me at this point. I expected to go to the ER […]

And Back Off Of Savella…

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So with the heart racing and blood pressure going back up, I’ve already been told to discontinue the Savella. It looks quite a bit like I’m going to have to deal with the let’s try this med over again. So long as we find a medicine that actually works that is fine but believe me, […]

Day 3 of Savella

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Is there a reason I am taking this pill? I’ve taken 5 on the scheme of getting on this and well, it sucks. I feel nothing different more than my blood pressure starting to go back up and my heart rate faster than when I used to jog (I’m probably exaggerating but when you feel […]

Dealing With “That” Diagnosis.

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Last week, I was taken off of Cymbalta. My blood pressure was definitely in hypertension. I feel for my grandfather after experiencing the feelings I did. My ears ringing, feeling my entire body shaking and twitching, my eyes spasming-it was pure hell. Today, Rheumatology and I talked to check on me. They told me we […]

Bye Bye Cymbalta

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I have continued to fight an awful headache attack since last week. I have been in Urgent Care as well as the ER with how bad the pain has been. My entire head hurts but the most pain starts at the top of my right eyebrow goes through the area where my eyes is and […]

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

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Today is the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Throughout the day, various events will be held across the nation to help individuals learn more about Fibromyalgia. The best thing you can do when you aren’t sure about something is ask questions and educate yourself. Even if there is not a local event going on, there are […]