I just read PMC, my friend Nicole shared with me recently. It’s sad that they only had a pool of six women to extract info and experiences from. And there was no mention of connected illnesses what so ever. Hmm…
I wish they (Dr’s/Scientists) would take time to find and understand the source/trauma. Heal us by effectively, searching our minds/bodies, instead if throwing medications at us for each and every symptom. This is only making things worse, and the meds are only a mere bandaid at best, while bringing along their own set of problems/side effects. Avoidance of things like processed foods, unhealthy environments; IE, stressful, abusive, chemical, as well as getting allergy testing, because eating and/or breathing in these things we’re allergic to, adds to our cognitive dysfunction, our weight gain, and our excessive lack of energy. I’ve found that all of our Fibro journeys begin with trauma, whether it be physical, emotional, sexual, chemical, or viral (all of these cause trauma to our bodies). So they need to find and go to the source, working their way forward, instead of this ass backwards method of pumping more meds down our throats, and telling us that we’ll feel better. We really don’t! And most of the time they are just masking the symptoms, treating them individually. Oh and don’t forget the meds they give us to combat the other meds side effects! Really! Are you aware, that there are some of us whom are on a multitude of meds, upwards of 29 that I’ve heard of? 29? That’s just insane! Now I can’t just tell my friends/followers,
“Hey, you’re taking way too many meds! Why not get off of them and try a different route? One that means you can no longer eat whatever you want, so no processed foods = inexpensive, only organic = expensive; translating to even less money in your pocket, which is yet another sacrifice. And, that you will have to suffer a lil more first; only taking one or two meds now, which you will have to wean off of every so often and then back on, whenever they become less effective; to avoid an ever increasing dosage, before you will feel any improvement. That you will have to reopen old wounds (physical/mental), endure more poking/prodding of our brain, spine, etc., while all you really want to do, is continue to take your meds and eat your comfort foods, because thus far it’s your security blanket, and the only source of help (although minimal), that you’ve actually found some relief from.
And Opiates, that’s a whole other issue! Let’s add a very real and possibly deadly addiction, to our ever growing list of ailments.”
Yeah, no one wants to hear that from me, a non-medical educated podcaster/blogger. Aside from my own study of medical journals, google, and personal research questions, all I can do is suggest, and hope that what I talk about, will resonate with some of my listeners/followers. Because I can only speak from experience… my own, experiences. I still struggle as well, especially with depression, so it’s not like I’m some miracle worker, whom has found “the Cure.” I’m just one person, doing what I think is best, for my body. Still searching for the source of it all, although I have a very possible idea of it, and the hope that I will one day find an end to my pain… to all of our pain!
Ok, sorry for the rant. I’ve had an eventful day, while still dealing with my continually added health issues. More news today. But, I’m staying as positive as someone like us can be, and pushing forward. I’m finding it difficult to engage with anyone, on posts etc., lately. I just don’t have the energy.
I wrote this on Mon 1/8, and I’m in even worse shape today. My BP is rising again, and I don’t need this stress. Staying healthy is hard work! Hugs 🦋
*PS – Theres further explanations in comments if you’re interested, as my dear friend Kim asked for a lil more insight.
You are not alone… and neither am I!
Love you all 💜💋MJ
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