Josette

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  • in reply to: Fibromyalgia and steroids #22264
    Josette
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    Thank you all so much for the lovely and kind words.
    I managed to get to Mum’s funeral. We just went for the day. My sister and neice are staying for a couple of weeks to support my Dad who is 92 and almost totally blind, forgetful etc.
    The funeral was lovely, low key and restrained (Mum hated what she called “poppy show” funerals).A couple of days before the funeral I wacked my knee really hard on a very solid piece of furniture, so had to use a walking stick. As I don’t usually use one, I got the feeling that some people thought I was “putting it on”. I got no physical support from my sister, daughter or niece and ended up trudging into the crematorium on my own, as I was lagging behind. (my husband had stayed behind to look after two kids and four dogs!!).
    I managed to get up and read a poem (they gave me a chair to sit on). I held onto my Dad (on one side) and my daughter on the other, hugging and squeezing hands and so forth.
    I am still not sure about the steroids, as the jab coincided with the day my Mum died, I may have felt better anyway, cos the stress had gone.
    I haven’t put on any weight (fingers crossed) and it will be interesting to see if there is any difference when the jab wears off (3 months according to the doc.)
    Love to you all.
    Josette

    in reply to: Fibromyalgia and steroids #22257
    Josette
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    Hi Everyone,
    Many thanks for the responses and the kind words. I had an appointment for the steroid jab on Wednesday afternoon. My Mum died at 8.30 on Wednesday morning and I was unable to be there.
    I went ahead and had the jab anyway.
    For 3 days following the jab I felt very peculiar. I had massive palpitations and weird “speedy” thoughts. However by day 4 I was feeling considerably better. The weird reaction may have had more to do with my Mum dying than the steroid, but who knows. At this stage I think the steroid really did help, and should, at least, enable me to go to the funeral on Thursday.
    Thanx again everyone.
    Josette
    xxx

    in reply to: Pregabalin effecting mood? #31799
    Josette
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    I take Gabapentin and find it very helpful for nerve pain (TMJ and tooth pain that comes and goes and switches from one tooth to another for no reason!!)
    I have had no problems with it but I suspect that is because I started taking it in tiny doses and have stabilised at only 400mgs per day (taken in 100mg capsules spread out through the day).
    I think that doctors start people on far too high a dose, in the thousands of mgs, rather than 100 – 400mgs per day. For those having problems it might be worth, very, very slowly, reducing your intake until you reach about 400mgs and see if that is better.
    This is a common problem with meds. Doctors seem to start on the very highest dose and work downwards (the patient then can’t stand the side effects and gives up), whereas I think they should start on the minimum and work upwards until some relief is found and the patient takes the least amount possible to get results (and minimum, or no, side effects).
    Kind regards
    Josette

    in reply to: Simple Pleasures…..!!!! #15009
    Josette
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    I love snow, I always have done. I am happier looking at it, rather than trying to walk or drive in it. Now I no longer have to go out in it I love it even more LOL.
    Josette

    in reply to: sore weeping lumps over line of damaged nerve #33377
    Josette
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    Neither my daughter or I had blisters, just (as you say) red weals. It was still shingles. In your case it is possible that if there ever were any blisters they would have had their tops rubbed off, they are very delicate and burst easily.
    Hope the pain gets better soon. Some people’s shingles last for ages, but others can go quite quickly, I hope yours are the latter.
    Josette

    in reply to: sore weeping lumps over line of damaged nerve #33369
    Josette
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    Dear Di,
    I don’t know why your G.P. won’t admit it, but it is almost certainly shingles. They can appear anywhere on your body above your legs. I have had it on my face and my daughter had it at “bra strap” level. Your descripton of it sounds identical.
    I hope it goes quickly.
    Josette

    in reply to: Laughter is the best Medicine.. #17450
    Josette
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    I was getting into my car when a bloke said to me “Can you give me a lift?” I replied “Sure, you look wonderful, the world’s your oyster, go for it”
    Josette

    in reply to: Laughter is the best Medicine.. #17449
    Josette
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    I think that animal testing is cruel. They can get very nervous and most of the time get all the answers wrong!
    Josette

    in reply to: Laughter is the best Medicine.. #17445
    Josette
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    Yes, he was top scientist for the NHS – LOL.
    I know a different version of the bic joke. It ends with a tiny man playing a piano. The request had been misheard as asking for a ten inch pianist LOL.

    in reply to: Laughter is the best Medicine.. #17442
    Josette
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    A scientist decides to experiment on a spider. He commands the spider “little spider walk to the left”, the spider obeys. The scientist then commands “little spider walk to the right”, again the spider obeys.
    The scientist then pulls all of the legs off the poor spider. He then commands “little spider walk to the left” – no response. He then commands “little spider walk to the right” again, no response from the poor spider.
    “Aha” says the great man, “I have discovered that without doubt legless spiders are deaf”.
    Josette

    in reply to: Laughter is the best Medicine.. #17438
    Josette
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    Here’s my contribution:

    Doctor: “You are very sick”
    Patient: “Can I have a second opinion?”
    Doctor: ” Yes, you’re ugly too”

    Josette

    in reply to: Simple Pleasures…..!!!! #14998
    Josette
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    On Friday my two baby grandsons came to visit. Cute isn’t enough to describe it. They are only 8 months old and are already friends (they are cousins). They can both stand up on their own now and at one point they stood with their arms round each other and were kissing. Why is there never a camera when you need one LOL.
    Josette

    in reply to: Simple Pleasures…..!!!! #14994
    Josette
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    My two beautiful grandsons both visited last Wednesday. They were born only 20 hours apart (in July 07) – my son and his partner’s first, then my daughter and her partner’s baby. They are now 7 months old and they are just so georgeous.
    Josette

    in reply to: Relaxing techniques #34658
    Josette
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    Dear Sherry,
    Have you tried Autogenic Training? It is a deep relaxation technique. If you are interested please email me and I will send you the course (free).
    Kind regards
    Josette

    in reply to: weather barometer pressure #33710
    Josette
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    OOPS – by “similar weather” I meant the warm weather, not the cold rainy weather LOL.

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