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My Doggie's Doctor #DistractMe , #Fibromyalgia , #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease , #DegenerativeDiscDisease #HashimotosThyroiditis

I wish my Doggie's Doctor could treat me!
Let's back up for a moment.
Ahem. There. Ok. I took my Dog to her Veterinary office today because she was having problems. Turns out she is Diabetic. Her Doctor got her in right away. Everyone in the office was pleasant, and knew my Doggie's name, and she was not afraid one bit, I could just tell! They did tests, pronto, and had a diagnosis within an hour of my dropping her off! She will be in the doggie hospital for 3 days, get her sugar regulated, and I will have explicit instructions on how/what to do! Her Doctor called me and explained all options, treatment, everything --clearly--.
Now. I don't know about you. But I wish I could be treated by my Doggie's Doctor!

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is jc52. I have advanced osteoarthritis in my whole skeleton as well degenerative disc disease. I have had three joint replacements and several spinal fusions as well as a foot fusion. I now live in chronic pain, mainly in my spine as according to a pain specialist the muscles of my lumbar spine are in spasm. I take Palexia SR, Celebrex and Lyrica for the pain. They do help but I still feel a lot of pain when standing still and walking. The only thing that really relieves the pain is lying on my left side but I can’t spend my whole day in that position. I’m interested to know if anyone else has similar problems as me and how they cope.

#MightyTogether #Osteoarthritis

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The mystery of illness……

I will never understand how it is possible to be considered by my doctor to be sooo healthy and yet I am horribly sick at the same time!!! Chronic illness sucks!
Anyone else struggling with understanding this concept?

#Fibromyalgia #ChronicFatigue #Endometriosis #InterstitialCystitis #DegenerativeDiscDisease #Migraine

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Odd cause of dystonic posture

#BrainInjury #Dystonia #Stroke #DegenerativeDiscDisease Hello. How is everyone doing on this fine feburary morning?

I've got a story that up until recently hasn't gotten any kind of spotlight until now. To start, from June 2022 to October of 2023 I saw physical therapy for an issue involving my left arm posture. The pt diagnosed fnd however the way the posture came about would suggest a different cause alltogether. When I would go to sleep my left arm would involuntarily move under my body & when I would wake up I would find it numb. I sleep flat on my back with my head on a few pillows. This arm sliding under my body would happen constantly. One day last march I woke to my forearm in an L position. No matter what the pt did we couldn't get it back down. I've now got a cushion inbetween the arm & chest however I will still find it in the L position despite this. Is there any reason why this would be happening?

Unrelated to this I got an emg done that showed muscle fatigue in a few muscles on the left arm but besides that it was normal. Could whats going on with my sleep be related to whats going on with my muscles & if so what could it mean?

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Why a Rheumatologist?

I read somewhere that now they think Fibromyalgia is a flaw in perception of pain by the brain. (Okaaaaay...)
So why are we not being referred to neurology??? Why the Rheumatologist???
I'm not actually expecting an answer, (goodness knows it's been a long time since we've had any that make sense) but just wondering if I'm the only crazy lady out here that has this thought. Thanks Mighties. I appreciate you. 🌹
#Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Arthritis #DegenerativeDiscDisease #HashimotosThyroiditis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease

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WeirdHeadache

Anyone else with fibromyalgia, hashimotos, degenerative disc disease, etc ever get a super sore spot on your head? Like something hit the top of your head, but you know it didn't? It hurts to move my hair! Tylenol and Motrin didn't help Any ideas for cause or treatment? #Headache #Fibromyalgia #DegenerativeDiscDisease #HashimotosThyroiditis

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