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Went to the dentist! He’s making me get braces and wants to know if I’m bulimic!! I said no! He believed me!! Really scared for braces. He also drilled a cavity without giving me pain meds- ouch. Don’t recommend!! #BulimiaNervosa #Teeth #Braces


Fibromyalgia pain

This morning the Fibro pain has again reared its ugly head- I hate when it starts my day,instead of ending my day( tho that's not nice to be hurting at bedtime,either!). Guess it's the below freezing temperature that's got it going. Don't you( those with fibro) just hate it when the fibro takes over even Before the day starts? It over comes the arthritis,the swollen feet & lower legs,the fitful sleep from the nite,and tired mind from having to deal with it & everything else on a daily basis. Even the pretty sunrise this morning gets hit. Big Sigh. Oh well,such is life when you are used to hurting All Over from an Invisible Disease. #Fibromyalgia ,#RA ,#oa ,#PTSD ,#GAD ,#Bipolar 2,#GERD ,#Insomnia ,#high Blood Pressure,#Allergies to most Everything,#sinusitis chronic,#Teeth problems( likely from meds been on for so long,acc.to dentist),#"covering" how I really am feeling,#bad dreams that carry over into the day,#restlessness ,#So many Meds,#dry Eye Syndrome,#Dermatitis -chronic,#Headaches ,Short term memory loss left over from ECT treatments,#Fibro Brain Fog,#sad ,#Overeating when illnesses take over too much,##Poor Self-Image,#Stagnant motivation,#chronic Talking to Myself-even Out Loud,#Talking & writing too much,#worry ,#Thinking of others instead of me,#people Pleaser,#Procrastination ,#Poor money management,#Ignoring important signs & Symptoms.

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Don’t be like me... Please see your dentists.

Before last June I hadn’t been to the dentist in 19 years. I had a terrible experience at seven years old. One of my milk teeth (baby teeth) was making me have an abscess that was pretty painful and the dentist I saw said it needed to be removed... He also said that since it was a milk tooth it wouldn’t need any numbing injections... I don’t remember much after that. But what I -do- remember is the guy pulling out what I can only describe as a pair of pliers, a lot of screaming, a lot of pain and a lot of bleeding...

Anyway. Fast forward to today...

I braved it. There was no saving the tooth. The guy had it out in minutes - I couldn’t actually believe it. I had to ask them to show me.

THIS is what happens when you don’t go to the dentist for 15 years. People, take it from me... It might be a chore to brush your teeth - it might be exhausting or just too much when you’re so tired. And I get it. I really do. But you HAVE to do it. The consequences of not doing it are far more terrible than you think it is. You will lose teeth. They will crack and they will crumble. It’s a total of FOUR minutes a day out of 1440. It’s nothing. Two minutes in the morning and two minutes in the evening.

I’ve only started taking proper care of my teeth in the last couple of years. And it hasn’t been enough. For the love of whatever you hold holy - if you have children, make sure they see a dentist twice a year. If they’re scared like I was, talk to them about it and reassure them that there’s nothing to be afraid of. If that doesn’t work, speak to the dental surgery you use about having a talk with the dentist about your child’s fears and what you can do to lessen them.

Believe me... It’s preferable to the alternative.

(Apologies - I didn’t mean for this to sound like a lecture).

#chronicillnesswarrior #POTS #EDS #NAFLD #BPD #InterstitialCystitis #Diabetes #Migraines #Teeth #Dentist #Teeth #OralHygiene #TakeNote


Spoons #Thank you

I read many hours of mighty last night and I decided I will give myself spoons everyday and put on a calendar so at 3:24 pm I have 5 and that's a lot for me #got coffee for me and husband #took meds #got dresses (wow) #Teeth #long due paperwork