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Fibromyalgia Causes Soreness

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Soreness from Fibromyalgia “Tender Points”

I wrote a blog post not long ago about fibromyalgia. I talked about when I was diagnosed and some of the symptoms.

Through my eight-year fibromyalgia journey, I have learned so things that help me with fibromyalgia soreness, stiffness, tender points, over all pain.

When diagnosing fibromyalgia, there are specific areas of the body that are examined called “tender points.” If a patient exhibits pain in many of these areas, it is suggested that they are suffering from fibromyalgia.

The truth about tender points is that they are actually tender “areas” rather than points because the pain within and around a muscle radiates to the surrounding tendons, or what is called “trigger points.” The interesting thing about fibromyalgia related stiffness is that it doesn’t matter whether you are standing, sitting, or lying down it is a constant reminder of pain or soreness.

In the morning when I first get up is when the stiffness is the worst.

What helps me is:

  1. Do some stretching before getting out of bed. While you’re lying flat on your back, and then while sitting on the side of your bed.
  2. Taking a hot shower in the morning can help promote circulation and relax your muscles. Just simply stand in the water and relax.
  3. Take long soaks in the tub with warm water and Epsom Salt. I like to use Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt for Pre & Post Workout. My doctor recommended I try it.  It relieves my body, and the aroma is wonderful. I was very happy with the suggestion. I hope if you try it,  it works as good for you.   
  4. Drink plenty of water throughout your day, and eat as healthy as you can. Try to avoid problem foods, such as those containing artificial colors, white flours, and artificial flavors and sweeteners.
  5. Get some exercise throughout your day, even if you are just doing lots of walking and stretching. Every little bit helps!
  6. Dress warmly for the winter months. The cold air will cause your joints and muscles to stiffen up.

Fibromyalgia can bring with it extreme and debilitating fatigue, which makes pain and other symptoms even harder to handle. Moreover, fatigue can significantly affect your ability to work, care for your family and also take care of yourself.

Have A Nice Day!
May God Bless You!
Margarita

 

 

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Margarita

Look Mom Hands Free

 

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Working outside with the livestock, driving the tractor and more I need both my hands to be able to do the job.

One of the best things invented is a hands free headset. I don’t know what I did before I had one. I guess stand around and talk on my phone. LOL!

I can continue doing my work while talking on my phone.

If I don’t use the headset I have to stop doing my chore and talk on the phone. When working with animals that isn’t always possible. To save time I like using a hands free headset. Then I can say “Look Mom No Hands”.

The headset I like to use is the Bluetooth Headset For Cell Phones,Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic,Hands Free Earbuds for iPhone X 8 7 Plus 6s plus iPad Samsung Android Galaxy S8 S7, that I bought from Amazon.

 

 

 

I hear the person I’m talking to very clear. I can also listen to music while I’m working. Great sound, light and comfortable. I have small ears and the smaller ear bud works great for me. For a small device it works great!

 

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Bottle Babies “Goats”

It’s that time of year here on our farm. We have baby goats everywhere. With all these babies we always end up with bottle babies. We are always making the bottles up for the kids. 🙂

I was doing yard work and the triples (the bottle babies) got out of their pen and came running. I knew it was getting close to bottle time. I let them follow me in the house to get the bottles ready. They followed me just like they knew where we was going.

Stace was reclining in his chair after work. The triples Ross, Joey, and Rachel saw Stace and was in his lap before he knew it. We laughed and laughed at the three. They are just like puppy’s wagging their tails and happy to see you.

Stace played with them while I got their bottles ready. After the bottles were ready they followed me back outside. Fed them their bottles then they were ready for a nap. Belly’s full so its sleepy time. LOL!

Can we say rotten baby goats 🙂 🙂

We are very blessed to be able to enjoy our farm life. Our livestock (four legged babies) keeps us on our toes and smiles on our faces. 🙂 ♥♥

 

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New Chute For Our Goats

Our new chute for the goats. I love it! We bought it from Northeast Gate Company.

Now we can take care of the goats and we don’t have to man handle them. 🙂

We got the chute all set up Saturday. Just in time to do the booster vaccines.

Jennifer came over and helped us. We would of not got as many goats done without Jennifer’s help. ♥

Our bottle baby Ross was the first one to check the chute out. Isn’t he so cute on the new chute?

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

In 2010 I was having a lot of pain and just was not feeling good at all. My husband (Stace) took me to the ER. At first the doctors thought I had a stroke. After all the test and blood work our family doctor said I had Fibromyalgia.

This was the first I had even heard of this disease. Fibro what?  This news blew me away. Little did I know that this would be the beginning of my life changing as I knew it.

Before fibromyalgia I was a very active person. A real go getter. Well, guess what…I was stopped in my tracks. I had so much to learn about fibromyalgia.

Over the last eight years I have learned what I can eat or not. What activities I can do or not do. I now know to pick my battles. If there is something I really want to do I know that I will be down for a few days.

If you would ask me what fibromyalgia is, my response would be pain; from the top of my head to the end of my toes. It’s pain intense from day to day and persists even with the use of scientifically accepted medical treatments. The pain experience is described as deep muscular aching, shooting, throbbing, stabbing, pounding and at times it is unbearable. I don’t sleep well, waking up feeling like I have been hit by a “Mack truck,” with morning stiffness or spasticity that makes it difficult to move. Repetitive movement seems to accentuate the pain and forces me to severely limit my activities, including exercise routines. This lack of exercise results in becoming physically unfit, causing my symptoms to become more severe. The other major complaint is fatigue so severe that I have a tough time performing everyday tasks, enjoying hobbies, staying employed. Sometimes I feel as though my arms and legs are weighed down by cement and my body feels so drained of energy that every task is a major effort.

My faith has been my rock to stand on. With my world falling apart  my faith is what keeps me a float.

Also I’m blessed to have such a loving, caring husband. We have a farm with livestock. Even on my bad days I still have to feed them.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia also known as: fibrositis, fibro myositis Syndrome that affects muscle and soft tissue.

Very common (More than 3 million cases per year in US) diagnosed by medical professional.

Diagnosis doesn’t require lab test or imaging. No known cure, treatments available

Fibromyalgia can be lifelong.

The exact cause is not known. It may be due to infection, genetics, or trauma. Symptoms include widespread pain, fatigue, cognitive difficulties. Treatment includes medication and lifestyle changes.

How fibromyalgia pain is described
Fibromyalgia is a specific kind of pain that’s chronic, widespread, and often accompanied by tenderness.

Chronic
The pain lasts a long time, at least 3 months or longer. Many people experience fibromyalgia pain for years before being diagnosed.

Wide Spread
The pain is felt all over, in both the upper and lower parts of the body. Many people with fibromyalgia feel their pain in specific areas of their body, such as in their shoulder or neck

Tenderness
Even a small amount of pressure can cause a lot of pain.

Symptoms
Symptoms may include:
Pain: constant dull pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Pain occurs on both side of the body.
Sleep problems
Cognitive difficulty: it is usually referred as fibro fog, difficulties in focusing or paying attention.
Fatigue: people with this condition often feel tired and weak, sleep for longer periods and wakes up with pain
Other co- existing symptoms may include:
Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep.
Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long.
Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and constipation alternating with diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome).
Tension or migraine headaches.
Jaw and facial tenderness.
Sensitivity to one or more of the following: odors, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods, and cold.
Feeling anxious or depressed.
Numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet.
Shoulder pain
Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder).
Reduced tolerance for exercise and muscle pain after exercise.

Treatments
First of all work with your doctor to focus on treatment is to reduce the pain associated with the disease condition and improving the quality of life.

Medication
Pain relievers: Relieves pain and body aches. Ibuprofen · Acetaminophen · Tramadol
Antidepressants: It is used to treat anxiety or depression associated with the fibromyalgia. Duloxetine · Milnacipran
Ant seizure drugs: Helps reduce symptoms. Gabapentin · Pregabalin

Self-care
Exercise Regularly
Get enough Sleep
Reduce emotional and mental stress: techniques such as meditation, praying, relaxation, breathing may help.
Eat balanced diet
Lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Therapies: Physical therapy · Occupational therapy · Counseling
Causes
Exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, recent studies suggest that changes in the central nervous system, the brain, spinal cord, and nerves may be responsible for fibromyalgia pain. Fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. These nerves may be responsible for the chronic widespread pain and tenderness many people feel. It’s believed that the following are responsible for disease development:
Genetics: Family history, the genes you inherit from your parents may increase the likelihood of developing fibromyalgia. This tends to run in the families.
Infection: Prior infections can trigger fibromyalgia and can worsen the symptoms.
Physical or emotional trauma: People with physical or emotional trauma have been linked to fibromyalgia.
Stress: Stress leaves its effect for long time, this can also be a trigger factor.
Autoimmune Diseases: People with disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis is more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

 

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Easter Fun 2018

Easter Fun with Our Family! Celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on this Easter Sunday.

We had lots of good food. More than we could eat.

But most of all we spent time with our family. LOVE THEM ALL!!!

We hid 400 plus Easter eggs for the kids. There was only 4 kids, that didn’t matter to us.

We enjoyed watching them run from egg to egg. As they was running for one and passing up ten. 🙂 🙂

I have to say we are so Blessed!

 

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New Feeder

We have been looking into creep feeders from different company’s for over a year. Stace looked into them all and spent his evenings reading different reviews on them.  The cost and how they are made was important to us.

We decided to go with Northeast Gate Company to buy our creep feeders from. They are so helpful and answered all my questions.  If you would like to see more of Northeast Gate Company has to offer check out their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Northeast-Gate-Company-155463131131934/

The feeder holds 200 pounds of feed.  We have babies and they are able to eat out of the feeder also. Its low enough for them. 🙂

We got to pick what color we wanted our feeders painted. I think they have like 10 colors to choice from.

I would highly recommend this company for any of your farm equipment needs.

We are very pleased with our equipment.

 

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TSF New Milking Parlor

We have a new milking parlor. YES!!

We changed up a few things here on our farm. The old rabbit barn has now became our new feed room / storage. The old feed room is now the new milking parlor. Whala!!!!♥♥

We put a window ac in. NICE…for our hot summer days. Stace put in a sink so I can wash my milking supplies. Put a small refrigerator in for the goat medications. Yes I got to shop on Amazon for our refrigerator. 🙂 🙂 Oh and also a nice big selves for all the medications supplies needed for our goats.  Thank you sweetheart (Stace) for doing all this for me.

Every time I go in the room I have to stop and look around. Still can’t believe it’s mine. I know, I know I’m spoiled. Oh well I’ll take it.

My goats go right in the new room just like they have been doing it for years.

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TSF Has A New Web-Site

Tailspin Farms has a new web site.

We had a website and a blog page for several years. It was such a headache to sign into different sites just to make a new post on our blog. The thing that made me make a change was, I could not sign into my blog page to make a post.

I contacted GoDaddy. They were super nice and helped me. The big thing is they saved me money by setting up the  new website and blog.  SO HAPPY ABOUT SAVING MONEY!! Whala a new site www.tspinfarms.com Check it out and let us know what you think. I would like it if you give me some feed back on our site.

If there was a post that you liked that I posted in the past, please let me know. I will try my best to write and new post on that subject.  Hope you will like our new site.

Have A Nice Day!

May God Bless You!

Margarita