For over 25 years I was told I have rheumatoid arthritis. Two years ago, after a lot of personal investigations, I asked my GP to refer me to a specialist in hypermobility disorders. I stopped taking the medications for RA after discussing things with the doctors.
Turns out I don't have RA after all. The doctors 25+ years ago and more recently were wrong.
I'm now undergoing all sorts of tests to determine what form of hypermobility disorder I have, whether that be a variation of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome or something else.
I'm also on medications for an inborn problem with my kidneys. Chances are this too is also related to whatever has caused the hypermobility.
No more compromising who I am to become who I think someone else wants me to be.
It's time to reCHARGE: Choosing Happiness as an Act of Rebellion Generates Energy (with thanks to BlessedBeing)
Moderation in all things, including moderation.
current weight: 169.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,234)
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Neuropathy hands and feet along with carpal tunnel in both hands and one elbow plus a trigger finger. Now try to exercise with this mess as any pressure causes numbness. It’s not impossible but very difficult. Currently using a recumbent bike , if I don’t hold on I try not to fall off ....lol
.......For when I am weak then I am strong ( in Christ)
I'm 69 and I fell last year and broke my femur just below my hip joint last, so I have a rod and screws in my leg. I'm still dealing with it. I found an endocrinologist who put me on Metformin which lowered by blood sugar from 115 to 100 and I stopped night cravings. I released 36# and have kept it off for over a year. I plan to release another 20#. I take Armour Thyroid, a weekly shot of Bydureon, Baclofen (a muscle relaxant that helps me sleep), Progesterone, blood pressure medicine (my doctor says it will help my kidneys) and Vitamin K. My doctor tells me "You don't want diabetes as it ruins everything." I keep reading that T2D is connected to Alzheimer's so I don't want that. Plus exercise is vital to keeping healthy, as Jack LaLanne taught us. He said "Don't lose the legs, because once they are gone, you're gone."
53 yo mom - connective tissues disease which flares periodically, arthritis and disc disease particularily neck, migraines, ocipital neuralgia, thyroid disease, shoulder bursitis and teen-agers. The last on the list gives me the most pain = :)
56 living in Florida with Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Eating better and tracking nutrition helps a bit. Unfortunately, dealing with pain and fatigue makes normal daily functions rough. Hopefully, the nutrition will transition into more energy and less pain. Keep the faith folks.
Mid 60s, and the litany is too long to list here (or even to focus on!).
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~ Randy Pausch
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." ~ Art Turock
"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good." ~ 7 Years in T