Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Hurricanes And Fibromyalgia
0

16 posts in this topic

Get ready, those of you in Dennis' path. If my pain level is any indication, we are in real trouble. I was fine yesterday, just uncomfortable. Today is a whole different story...and I am all the way up in northwest Georgia. I feel for those of you closer to the action.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

My cousin lives right near Mobile, AL and they just got done fixing all the damage to the houses that they own and rent out to people(the roofs were torn off of almost every house and trees fell on their house and caused a bit of damage) from last years hurricane that hit them. They did not evacuate last year and I think they are going to be stubborn again this year :o:( Anyways, hope everyone in the storms path is safe.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I'm feeling it big time today.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got your e-mail...I'm so sorry. We're thinking of you ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(((HUGS))) and prayers to all suffering from this devestating weather :ph34r: ...in so many different ways. :mellow:

Ya'll stay safe! :wub:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Kaiti, hopefully your family will do better this time since they seem to have dodged the bullet. As for us, so far, so good. We have lost a couple of small trees and have seen lots and lots of rain.

As for the pain, I have transitioned through Lidoderm patches, then Ultracet, on to Darvocet. Good stuff when desparation hits except for the really weird dreams it invokes. I ran into the outfield wall during a Braves game in one and drove my van into a river in another. How strange! One more day say the meteorologists. I hope they are right.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got an update from them...they told us the storm is expected to go right over them but they think it is not as bad as Ivan was last year and hopefully they won't have as much damage. I think at this point they are most concerned about the flooding that they could get. My uncle said that(about 3 hours or so ago) it was a steady 80 mph wind and he said he was bored lol...they said later this evening and overnight it is expected to get worse but by the looks of things, it was not nearly what they were expecting, which is good.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We are okay. A couple of small trees are down in the back yard and we have had lots of rain. My pain levels have stabilized after I finally resorted to Darvocets. I do not like to take them for a couple of reasons...they can be so addictive and they trigger some really weird dreams. I ran into the outfield wall of a Braves game in one and drove the van into a river in another.  Neither the umpires nor my husband were happy in those dreams! Hopefully the meteorologists are correct and it will only be one more day before we all get back to normal.

Donna

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We are okay. A couple of small trees are down in the back yard and we have had lots of rain.
Glad to hear that you are ok and starting to feel better :) Hurricanes are not fun <_<
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My area is under a Flash Flood Warning this morning and I can see why :(

my back yard is completely underwater, my front yard is getting that way and I've already got water coming in my garage, kitchen and laundry room

My pain levels are extremely high right now. Last night I could hardly walk, my ankles and knees and hips were all locked up and my neck and shoulders are hurting really bad. I looked at the radar and this one stubborn feeder band from Dennis is tracking right over us and probably will be for at least a few more hours.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is so fascinating--the correlation of weather to muscle/joint pain. I will have to track myself in conjunction to weather sometime... Donna and Nisla--hope sunny skies reach you soon!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nisla is not far from me. We have had more than nine inches of rain this week. Many of the roads are under water and closed. We passed a park this morning that was so flooded it was washing the pavillions up against the road (you know, the kind with those telephone posts buried in the ground for support). Entire neighborhoods are under water up to their roof tops. A local car dealership was flooded and has several million dollars in damage. I am glad my home is up a hill. It would take rain of Noah's proportions to get to us. At least the pain is controllable now. If they are correct, we should get a couple of days of respite before Dennis' remains backs up onto us again.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Donna, I saw that car dealership on the local news... yikes.

I live down in a valley, backed up to a (previously) dry creek bed... The creek bed completely filled up then overflowed... Of all the houses on my street, my house sits even further down into the valley backed up to the flood plain.

After it stopped raining, the lake in my back yard has subsided to a small pond :rolleyes: my front walkway is still under water, but my garage, kitchen and laundry room seem to be drying up.

We ventured out to Chik Fil -A with my mom and step dad and my niece and nephew so that the kids could run off some steam in the indoor play area since they'd been cooped up inside all day. I saw a lot of downed trees and ponding on the road and we only went about 2 miles.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys hold tight! I'm near Conyers/Rockdale Georgia (southeast of Atlanta), and we have gotten lots of rain too...although not as much as you all, thank goodness. I've mainly been concerned with the tornado(s) and high winds in the local area. Lots of trees down, home damage, utility damage, fires, etc.

Prayers for everyone who is dealing with this right now. Nisla and Donna, hope you don't float away :o ...stay safe.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's raining...again. We are now up over 12 inches for this week. My husband has had to limit his deliveries for work because so many roads are under water. One of his employees was in that neighborhood where the houses are being condemned because the flood waters got so high. I felt so sorry for that woman witht the four week old baby having to be taken out in a boat by the firefighters.

The local news just indicated that we are in for as many as 18 more days of this. Where is Noah with his ark when you need him???

Nisla, I hope your home is drying out a little. Can you believe they are going to sell those cars after they have been under water?

Here comes another round of thunder, so I guess I'd better get off of here.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drying out a little bit??? HA! You jest right??? I know, wishful thinking. Nope, it's pouring here again...

I can't believe they are going to still sell those cars after them being under water like that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,092
    • Total Posts
      920,314
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • WOW.  That looks eerily familiar.  Last December the temporary provider here at my local (rural) clinic gave me doxycycline to experiment with, but it was a mere ten milligrams.  Lol, no wonder it didn't help!  I'm glad you're feeling better.
    • I got cross contaminated some time ago & the rash came back pretty badly. I've attached a photo taken on June 11th of my back. It was also in my scalp, around my neck, on my front, shoulders, inner wrists and more.   Tonight I am not itching at all! I haven't itched all day long!!!! I can't take Dapsone because I'm allergic to sulfa drugs & Dapsone is a sulfa drug. Obviously that means I also can't take any of the other sulfa drugs that are used to treat dh after Dapsone is not an option. After those comes tetracycline. I really needed some relief! I began researching the dosage & particulars on tetracycline for dh. Extensive & exhaustive research did not pan out. The best I could find was treating Bullous phemphigoid. That said something like 500mg of tetracycline 4 times per day and about an equal amount of niacinimide. I really didn't want to take that much medication and in such strong doses. So my doctor (my PC doc) & I began experimenting. We tried Doxycycline 100mg twice a day. It seemed to be helping some but it just wasn't enough. Then we upped it to 200mg Doxycycline twice per day. It has taken about 5 days of that & I sit here not itching all day for the first time in a long, long time! This may not work for everyone. I did want to post it though as it is, at present, working for me. I am not thrilled at taking it but I have toughed this rash out before for years with no meds and I just couldn't do it again.
    • I laughed out loud at the 'little notebook' comment!😂 It has been interesting to see how much progress has actually been made over the past 10 years that there is even a notebook to be offered or a restaurant to eat in that will accommodate our 'allergy'. 10 years ago I feared that I would never eat in a restaurant again.  But the notebook comment is spot on.  Hopefully within the next 10 years restaurants will evolve enough to offer us a menu that clearly lists the delicious and extensive offerings that they have lovingly prepared just for us...and not just an ingredient list with nutritional values that take longer to read than War and Peace.   I am grateful that there are places to go that at least make the effort.  Who knows?  Eventually there may be restaurants which will have to offer menus with GLUTEN options available!
    • Thanks for posting this Adrien, it's a great list and I and others will appreciate the effort and the thought behind it. I loved my time in Malaysia and I'm glad I sampled all the food I could whilst I was still on an unrestricted diet. The good thing is that, like you say, some of the nice Malay foods are still ok. As a backpacker I survived on a lot of nasi goreng and laksa, nice to think if I return there I could still do the same Terima kasih!
    • I have posted on here before. DQ2, brother with celiac, DGP iGA was the only mildly elevated test. Was gluten-free so did 6 week challenge last winter. Negative biopsy. I am gluten-free now but do go out to eat. Prior to the challenge my health was good. Since then I have: Chest pain, pain between shoulder blades, periods of shortness of breath, heart palpitations, one instance of a heart arrythmia episode, neck is tender to touch on one side (they kept saying sinuses or TMJ which my dentist vetoed) ear ache, bowels never sink. Numbness and tingling. Blood pressure variations. Could be doing chores and feel dizzy and it might be 84/52.  not super low, but not typical for me if I'm running around the house.While other days I am mildly hypertensive. Recently lost 5 lbs in 8 days without trying. Recently electrolytes were low, alkaline phosphatese was low. Ferritin started dropping so started liquid iron 2-3 times per day 4 months ago. Primary watching that, I am not anemic but we are nowhere near iron overload either.  GI doc was a dick. Did not even know DGP replaced older tests and he was very condescending When I begged him for help recently and told me to get a second opinion which is exactly what I plan on doing.  I now have pain in my upper GI area. It is tender to touch. I had my gallbladder out in 97 along with a stone and infection in my bile duct. It hurts in this area. Pancreatic enzymes look fine, liver enzymes fine. Pancreatic ultrasound fine. I will now be doing a EUS Soon to look at bile duct, pancreas and liver.   so a typical day for me is that I might feel fine for a while and then suddenly feel like I'm going to pass out. really dizzy, numbness in odd places, like my body has been hijacked. I will typically eat a bunch of food something high protein and in about an hour or so I start to feel better. However, then my upper stomach starts to hurt in place of the passing out feeling. blood sugars are also normal. After getting the " it must be panic attacks" and condescending looks a million times my primary finally ordered an ultrasound of my sore neck and there is an abnormality in my thyroid which she says looks like possibly Hashti's. Except for one time, all my serum TSH tests were normal. We have more blood work on Monday. As I have not put on any weight and there are other symptoms that are closer to Graves.  Has anyone else had any thyroid issues that followed doing a gluten challenge?  where is your stomach pain? Do you have it above or below your belly button? Mine feels like it's in the pancreas area, like 2-3 inches above the belly button and when I push on it it's tender, but not all the time. sometimes i feel it in my back. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,123
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    ForeverYoung&GlutenFree
    Joined