Fibromyalgia - page 14

What are your opinions, nurses? Is Fibromyalgia a justified condition or just a basket term ? I am interested in your feedback. It seems like we see a large number of patients (usually women) with... Read More

  1. by   PAMELA1957
    Spiritus,

    Your post at first sounds rather negative...and perhaps that is why SRbear became upset about it...but actually, what I read into your reply, is that it is not your job to judge another's pain...but only to treat that pain...which is exactly right...

    I also have ER experience, and that is my attitude about pain...not only at work, but in life in general, as I meet many more people OUTSIDE of hospital ER's that have chronic pain than I do IN ER's...

    Your following statement was not kind however...

    "Although, it is my thought that you all are destined for wheelchairs
    sooner than the rest of us!! And that was a J-O-K-E."

    As a nurse of many, many years now...I didn't much care for your JOKE...a joke is a JOKE when BOTHS SIDES CAN LAUGH ABOUT IT.

    God Bless all...not only those in chronic pain,
    Pam
  2. by   SRbear
    I just typed this long response, telling you I did not know I was posting in response to your post.....I thought I was posting to the general thread. Then before I could send it, somehow I deleted the whole thing........am now going to go and find some instructions for posting !!!!!!! So please accept my apology for any ill feelings I might have caused you.....the post was not directed at you. I hope this posting goes to the right place..so maybe I should apologize in advance.
  3. by   PAMELA1957
    No offense taken at all. I see that we are about the same age. I know what you're going through and wish you the best. Most people don't know squat about this syndrome, and you are right that some of them open their mouths nd spout off. It is only because theu are uneducated about this malady. It is aggravating at times!! Holer back if you want to sound off at any time... Pam
  4. by   dollface
    I do not have fibromyalgia. However, I DO know about being uncomfortable in my body.

    Along with being an RN, I also am a Healing Science Practitioner. That means, that I work with the multidimentional Human Energy Field that iminates through and around our bodies, to assist the restoration of balance and health.

    A woman came to see me, who suffered from fibromyalgia, also, interstitial bladder disease. She had all of the symptoms the sufferers here have described, along with being Obsessive/Compulsive, thereby increasing her stress level.

    During our ONE time together, while standing at her feet, (she was lying on a massage table), I "saw" a thick, white cloud form float up from her body and form over her full length. Using the techniques I have learned, it dissapated.

    She got off the table and was symptom free FOR 5 MONTHS! Because she didn't do any follow up work, her symptoms eventually returned, and she discounted that "anything ever happened."

    My suggestion to anyone who suffers from this debilitating problem would be to INCLUDE energy work of all forms. Learn techniques you can use yourself. We are living in fantastic times, and these things ARE available.

    Often, medications are not energetically compatable with our HEF. They may help for awhile, but eventually create problems of their own. Perhaps that is why many of you instinctively avoid the pharmaceutical management you have been offered.
    Last edit by dollface on May 29, '04
  5. by   SRbear
    a white cloud floated out of her body, huh????
  6. by   teeituptom
    Quote from dollface
    I do not have fibromyalgia. However, I DO know about being uncomfortable in my body.

    Along with being an RN, I also am a Healing Science Practitioner. That means, that I work with the multidimentional Human Energy Field that iminates through and around our bodies, to assist the restoration of balance and health.

    A woman came to see me, who suffered from fibromyalgia, also, interstitial bladder disease. She had all of the symptoms the sufferers here have described, along with being Obsessive/Compulsive, thereby increasing her stress level.

    During our ONE time together, while standing at her feet, (she was lying on a massage table), I "saw" a thick, white cloud form float up from her body and form over her full length. Using the techniques I have learned, it dissapated.

    She got off the table and was symptom free FOR 5 MONTHS! Because she didn't do any follow up work, her symptoms eventually returned, and she discounted that "anything ever happened."

    My suggestion to anyone who suffers from this debilitating problem would be to INCLUDE energy work of all forms. Learn techniques you can use yourself. We are living in fantastic times, and these things ARE available.

    Often, medications are not energetically compatable with our HEF. They may help for awhile, but eventually create problems of their own. Perhaps that is why many of you instinctively avoid the pharmaceutical management you have been offered.

    And what have you been smoking or taking
  7. by   mattsmom81
    I went through a period where my pain was so debilitating I developed a situational depression. We don't think clearly when pain controls our lives and our behavior may not appear rational. I've felt like just 'knocking myself out for awhile' might be preferable to the pain I was feeling.So I guess I can understand the correlation without making a judgment that depressed people dream up physical symptoms and that FMS is 'due' to depression.

    I truly believe chronic pain sufferers just want their pain controlled. A nurse friend of mine was ignored and ostracized at work by her bosses and even coworkers...til an anesthesiologist tried to do a MUA to her shoulder and she screamed under anesthesia. Final diagnoses was 'probably RSD'...and what started it all up was a flu vaccine given by the employee health nurse....into the shoulder joint bursa.. this nurse lost use of her arm and had a lot of judgment against her...from 'professionals'. I thought that was sad too.

    This nurse gives a patient co pain benefit of the doubt whenever possible, and I try not to listen when other healthcare professionals write patients off as 'drug seekers' only. I try to get a referral to our pain doctors if possible. They work at the pain from many different angles.

    There is still a lot of judgment towards chronic pain..I've watched nurses ignoring crying patients...critically ill MI patients (just one example)who have gone 3 days without their Duragesic patch and nobody has bothered to get it ordered in the hospital, and are demanding they take Vicodin for their chronic pain. Sad IMO.

    Yes its complex and difficult to treat chronic pain of all types, but lets try to keep the judgment out of it. Maybe some see me as a pushover, but I would rather err on that side personally.

    Off my soapbox now.
  8. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    My motto, mantra, raison de etre....

    "Life is Pain"

    Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something.
  9. by   veetach
    Quote from RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    My motto, mantra, raison de etre....

    "Life is Pain"

    Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something.

    BRAVO!!! Very well said.

    I swear, this is the thread that will not die..
  10. by   teeituptom
    Quote from dollface
    "a white cloud floated out of her body, huh????"
    "And what have you been smoking or taking"

    Well, THIS is a safe forum to interact in.....

    It's obvious from your comments that you are completely ignorant of your energy body. http://www.sacredmirrors.com gives a beautiful depiction of who we are. Alex Grey is the son of the man who did Grey's Anatomy.


    and blissfully so
    now if you can show me it will help improve my golf swing
    that might get my interest
  11. by   fourevern4alwayz
    I agree with Rena RN 2003 on this subject. I have a family member who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I have always believed that it was due to the way she lives. She doesn't exercise at all, she has horrible sleeping patterns-- if you could SAY patterns, and as far as a good diet, everyone from family members to doctors has told her she needs to cut back on the things she DOES eat and drink, and start eating health, normal meals, as well as stop smoking. But she does nothing to heed these warnings and take our advice. And she wonders why she's always feeling full of aches, pains, and never having energy......Yeesh!
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    THe pain that my husband has with fibromyalgia is SEVERE and is nothing like the achy muscles from a long shift of work. He can barely move.
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    oh and he gets plenty of exercise (walking over 6 miles a day at work), eats just fine (not great, but not terribly either) doesn't smoke and is only sleeping badly because he is believed to have sleep apnea which he is going to have confirmed Wednesday night.

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