no opiates and no nsaids = no computer time (sorta, kinda, mosta)

I promise this will be short! I know my blog entries tend to run on!

As I blogged in backing away from pain one key stroke at a time, my current computer set-up leads to increased pain levels. And, as I blogged in antihistamine: no more nsaids, etc., I want to try a low histamine diet which includes avoiding certain medications as well as foods.

I haven’t been able to successfully do both; in other words, if I use the computer, I need to take pain meds. If I take pain meds, I can’t be completely following the low histamine diet. A conundrum, a oxymoron, a paradoxical situation?

I let stress and depression get the better of me, and went on a three-day eating binge that involved a lot of chocolate and sugar. I’m still recovering from that physically and emotionally. I have been a binge eater since the 1970s, but until last year, had that pretty much under control. I hate feeling “out of control” especially since issues I can control issues like my chronic pain or depression just so much. A lot is chemistry, heredity, lack of luck, physical mechanics, etc.

So, in order to enact a bit of control on the chaos that is my inner and outer life right now, I have purchased some natural products to supplement my repertoire of non-nsaid, non-voltaren gel, neuragen regime as I am going to try to do the low histamine diet again.  In order to keep my use of pain meds to the minimum, I will be abandoning the cyberverse for awhile. I can’t seem to just dip my toes in; once I open the portal, I rush through will all my fingers clapping, all my mouse-muscles scrolling and start the cascade of pain again. I need to check email for various reasons, but will try to limit my time to that. If you find me commenting on blogs or facebook, tell me to take a deep breath, and step away from the machine (trying if off first, of course), LOL

Since today is Fibro and ME awareness day, it would seem like a logical day to start an elimination diet – to have a anniversary date should the diet prove successful. And, as a motion to treat my health issues with the same respect I treat others’ health issues.

But before I go, I will draw your attention to my previous post about fibro and me awareness day, and urge you to support those who are trying to the invisible visible through wearing purple or blue, launching balloons or fund-raising campaigns, blogging, talking the talk, and walking the walk.

I hope to report back with something of interest in terms of the low histamine diet; perhaps even some successful or encouraging news.

Wishing you the best of May 12, and beyond.


put purple in your profile: fibromyalgia awareness day, may 12, 2011 (and 2012)

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I’ll be a purple person today. Purple shirt and socks; sending out purple vibes.

Fibro folk will be busy today, spreading the word whatever way they can. 227157_10150188400321009_156618596008_6948220_2788193_s231140_10150191923721009_156618596008_6971436_5426006_sThere are various insignia and badges you can add to your profile, or blog.


May 12 is also Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day. Blue is the ME colo(u)r. I will wear blue earrings in hono(u)r of people I know in the cyberverse who are dealing with ME.

So, I hope that you will be on the lookout for purple and blue folk today; on facebook,  you tube, google+. Why not do searches for fibro and me today. Think of the folks who strive everyday to overcome the limitations these conditions can place on the individual. To beat the pain; the fatigue; the fog; the memory issues; the many symptoms large and small that make up these chronic, life-altering health issues. To live life to the best of their abilities; to make the invisible illnesses visible; to “raise awareness 1 story @ a time.” (quoted borrowed from Dominque’s blog, 4 walls and a view. Check out her story of her amazing recovery overcoming a recent extremely debilitating period with her ME.)

Hoping that everyone is the best they; that into each life slips some whimsy, some fairy dust, some hope. May 12, 2012.

{disclaimer: this reblog comes with the 2011 comments — I don’t know how to reblog without this happening. Therefore the relevancy of some of these might be a 2011 “happening,” and not necessarily spilling over into 2012}


Thanks Emily Ruth for this badge