Originally Aired June 2nd on Ask Sara with Sara Troy.
Fibromyalgia -Myofascial pain, I.B.S, Depression and high Anxiety Asthma just to name a few. I have these and more and they have been around for a long time now….BUT I don’t let them stop me even if they slow me down.
So what have I done to live cohesively with these disorders so that I can build a radio station, and a foundation, counsel, and co-enterprise a new decision-making tool? I will share with you today what I use to help me and the mindset I have to put myself in to get through the day. I am not ashamed of these disorders nor hide from them, for so many suffer from them, but we can help the problem and live a better life.
Here is a description of these disorders.
People with fibromyalgia frequently hurt all over and feel exhausted all the time. Those symptoms often force you to seriously limit your physical activity. It’s also common to have problems concentrating and remembering things. A lot of people with fibromyalgia have symptoms so severe that they have to quit their jobs due to the fatigue and pain.
Common fibromyalgia symptoms include:
- Widespread pain
- Morning stiffness
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Cognitive or memory impairment (“fibro fog“)
- Abdominal complaints, including irritable bowel syndrome
Frequently, people with undiagnosed fibromyalgia don’t realise that a host of secondary symptoms are related to the pain, fatigue and other primary symptoms. Keeping a detailed list of symptoms can help your doctor make a diagnosis.
SOMETHING I have been using and works is Curcumin a show on that HERE
Muscles Affected by Myofascial Pain
Myofascial pain is often caused by tension, spasm, or fatigue of the muscles that allow a person to chew, called the masticatory muscles. Grinding of the teeth and jaw clenching are related to myofascial pain and can lead to headaches.
It is common for myofascial pain to limit jaw movement and to affect muscles in the neck, back, and shoulder. Actually, myofascial pain can affect any skeletal muscle in the body. It is not limited to the muscles of mastication (chewing).
Now I know what it is learning what you can do about it here. HERE
What Is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that many people have, but few people talk about. It is estimated that IBS affects up to 15% of the population with its symptoms of chronic abdominal pain and major disturbance of bowel functioning. IBS can entail bouts of urgent diarrhoea, episodes of chronic constipation, or a pattern of alternating between the two. IBS is considered a functional disorder, in that it involves a malfunction in how the intestinal system works, but doesn’t show up in any visible disease process or tissue damage. If you have IBS, you know first hand how intense the disorder can be and how it can cause significant disruption in the ability to attend to the tasks of daily life.
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Anxiety symptoms, anxiety attack symptoms: There are over 100 symptoms of anxiety, I only cover depression.
Because each person has a unique chemical makeup, the type, number, intensity, and frequency of anxiety symptoms will vary from person to person. For example, one person may have just one mild anxiety symptom, whereas another may have all anxiety symptoms and to great severity. All combinations are common.
Depression is a mental health illness that affects one in 10 Americans.More than just feeling down, clinical depression is a mood disorder characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that don’t go away on their own. It is essential to recognise that feeling down on occasion is a normal – and important – part of life. Sad and distressful events occur in everyone’s life, and responding to them emotionally is healthy. However, feeling miserable consistently and without any sense of hope is not normal, and should be treated as a serious medical condition.
People experience depression in different ways. It can often interfere with a person’s daily responsibilities and relationships. Left untreated, the condition may last for months or years and often becomes worse. However, depression is a treatable medical condition, and those who seek treatment often see improvements in their symptoms.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. In the United States asthma affects an estimated 26 million people — many of whom aren’t aware that they have it, especially if their symptoms aren’t severe.
The most common symptoms are:
- Coughing, especially at night, during exercise or when laughing
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound in your chest when you breathe, especially when exhaling)
- Any asthma symptom is serious and can become deadly if left untreated.
Symptoms may be triggered by exposure to an allergen (such as ragweed, pollen, pet hair or dust mites), irritants in the air (such as smoke, chemical fumes or strong odors) or extreme weather conditions. Illness — particularly a respiratory illness or the flu — and exercise can also make you more susceptible.
A physical display of strong emotion that affects normal breathing patterns — such as shouting, crying or laughing — may also contribute to an asthma attack. Panic can prevent a person with asthma from relaxing and following instructions, which is essential during an attack. Scientists have found that rapid breathing associated with strong emotions can cause bronchial tubes to constrict, possibly provoking or worsening an attack.
Like any chronic condition, asthma can cause emotional strain. As a leading cause of work and school absences, it can have a significant effect on livelihood, education and emotional well-being. Depression may set in when people diagnosed with asthma believe that they are unable to participate in normal activities.
Asthma symptoms can happen at any time. Mild episodes may last only a few minutes and may be resolved spontaneously or with medication; more severe episodes can last from hours to days.