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rlee8235

Las Vegas, Nevada
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I blog about the invisible illness and try to find humor in everyday life. Sometimes I find it and sometimes I don't. I love talking with people who have this disease and you're more than welcome to make comments on my blog or you can email me directly at... Full Bio
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ONE MORE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Flexeril. Who knew? Tonix Pharmaceuticals is starting Phase 2 clinical trials for their form of a very low dose cyclobenzaprine call ... Read on »
CAN YOU SEE ME NOW? by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia It's invisible illness awareness week. Can you see me now? I'm mostly invisible. On the days when the pain borders on excruciating those ... Read on »
THE REVERSE WAR ON DRUGS by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia The war on drugs.  It sounds good.  Countless lives have been ruined because of them. But, as usual, things go awry. It's very irrita ... Read on »
HELGA'S HOUSE OF PAIN by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I don't think my doctor believed me. He does now. Pain management is a funny thing. Obviously, you have issues otherwise you wouldn't be there. ... Read on »
MORE THAN A FEELING by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I really miss writing. I just can't think of anything. I feel like a blob. It's been a rough month. I'm trying to get my thyroid under contr ... Read on »
CLOSE MY EYES AND SLEEP by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia The neurotransmitter Orexin. This little baby really packs a wallop. And can put us to sleep. For the first time in thirty years the FD ... Read on »
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF PAIN by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia  The sky is cloudy and overcast. It's going to rain. I love it. My body doesn't. Does anyone else react to the weather like I ... Read on »
IT'S CALLED FRANKENFOOD FOR A REASON by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia What the heck are we eating? Is it any wonder we're sick? And while we're at it..... why can't we know what is in our food? I guess my qu ... Read on »
IT'S CALLED CLASS AND COURTESY by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia They've just released a major break though in the fight. They're besieged by requests for comments. They graciously responded. I guess I shou ... Read on »
IT'S ALL IN THE PALM OF MY HAND by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I keep reading the study. Over and over again. Is it that simple? Can it be that simple? I have questions. It seems that the nerve en ... Read on »
I SHOULD WORK AT COSTCO by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I've said it before. I'll say it again. I LOVE THIS STORE! I got hooked on Costco years ago. Even though I didn't have a large hou ... Read on »
IT REALLY TICKS ME OFF....BIG TIME by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Unbelievable. It reinforces my belief. A lot of doctors suck. Big time. Okay.....I have health issues. I know that. Heck, everyone knows ... Read on »
THE FUTURES SO BRIGHT I HAVE TO WEAR SHADES by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I think the volume is turned up. And I can't turn it down. That doesn't happen when it's Pink Floyd. Sensory overload. ... Read on »
RUNNING ON EMPTY by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Just what I feel like. Just what I'm doing. I have been dealing with the puzzle of a thyroid that's attacking itself, nodules on my thyroid and a love ... Read on »
ANOTHER MILE IN MY SHOES by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia When people say, "I know how you feel" or  "I get tired too" Give them my shoes for awhile. How does your day start out? If it's anything ... Read on »
PLANES AND PARADISE DON'T MIX by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia  I tried. I really tried. I can tell you it didn't work. But I tried real hard. Have you just ever felt so lousy that thinking hu ... Read on »
HERE'S MY NUMBER SO I'LL CALL YOU MAYBE by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia The stress of chronic illness. Where do I begin? Chronic illness:  the invisible shackles that bind us. It's been said that we "acquire" Fibrom ... Read on »
THE BASEBALL BAT REACTION by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Here we go again. Is our pain all in our head? If it is, what word would I use? I found one. I was reading a study on Pub Med.gov (I've includ ... Read on »
IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I'M BREATHING by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia All pain is tolerable as long as its somebody else's. Pain, even by definition, is subjective. "It is an unpleasant sensory ... Read on »
THE IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE EXPERIMENTATION by rlee8235 Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia So.......... moderate drinking eases Fibromyalgia. Gee, ya think?? They needed a study for this? I guess it's been shown that people that ... Read on »