Saturday, January 17, 2009

Swollen throat glands, chronic fatigue, sensitivity to light, sound, etc.

Swollen throat glands and severe sore throats, Fatigue (sometimes chronic), fever, muscle pain, aching joints, headaches, night sweats, stomach aches, sensitized skin, eyes sensitive to light, cold hands and feet.

While I cannot provide you with an answer as to what your next step should be, I can share my own experience and what works for me. Please remember everyone is different.

The doctor never found anything wrong with my throat but did feel my swollen glands. Tests have been taken, and nothing comes up. The fact is I have been to the doctor for all of these symptoms. He has tried various medications and treatments. I honestly do not know the answer. I do know how I have dealt with it and continue to work toward taking control of my daily challenges. The good news is, I feel much better.

I suffered from chills, fever, muscled pain, everything you listed. There are various things I do to help alleviate those challenges:

* I used to go through and still have some spirts of swollen throat glands and a severe sore throat. I lived on cough drops for a long time, it seems to alleviate the swelling and pain. It probably isn’t good to ingest as much as I have and do. So, please talk to your doctor about this.

* Deep heating of the muscles can be obtained by taking a hot bath or shower. The heat relaxes muscle spasms and makes you feel better for a few hours.

* There are a number of lumbar cushions, cervical pillows and certainly heating pads that will help alleviate the pain.

* Posture scans are important. I list some on my site.

* I continue to be sensitive to light and my hearing at times becomes magnified, so I turn lights very low, wear ear plugs to help with my sensitivity to sound.
* My skin requires loads of lotion, Shea butter helps my skin.

* The stomach aches have been alleviated by eating small portions of food. I have eliminated some dairy products. Start off by eliminating some food and re-introducing it. This will help you find out if she has food allergies.

* Massage her body gently to help with the joint pain. Movement is necessary, so slowly introduce stretching exercises and my prayer position stretch; I do this several times during the day. It helps, so please try it.

1. Start by holding your hands in a prayer position.

2. Raise your arms over your head keeping your hands together in a prayer position.

3. Turn your palms outward (the front of your hands are now placed together in this position).

4. Stretch your arms downward as you separate your hands bringing your elbows down and place your hands back into the prayer position.

5. Repeat (2 to 3) two to three times.

Note: Please make sure to perform this exercise within your pain-free range of motion.

Quiet time and nice soothing music helps me forget about the symptoms I experience. I hope and pray my own experience and prayers will be helpful to everyone.

God Bless,

Viv

10 comments:

metagoo said...

Wondering if you ever tried going off gluten? Sometimes this can cause the symptoms you have listed even if it doesn't come up as an allergy using a blood test.

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Metagoo,

I am sorry about the late response, I have not been online very much. No I have not tried going of gluten. What is gluten in?

Good Day

Viv

metagoo said...

Wheat, Barley and Rye and products made with them eg. sauces. If you look under 'Celiac' or 'gluten-free'you can find more info. Before you try going off gluten see if you can get some blood tests done by your doctor. Some doctors are not happy to do the whole range of tests but this is important as you may not have small bowel probems like a Celiac does but can still be gluten intolerant. Take a look at http://www.doctorgluten.com and look under 'blood tests'

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