IF IT AIN'T ONE THING IT'S ANOTHER...SMH

**THE STRUGGLE IS REAL**
Just finished with my antibiotics.......My breathing, coughing, and chest pain has not gotten any better. Don't wish this on anyone ‪#‎CoughCough‬ ‪#‎Miserable‬ ‪#‎IfItsNotOneThingItsAnother

Chronic Asthmatic Bronchitis

ExitCare ImageChronic asthmatic bronchitis is often a complication of frequent asthma and/or bronchitis. After a long enough period of time, the continual airflow blockage is present in spite of treatment for asthma. The medications that used to treat asthma no longer work. The symptoms of chronic bronchitis may also be present. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the breathing tubules in the lungs. The combination of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema all affect the small breathing tubules (bronchial tree) in our lungs. It is a common condition. The problems from each are similar and overlap with each other so are sometimes hard to diagnose.

When the asthma and bronchitis are combined, there is usually inflammation and infection. The small bronchial tubes produce more mucus. This blocks the airways and makes breathing harder. Usually this process is caused more by external irritants than infection. Smokers with chronic bronchitis are at a greater risk to develop asthmatic bronchitis.

CAUSES

  • Why some people with asthma go on to develop chronic asthmatic bronchitis is not known. Smoking and environmental toxins or allergens seem to play a role. There are wide differences in who is susceptible.

  • Abnormalities of the small airways may develop in persons with persistent asthma. Asthmatics can be uncommonly subject to the effects of smoking. Asthma is also found associated with a number of other diseases.

SYMPTOMS

Asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema all cause symptoms of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and recurring infections. There may also be chest discomfort. All of the above symptoms happen more often in chronic asthmatic bronchitis.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema all affect the entire bronchial tree. This makes it difficult on exam to tell them apart. Other tests of the lungs are done to prove a diagnosis. These are called pulmonary function tests.

TREATMENT

  • The asthmatic condition itself must always be treated.

  • Infection can be treated with antibiotics (medications to kill germs).

  • Serious infections may require hospitalization. These can include pneumonia, sinus infections, and acute bronchitis.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Use prescription medications as ordered by your caregiver.

  • Avoid pollen, dust, animal dander, molds, smoke, and other things that cause attacks at home and at work.

  • You may have fewer attacks if you decrease dust in your home. Electrostatic air cleaners may help.

  • It may help to replace your pillows or mattress with materials less likely to cause allergies.

  • If you are not on fluid restriction, drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day.

  • Discuss possible exercise routines with your caregiver.

  • If animal dander is the cause of asthma, you may need to get rid of pets.

  • It is important that you:

  • Become educated about your medical condition.

  • Participate in maintaining wellness.

  • Seek medical care promptly or immediately as indicated below.

  • Delay in seeking medical attention could cause permanent injury and may be a risk to your life.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF

  • You have wheezing and shortness of breath even if taking medicine to prevent attacks.

  • An oral temperature above 102° F (38.9° C)

  • You have muscle aches, chest pain, or thickening of sputum.

  • Your sputum changes from clear or white to yellow, green, gray, or bloody.

  • You have any problems that may be related to the medicine you are taking (such as a rash, itching, swelling, or trouble breathing).

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • Your usual medicines do not stop your wheezing.

  • There is increased coughing and/or shortness of breath.

  • You have increased difficulty breathing.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse

 

 

Cynthia Says...

IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING!?

How I deal with the "It's Always Something Feeling". It's very hard dealing with it, because literally it is always something. I was just telling a friend of mine yesterday that "it's always something". Sometimes I can handle the always something and other times I can't. I'm dealing with depression also, so it gets the best of me most of the time. I wonder and pray that things will get better. I try my best to ignore some things that associated with what's already going on. Everyone deals differently, but we deal. When I'm going thru the "it's always something", I lean on my friend and he helps me thru it. This is why we are in need of a very good support system. I have been to the lowest point of my depression when it came to "it's always something". Having someone to get your mind turn around helps a lot. If you don't have that someone, having a doctor or nurse that gets what's always changing with you is good too. EITHER WAY.......WE HAVE TO PULL OUR BIG GIRLS/BOYS PANTIES/DRAWERS UP AND GET OURSELVES THRU IT! I'm struggling with fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, tmj, ib, shortness of breath, diabetic nerve pain, non-cardiac chest pain, heart murmur. With all those, I'm also dealing with things that comes along with them. My bad days out-weigh my good days. But, every day is different. I deal with it as it comes upon me. I can't worry about the things that I can't change. I just flow with it. It may be hard at times but, I go along. I'm not promised tomorrow so, I must live for today, however my God give it to me

Seriously... Feeling the need to explain yourself BC you don't want to see distrust in their eyes?

Sorry for the late response....I couldn't get my code to log back in. Here goes........Why is my word not good enough? It's hard enough dealing with your health, and to deal with ignorance too! It's because some people refuse to accept your truth. They want to be able to write your journey, as if it's theirs. Some can't take what we are telling them when it comes down to our illnesses/diseases. Some are just ignorant about life. For those that understand and support you are the ones that you should deal with. Those that are in the medical field, you be as head strong as them and never back down from your truth about how you feel. Nobody knows our body than ourselves. At one of my appointments, I told my doctor that I may have diabetic nerve pain, and he told me that I don't have it. But, I kept telling him about my pain. Just yesterday I told him about my nerve pain again. It was then that he said that I have diabetic nerve pain. I also told him that Fibromyalgia now has a medical code. He in turn asked me how do I know that. I told him that knowledge is power and I am constantly doing my homework. So, knowing that what you say is the truth, stick with it and move on from the naysayers. No one wants or need negative people around them. YOUR WORD IS GOOD ENOUGH!!! Let your voice be heard and KEEP SPEAKING ON WHAT YOU KNOW AS THE TRUTH. NEVER LET SOMEONE TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE WRONG WHEN IT COMES TO YOU BEING SICK. FOR EVERY WORD THAT THEY THROW AT YOU, YOU THROW BACK KNOWLEDGE AT THEM! STAY POSITIVE! Therefore, we need not to put up with the ignorance. Instead of WE should focus our strength and energy  on our health and the knowledge to help others.

Should we even worry about coming back from the spazz?

One thing that WE can't do is change how some feel or thinks! Ignorance Is Bliss!!First of all, when it comes to sickness, we must take care of ourselves. As far as the others goes, that takes on a whole new issue. WE live in a society where no one cares about each other like we should. When illnesses set in for some the others feel like we are doing them wrong. They no longer want to talk, visit, hang-out , etc. So, when it comes to the rolling of the eyes, or deep breathing you have to let them know, that you are sick. Tell them that it's not about them, it's about you. WE have no control over some of these illnesses that we have. NO ONE WANTS TO BE SICK!! I have deleted a lot of fake friends and family because I don't do the fake shit either. Even tho I struggle with so many illnesses and disease, I'm better off with out the negative people around. I'm one of those ones that speak my mind. It's hard as it is to deal with your body fighting you daily, then have to deal with stupid people. No, Sir, I can't deal! If someone wants to ask questions about my struggles with my sickness then I will talk with them. But, if they want to criticize me on my limits then, they have no place in my life. Stressing over how someone treats you is just as hard as dealing with your illnesses. I've learn to except me as I am now. It took me a long time to get here. Even tho I was born ill, I'm 53 and it gets harder as the days passes. So, don't focus too much on those folks and put your energy into you. Because, you, is who matters the most......So, fight back with your voice. You don't have to be nasty, say it once and don't go back to it. They will get over it and move on. People that don't know you, just ignore them. Just know that, you are NOT alone in this.Keep Your Head UP and Let's Keep On Fighting!!!!!

Repost @ceghutchinson hutchinson:
We are all in this fight together, and together we must all fight. Talking & sharing what we are going thru will make others stand up and take notice. Like I say time n time again we must bring awareness to all diseases and illnesses. This is how we get it out there that we aren't gonna just sit around an die without others knowing what the struggles consists of. More importantly, we do it for our family. If I can be an inspiration to you or anyone else, then I will know that my agony for the causes was not in vane. Ya feel me. All I want to do in challenge everyone near and far to knowledge themselves with all the information on every diseases and illnesses that a family member may have had. I struggle with so much ( Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, IBS, TMJ, Sleep Apnea, Chronic Migraines, Depression, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure, OB, Chronic Fatigue, ). But everything that I struggle with has a hosts of other things that goes along, so there is a lot more. BUT, MY FIGHT IS NOT FOR ME, IT'S FOR THE OTHERS AFTER ME! MY PURPOSE IS TO GUIDE THEM TO THE FIGHT! SHOW THEM THE IMPORTANCE OF MY STRUGGLES..........THAT'S TO FIND A CURE, SO NO ONE HAS TO STRUGGLE LIKE WE DO. WE KNOW, THAT TO HAVE LIFE IS TO KNOW STRUGGLES, BUT IF US BRINGING AWARENESS TO THIS ALL CAN HELP OTHERS STRUGGLE LESS, THEN I CAN LEAVE THIS EARTH KNOWING THAT MY VOICE HAS BEEN HEARD. Ya Feel Me.

Fibromyalgia and etc etc etc etc...U Feel Me

Fibromyalgia now considered as a
lifelong central nervous system disorder

Posted in: Medical Condition News

Published on May 18, 2015 at 6:10 AM

Fibromyalgia is the second most common
rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and,
though still widely misunderstood, is now
considered to be a lifelong central nervous
system disorder, which is responsible for
amplified pain that shoots through the body
in those who suffer from it. Daniel Clauw,
M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University
of Michigan, analyzed the neurological basis
for fibromyalgia in a plenary session address
today at the American Pain Society Annual
Scientific Meeting.

"Fibromyalgia can be thought of both as a
discreet disease and also as a final common
pathway of pain centralization and
chronification. Most people with this
condition have lifelong histories of chronic
pain throughout their bodies," said Clauw.
"The condition can be hard to diagnose if one
isn't familiar with classic symptoms because
there isn't a single cause and no outward
signs."

Clauw explained that fibromyalgia pain
comes more from the brain and spinal cord
than from areas of the body in which
someone may experience peripheral pain.
The condition is believed to be associated
with disturbances in how the brain processes
pain and other sensory information. He said
physicians should suspect fibromyalgia in
patients with multifocal (mostly
musculoskeletal) pain that is not fully
explained by injury or inflammation.

"Because pain pathways throughout the
body are amplified in fibromyalgia patients,
pain can occur anywhere, so chronic
headaches, visceral pain and sensory hyper-responsiveness are common in people with
this painful condition," said Clauw.

"This does not imply that peripheral
nociceptive input does not contribute to pain
experienced by fibromyalgia patients, but
they do feel more pain than normally would
be expected from the degree of peripheral
input. Persons with fibromyalgia and other
pain states characterized by sensitization
will experience pain from what those without
the condition would describe as touch,"
Clauw added.

Due to the central nervous system origins of
fibromyalgia pain, Clauw said treatments
with opioids or other narcotic analgesics
usually are not effective because they do not
reduce the activity of neurotransmitters in
the brain. "These drugs have never been
shown to be effective in fibromyalgia
patients, and there is evidence that opioids
might even worsen fibromyalgia and other
centralized pain states," he said.

Clauw advises clinicians to integrate
pharmacological treatments, such as
gabapentinoids, trycyclics and serotonoin
reuptake inhibitors, with nonpharmacological
approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy,
exercise and stress reduction.

"Sometimes the magnitude of treatment
response for simple and inexpensive non-drug therapies exceeds that for
pharmaceuticals," said Clauw. "The greatest
benefit is improved function, which should be
the main treatment goal for any chronic pain
condition. The majority of patients with
fibromyalgia can see improvement in their
symptoms and lead normal lives with the
right medications and extensive use of non-drug therapies."

Source: American Pain Society (APS)

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Repost from @ceghutchinson :

It's so much that we struggle with as individuals, that affects us all. A lot, an I mean a lot of these diseases and illnesses are passed down from generation to generation. This is why we have to bring awarenesses, so that a cure can be found.

Repost from my cuzn @ceghutchinson :

@shawnstestimony I kno what you mean......it's enough that we are the one's experiencing the pain from these diseases. But, it's another thing when someone in the medical field ignores your complaints. NO ONE WANTS TO FAKE AN ILLNESS. NO ONE WANTS TO HAVE THEIR LIVES TORN APART BECAUSE OF THESE DISEASES & ILLNESSES........THIS STRUGGLE IS REAL. It's discouraging sometimes when you know that you should visit the doctors or hospitals for the fair of them not believing that your complaints & pain is REAL. Imma start carrying a hammer n bat (miniature of coarse, lol) in my purse. So when they tell me that I can't be in that much pain, imma take my hammer n bat and ask them if they want to feel some of what I'm feeling.

from my cuzn @ceghutchinson:

Real Talk. Support plays a major factor into a person with a disease or illness lives. Especially, when someone is fighting to survive the every day burden of a incurable disease. When we're sick the last thing we wanna do is call for help(by nature). We want to cling to our independence, be brave, stroke the ego selves. Talking from experience, I never wanted to ask for help, I always wanted to help. Setting my pride aside, an graciously asking for help don't make weak. What will make me weak is not having a team of supporters. Plus having supporters, makes dealing a little bit easier knowing that someone loves and care enough to wanna help