I also have FMS and that is the only test in which I couldn't stop crying. I
don't cry from the pain usually, but this test sent me through the roof!!! Our bodies
have a chemical imbalence in our brains that cause more pain signals to register as pain
than the normal person. Oh yeah! It'll hurt and won't prove anything to the
doctors except that your nerves conduct pain signals beautifully.
The problem with us is in the chemical imbalances in the brain and spinal column...not the
nerves. In case you don't know, we have an excess of Substance P in our spinal
columns. This substance gathers the input from nerves and conducts the signals to the
brain. If there is more input from nerves than the amount of substance P, the body
ignores the extra pain signals. Since we have too much, more than the normal amount of
signals are getting through to the brain. Also, FMS *causes* a lack of seratonin in the
brain. Seratonin takes pain signals from substance P and blocks it from registering on
the brain. Since we don't have enough Seratonin, way too many signals register as
pain. Anti-depressents are used to raise the level of seratonin but patients with FMS are
resistent to them because FMS destroys seratonin almost as fast as we produce it.
On Wed, 15 August 2001, "Diane Singleton" wrote:
I've been on this list for quite some time and never received any emails til
today either. Thanks to Autumn for getting the ball rolling.
I have fm/cf/mfs and am going to a neurologist next week for a nerve
conduction test. Anybody ever had that? Is it painful? I don't have much
circulation in my legs and have restless leg syndrome really bad so I don't
know what they are thinking they'll find.
I have been battling with these illnesses since about 86, got a dx finally
in 90 and had to quit my job in 94. I have a problem with any kind of
exercise. It puts me in bed for days on end, yet all the "experts" in the
field keep saying exercise will help. I have bouts with chronic fatigue that
lasts weeks sometimes and can barely get out of bed to make coffee (and I'm
totally addicted to coffee) so exercise is basically out of the question.
I would love to have a laptop and have been pricing them. What is a good one
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Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 12:38:53 PM
Subject: Re: [DISABLED-GENIES-L] Hello
How into genealogy are you? I have multiple things wrong with me, RSD,
Fibromyalgia, nerve damage, to name a few. So I spend the majority of my
in bed. Luckily I have a laptop, so I do alot of genealogy. I'd be glad to
help you in any way.
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