These #supplements aren't just for women!
Check out Dana Smith Tumlins husband’s story: “See the guy in these pictures? This is Joel - my husband. He was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes numbness/tingling in his legs & feet, muscular coordination and extreme fatigue (among other things) in 2006. He has been prescribed just about every drug available for this disease, over the past 9 years. As with many other illnesses, finding the right drug is usually trial and error. At the end of last year, he had his worst relapse to date. His neurologist found a new lesion on his brain stem, which affected his speech and mobility. The new year came around and he was doing better. However, he still struggled with fatigue and pain in his legs.
In mid-May, Joel began his journey with Plexus. He takes Triplex Combo (Slim, BioCleanse & ProBio5), XFactor multivitamin and Nerve Health Relief. Here we are, five months later and he is feeling better than he has in a very long time! There is currently no cure for this autoimmune disease and I am in no way, implying that Plexus has cured Joel. Yet, I truly believe that prayer and Plexus products have led to lifestyle improvements for Joel:
▪️increased energy - feeling more youthful - less naps - up for doing more with our daughters
▪️better sleep - wake up rested - less toss and turning - no more restless leg
▪️improved concentration - noticeable difference in memory ▪️HAPPIER
So, let me go back to these pictures I took last month. Joel climbed this rope net to the top and then went down the slide. If you had asked me earlier in the year if I thought he would've been capable of this, I would have said absolutely not. He would have never been able to balance. I am 100% convinced that Plexus has enabled him to do things he hasn't been able to do in a very long time. I cannot express the joy that overcame me as I nervously watched him climb up. I was practically in tears and I knew AT THAT VERY MOMENT that I couldn't be more proud of him."
#TheSlingChronicles#day51plus1year Today I was just electrocuted a little bit, NBD 😵⚡️ but I was super tough, y’all!! I had another nerve study done on #RoyRogers and everything came back normal, showing no damage to the nerves themselves. And, FYI, she said my muscles are really strong, soooo 💪💪 Tickets to the gun show anyone?? 😉 (Insert @joeyolsen1 smirky head-shake that literally happened at the appt) My doc is referring me to try a more intensive rehab program (more on that later), and I’m still waiting for my brain MRI to be approved. And we’re adding a new to my regimen so my muscles will simmer down now!!! 🙄
If you’re curious about this EMG test 👇👇👇
The first pic is from today, covered in little markings from the measurements she took to make the test more accurate. The nerve study we did was an EMG/NCS, which is conducted by electrically stimulating the nerves to see the muscle response and how well the nerve conducts an electrical impulse. Swipe ➡️ to see a few pics from the exact same test done Oct 3, 2017 to check for nerve damage. You can see some of the equipment she used to produce the electrical impulses and record the feedback... including a few needles. 😵 Most of the test is just a little uncomfortable and “zingy,” and the needles in my neck and upper back were pretty painful, but just for a minute or so. It wasn’t too bad, but I imagine that different people, injuries and conditions can make it worse or easier.
We did shoulder surgery about a month after that initial test, and most of my symptoms have returned almost completely since then, so the neurologist I saw last week recommended repeating the test. #ChronicPainChronicles#ChronicPain#LessPityMoreParty#IGotALottaNerve#NervePain#ShoulderProbs#EMG#NerveStudy#NerveTest
I took the boys for a walk tonight and let. me. tell. you. this sciatic nerve is making its presence KNOWN.
So, tonight my bed time buddies are gonna be a good ol' fashioned ice pack, Panaway, Copaiba.
Ice helps to reduce swelling, and you always want to ice nerves and heat muscles. Since this is nerve pain, I'm using ice.
Panaways has a whole bunch of great oils for supporting pain reduction and Copaiba is great for all-over discomfort.
Copaiba is also known as the "magnifier oil" so you can pretty much guarantee that I'll be using it along side whatever other oils I'm using. I go through this stuff like crazy.
I smile and laugh through the pain. I cry and I want to cancel all of my plans. I want to be a normal teenager and go out with my friends but PLOT TWIST, I’m sick! I was talking to my mom and psychologist about my stress. We’ve determined that my main cause of stress is school. ~
I hate being at school. I’m always embarrassed. I have a limp and I use different types of mobility aids. It’s shocking that 90% of wheelchair users are able to walk. I get told I’m faking my illness everyday because others think I’m looking for attention. I don’t use them for attention. I use them for freedom. I can’t go to the mall without a chair. I can’t walk on concrete for very long because of sensitivity in my leg. ~
School is stressful. Stress makes my disorders worse. When my disorder is bad, I can’t go to school. That makes the stress worse. It’s a never ending circle of hell. I use to be smart. I use to have drive and work super hard. I still want to be all of these things but if you’re never at school, you never get better. ~
I’ve built an amazing group of friends that I consider my family. Whether it’s their daily encouraging texts, asking me how I am, or just their AMAZING smiles that cheer me up, I’m so grateful for them. They are one of the reasons my depression is (somewhat) under control. They help me with my PTSD, anxiety, pain, and fainting which means the world to me.
I try my best. I work hard but it’s hard to work when you can’t think. If I’m in a wheelchair one day and not the next, leave me alone! I’m doing what’s best for me. I’m doing my best and I’m so grateful for the amount of movement I have. Sending spoons ✨
Not thrilled to be at yet another doctor visit that is outside of my normal follow-up appointments. Neuro said the nerve pain is from a nerve that is compressed due to a combo of the broken bone, inflammation, & the boot I’m in. Plan is for a topical pain medication as adding a third anticonvulsant used for nerve pain can disrupt being seizure-free for almost nine months. I gotta say that I have an awesome neurologist. He always reminds me that he’s on my side and knows me well. I’m grateful. Tomorrow I have my week 11 ankle follow-up.
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Cannabis can be for everyone! It’s all about pinpointing your perfect strain to the healing you need. #Anxiety • #PTSD • #NervePain • #Depression • #Headaches are all examples of issues we can reduce with the power of plant.
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Happy Thursday! Let’s talk Keto & it’s connection to improving neurologic disorders 🤓🙌🏼
▪️Eating a ketogenic diet (high-fat, low-carb) promotes a state of metabolism called ketosis. Studies have shown that being in a state of Ketosis actually promotes the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that protects neurons. People with neurological conditions (nerve pain, epilepsy, MS, etc.) tend to have lower levels of the protein. By eating food within the keto diet, they can increase BDNF levels and therefore improve their condition or symptoms.
In order to maintain Ketosis, and more importantly aid neural healing, it is important to increase HEALTHY fats and high-quality protein in your diet, not just any type of fat or protein. ‼️ Studies have shown that eating bad sources of fat actually interrupt cell-healing and cause lower energy levels and worsening of symptoms.
Healthy fats include coconut and olive oils, avocados🥑, pastured (grass-fed) butter and dairy🧀, and animal fats🐂🐓 only from high-quality sources (organic, grass-fed)
A typical meal should include a high-quality protein, healthy fat and lower-carb vegetables! Stay tuned for more clean & healthy Keto meal ideas 🤗
I had my consultation at a specialist dentists clinic today. I was referred there due to my inability to open my mouth for long periods of time, which causes the trigeminal pain in my jaw and face to increase.
The woman who gave me a check up was absolutely lovely! Not only that but the equipment there was better than any dental surgery I’ve ever been in. They had the x-ray machine was in the SAME ROOM as the surgery chair. It was so fancy.
Lovely dentist lady looked around my mouth and told me that, apart from the crack in my tooth, my teeth and gums are healthy and that I won’t need any other work done, which was such a relief to hear. As for the cracked tooth, I’m going to have the filling in it removed and replaced (as it apparently wasn’t done well at all, and was actually the cause of my tooth breaking) and then I’ll have the crack permanently fixed.
We decided that all of that work will have to be done under IV sedation, since it will take about an hour, which would be too painful and traumatic for me if I were awake.
I’m so grateful I didn’t continue to be seen at the smile centre. I hate how I was made to feel there and how it seemed far more like a business than anything to do with caring for other peoples well-being.
Look after your teeth, kiddos! Or search and search and search for a good dentist to do it for you 😬
Igen, igen har jeg været forbi lægen for at få lavet en specifik lægeerklæring 🙄⠀
Vores kære system er efterhånden ved at hænge mig noget så voldsomt ud af halsen! Ikke mere end to uger efter de modtog min seneste specifikke lægeerklæring bad kommunen om endnu en specifik lægeerklæring.
Jeg tænkte det måtte være en fejl, men min sagsbehandler forklarede mig at pga. regler og procedurer kunne de ikke sende den de i forvejen havde videre.⠀
Dvs. at jeg igen måtte slæbe røven ind forbi lægehuset, blot for at sige at intet (sjovt nok) har forandret sig og at han derfor kan skrive nøjagtigt det samme som sidst.⠀
Spild af både min og lægens tid.
Pga. sommerferie og den tid lægen skal afsætte til en specifik lægeerklæring har jeg ventet to måneder på en tid og min sag er nu igen (igen,igen,igen) forlænget, denne gang til slut oktober. Istedet for at bruge den opdaterede lægeerklæring de havde, indkalde mig til et møde og have det her forløb overstået i juni måned.
Fire måneder ekstra. Jeg mangler ord.
Jeg ved godt at der sikkert er en grund til, de har deres procedurer, men nøj... hvor jeg synes min tålmodighed, logik og retfærdighedssans bliver sat på prøve, når jeg igen og igen føler mig som en nummer i rækken istedet for et menneske!⠀
Når det er sagt, så se lige hvor dejligt det ser ud med grønne planter i venteområdet hos min læge 🌱👆🏼⠀
If you’re dealing with a painful sciatica flare-up, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: How long does sciatica nerve pain last?
▪️I have good news for you if this is the first time you’re experiencing sciatica pain.
▪️Acute episodes generally resolve relatively quickly, usually within a few weeks. Check out the link in our bio for more information!
- AMBULATORY WHEELCHAIR USERS EXIST-
Hi. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Its a condition that affects the connective tissue in my body. This means that on a day to day/ hour by hour moment, I experinece chronic joint paon, neeve pain, dislocation, sublaxed joints, fatigue, numbness and tingling, falls, and did I mention chronic pain. This means that alongside other treatments, such as medicatiom and physio, I use a variety of assistive debives to increase my mobility levels and participation in life.
One of the assistive devices I use is ChairRiot,my wheelchair. I tend to use ChairRiot when I am leaving my house for an hour or longer. Because I have problems with my neck and a shoulder that dislocates easily, I mobilise by using ChairRiot like a rollator or pushchair, which helps support my balance and take a decent strife length (long leg issues) . After a while, or a sudden movement, change in gradient, or terrain or slight over twisting or bending will cause my hip to dislocate, often triggerin sciatia and i have a matter or seconds to sit my self down before Im screaming blue murder unable to think straight due to the intense , relentless pain. Some times i use ChairRiot if i know i have a busy week and I need to watch my fatigue levels. Other times its because of other unseen symptoms associated with my diagnosis. Whatever the reason, its never a strangers bidness. The pictures Ive included ahiw what ChairRiot allows me to do n participate in. And what happens when I dont have an accesible way to function and participate in my own life. Im in no way Wheelchair Bound. Its time to bin that term n recognise #AmbulatoryWheelchairUsersExist#thatsickindividual#thefutureisacessible#unbound#ambulatorywheelchairuser#queercolourfulanddisabled#brownanddisabold#fuckmeicanwalk#icandance#becauseicandoesntmeanishould#payback#flares#crash#fatigue#nervepain#involuntarymusclespasms#chronicpain#ehlerdanlossyndrome#zebra#assistivedevices