- ProducerFibromyalgia!Who Is Affected by Fibromyalgia?Experts estimate that at least 5 million American adults have Fibromyalgia. Of these, up to 90% are women. Fibromyalgia also seems to run in families, so a gene may be at least partly responsible for the condition....
Comments26/09/2016 #1 Dean OwenThanks for alerting me to Fibromyalgia. I can't imagine what you have gone through. I love the "Fibro Warrior's" phrase you coined. Perhaps you could start a project using that name much like @Gary Sharpe View moreThanks for alerting me to Fibromyalgia. I can't imagine what you have gone through. I love the "Fibro Warrior's" phrase you coined. Perhaps you could start a project using that name much like @Gary Sharpe & @Deb Helfrich started "Out-Thinking Parkinson's" Close
- ProducerFibromyalgia!Key Characteristics of Fibromyalgia!Muscle pain, throughout the body often with tenderness at certain points, is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. It may range from mild discomfort to pain severe enough to limit work, social activities, and...
- ProducerMy Childhood Abusive Story (Part 2)Age 12/13 Years OldStarting secondary school and Army Cadets.Starting secondary school was a routh ride for me with fights, home and with me not been able see my Nanna and Grandad I use to go before the start of Cadets with my Cousin Jack. My Nanna...
- Producer25/08/2016My Childhood Abusive Story (Part 1)I can't remember much about my childhood but i'm going to start at age 11 Years Old!Just finishing Primary School and entering the teenage stages and going to start Secondary School. 11 Years Old is when you're just starting to be A teenager and...
Comments05/09/2016 #12 Kirstie-Sweetie LouiseThe more people that come out about Child Abuse and what they experienced can and will save every child in need.
Your stories can help us all.
People are already speaking out on the comments on Parts 1-4 of my stories. Don't be scared or shy to speak out. Have that courage to help others.
COURAGE TO SPEAK OUT!
CONVICTION FOR THE ABUSER!
CURE FOR THE VICTIM!
It might take a while to cure you but once you've come out to the world it will make a whole lot of difference in your life!26/08/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherI'm so sorry you experienced what you did @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise. I think to share it and write about it is a major step towards healing. It's stories like yours which will give others courage to write openly too. You were a victim and I will continue to send good thoughts your way. Thank for sharing this, it takes a lot of courage to write something so personal. Please keep sharing, there are many who care!!26/08/2016 #9 Randy Smith#1 Thank you for taking this step of sharing a part of your life which was difficult and painful in ways I really don't know. I am sorry that you suffered mistreatment and abuse at the hands of your "dad" and mam. By God's grace, He will continue to heal your heart and bring good from what you endured.25/08/2016 #3 Kirstie-Sweetie Louise#2 It was hard to think of what to say, but soon as I found the courage from you as a writer mum I knew I could do it. It's all thanks to you I have come out to almost everyone. To increase awareness is another thing I would like to do, but getting this out is the first step to a better future for us. So Thank You @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for the whole inspiration you have shown me.25/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Kirstie-Sweetie Louise: You are so brave to share this for the greatest good, the image and the plea in the picture you selected. I'm just in awe at the beautiful young lady that you have grown to be since we met. This is a real turning point in your being able to prevent child abuse by increasing awareness of something people do want to hide. Nothing but love and kindness going your way now. ((Hugs)) ~mum
- Producer08/08/2016Military Hot Wheels, Munchausen, and Malingering / by Dr Margaret Aranda / As a doctor on a military base, "Oh! The stories I could tell!" But I first have to mention what a privilege it was to be exposed to both the personnel and the race car hot wheels, now built to withstand roadside bombings...
Comments08/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 #2 Thank you both. Sometimes my brain injury gets in the way as I shift from jeeps to Invisible Illnesses to Malingering...but as an ER doc, I was always so afraid I would "miss" something. You know, you don't get follow-up so you never really know. I tried to do my best, and I was fresh out of med school with a stack of medical books and just jumped into that ER with only my new medical license! Learned so much...wouldn't trade it for the world. And yes, there is a long, long list of Invisible Illnesses, the 2 most common being heart disease and diabetes. Killers, both. ALL about it in my book ~ 500+pages. I focus on Immunonutrition. Perhaps I'll start posting some of those chapters in brief here.....:-).08/08/2016 #1 Jeet SarkarThank you Madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for this informative and intriguing post. I din't know much about that disease, but Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis Depression and Mental illness all are invisible illness. In this illness, people externally seems normal but internal problems are massive, specially in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer. The cost of medical treatment in this disease is very expensive, i am not sure but I heard it! However, Great post Madam. Thank you for sharing it!
- Producer10/07/2016Only You Will Know The Steps You Take In Life!YOU are who you choose to be! No one else chooses for YOU!YOU make the right choices! No one else makes Your choices for YOU!YOU have to be prepared for life! Others will not prepare YOU!YOU will only find true love! No one else will find true love...
Comments20/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDThis is so empowering to come from a new young lady writer as you, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise. Such passion, such activism, such encouragement and hope! I'm sure you have many stories to tell and wish you could join us in writing about your life. For in this way, we learn of one another, and the Beez can work like a Team of those who matter...we are not just Beez without a purpose and we have to know where others came from, in order to understand with respect! Great post, young lady! Bravo! Keep writing! 🌺Join Hive here: https://www.bebee.com/group/dr-margaret-aranda-stirring-authors-along / then go to the 🌺STARTING LINE: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/starting-line-writing-challenge-memoir-madness-is-on / then go here for 🌺Questions: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/questions-memoir-madness-q-a-here#comments ...and have fun! You'll be the youngest one! 🌺
- Producer22/04/2016How To Get Moving Again with Parkinson's DiseaseAt the core of the concepts behind Out-Thinking Parkinson's is the understanding that the pathways to movement in the brain are manyfold and hence that, with the aid of the right diet and supplements together with the optimal environment and...
- 24/06/2016A Memory Verse Of @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD's!
- 23/06/2016Besides my training at the world's largest trauma center, LAC-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California (which was so big then, that it is now 'downsized'), I've suffered from a tragic car accident. So together with @Leckey Harrison, find a wide array of helpers here with the same goal: inspiring others to recovery.Other Worksdrmargaretaranda.tateauthor.com
Comments23/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDInspiring others to recover from their trauma. You're not in this world alone, even if doctors keep sending you away and saying, "It's all in your head." NO! You know your own body, so it is OK to Speak Up! This book gives you my "MD" insight on how to be a patient in today's medical system. You want to be an Advocate. For yourself, and for your loved ones. They said I'd never walk. They were shocked when I showed up at my next appointment ~ I wasn't supposed to live. But God had His own plans, and nothing in this earth can thwart the faith in His Power. Some of you already know:@Selim Yeniçeri, @Dale Masters, @Randy Smith, @Dr. Allen Brown, +Stacy Hall, +Ray Looker.
- Producer22/06/2016#WHATISTHEPOSITIVE Interviews Dr Margaret ArandaRoland Takaoka, from #WHATISTHEPOSITIVE, and most of his audience knew Dr Aranda for several months as she attended his Saturday Morning Hangouts On Air, LIVE with the #SMMS Courses on internet marketing for small businesses. It was known that Dr...
Comments11/07/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#15 @Dale Masters: Great treatise on a traumatic brain injury, yes? Oh how we have to laugh, as I said the word and used it, but thought I was deaf! I was searching to hear that word when all the time, it was already said. Oh ..mE ...oH ....mY! 🌺 🌻I'd better get used to that! lol. 🌺 🌻.11/07/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#14 @Ali Anani: I'm so sorry that I am just reading this now, but the great thing is that it takes me back, somehow. To the place and the time when we first began to thrive and ever since then, I thrive on this 'not' just being a Hive. I truly look forward to being here each day, and I've missed you but blessed you in these last few days. Wishing you all the best, always. ~ mags24/06/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#12 Oh, I definitely think that joy + surprise do not = not 'x' + 'y.' The two are both synergistic and add to something more than additive effects. There's a word for that and I can't think of it right now, but I shall! @Ali Anani View more#12 Oh, I definitely think that joy + surprise do not = not 'x' + 'y.' The two are both synergistic and add to something more than additive effects. There's a word for that and I can't think of it right now, but I shall! @Ali Anani, I don't know how you contribute so much to each one of us and make us feel like you're such a kindred spirit. Whatever it is that you have, it is much more than joy & surprise to the 11th degree! Close23/06/2016 #12 Ali Anani#11 That is an idea for a new buzz @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. You say you were joyfully surprised. You are adding to emotions together: joy and surprise. What if joy came alnoe and the surprise emotion wasn't there? Do the two emotions blend, or react to produce new emotion at a higher level?22/06/2016 #10 Ali Anani#9 I feel like I am having an emotional tornado with your kindness and appreciation dearest @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. I fail to match your visual words and appreciation. But what is far more important to me is the newly-born self you are now. If I contributed a minor role in this transformation then I am satisfied for a year to come. Blessed you are.22/06/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 You broke me down yesterday when you told me of this planned dedication, @Ali Anani! I could not stop the tears of finally being validated by you! All my pain, trials, imprisonment, loss, and despair simply transformed into a new butterfly! I let go of the invisible PTSD layers deep within that were hiding in deep, dark coal mines of danger. Before reading your sweet dedication, I'm blowing you a kiss on the cheek, and giving you a big, tight hug with my head on your shoulder.22/06/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 You simply overwhelm me. Once again, I see my path has led me to the most beautiful road I never would have found if I had never been in that car accident! I'm loving life serving...serving...inspiring...and motivating some of the most beat-down, invisible people in the world. And how could I help them if I didn't know they existed? And how could I be who I 'really am' without being in the rat-race? I'm so magnificently blessed to have met you, @Ali Anani! My spirit is simply rekindled with each one of your words.22/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 @Ali Anani, my gentleman, You are so gracious, as always! Fear not, and be rest assured that what didn't kill me, just made me stronger! And I turned and twisted it to make it work for good, to transform that ball of clay onto a spin wheel in my mind, where I could turn it into a lovely vase for all the flowers I had grown in my imaginary garden! And I did it! Here is the link to the actual #SOWHATISTHEPOSITIVE interview, as I don't see it inside the article, despite many attempts ~ I'll be really curious to your reaction to 'seeing' me now!...and @Rebel Brown too, please enjoy this gift: https://youtu.be/aKH6jBZwl8A?t=8m10s22/06/2016 #3 Ali Anani#2 Just saw the first minute of the more than hour video. Great to see you taking with such a beautiful smile and happy face. No wonder @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD and your response to my previous comment is so touch and musical and I feel the words waggling in my head. Truly, beautiful words come from beautiful people like you are.22/06/2016 #1 Ali AnaniDer @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD- You commented on the image " Awe and Wonder. With what we are given in life, much will be expected. And there is a place when everything seems new.
So many different feelings overwhelm me reading about this tragedy. Great is your spirit and perspective to life. They are both abled above all expectations. Luckily, the things that keep us going and living are not consumed by bugs. Determination, hope, willpower and the like are our real lasting resources of energy and you have them all. Keep going
- Producer23/06/2016Do You Know What To Do To Get A Diagnoses For Fibromyalgia? I'll Tell You!The Story of Getting A diagnoses for Fibromyalgia (part 3)A lot of people go to there GP's with symptoms that are so Invisible to any Doctor's eyes, there often told "well you don't look sick, or it's all in you're head!" They try and make a quick...
Comments13/08/2016 #6 Deb HelfrichThanks, @Cyndi wilkins! @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, I am sure that this is a tough fight, but you have a lot more power than you think. First of all, pay attention to things like what you eat and how this effects your symptoms for not just the first few hours after eating, but on through the next few days. Pay attention to staying hydrated. Think about pain, not as a signal to stop doing - which can be accurate in cases of acute injury - but as your body trying to focus your attention on something that is chronically wrong. How is your posture, have you tried doing light stretching type exercises to see if certain moves alleviate the pain, rather than aggravate it.
And as Cyndi very rightly says, examine how your emotions might be contributing to your what you are experiencing in your body.
While I honor the relief that comes with getting an accurate diagnosis, when it comes to a chronic condition you have to realize that you get to spend a very short amount of time with a doctor - 30 mins a few times a year - versus the reams of data you can collect about yourself.
I wish you much success in understanding your condition and in figuring out what helps you in your daily life to move towards wellness.08/08/2016 #3 Cyndi wilkins#2 Exactly Kirstie...GP's are trained to treat the symptoms not the underlying causes...It is a multi-faceted situation requiring assistance on all fronts...I sympathize with you my dear as I have more doctors than my eighty-five year old father to treat my own auto- immune dysfunction. I am all too familiar with the systemic pain, fatigue, and depression associated with battling a chronic condition and the annoying complications. If I can help you in any way, even just for conversation, please do not hesitate to contact me directly...I wish you well Kirstie;-)08/08/2016 #2 Kirstie-Sweetie LouiseFibro, is more then just Symptoms. It's an Invisible Illness and not a lot of GP's now about this. Fibromyalgia is very rare. I've been to severel GP's and even a neurologist. Soon as i heard about it from @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View moreFibro, is more then just Symptoms. It's an Invisible Illness and not a lot of GP's now about this. Fibromyalgia is very rare. I've been to severel GP's and even a neurologist. Soon as i heard about it from @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDPhD I researched it and then armed myself with a lot of research to help me. It was a great feeling to get a diagnosis. On the bad side there's no cure for it.
There's good and bad days. I keep being in a lot of pain. So I can hardly fight it but every day is a fight. Just to wake up one morning and to be in only a small amount of pain is a good day.
I know what you are saying but they isn't hardly any Doctor that knows about Fibro.
Rhoumotology is the next step for all Fibro diagnosis. Close23/06/2016 #1 Cyndi wilkinsUnfortunately, with the current state of conventional therapies relying heavy on "evidence based" diagnostics, it completely ignores the complexities of human emotions and the physiological consequences to our immune systems...Fibro, being an auto-immune dysfunction, responds to our psychological being by directly effecting our immune function...for better or worse. This is not to say "it is all your head," but rather all in your being. GP's are trained to treat "symptoms" of the body...it is a continuous cycle of disease...Now that you have a diagnoses, might I suggest to you Kirstie to find a good Naturopathic Physician to help guide you through the complicated terrain of looking into the underlying causes of your Fibro rather than just medicating the symptoms. They are MD's with additional training in natural medicine that focuses on the mind/body as a "whole" organic unit... The belief system here is...If mindset has the power to contribute to disease, it surely then has the power to reverse it as well:-) I wish you success in your journey.
- 16/06/2016Breakout WomenBreakout Women We women know the truth, Everyday we face situations that test our confidence and our patience. We're smart and we know our stuff. Yet they still question our skills. While we're dealing with conflict, diversity, resistance to change and less than
- Producer15/06/2016Getting A Diagnoses For Fibromyalgia (Part 2)2 years ago in November 2014 I met Margaret Aranda!I was nearly everyday complaining about pain all the time then 2015 she said "I think you have Fibro!" I was confussed because I didn't know what Fibro was! She told me things about Fibromyalgia and...
- Producer12/06/2016Getting A Diagnoses for Fibromyalgia!My Story for getting a diagnoses of Fibromyalgia. My story starts when 4 years ago after I had really bad pain that I couldn't explain how I could be in this most pain. I took plenty of trips to the Doctors and they were saying "well you look fine,...
- 30/05/2016You Are Allowed to be an Independent Thinker of Your Own Diagnosis
You are allowed to search for the diagnosis by visiting 25 doctors, chatting with 25 FaceBook groups, or doing Google Searches on your symptoms. It is all okay. After all, you are the one that lives in your body. Welcome to a place where you are accepted, loved, and encouraged to fight for yourself! I know what it feels like, because I went through it several times, myself.
The hard way: As a physician who became a patient. We all learn to hate the Emergency Room, you know? And we're all tired of being told, "It's all in your head." I've been made to feel like a liar, a pretender, a 'malingerer,' and have been judged so very corruptly by others who knew perfectly well that I fainted to the floor and had purple lips. But hey, I'm not their Judge. They'll meet their Maker.
So.....Don't let anyone tell you who you are or how you need to behave, not when you know there is something WRONG with you and no healthcare professional can find it! You are so correct in fighting for your survival! So rest, take a deep breath, and know that we totally "get it."
~ Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
Former: USC Medical School Grad, Stanford Anesthesiology, Stanford Critical Care, Cenegenics Age Management Medicine, Watertown Univ PhD, Forensics.
Current: Traumatic Brain Injury with DI (x2), Dysautonomia, Vertebral Artery Dissection with Aneurysm (extracranial), gastroparesis, spinal fusion for spinal stenosis and left with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), occulo-vestibular dysfunction, vertigo, pre-syncope, nausea, brainstem hypoperfusion.
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Comments30/05/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDWhat is Dysautonomia?
In short, it's something that hardly any doctors even know about. It is not usually taught in medical schools. So most regular physicians are unable to diagnose it.
Dysautonomia is "dys"function of the "automatic" or Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS control center is in the core of the brain, controlling all the things you don't have to think about: breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, even food digestion. Well, those of us with dysautonomia have stomachs and intestines that don't even like to move food forward well. Some people live on liquid meals going straight into their intestine.
All of us stand up...and then we Faint! We may get "gray-outs" first, where everything looks gray. So while you can get up and go get the door without "thinking" about it, people with dysautonomia have to crawl on the floor so they don't faint. That's pretty much it!
Let's explore and learn more together!
Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.
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