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  • 2 hours ago

    Unusual pain in my back

    I've had fibromyalgia for several years and have had and know all about the joint/muscle pains. However, for the past several weeks, I've had a new kind of pain. Near my right shoulderblade, there is an area that itches, burns and twitches. It's getting worse all the time. Has anyone else experienced this and what did you do for it? I would greatly appreciate any help!
  • 4 hours ago

    I love to travel but lately my fibro symptoms aren't having it.

    Taking a road trip with fibro was probably 1 of the worst decisions I've made. I'm guessing that me sitting in the same position for several hours at a time isn't smart. After taking a 10 hr trip from DE to South Carolina my muscles (legs,arms, back) ached for the duration of the day and most of the following day. I felt like I had been running a marathon or had an intense week long workout at the gym. I couldn't really participate in many of the planned activities. The symptoms are....
  • 14 hours ago

    Ready to give up

    Well, it must be my own fault I have fibro. I either eat wrong or don't get enough exercise. So I feel super guilty about having it. Or maybe it's all in my head. How can someone have this much pain and not have any "serious" health problems. Yep, some days I want to give up. Anyone else?
  • Could this be fibromyalgia?

    Hi there! I have had these weird symptoms for the last really 8 years. Tingling. Numbness. Joint pain. Weakness. Headaches. Most of the pain is on my left side. It is very infrequent. Like very 6 months...but has gotten worse I feel in the last 2 years. I have seen doctors for it. They have thought MS-- I have gotten 3 MRI's that have said that is not the case. It really for the most part doesnt interfere with most of my life...but it is getting worse...like today...and now a new symptom is fatigue....
  • 3 days ago

    Could I have fibromyalgia? Or something else?

    Hello, I need help getting to the bottom of things and all four doctors claim I'm depressed yet I don't express a single sign of depression nor am I unhappy in such a way. I'm a 23 year old man, have previously smoked tobacco but quit. I do not take any medications. I got an influenza at the end of 2015 with recurring infections after that for a while, then I never got back to normal. I remember the aches I got from that first influenza (not actually confirmed by a doctor but could have....
  • 6 days ago

    Fibromyalgia blood test

    Curious!! I hear there is a new blood test that has been approved to detect fibromyalgia. Am looking for more information on this test and wondering if anyone out in message board land has done this test. I have had the poking test to see if all the points pass with pain and they do not yet I have persistent pain along my shin bones when touched or walking. The best diagnosis doctors can give me is chronic shin splints but I have stopped all activity except getting around like a normal person. Massage....
  • 7 days ago

    DIagnosed with Fibro Two Months Ago

    Hi, I am new here and this is my first post and not sure where to begin, so here goes. Over the last year I have had chronic pain from the shoulders down to my toes. In the beginning I didn't worry too much about it as I had started a new job and thought my body just needed time to adjust. A little about me first I guess. I am a 53 year old female, a little on the heavy side but have been losing weight on my own, but could stand a little more. I have always worked a physical job, for over 20....
  • 9 days ago

    CHRONIC PAIN SUCKS

    I am a husband living with someone with Fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc. Having to help her roll over and get out of bed, make sure I do all the lifting and bending around the house. The numerous doctor appointments and medications (take one for pain in morning, one in the afternoon, another at night, and Tylenol in between just to get through the day.) and needles across and up her back. Even tried cannabis oils and felt sick to her stomach and light headed so had to stop that also. Was told the arthritis....
  • 10 days ago

    Appetite loss with weight gain

    I was diagnosed with FM in 2004. A few years later, along with other symptoms, I began to mysteriously gain weight even though I was doing nothing different. For the last few years I've lost my appetite. I'm never hungry, don't eat much, but I don't lose weight. I even continue to gradually gain. I take Klonopin and Tramadol for the FM and have for several years. Anyone else have a similar situation? Any suggestions about what to do?
  • 17 days ago

    Help for pain sufferers

    I am in my 50's, and I believe my Fibromyalgia started when I was going through a period of a lot of stress in my late teens. I went through all the different doctors, and frustrations. Long story short, after many years, I was finally diagnosed with FM by a Rheumatologist. There was nothing she could do about my bouts of deep fatigue. The meds were helping, but, I was still in pain. The doctor couldn't do anything more. And, through someone I met at the time I was introduced to specialist....