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  • Looking for fibro support group

    Hi y'all! I live in Richmond,VA and am looking for a fibromyalgia or chronic pain support group. Thanks in advance! Amanda
  • 13 days ago

    Pain Stiffness in hands & Fingers

    I m 37 years old just gave birth to my 3rd child a year ago 8/30:2016 Jan of This year I started experiencing what seemed to be my hands falling asleep I'd wake up shaking them. Then would become More frequent and more painful feeling startling from elbow thru middle finger. Now it's both hand s morning so much the tingling sensation as if hand she are asleep use to be just at night it's all day long more in knuckles and joints of fingers both hands I am being treated for bipolar and....
  • 17 days ago

    Fibromyalgia

    What is Finromyalgia and where does it stem from. ?
  • 21 days ago

    Mysterious shoulder cracking, muscle tightness, and blushing

    Last November after waking up one day with a particularly sore back and neck, for no apparent reason I started getting stiff shoulder, neck, and upper back muscles coupled with sudden attacks of heat and blushing on my neck and ears every night. Since then, the back pain has subsided but I still have stiff neck and shoulder muscles that seem to correlate with these "neck and ear hot flashes" as well as snapping cracking noises from scapula and neck movements and I have been gradually getting....
  • 22 days ago

    Fibro, IC, bipolar & anxiety but good, really good

    Hello, everyone! I have fibromyalgia, IC, bipolar & anxiety disorders, but thank God I'm doing well and am so thankful! I am a devoted wife and caregiver to my quadriplegic brother, who I love very much. I write a blog about us, with an upbeat, Christian viewpoint, called StrivingThroughAdversity.com . Please stop by! I love to meet new friends! I just published volume 6, and we've got 58 affiliate advertisers who have great deals going on. Any purchase you make helps to pay for the blog....
  • 25 days ago

    Is this all fibromyalgia

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia maybe 8 yrs ago. The dr tested my tender points and dx came immediately. I was hurting but things were not that bad. I was still moving. I was nearing 60, am fat but still able to move. Was doing farm chores, lifting hay bales, 50# bags of feed and walking a mile 3x a week. Then things started going down hill. There was stiffness and bad muscle pain. My new doctor ( we had changed by then) gave me generic Cymbalta, which pretty much took care of the aching except....
  • 28 days ago

    Fibromyalgia & fun

    This a reply to the question, "has anyone ever had shooting pain in the feet and toes" Prior to being diagnosed with Fibro, oh so many years ago. I had what I like to call the Christmas tree effect going on in my body. Whenever the barometric pressure had a significant change, say a Hurricane was getting ready to form in the Gulf of Mexico. Then crash into another Hurricane brewing in the Atlantic off the Coast of GA. I knew something big was coming before the weather man said a word. My....
  • 1 month ago

    Dry needling for fibromyalgia

    I am wondering if anybody with fibromyalgia has experience with the dry needling treatment. My doctor uses acupuncture needles, and inserts them into trigger points, then moves the needle around. It is painful momentarily, but I seem to have had quite a bit of success after 3 treatments. I have concurrently been going to physical therapy to treat general neck pain, and shoulder/scapula pain (both sides) along with a rotator cuff injury. We don't know how much of my issue is due to neck arthritis....
  • 1 month ago

    Starting Fibro Meds

    Hello All, Just started Fibro meds today Lyrica,Cymbalta,Robaxin and I was curious about the time it generally takes before you notice an effect. The Dr. spoke with me, and the pharmacist gave me literature but I wanted to hear from those who may be using the same meds combo or others. how long really.
  • 1 month ago

    Me/cfs

    As a patient that suffers from the debilitating illness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also known as ME/CFS. I am disappointed in this website telling patients to use graded exercise. Graded exercise makes people with our illness sicker. It may have to do with how our bodies make energy. Whatever that cause please do your own research or find an online support group of people that have the same illness. You can prevent yourself from getting sicker from poor advice from ill informed physicians that they....