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  • Living with Fibromyalgia

    Hi everyone, I, too had Fibro for over 10 years. I guess my story is probably similar to many of yours. For the best part of these 10 years I was in the most awful state imaginable. I was close many times to just run the car into the next tree and make this misery an end. I have had gabapentin, Cymbalta and many other drugs that did not help me at all, if anything the side effects made it even less worth living. We emigrated and so got a new doctor. Although he really tried to help but I guess he....
  • 3 days ago

    It's criminal

    Hello , I'm so sorry about your pain. I, totally, understand you when you say, "I have to mentally prepare for hugs". We now live by 3 of our grandchildren. When we lived hours away, I was able to visit them, for days, and then looked forward to going home. People are always telling me that being near our grandchildren is so great, I should be happy. FM has robbed me of joy, of dignity of even wanting to live until tomorrow. I get up every day hoping to not hurt, hoping for joy, etc....
  • 5 days ago

    Fibromyalgia

    Can someone with a long history of fibromyalgia develop severe chronic itching without rash? I've tried everything topical and pills with no relief. No rash, dry skin, lesions, etc. No allergy reactions.
  • Intense need for massage

    I have a symptom which is sometimes so hard to live with. I have this intense need for deep massage. I can ache all over but still need a massage so badly I've often bruised myself trying to find relief. I've tried various massagers, lacrosse balls (way better than tennis balls, btw), and random things like dice, lip balm, etc, just trying to get that feeling to go away. I've described it as an itch. It keeps me up at night. My husband tries to help, but it's never enough. When I....
  • 18 days ago

    Chronic fibromyalgia pain

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over 10 years ago. I now have pain ALL over. My neck, shoulders, upper arms, upper/lower back, hips and the metatarsals in my feet are the worse. I have been on tramadol and cymbalta for years. There are now days that the pain seems to consume every fiber of my body. I’d like some opinions on Lyrica and if it works for other people. Thanks.
  • 23 days ago

    Sudden Numbness (Fibromyalgia)

    Hi, I sometimes get sudden numbness althought I did not have obvious stress. I sometimes just fall and can't move anymore. My legs, my arms, my mouth and my throat get numb. I can't really talk and breath then. Does anyone has an idea how to deal with it? I would really appreciate your answer! Thank you in advance.
  • 24 days ago

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  • 24 days ago

    Long-time survivor advocates patience and perseverance

    I've lived with fibromyalgia pain and fatigue since the 1970s; it just never had a name until the American College of Rheumatology decided on an official set of diagnostic criteria (1990). Believe me, it's taken a long time to untangle the myriad physiological and psychological pieces, and I'm still a work in progress. Living with fibromyalgia has taught me patience and perseverance. I've learned to accept each day as it comes (most of the time), but there are still days where I just....
  • 24 days ago

    Flare up

    Woke up this morning with swollen hands, feet and hurting all over especially the joints in my hands and feet. I seem to be very sensitive to cold, if I get cold I hurt. And humidity is a huge factor.. And I've been fighting fatigue for years, I was given a so called diagnosis of Fibromyalgia about 10 years ago. But I can't afford to see doctors or anything. My husband is disabled and I'm the only one who can try to work for us.. Any suggestions for any help is greatly appreciated..
  • 25 days ago

    Lyrica has lots of side effects

    I have had fibromyalgia for probably my entire life but of course there was no diagnosis years ago. I tried Lyrica & told the symptoms would be minimal, the symptoms were worse than the pain. I had blurry vision where I couldn’t read the computer at work & it made me feel very dizzy. The best coping mechanism is regular exercise & I use essential oils on a daily basis, topical & through diffusing. To help me sleep which helps the muscles & nerves to relax I take 20 mg of ametriptyline....