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  • 12 hours ago

    Not Compatible?

    Hello. I've been taking Gabapentin 2x a week to help with my Fibromyalgia pain. In the last few weeks, I decided to try taking Nootropics to help with what I felt like was short-term memory losses due to the Gabapentin. (I had taken Lyrica before that). I've been stacking Sulbutiamine (1000mg), Aniracetam (1500mg) and Noopet (30mg) on the days I haven't taken Gabapentin (twice so far) and have noticed each time I've taken the combo that I've felt very "flu-like" feeling;....
  • New member . Just jumping in feet first !

    Tired of dealing with FM basically alone since my family thinks I'm just getting old , anti-social , and lazy !!! Since I do have major back and neck issues , the FM just adds to the stress ! I was diagnosed about 10 years ago while being tested for lupus . Have been on Cymbalta for years ! Tried getting off and the pain doubled ! But lately a new wrinkle that has put me out of commission right here at Christmas --- serious headaches that have lasted for 2 months with only brief let ups ! HELP....
  • 4 days ago

    New to the site - Diagnosed at age 15 // now 27

    Hi all, I'm new to message boarding about my fibromyalgia. I have tried to find support groups in my area through doctors, but haven't had any luck with fibro-specific groups. I think this illness comes with such specific symptoms that I didn't feel right participating in groups dealing with all chronic illnesses. I started developing FM symptoms at age 10 and was diagnosed at age 15. Similar to most of you, that was a grueling 5 years of MD visits. I felt crazy by the end. A lot of doctors....
  • 5 days ago

    Benfotiamine

    I have been read that this my be beneficial if you have fibromyalgia and feet neuropathy... Any feedback would be very helpful.
  • 8 days ago

    Fibromyalgia diagnosis

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 19. I'lll be 21 this year. I've had many tests done and xrays. It started when I was around 10, in my left knee. Then I started getting migraines and chronic headaches. For weeks at a time. Then it went to my left hip. Both my knee and hip swell, my hip swells to double it's size. It started to affect my back. It causes cramps, swelling in many parts if my body, and has recently started to pop my collarbone out. It mostly affects my left side....
  • 11 days ago

    Commuting and increase in symptoms

    Hi all, I haven't been on the Boards in a while. Fortunately my FM symptoms backed off a lot for quite a while, but now seem to be back and worse than ever. The only thing that has really changed is my commute to work has increased significantly. I drive almost 2 hours each way to my job. Has anyone else found that driving a lot makes their symptoms worse? I really want to keep my job, but my Fibrofog is ridiculous now, I'm beyond exhausted and every pressure point is killing me. Sorry to....
  • 11 days ago

    Not diagnosed, experiencing symptoms, seeking home remedies

    I haven't been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but reading about the symptoms other people are experiencing is very helpful for me. I've been suffering from chronic pain all over my body (back, neck, feet, legs, arms, groins) since I was 14. I am now 23. I recently started a new job 6 months ago, and it's been very difficult. My anxiety has been uncontrollable. I'm afraid of social situations. I'm afraid of talking to people. I'm afraid of letting people down. I've lost a....
  • 17 days ago

    Newly diagnosed & need support

    I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I have to say...I've been in for the fight of my life. Sometimes getting out of bed in the morning is too much for me. I've really been getting quite depressed. My husband just doesn't understand and my children view me a nuisance saying things like, "Mom, you just don't WANT to come to our games." My husband even went as far as to ask my kids if all I do is sit on my butt all day long. All I want are people who understand me....
  • 17 days ago

    Life goes on

    I was diagnois with it in my early 20's but told that it was a mental condition. Over the years, my joints would hurt so bad, that I would be in the bed, then I found a doctor to examine me and done blood work and asked me how long you been dealing with Fibromyalgia and I told him for over 20 years and told by several other doctors that it was just in my head. He said no and and started me on Lyric. Over the last few years of treatment, I have learned how to care for myself when my body starts....
  • 22 days ago

    I am looking for positive online support for firbromyalgia.

    I was diagnosed about 20 years ago. Still have trouble sometimes accepting this illness.