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  • 2 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....
  • 2 days ago

    Restless Legs!

    I'm 22 and I've had fibromyalgia for about 5 years now. I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist and see pain specialists. I used to be be on various doses of Gabapentin over the years but what I've found that works for me is Lyrica 200mg twice a day. I never had issues with my feet/legs until the past few months. I constantly need to tense all the muscles in my feet and legs or I'll get this horrible tingling sensation. It happens all the time when I'm not moving and disrupts my daily....
  • 8 days ago

    New hear.

    Well after months of wondering why my cpk levels were sky high they gave me a label, fibromyalgia! Wow already type 1 diabetic, and have stents in my heart now this. We all should make a new page like a support group, since there is not so many. Just means were special lol. Yes I lost many of friends don't have the will for going out. Just another thing I have to deal with. Starting I.v. treatment next week. I sure hope it helps some. I hope everyone is doing ok? And hang in there.
  • 10 days ago


    22 years ago my cardiologist perscribed LIPITOR for high colorestol. That is when I began to suffer symptoms similiar to Fibromyalgia. I went from doctor to doctor through these painful years, taking anything I could get to relieve the symptoms, but NOTHING ever gave me any relief. During the last years I felt sicker and sicker. After my Rheumatologist ran every test she had available to her, I was told that I did not have Fibromyalgia or anthing else she could detect. I then went to my Primary Care....
  • 10 days ago

    Some bodies fight pain and some bodies don't...

    I have fibromyalgia as well as o ther pain issues and the pain mgmt clinic has me on: gabapentin 400mg 7x daily oxycodone 5mg 4x daily MS Contin 15mg 3x daily and I STILL feel the pain thru all that medication. I have decided that my bodies pain blockers must not work, or are very lazy, and my pain making system is in full swing. As a male I was raised to believe I shouldn't complain about the pain but it finally just got to a point where I couldn't ignore it anymore. The Pain Mgmt Clinic....
  • 10 days 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....
  • 12 days ago

    Reaction to vaping

    Hi, my partner currently suffers from extreme fatigue and muscle pains similar to fibromyalgia. The doctors aren't particularly helpful. However I am concerned that it could be related to their heavy use of vaping throughout the day. The issues seem to have started at the same time/immediately after they began to vape. Could this be causing the symptoms? I've seen a few people with the complaint in forums. No matter how much I try they won't stop vaping. The most they have done is change....
  • 14 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....
  • 22 days ago

    This is a New one for me

    Diagnosed with Lupas in 2000 and. Started to have symptoms of RA. So after a huge list of X rays and labs. The rheumatologist explains that it doesn't appear to be RA that it is Fibromyalgia, and she can't help me. To return to my primary care provider. I am fed up It took me 8 months just to get in to see the Rheumatologist. And now she says she can't help. Over wellmed and frustrated and advice or suggestions greatly appreciated.
  • 23 days ago

    Blood test for fibromyalgia

    I was just wondering if anyone here has had the fm/1 test done and what you thought of the findings. I plan on having it done in the near future as soon as my doctor does a little more research. Thanks in advance.