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  • 12 days ago

    Fibromyalgia Flare-Up

    Hello! I just recently got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after about two years of dealing with this horrid pain. The burning sensation all over my legs and arms is killing me, it’s safe to say a flare-up is going on. How do you manage flare-ups, please someone with more experience help me. I have not found a single thing that has helped.
  • 14 days ago

    Fibro progression???

    I got diagnosed (more than once) in 1999 with Fibromyalgia. Slowly but surely I have learned to live with it but it does change your life and I watch every little thing become a "CHRONIC" issue with me BUT last month I woke up with a strange foot pain, it was very odd and did not feel like FMS. I just dealt with it BUT then a week or so later it was also in my other foot and this concerned me. I went to doc and of course its more than likly a flair up but again it felt weird, not FMS like....
  • 14 days ago

    Please help...

    Hi there! I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by my PCP. He prescribed cymbalta and it has helped with the aches and pains but not with my fatigue and brain fog. Let’s talk about brain fog a little...I am a professional who needs to work and keep my job. I can’t focus..can’t remember and get so anxious with loud noises or if there are numerous people talking at once. I have a hard time focusing on just one thing. I can’t get through the day without taking a nap for a couple of hours. I feel like....
  • 16 days ago

    I have no idea what's wrong with me

    Hey guys, I’m hoping that someone may be able to help me understand a pain that I’ve been having for 3-4 months now. I’m a 31 year old male. The pain is a stabbing/tender pain under my left pectoral muscle bordering on my armpit, and is there most of the time at varying degrees. At times it’s also accompanied by nausea (felt in my throat), occasional headaches, neck, shoulder and middle back pain. I also have ankle pain most of the time in both ankles and a bad right wrist (wrist is most likely from....
  • 17 days ago

    More aches and pain than before

    I was diagnosed in 2007 or 2008. After numerous doctors, they said fibromyalgia. I have tried numerous things. The best things for me was yoga, stretching, massage and Cymbalta and Ibupropion. Also, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. If you think you have it and haven't been tested, I highly recommend it. That helped with my brain fog. I thought I had early onset of Alzheimers. Once I got the sleep apnea under control, things changed for the better. I'm not 100%. Still get times when I think....
  • 21 days ago

    Just venting

    Hello, I self-diagnose with Fibro after my Dr. didn't find "anything wrong" with me and wrote "Stress" in my file, telling it doesn't matter to write a diagnosis, it's all about the same (classy...) I see a psychiatrist, he's brilliant, I see him since the burnout I had in 2001. He manages the mental issues that come in the Fibro package, and tries to help with the pain as well. But my main issue at the moment is that I feel very lonely. People around here (I live....
  • 23 days ago

    New to fibro

    Hello I am 26 and I have just be diagnosed with fibromyalgia after 10 years of in pain. Now I have just started seeing a new guy and well he’s amazing love him to bits but my issue is with my condition is will it affect it me in years to come will I get worse? I don’t know and that’s stressing me out physical therapy doesn’t work baths make me lock up the only thing that seems to work is my painkillers now and then but I dont want to rely on them if people know what I mean. It’s all new and well....
  • 1 month ago

    Fibro Fatigue

    Hi all, I have been dealing with FMS for 20+ years and thought that I was coping pretty well. Earlier this year I had a bout of Shingles and since then I am experiencing regular periods of Fatigue - real down and out take away the brain and body function fatigue. Does anyone know of a way of at least relieving this fatigue when it happens. I would dearly love to get rid of it, but I would imagine that is just a pipe dream, but something to reduce the symptoms would be great. Thanks Eileen
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    No, I am not crazy!

    I am finally able to start taking Lyrica. I'm anxious to know how it has helped anyone out there in fibramylsia land.