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  • 1 month ago

    Heightened Senses and heat/skin hypersensitivity

    I wanted to give a brief introduction about myself. My name is Mark. I am a 30 year old male living with fibromyalgia. So I feel the soreness and tender points related to this condition, however that is the least of my problems. What is most bothersome is the lack of compassion and understanding with the co-symptoms. Bright lights, loud noises (sirens, music volumes, people yelling, babies crying etc), and the intensity of smell causes severe discomfort. I live in New York and on one of the hottest....
  • 1 month ago

    Fibro chest pain

    I was just wondering if anyone suffers from chronic chest pain...have bern dealing with it for 2 years. ..been to ER for ekg and other heart related test.
  • 1 month ago

    Strange Symptoms prior to Fibro Diagnosis?

    Did anyone experience strange symptoms over and above the normal ache and fatigue just prior to your Fibro diagnosis? For example, I would wake up in the middle of the night with only my legs sweating.
  • 1 month ago

    dancer withFibromyalgia

    I dance full time to a high level and I have fibromyalgia. I don’t recover as quickly as other and I’m in pain a lot more than others , everyone complains about their ‘aches and pains’ but none of them truly understand how much harder it is for me having fibromyalgia. I go to a performing arts school and dance average 3 hours a day to a high level , DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO MANAGE MY FIBROMYALGIA ( feel like I’m going to crash at any point from exhaustion and pain)
  • 1 month ago

    Old injury flare ups

    I had an ankle problem last summer that they determined to be an overuse injury. It healed fine but now the pain is back and I think it is a flare up. Has anyone else had something like this?
  • 1 month ago

    Need input on anyone using Savella

    I have had Fibro for 20 years with severe flares at times but they usually lasted a few days over the counter meds worked. Now for the first time I am in the worst flare of every pressure point on my body doctor is suggesting Savella still waiting on Insurance approval I read the side effects which really scare me . Anyone using this now and what type of response have you had.
  • 2 months ago

    Severe menstrual cramping with Fibromyalgia.

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the community, and really hope someone can help me on this subject because I can't take this pain anymore. 2 years I started to have really bad pain when it came time to ovulate and would stop after my period ended. Everything I was able to research had me thinking I had endometriosis. I went to my gyno and told them what was going on and they did a bunch of tests plus a exploratory surgery to check for endo. Nothing came back. I was told it was probably IBS. Now,....
  • 2 months ago

    Advise would be greatly appreciated

    So for the past 4 years or so I've been feeling aches and pains in my body and random bursts of pain, which seemed to only get worse and worse as I grew older. I'm now to the point that it's sometimes hard to get out of bed, my face swells, i have horrible headaches, im sore all over no matter what, and always in pain. If I bend my legs for a good 2 mins or so sitting down its even more sore. I'm currently 18 and have been feeling this way since I was 14. I'm now in university....
  • 2 months ago

    Interaction between Lyrica and Adderall

    I have been taking 100mg of Lyrica 3 times a day for several years now. I’ve never had any side effects. In fact I wouldn’t even know I was taking it except for the fact that I swallow a pill 3xs a day and it’s been working WONDERS. Last week my Psych prescribed me 10mg of Adderall XR once a day. I’m very careful to check all interactions when I’m prescribed a drug. If it will interact with Lyrica I won’t take it. Lyrica is the only thing that has worked this well and I will not give it up. Long....
  • 2 months ago

    Roommate anyone?

    Hi, my name is Susan. I am new to this board, but not new to Fibro. I have CFS since 1987 and Fibro since 1994. I was 27 when I became ill with Fibro and went on permanent disability. Since I was relatively young when I went on disability I get a decent amount a month but not enough to live alone. Am living with family right now but I am looking to see if anyone needs a roommate to split living costs. My family don't believe I am really ill. They never have. They say I'm on vacation. I know....