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  • 17 days ago

    Fibro symptoms for chest?

    Hi everyone. Ive had fibromyalgia for a number of years now and im only 27. The past year or so i get a really bad pain in my shoulder. But this past week it hasnt been going. It seems to be getting worse and spreading around my chest and neck making it difficult to breath. Does anyone else have these problems??
  • 17 days ago

    Fibromyalgia

    Hi. I am a doctor and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 6 months ago. I am 50 years old and have been in severe pain for the past 2 years. I just thought i was overworked. It got to the point where i couldnt sleep properly at night for months and then my ability to focus decreased. I was just holding myself together just enough to deal with my patients. Once diagnosed i was put on pregabalin and vit D which helped remarkably. I was able to improve by 90percent. I am still tired but the sleep....
  • 21 days ago

    Lessons Learned about Fibro Pt. 1

    Hello Everyone, I am writing this post in order to help others who have been suffering with this diagnosis. I was diagnosed with this and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS in 2012. At that time there was not a lot of information out there and even fewer doctors who had come across this. I was initially sent to a psychiatrist for "behavioral modification" in order to address this as it was much more commonly thought to be a psychiatric disorder instead of a neurological one. Thankfully the....
  • 1 month ago

    Alternative or prescribed drugs opinion

    Hello, I’m attending Middle Georgia state is doing a research paper on fibromyalgia for my English lit 1102 class. I am new to this website and have joined this community because my mother also suffers from fibromyalgia. I worry for her constantly and care for her dearly. If would be so generous if any of you would help by sharing me your opinion on either Alternative or Prescribed Treatments when answering the following 11 questions: Thank You! (your names will be anoynomousand will not be used....
  • 1 month ago

    Is this all fibromyalgia

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia maybe 8 yrs ago. The dr tested my tender points and dx came immediately. I was hurting but things were not that bad. I was still moving. I was nearing 60, am fat but still able to move. Was doing farm chores, lifting hay bales, 50# bags of feed and walking a mile 3x a week. Then things started going down hill. There was stiffness and bad muscle pain. My new doctor ( we had changed by then) gave me generic Cymbalta, which pretty much took care of the aching except....
  • 2 months ago

    Best Book about Fibromyalgia

    I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1993. Finally! After being told that I was depressed, had an unhappy marriage & asked " What was the 'payoff' for acting ill - I went to The Cleveland Clinic and found answers there. Almost 4 decades later and I just read THE BEST BOOK about Fibromyalgia. "The FIBRO MANUAL" by Dr. Ginevra Liptan. She was struck down with this illness during Med. School, and after a few leave of absences and a life long commitment to research on everything....
  • 2 months ago

    Flare Up

    Hi I’m new to this board but not to FM. I was diagnosed 19 years ago. I’m 70 years old. I’m experiencing the worst flare up ever, achiness, like the flu big time, no energy. It feels better for a few hours then bam it’s back. For 4-5 days now. I haven’t had one in months and months, not like this anyway. Change of seasons, stress related possible causes. I’ve never been on Rx for this. I’ve managed with OTC ibuprofen etc. These days I can’t take much of the ibuprofen due to constipation it causes....
  • 2 months ago

    Fibromyalgia medicine

    Hello everyone. I have Fibromyalgia and have had it just almost 5 yrs. And it is the worst feeling. But I need to ask all you Fibromyalgia kin. I have been on Lyrica and Cymbalta the whole time. Well my point is is have lost 2 pain management Doctors because they say I am failing the drug screening. Saying that I have meth in my system. Now anybody that is disabled and draw that little check and back at home with mom. Can not afford or try. But I have been told by more than one person that Lyrica....
  • 2 months 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.
  • 2 months ago

    Fibromyalgia...or not???

    I've been having slight fatigue for at least a year. I've had pain at almost all the fibro trigger points for several years. I sometimes have unexplained pain that is not related to an injury or anything else...just comes out of nowhere and affects my neck, lower back, and hips. My doctor said it "might" be a touch fibromyalgia but didn't say or do anything beyond that. I'm already on 2 antidepressants for long-term depression/anxiety. I wonder if anyone else here has had....