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  • 10 days 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....
  • 14 days 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....
  • 14 days 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....
  • 18 days ago

    Response to Endless Fatigue

    I've had Fibro for a long time. I'm seeing that some of us are getting help with the pain- but not the Exhaustion & Brain Fog. It's the most challenging thing I deal with, too. We know its been studied & is a well documented symptom. We are NOT lazy people! Did you know that mostly very well educated, intelligent, driven & successful young ladies are the common recipients of this disease? That's my story, too. I was never happier in my life .when I became ill. We fight....
  • 1 month ago

    Have you tried a vegan diet?

    Has anyone had any success trying a vegan diet for fibromyalgia? https://www.survivestrivethrive.com/vegan-diet-for-fibromyalgia/
  • 1 month ago

    Living and Dealing with Chronic Pain

    Hello everyone, I'm new here. I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic back pain. I've been on so many different medications - from Cymbalta, to Lyrica, to Robaxin, to Gabapentin and so forth. Right now, I am on Klonopin (for anxiety), Prozac (OCD and Depression), Flexeril (muscle spasms), Ritalin (ADHD), and Tramadol (for as needed pain). I have flare ups a lot, sometimes to the point where hospitalization is needed. I have a few questions to ask regarding my condition and medications....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 3 months ago

    great

    i was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS for over 6 years which made loose my job and my relationship with my fiance after he discovered that i was having HIV, he departed from me i tried all my best to make him stays with me, but neglected me until a friend of mine on Facebook from spain told me Great healer, who will restore my life back with his powerful healing spell, he sent me the email address to contact and i quickly contacted him, and he said my condition can be solved, that he will treat the disease....
  • 4 months ago

    There’s now a test to prove positive for fibromyalgia

    For those of you who are long time sufferers and those of you fighting for a diagnosis of some sort there is now a test that proves positive or negative for fibromyalgia and a trial of a vaccine that is supposed to reverse the symptoms. Miraculous? That’s what I thought. I took the test and have positive proof and I’m now eligible for a trial of a vaccine that supposedly has no side effects-it’s been used for illnesses that only appear in developing countries inchildren with no adverse affects. Of....
  • 4 months 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....