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  • 1 day ago

    Lessons Learned from Fibro Pt. 2

    I know my last post was lengthy which is why I needed to break it up. I have a lot to say and hope by reading this that it is helping you. Food plays a tricky part in all of this. A lot of the medications, especially the pain meds and the psych meds, interfere with how our bodies break down food as well as toxins. It is imperative to pay attention to the signals your body is sending. If you are feeling full all the time with little to no appetite you need to talk to your doctor. If your skin or eyes....
  • Is it fibromyalgia or a misdiagnosis?

    Is it fibromyalgia or a misdiagnosis? Please get more opinions! My 34 yr old son who lives several states away from me was diagnosed was fibromyalgia over a year ago then his symptoms just got worse. He got pneumonia 6 months ago and when more tests were done he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s. Already at Stage 2. Since then he is now at stage 3 and has to have a bone marrow transplant. Please keep us in your thoughts and I truly hope none of you or anyone ever has to go through this ordeal!
  • 27 days ago

    Fibro Symptoms

    Hello Everyone, New here. I'm starting to lose it emotionally and I'm reaching out to see if my thinking could be correct. I was diagnosed about 5 years ago when I went for a pain injection for back pain. I cannot take most of the prescription drugs due to allergic reactions. Pretty much just norco for pain and that is prescribed by my Orthopedic for degenerative disc disease. Lately, I am suffering from chronic UTI's and body aches like the flu. Fatigue, ha! My PCP diagnosed me with....
  • 27 days ago

    Last but not least

    This diagnosis can hit you hard. Be patient with yourself. Educate yourself and learn to communicate with others about how you are feeling. Socializing can be hard when all you want to do is curl up in the fetal position in pain. What I have learned is that by doing the opposite, you can have greater control of the pain. It is not going to go away. It will change how you feel, what you do, and how your life is. It does not have to define you in a negative way. Take a deep breath and know you are....
  • 27 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??
  • 27 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 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

    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....