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  • 8 days ago

    calves are burning

    I could barely get out of bed & walk the other day because of my calves. I've exercised on/off my entire life so I know what sore calves feel like. BUT I haven't exercised in over a month, so I honestly couldn't understand what I had done because it felt like I had run a marathon or started an exercise program like bootcamp, both leave you with sore calves & thighs. Today marks day 4 of the same pain and I'm stumped to understand the cause. It was this morning that I began....
  • 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

    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??
  • 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

    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....
  • 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...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....
  • 3 months 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/
  • 3 months 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....