I Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    I too have fibro and arthritis.

    After years of suffering and lack of diagnosis i read a NYT article: the boy with a thorn in his joints: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/magazine/the-boy-with-a-thorn-in-his-joints.html?_r=0 I was so desperate I tried it immediately. I know it is hard to believe, but...
    bromeliad23 bromeliad23
    36-40, M
    Oct 2, 2015

    Hi I wanted to post that I am with a company in

    the US for all natural products for various medical conditions, one product that helps inflammatory issues. We have over 30 yrs of research behind our products. If interested in learning more, message me, would be happy to share more information. Thank you
    carolgem carolgem
    46-50, F
    May 26, 2015

    Single Mom Of Three With Ra And Fibromyalgia

    Where to begin.  I guess at the beginning.  For years I had been plagued with intermitent joint pain, muscle aches, fatigue, etc.  You all know where this going.  Anyway, after seeing multiple rheumatologists including one at UConn Health Center who is nationally acclaimed...
    ra826 ra826
    51-55
    3 Responses Sep 30, 2011

    I Was Diagnosed At 9 Months Old...

    I am 28 and have had this sucky disease for all my life. I have 2 small boys and a stepdaughter. It gets harder everyday, and I'm scared with how bad it is now... What will it be like in 10 or 20 years...
    Mommablueeyes Mommablueeyes
    26-30, F
    Oct 5, 2012

    Hello My Name Is Lisa

    i have just been told that i have r a .and i have had firomynga for two years also have had 3 back surgy,now w this ra they found it cause they did an exray and they found bone errison and sed rate is high. so i cant get to ra doc till april my doc is starting me on pednzone...
    mommalisawra mommalisawra
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 17, 2010

    lots of pain tonight

    so random too. God if I don't die can you kill me! lol looks like a little guy drowning. lol tmj I don't like you too!
    FinnAhGinn FinnAhGinn
    31-35, F
    Dec 3, 2014

    My Life Is Not Normal, But I Make Lemonade Everyday

      I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, and I know that I will never be “normal” nor will my life. I am mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a legal assistant, and a legal student. So many people rely on me on daily basis. My life was far from normal to...
    Lanab2009 Lanab2009
    31-35
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    This Is My Life

    another day. i have been on the couch for 3 days now. finally felt a bit better got up this morning and got dressed and di some cleaning and its only 2:30 and i can hardly sit up . my back and hips and feet and toes and ankles all just PAIN! . i cant touch the muscles in my kneck...
    escapeyourlife escapeyourlife
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 24, 2011

    Pain Pain Pain

    Hello, my name is Rose and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis about a year ago. I am now disabled due to the chronic pain I am in. I don't sleep much because the pain wakes me up. I cry daily while by myself simply because people don't understand how I...
    applerose applerose
    56-60
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2013

    I've been in pain for the past 9 years.

    I guess many of you here will understand the struggle of no one believing you about the pain you are in because it doesn't show on the outside (esp because I used to love to smile). My parents didn't believe me until about 4 yrs ago when I couldn't hold it any longer. I was...
    Shaqademus Shaqademus
    18-21, M
    Dec 31, 2015

    Live Your Live Limitless!!!!

    INFLAMMATION, The “Silent Killer” About 3 in 4 Americans suffer from problems related to inflammation, which can negatively impact your health for years before you even become aware of obvious symptoms like chronic joint discomfort, reduced flexibility, skin problems...
    Xtremepower Xtremepower
    31-35, M
    Mar 22, 2012

    About one year ago in May,

    I was bedridden with rheumatoid arthritis, contracted from having water on my knees for six years. It affected me everywhere-- in my hands, wrists, arms and legs. I was a mess! It took doctors months to figure out what I had and I had to enable the help of crutches and a walker...
    kayh89 kayh89
    61-65, F
    Oct 9, 2015
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