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I Have Fibromyalgia

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    I am 41, I was diagnosed around 6 years ago. Most days I can barely move, my husband is getting very upset with me and keeps yelling that if I don't get busy on getting disability...
    sbryan34 sbryan34 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    I Have Fibro, It Doesn't Have Me!! - My first symptom that something was really wrong with me was March 2000 with my vision going completely blurry and my eyes were constantly in...
    Gma48 Gma48 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    To All My Ep Friends - i just wanted to let you know that i am aware of the fact that i havent been great about writing messages, reading stories etc. i dont want to use this as an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 29, 2011

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    I have been sick for two years since I got pregnant with my daughter. Ive seen all the big doctors in big cities and no one knows whats wrong. They just know my immune system...
    gypsystorms gypsystorms 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Unbearable Pain - Hi all, I'm new to this group and am hoping to find people "who get it". My level of pain this past week has been completely through the roof. What do you all...
    doxiemom4ever doxiemom4ever 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    Will This Ever Get Better? - Hey everyone!  I have been diagnosed with Fibro and osteoarthritis.  I have had pain and symptoms for about 10 years but just finally went to...
    aimela aimela 31-35, F 5 Responses May 8, 2007

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    Constant Pain -   I would like to share my fibromyalgia story. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1999. At that time I thought the pain was horrible. Little did I know that...
    selky56 selky56 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2007

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    Invisible Illness - Fibromyalgia can affect every aspect of a person's life. While neither degenerative nor fatal, the chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia is pervasive and...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 21 Responses Apr 30, 2007

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    My child has fibromyalgia and I don't know how to help her.
    marie1711 marie1711 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Hello my name is Delores, I was diagnosed in 2001, it's seems to be at it's worst when I'm stressed or over doing it. I take medication and also get trigger point injection. Which...
    praying4healing praying4healing 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 16

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    I Call Bullshit! - I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2010 and find this "mysterious" illness (with no test to confirm whether you have it) to be such BULLSHIT! I used to be a...
    shylamarais shylamarais 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    In November 2010 I had total thyroid failure, after 6 months of taking medication for this I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia , it took me 10 months to get back to work, But still...
    Louisek81 Louisek81 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    A Miracle - I have had this terrible condition for 30 years. I have spent thousands of dollars trying to overcome this. I am on disability which just started this past March. I was...
    Tierney Tierney 46-50 3 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    I was diagnosed a little over 13 years ago but have had it most of my adult life. The most difficult part of this for me is the cognitive deficit that I experience nearly every day...
    SCbeauty SCbeauty 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Looking For Fm Friends - Hi , my name is Kathy. I was diagnosed with Fm last March. Still can't believe I have fm. Recently doc put me on cymbalta .now I can at least sleep...
    pinkdolphin21 pinkdolphin21 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Picture This If You Will - and this isn't HALF of it:
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    I have both Fibromyalgia and MS. I have tried to manage my pain and fatigue through natural solutions, but I have lately had to begin using multiple medications to manage my...
    writtenonmyheart writtenonmyheart 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia this summer. I'm 15 and a sophomore in high school, and because of it I haven't been able to participate in what I want to do and none of the...
    Bandgeek1025 Bandgeek1025 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Hi everybody, I was diagnosed 5 years ago with fibromyalgia. I have had a lot happen in my life. I think too much stress brought this syndrome on. I got married young,18, had my...
    cyhumphries cyhumphries 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Im currently getting extreme pulling numbing sharp pain traveling down the calfs on both of my legs.
    chocolatebunnies chocolatebunnies 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    I have had FM for over 10 years and have been through more doctors in this country and several others than anyone will ever know, I really get upset when people go to doctors and...
    nightseeker0 nightseeker0 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    As a young teen I was just constantly thrown on pain killers for back and hip pain. It wasn't until Nov last year it was diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. My energy levels just...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Don't Tell An ER Doctor You Have Fibromyalgia! - So I have found that the worst thing you can tell an emergency room doctor is that you have fibromyalgia!  I have rheumatoid...
    shellleebrooks shellleebrooks 36-40, F 24 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Learned To Stop And Smell The Flowers - I've had FM for about 20 years. Somehow I managed to raise two young children, work full time and deal with a verbally/emotionally abusive...
    chowmama chowmama 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Fibro Nightmare - I know they say that Fibromyalgia is not progressive , but my body tells me it is. It seems every touch of flu , a cold and even dental problems cause the...
    opalgems opalgems 51-55, F 31 Responses Mar 10, 2007

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    I was misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and treated with methotrexate and remicade infusions for many years. I have inflammatory osteoarthritis. After my rheumatologist died...
    sallibee sallibee 70+, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    I Love My Job, But I Desperately Need a Change -  I am a 38-year-old journalist with fibromyalgia. I love what I do, but the stress that comes with the job is awful on my...
    IbePraisingHim IbePraisingHim 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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    I battle everyday. I'm 27 years old. :-(
    Glamourgirl86 Glamourgirl86 26-30, F Dec 27, 2013

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    Ive suffered for years even as a teen but just last year was diagnosed with fibro. Over the years it has gotten worse and I am not the type to rest nor take naps as I love to just...
    morticiaD88 morticiaD88 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    ...but there is hope. I found topical pain relief. It is essential prescription pain relief without any pills or side effects, and they have practically saved my life. If you have...
    chiefsfan37 chiefsfan37 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Ugh...help - I was diagnosed with FM a few weeks ago, but had the symptoms for 7 years. Besides the muscle/joint pains, I am plagued with chronic fatigue. Sometimes it's all I can...
    fibromess fibromess 46-50 6 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    With All The Little Special Gifts It Brings With It...... - It's been about four years since diagnosed but I know I've had it way longer than that.     Because of  the lifestyle...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    I had been diagnosed with FM during a severe and massively debilitating 6 year-long Interstitial Cystitis (painful bladder disease) flare-up, and my symptoms now are worse than...
    pearcey3 pearcey3 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    I was just diagnosed less than two weeks ago with fibromyalgia. At first, I only really felt relief that finally someone had figured out what was wrong with me. But, the relief has...
    Owlmaid Owlmaid 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    Fybromyalgia - An Unbelieving Story - I was diagnosed with Fybromyalgia a couple of years ago in a weird way.  After many trips to the doctor (following my husband's...
    elloise01 elloise01 46-50, F 25 Responses May 27, 2007

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    I have suffered from this since about 2000, but didn't get diagnosed until 2006. I spent years asking doctors what is wrong only to constantly be told to lose weight, or it's all...
    Unappreciated05 Unappreciated05 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Great Article: Share It With Friends and Family Who Don't Get It! - Understanding Fibromyalgia Pain 7 Types of Fibromyalgia Pain By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com You hear a lot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    Am I Just A Lazy Hyperchondriac, I Think I Have Fibromyalgia -    I havent seen a doctor yet. A year ago I met a lady that told me that she has fibromyalgia. All she told...
    loveonly1 loveonly1 36-40, F 13 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    Fibromyalgia - i was diagnosed w/fibro 12 yrs ago, for the 6 yrs before that i was told i had mono,arthritis and was once told im a hypochondriac. doctors need to research this...
    neige neige 36-40, F 9 Responses May 5, 2007

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    I've Had Fibro Since I Was 25, I'm Now 41 and On Disability. -      Having Fibromyalgia means having lots of other problems also like: Chronic fatigue syndrome...
    freefogging freefogging 41-45 2 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    No Fibro? No Ms? I Don't Care. I'd Just Like a Normal Life. - Theoretically, even if I don't have fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis, that's OK. Because what I'd like an end to is...
    diredepths diredepths 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 21, 2007

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    Learning About Fibro - I was diagnosed with fibro in 2010, I really didn't know much about it. I thought that it was just about the pain that i was experiencing. I thought that i...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    My Fibromyalgia Story - What a wicked disease this is.  A disease that no one else can see except you.  It took me years to convince my family (siblings and husband) that...
    Cheryl2461 Cheryl2461 56-60, F 6 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    I Thought You Understood...... - But why would I expect anyone who hasn't experienced the full spectrum of this chronic illness to understand that  when I say I can't do, I just...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Overcoming Fibromyalgia - It took my doctor several years to finally diagnose me with fibromyalgia, but that's not all that uncommon.  I'll spare the details of my suffering...
    Classicality7 Classicality7 56-60, F 18 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    I was officially diagnosed with Fibro almost 2 years ago, even though my doctor thinks I may have had it for years without proper diagnosis or treatment.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Fibromyalgia And Stress - I'm not sure any one has made this connection ........You have to keep stress very low, as low as you can . Yesterday I went through  so much stress by...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Today I woke at 1:30 pm my insomnia kept me awake till 7:45am or the coffee I drink all day just trying to get enough energy to start day today it did not happen still laying down...
    Winger302 Winger302 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I Have Fibromyalgia My Doctor’s Appointment There’s an old lady sitting in a wheelchair in the middle of the room. Her shriveled body acting up from what seems to be some...
    enblanco enblanco 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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    It's Heartbreaking - It's heartbreaking to have this disease.  The people in my life don't understand or get angry with me for my seemlingly lack of interest in doing things...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 9 Responses May 11, 2007

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    And Am Having The Worst Time Yet....... - Right now is the longest I've been able to sit up and be awake .....the aches, the pain, the fatigue and guilt. Guilt is the worse in all...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 12 Responses Jan 4, 2013