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I Have Fibromyalgia

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    I am 19 years old, and I'm trying to go to

    college so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of being a pharmacist. However, a year and a half ago, I got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I'm currently taking 4 different medications to try and help, but I'm slowly finding that they aren't helping like they used to. I'm having...
    rockinrobyn rockinrobyn 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    I been suffering from this disease

    for years now.. I was 13 when it started. All I want you to know and to never forget is that you are not alone. Apart from that our pain will have an end one day even if it's not tomorrow. NEVER GIVE UP ! STAY STRONG! We can show the world that we're stronger than anyone else...
    alwaysshine alwaysshine 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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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 heart attack) and trying to explain all of my aches and pains, the doctor takes out one of his books, copies a page and tells me that it...
    elloise01 elloise01 46-50, F 27 Responses May 27, 2007

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    I thought I had fibro.

    I had every symptom for a few years and the pain was daily. I cured myself of every symptom within four weeks. How? I purchased a new home and remodeled most of it myself. I ate heathy and did about ten hours of hard labor every day. I also slept better than ever. It was...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2015

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    This link gave me hope

    and later bought the book written by Dr Kevin White. Recommend reading this book if you know someone close with fibromyaglia, or are a sufferer yourself. Raising awareness to this invisible illness is key. *Gentle Hugs* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RnKQSLwPqY
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

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    Sometimes, Its Too Much

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 6 years ago. I have had several ups and downs since then. Its like being on a roller coaster. I might feel good for a few days, then be in bed for the next week fighting excruciating pain. I have fought my way out of depression numerous times...
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    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

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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 husband and I didn't drive, so I had to walk or take the bus everywhere. Honestly, I don't know how I did it. Children are grown, new...
    chowmama chowmama 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    I'm 47 but they now believe I have had fibro

    since I was about 19! My dr use to tell me I was a tense sleeper, that's why my body hurts! I have had awful headaches my entire life! Now I live with a headache all the time! I could say we were managing it but I would be lieing! I hurt in one place or the other all the time...
    Brokenangel631 Brokenangel631 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    There worst thing I have found through living

    with Fibromyalgia for years now is the severe loneliness that comes with it. Having to shut people out isolate yourself and keep it all In. Stuck between heaven and hell. I used to think it was doing me a favour. Slowing me down and taking time to put me first. Standing up for...
    Elveee Elveee 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    Any advice, the thing I find difficult more

    than anything else is the chronic fatigue. Has anyone successfully got through it?
    lex240293 lex240293 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    INFORMATION ON A HEALER WHO HAS HEALED AND

    HELPED PEOPLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA: (I do not have this disease but I have seen a video of a woman who did, and I also know from loads of personal experience that this guy is legit.) Attention: free energy healing sessions given online by a man named Braco, www.braco.me. September...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2015

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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, it's not that I don't want to spend time with them, it's the disease.  I'm constantly fatigued and weak. ...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F 9 Responses May 11, 2007

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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, if you know what fibromyalgia is, you already have some idea. What I do want to write about is how I got over it (mostly...
    Classicality7 Classicality7 56-60, F 18 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    I was first diagnosed in 1999 by a chiropractor,

    but since my primary physician discounted it, the diagnosis remained "unofficial" for another 12 years. By then, I was seeing a different doctor who did the tests, labs, etc. to help make the diagnosis, and it was pretty obvious before he started. No inflammation. No other...
    PixieParty PixieParty 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    I haven't been to the hospital

    since my diagnosis but last night was one of the worst I have been in a long time and my husband pretty much put me in the car and took me.. but I have never felt so lost and completely helpless... once I got there because I had been in before and obviously nothing was found it...
    tljsmtc tljsmtc 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    So Tired

    For the last 3 years I have been struggling with Fibromyalgia.  The main issues are extreme fatigue, for example I will sleep 10 hours and immediately feel exhausted when I get up, and the constant aching in both my muscles and joints.  Ugh.  I would love to see if...
    lillovesbarbie lillovesbarbie 36-40, F 28 Responses Jan 8, 2007

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    Is anyone else out there looking forward to the

    movie "Cake" where Jennifer Aniston plays Claire, a chronic pain patient? I'm definitely going to go see it in the theaters. I'm really hoping they portray someone living w/chronic, intractable, invisible pain in a way that the rest of society can finally understand, relate to...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2015

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    I used to be someone

    who contributed to society, someone who used to matter. I made a difference in peoples lives, I saved lives, I changed lives. I was a nursing supervisor, well respected by my supervisors, co-workers, patients. I was really very good at my job. Then I was diagnosed with a benign...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    Just woke up in pain,

    like every other morning. I make a cup of coffee and reach for my five bottles of pills...once they kick in, I'll be able to move some more. As I wait, my muscles ache, my head is cloudy, my nerves (thanks to neuropathy) are sending me electric shocks and pulses that make my...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I have had the worst 3 days.

    only diagnosed 1 month ago so I'm still learning. Lyrica is a wonder drug for me. plus I take Norco too. but the last 3 days over been hurting all over and really tired (I take nuvigil for tiredness). it seems like none of my meds are working. does this happen with...
    kareenmarie kareenmarie 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    I have had it so long

    that I have given up trying to find a way to make it better.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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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 arthritis as well, I can tell them I have that, but if I go in saying I'm in a lot of pain from fibro - well you might as well walk right back out the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 22 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Fibromyalgia

    This is the most common arthritis related disease after osteoarthritis, but it is most often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It is a rheumatic condition which the characteristics of wide spread pain in the muscles and joints, fatigue and other symptoms. It can also lead to social...
    writings writings 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2010

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    I doubt I have Fibromyalgia,

    I have been suffering from migraine since childhood.. I always feel tired, fatigue and dizzy. The tiring feeling is always with me and it increased lately. I was in depression because of personal issues so I thought all these may be because of that.. I had no clue about this...
    dare86 dare86 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    It is so hard to do EVERYTHING.

    I get tired so easily. And exhaustion due to pain is a really crappy kind of exhaustion.
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 3 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    Fibromyalgia is a non diagnosis

    as I call it. Dr.s don't know what is wrong just that you have a certain group of symptoms andso here is a category for you. It ticks me off be cause something serious is wrong. It effect my whole body including the function of my brain. Some days I can barely get out of bed...
    abbrafry abbrafry 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    Discovery

    My symptoms started when I was only twelve, but it took the doctors nearly five years to consider fibro because they assumed I was "too young" for it. Getting the disease so early has changed everything. I've had to half homeschool myself throughout junior high and high...
    JustMe17 JustMe17 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    I don't have Fibromyalgia

    but my mum does. For years she's had to put up with misdiagnoses of Arthritis Spondylosis and simply chronic back pain. Then she had to go through the years of me and my brother being kids, not understanding anything about it, we were very active. He always jumped on her for...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Jul 11, 2015

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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 persistent. FMS can severely curtail social activity and recreation, and as many as 30% of those diagnosed with...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F 21 Responses Apr 30, 2007

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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 I was actually ill.  At that time I was in the most horric pain all the time.  Couldn't get rid of my family but...
    Cheryl2461 Cheryl2461 56-60, F 6 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    I have fibromyalgia and it's really frustrating

    how nobody understands how much it affects me. I'm not making it up or exaggerating the symptoms, I'm really very sick at times. It also isn't the same from day to day, week to week. Sometimes I'm doing relatively okay, other times I'm doing terrible. And my other chronic...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 11 Responses Apr 24, 2015

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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 the fatigue that has been plaguing me since I was 10. It's a life that's not a life. Consciousness is merely a window on the world. The rest of the time is...
    diredepths diredepths 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 21, 2007

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    Hi I don't personally have fibromyalgia,

    but I am with a US company for all natural products that help various medical conditions, products for pain/inflammation for instance, let me know if interested in learning more, would be happy to share more information.
    carolgem carolgem 46-50, F Aug 15, 2015

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    algezebra algezebra 18-21, F Dec 13, 2015

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    Yesterday and today have been

    such bad pain days. I just have problems doing much of anything. I just want to sleep constantly. It seems it's all I do now is sleep.
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2015

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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 spasm. I couldn't function because I couldn't see clearly for more than a minute at a time. I had painful joints and low back pain that...
    Gma48 Gma48 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    I have fibromyalgia like millions of people.

    How many of us suffer from CFS, fibro, Lupus, arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, mental and emotional issues? Is it progressive? Yes it is and I know why. I'm not crazy I'm a 42 yr old stay at home mom with a need to fix my health. I have no affiliation with any company nor...
    fibromommy fibromommy 41-45, F Mar 5, 2015

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    I'm 22 years old, I've been having

    fatigue/depression-like symptoms/pain/muscle tension since I was around 12. Today, after a good 7 months of diagnostic work, they told me I have Fibromyalgia. I have a prescription I haven't filled yet for an antidepressant whose name I forget, and some topical cream that's a...
    r3djax r3djax 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    Just deal with it... Oh

    since you're always in a mood and have anxiety when I see you here you really need to take these pills. Well doc I perfected my resting ***** face while enduring my "made in my own mind" pain and suffering and topped it with sciatica and neuropathy but wait the bonus is the...
    stonergypsybang stonergypsybang 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    Imagine loading up a backpack with 30-50 lbs of

    rocks, sew on patches of the roughest grade of sandpaper you can find to the underside of the straps so that you get nasty sharp gouges into the soft flesh of your shoulders through whatever shirt you're wearing... ...Now, sprinkle a healthy tablespoon or so of some nice sharp...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 11 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 the doc about it and was diagnosed about a year ago.  I take pain meds, muscle relaxers, anti-inflamitories, etc.  I...
    aimela aimela 31-35, F 6 Responses May 8, 2007

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    First of all, sorry for the length of this.

    So I had an appointment for my fibromyalgia. I've been told I have it but was getting some more tests ran. I've never seen this doctor before. She was nice at first (and remained 'nice' throughout the appointment). I say 'nice' because some of the stuff she said to me really...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2015

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    Hello I'm Stephanie, I was finally diagnosed

    with Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and a couple other health issues. I was wondering what everyone uses for the pain and also what do you do to stay awake and have energy. Thanks!!
    FallenStar87 FallenStar87 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2015

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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 symptoms to worsen. I can recover from the cold, but the tole still lingers such as extreme fatigue , weakness , muscle pain...
    opalgems opalgems 51-55, F 32 Responses Mar 10, 2007

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