I Have Fybromyalgia

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    Living With Cfs

    I am sure as I write many sufferers are saying yes thats me! It is sad that there are many out there who still have not been diagnosed. It really made its mark for me in the '80's I had a virus that lasted for about 6 weeks. I lost all this time off work. Not long afterthis I had...
    rosbowness rosbowness
    May 24, 2011

    Anyone With Fibromyalgia On Ssd Can Receive Help

    For many years I've struggled with Fibromyalgia.  I've been fortunate always having someone living with me.  Recently I had an opportunity to have my own place, and of course I took it.  I can still get around some and my place is never messy, but it turns out...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 29, 2008

    I'm 23, I recently got diagnosed with

    fibromyalgia, I've had it for years though as my sister who has it kept telling me, I didn't want to go to the doctor, as I've had aches and pains for as long as I can remember. I tried a few months back going to the doctors but my GP said that I have the back and neck trouble...
    peacefulstorm peacefulstorm
    26-30, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    On The Very Rare Occasions I Wake Up With No Pain, I Think I've Died In My Sleep...

    Currently fighting for a diagnosis. My Mum and both sisters have FM. I have had symptoms for years but the last 6 months have seen a rapid decline in my health. I've had to call in work sick numerous times and I'm currently lying in bed unable to move. I've been here since Sunday...
    Hevski Hevski
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2012

    Why Must I Hurt

    I don't remember a day in my life that was pain free. Dr's want to give mind altering drugs to help but they make me feel worse next day I feel like I was drunk the night before who wants that they had mom beleaving was a whiner and just ran to much who ran I could barley walk...
    suzy22 suzy22
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2010

    People Have No Idea

    T his is a disease I have suffered with since the mid 80's. At that time my Dr. didn't know about chronic fatigue syndrome because it was still unknown. After every test possible had been taken, he didn't know what to do. I was sick like I had the flu aching all over. I ran a low...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Sep 12, 2008


    Well, my blood tests came back 'normal'. So, the doctor has finally acceded that it is 99% likely it's Fybro. They're reducing my Sertraline at a pretty rapid rate (from 150mg to 100mg last week and down to 50mg this week) and started me on Amitriptyline. Just 10mg for now, as...
    Hevski Hevski
    26-30, F
    Mar 16, 2012

    Getting Worse In Florida

    "I have Fybromyalgia",I live in Central Florida and I'm a Native American musician. My mother suffered from this unknown catchall disease.  I'm an Archeologist and 8 years ago I fell into a pit of rattlesnakes.  From that point to the present my condition has...
    Fluteplayer Fluteplayer
    Jun 22, 2009

    Tired Of Being Considered A Lazy Hypochondriac Who Wants Sympathy

    It started 2 1/2 years ago when I had my little boy. Long after I should have been recovered from delivery, I had this lingering pain in my upper back, shoulders and neck. I had terrible headaches and nothing was helping. I just knew that I had pulleld or damaged a muscle or...
    ImmaterialMe ImmaterialMe
    6 Responses Nov 17, 2010

    I may have fybromyalgia.

    my doctor told me to do some research! any tips?
    mpthatsme mpthatsme
    26-30, F
    May 4, 2015

    I am only 14 and have had it diangnoised

    for about 1 month although the symptoms have been around longer.Is it okay for me to be fencing? The pain later is awful but I love it and I think its worth it. Also any tips on handling painor getting a good nights sleep? My doctor is suggesting things that just aren't working...
    c0wcat c0wcat
    18-21, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    Feels Like Forever But Just The Beginning

    I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 4hrs ago.  However I have been living with all the symptoms for 17yrs....depression, anxiety, IBS, sleep disruptions, chronic fatigue. ...pain, the pain is the worst part.  I have been to more doctors than I can count over...
    Jennabug Jennabug
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    It Has Become a Permanent Way of Life

    It has been such a big part of my life, for so very long.  I was diagnosed before it was actually called Fibromyalgia, and way before they talked about the link between it and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  I HATE IT!  Doesn't really matter though now does...
    forceofnature forceofnature
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2008


    I was diognosed with this painfull desease only 1 year ago, it seems I am a the doctor more then I am home latley. We have tryed so many different medicines and nothing seems to help me. I am so frusterated and some days in so much pain that Im almost ready to give up. Sometimes...
    jewel812 jewel812
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2009
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