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I Suffer From Fibromyalgia

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    Fibromyalgia. My Day

    At the moment my day consists of being in bed, yes you read that right and probably like lots of others with fibro and osteo it hurts far too much to move and be active and it's easier not totally better but easier to lie in bed. If you have gone through this or are going...
    Harvey123m Harvey123m 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    The End

    I have always been very active in my life. I was diagnosed with fibro only recentlly. Due to the amount of pain i have been in i lost my job, my wife, my home and my dog. I cant imagine living this way for the rest of my life. I cant sleep even with medication. Pain pills dont...
    nolongerfreebird nolongerfreebird 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    8 Year Fibromyalgia, Ra And Chronic Pain Symdrome

    When i was diagnosed I went into deep depression, I mean my life for once was going to great, wonderful husband and 2 beautiful boys. I was so active, I played basketball in elementary and all thru High school. My body was on point and for the Dr to tell you you are limited to do...
    REDBONE72 REDBONE72 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    New Way Of Life

    I will share some of my ups and downs with the group. I have been diagnosed with fibro for about 2 years. I currently take tramodol, anti depressant and muscle relaxants. Today has been an extremely hard day..went to bed last night at 11p and stayed in bed until 6p today..the...
    tlg412004 tlg412004 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    Hello

    I too suffer from fm . Was diagnosed last march . Mostly with pain in feet & hands . I still can't believe I got this . I still work. I am on my feet a all day . Feet where very sore by the end of the day . Then I couldn't sleep . Or wake up feeling I never slept. Now My doctor...
    pinkdolphin21 pinkdolphin21 51-55, F Nov 13, 2013

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    Prescriptions, Prescriptions And More Prescriptions

    Took my gf to the neurologist last week for a first appointment (3 years after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia). Thought it was the perfect opportunity to discuss the fluoride allergy theory and the recent studies in the US about a blood test diagnosis but just got the usual...
    Duskdorm3 Duskdorm3 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    I don't think I will ever take drugs to treat

    this condition unless in sudden, crippling pain. As painful and scary as it can be sometimes, I believe there's always natural treatment. I also believe in positive thinking and positive energy having a genuine effect on my body. Call me outrageous, but it has been working.
    ElementalOdyssey ElementalOdyssey 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Where Is My Tomboy Now?

    If I sleep, I awaken to all over burning, throbbing, stiffened pain; if I don't sleep, I position myself all night to pretend like I don't burn and hurt so badly I want to claw the sheets and scream sometimes. I look at myself in the mirror and wonder where I am. I stumble...
    Celee2 Celee2 61-65, F May 25, 2013

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    I have fibro and have suffered from severe

    depression since I was 12. Suicidal thoughts on a daily basis because I feel my quality of life is not ever going to improve. What's the point in living if I am unable to do the simplest of tasks and sometimes even the effort of showering and speaking is too draining. Really...
    RaeVynn RaeVynn 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I Live With Fibromyalgia

    I suffer from pain everyday but refuse to let it define who I am. I go about my day as best as I can. I do not take medication as I found it didn't help. I ice and heat as needed. I work out when I can. Face each day with a smile and try to convince myself everything is ok. I eat...
    derijia derijia 41-45 4 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    Just Not Accepting The Label

    2 years ago I went in to see doc for unbelievable exhaustion and weird, but sporadic body pain. My skin sometimes feels like I have a sunburn, it's tender and crazy sensitive. I get up in the morning and I'm so tired I have literally cried because I have to go to work, take care...
    GawdsGirl GawdsGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    Fibromyalgia Can't Rule Me...

    I was diagnosed with fibro after three years of misdiagnoses, a week before my wedding, I couldn't believe it. Since I was in high school I have always been active and busy. I ran track in high school and college. Continued running marathons after college. I teach Zumba once a...
    MarriedApril MarriedApril 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Bane Of My Existence

    Well, let's see. How can I explain what Fibromyalgia feels like?Try to remember the last time you had the flu. The really bad, lingering flu. The kind that had you laid up in bed for weeks- achy body, achy head, sore muscles, light hurt your eyes, constant pain in your joints...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    I Used To Make Fun Of People Like Me

    I used to make use of people like me....called them lazy...that it wasn't a real disease. In March of 2010 my step father (who I was very close with) suddenly died. I completely lost it. I have always been the strong one, first born, calm during panic, steady, steadfast...
    swoopy41 swoopy41 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Turning 21

    I'm turning 21 this year and so far this year has been the worst year I've had to face with fibromyalgia. I've had flare up after flare up and I just had to keep moving on cause I had school and had to take care of packing up my recently deceased mother's things, oh and also plan...
    lovelysunny lovelysunny 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    My Story

    I started having problems around the time I turned thirty. Like most Fibro patients, I was a type A personality. I was working on a special project at work as a supervisor. It was a super high stress project that went wrong in a number of ways. When the project was running...
    micmrensel micmrensel 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    My Experience With Fibromyalgia

    My Experience with Fibromyalgia & etc. 1. I was Diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was about 25ish. Before it started I was pregnant with baby number 2 and working at a physically and emotionally demanding job in a nursing home. I loved my job. I prided myself on being very good...
    cwren cwren 51-55 2 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    I Hate Fibro

    I feel like total crap. No medication seems to help. I was diagnosed three years ago. I am thirty years old. I am at the age I want children but how can I think about being a good mother when most days I cant care for myself. My hands hurt my body aches. I feel like I have been...
    123kody 123kody 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Tired of Being Tired All the Time

    I Suffer From Fibromyalgia and go through bouts of extreme fatigue. I have pressure points in my chest area that are very tender to touch when it flairs up. I am tired most of the time now. I am going to see another Doctor in a month to see if he can offer some suggestions. Haven...
    tom54 tom54 51-55 7 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Being constantly in pain is sucking the life

    out of me. I'm hurting just to text this or to even breath. And worst part is I have no one to talk to about it because everyone says I'm complaining. When someone is in the worst pain of their life all day every day then how do u find something positive about that??
    Malone670 Malone670 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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    Big Decisions

    Hello all. I suffer from fibromyalgia. I am 19 years old and have had it for 4 1/2 years. It took 1 year for them to diagnose me and I have been dealing with the pain, fatigue, fibro fog, and misunderstandings since day one when the pain just wouldn't go away. Right now my daily...
    lovelysunny lovelysunny 18-21, F May 30, 2011

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    Is Anyone Else Around 20 And Battling FMS?

    It's been 6 years since I've been diagnosed with FMS. I was 14 at the time. Now I am 20. Is anyone else around my age and battling FMS? It seems most fibromyalgia patients are older. Anyone? Just curious...
    blazedin blazedin 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Living With Fibromyalgia

    I suffer with fibromyalgia and have now for 10 years it is something painful to have and would not wish it on my worst enemy I wake up in the morning with my body STIFF and SORE...The weather takes it toll on me and my body there has been times that I am near tears and feels like...
    Angelonline Angelonline 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    Suffer Is Right

    Fibromyalgia has ruined my life!!!I wake up and have to decide: Hmm, do I clean the house and be in bed for 3 days afterward? Do I go for a short walk and end up in pain for a week after? Or do I stay on the couch and have a pain-free day?My whole life comes down to managing the...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    Fibromyalgia

    I have fibromyalgia... was diagnosed with this November 2012 and for many years have been labelled, a hypochondriac and insane by family and so called friends. (Although insane is debatable) Accompanied with scoliosis, depression, aniexty, and last but by no means least...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    Who Gets It?

    How much support do you all get form people? I find the most of the people I know forget that I have had cervical spine surgery, and had bone fusion, I have Fribro and I also have stenosis. I'm only 50 years old and sometimes feel like 80. I try SO very hard to be ok and have...
    enblanco enblanco 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    About Me

    I was diagnosed with FM 12 years ago, and MCTD shortly thereafter.  I work full time and am a mom.
    msnova74 msnova74 36-40, F Nov 18, 2011

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    Fibromyalgia Pain

    i BEENDIAGNOSED WITH THIS DISEASE IN 2006. THE MOST PAINFUL EXPERIENCE I EVER DEALT WITH, I AM JUST AMAZED HOW MANY PPL SUFFER FROM THIS, I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE, WELL THATS HOW IT FEELS. SO MUCH HAS CHANGED AND IT CAUSED ME TO HAVE ANXIETY AND PANIC AS WELL AS DEPRESSION.
    REDBONE72 REDBONE72 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    My Wife Suffers With Fibromyalgia,

    chronic fatigue and restless leg.  She had the symptoms for years, until finally the doctor apologized and said it was staring him in the face.He diagnosed her, but of course there is no cure.  She has a part time job.  I have a good job and do the cooking cleaning and...
    fairwinds3 fairwinds3 56-60, M 5 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    I'm only 15 and my body feels 40 years older.

    I walk at school with a cane and the judgement I get makes me want to punch everyone that looks at me weird with that judge mental 'what's wrong with her' stare. I hate it when people say oh I feel bad or I'm sorry or whatever. I didn't ask for pity and I didn't ask for you to...
    Bandgeek1025 Bandgeek1025 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Need Advice On Medication For Fibromyalgia

    I am 32 and been dealing with fibro for about 6 years. My doctor currnelty has me on 15mg oxycotins 4 times a day, have been on this dose for about 2 years and am having trouble findind a way of asking my doctor to increase my does. I feel in constant pain. I am also on a sleep...
    annalisa4052 annalisa4052 31-35 3 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    I'm Waking Up

    A year ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and have suffered tremendously with the pain, fatigue, and IBS. A friend mentioned this 24 Day Challenge that Advocare has and I thought "No WAY!". She convinced me to try it and it literally changed my life. I became a distributor...
    FibroAustin FibroAustin 31-35, F Jul 18, 2013

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    Heartache Literally Feels Like Getting Burned

    I came across this article from a different group, and thought it would be beneficial for fibro sufferers to read. I found the information applied to my situation... maybe it is relevant to yours as well.http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/28/burn.heartbreak.same.to.brain/index...
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F Jul 18, 2013

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    I've Suffered From Fibromyalgia For Over 20 Years

    Fibromyalgia only seems to have been recognised more recently and I was finally diagnosed early this year.  Previous to this I have tried every type of treatment, ie. chiropratic, physio, myotherapy, etc. I have always had pain since I was a teenager and some periods...
    emrelgion emrelgion 36-40, F Aug 16, 2009

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    32 Years Of Fibromyalgia

    I was diagnosed in 1993 of Chronic Fatigue, but had my 1st bout in 1980 on my week long honeymoon. All I could do was stay in bed and sleep.  I had episodes of fatigue that grew in in number more and more as time went on.  High stress periods of time always made it worse.  In...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2012

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    If You Suffer From Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Please Read

    You may be suffering from a magnesium shortage in your body. One thing that has worked wonders alleviting the symptoms for people is magnesium oil. You spray it on 15 times and rub it in twice a day. Look it up. http://www.magnesiumdirect.com/products.aspx I've attached the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 24, 2012

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    Ok so I was denied social security

    and financial income from workforce services. My state don't consider FM a disability! I can only work part time and i want to be independent but working only part time don't make a living. What else could I do?
    scotlandlover94 scotlandlover94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I Have Fibro

    I think I have had fibro all my life, but I've only been diagnosed a few months ago and I'm only 16. And its horrible... I'm always in pain. Some days I can manage it, but others I just cant. And the fatigue... I just keep thinking how unfair it is,I'm so young but I'm going to...
    YourTheSmokeToMyHigh YourTheSmokeToMyHigh 18-21, F 4 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    My husband suffers from chronic wide spread nerve pain. He has been diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and myofacial pain syndrome. The best way to describe what...
    overwhelmedandexhausted overwhelmedandexhausted 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    (SORRY IF ITS LONG. I KINDA WROTE A NOVEL HERE LOL) So i rather not go by my first name i'll go by my middle name which is Kayla. I'm 14 and a half and ever since I was in the 6th...
    kaylaa1 kaylaa1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Almost 2 years ago in August I went to bed normally and woke up with a broken face in the middle of the night. It's hard for me to think about it so that's all I'm going to say...
    jentile jentile 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I have a rare disorder called Loeyz-Dietz syndrome in a bad form. 28 surgeries. 3 open heart. Another coming soon. I can walk and appear mostly normal, but I suffer minimum 8/10...
    longcat4u longcat4u 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I was diagnosed a few years back by a counselor i was seeing with Avoidant personality disorder. After years of struggling to keep and hold onto a job including two failed attempts...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have suffered from panic attacks, the first time I couldn't understand what was happening I thought I was gonna die. I didn't know what a panic attack was. Then one day in a...
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm suffering from anxiety depression., its destroying my relationship with my family.. I can't control it..
    Sabel25 Sabel25 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I've always suffered from SSS and Misophonia since I was very young. Recently it's gotten very difficult for me. I have been getting over whelmed or over come with feelings and...
    Danicakes9 Danicakes9 13-15, F Jul 1

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    it all started in the 7th grade. I was not a very popular person. At the begging of the year I met a boy named noah he was my locker neighbor and I didn't really know him before I...
    wothlessdreamer14 wothlessdreamer14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    When I was younger up to when I was about maybe 14, I suffered from sleep paralysis. I always knew it was coming because before the attack my entire body had a pins and needles...
    dbuckley96 dbuckley96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    ~*~ I am "re-posting" this, from something I wrote a friend. ~*~ So many folks don't know about this & it's a shame. ( Plz, keep N mind - different things work 4 different folks...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    One time I had a night terror, and it all seemed so realistic. I was walking towards the kitchen and stopped at by the dining table because my friend Nicolle was sitting there so I...
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression from the age of 15. I guess what got me started was the constant bullying I endured through my school years. At the age of 14, I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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