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I Suffer From Fibromyalgia

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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 4 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Does anybody know how long it would take a

    letter to go from the rhemotologist to the doctor in the UK? I was only told yesterday about the fibromalgia and the rhemotologist said he will write to my doctor about suggestions about treatment but feel the doctor won't act till they see the letter. as he suggested I try...
    ffgggggffc ffgggggffc 18-21, F May 22

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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 3 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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 4 Responses Jun 7, 2014

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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 2 Responses Oct 19, 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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    I want the world to know!

    !! I recently found an All Natural , FDA listed , Class1 Medical Device for pain and nutrition. It goes on like a bandaid and is about the size of postcard. My mom suffers with fibro and her ankles are always swollen. I had her cut the powerstrip in half and put one on each...
    laymanfgxpress laymanfgxpress 36-40, M Oct 12, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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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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    I was diagnosed today

    and already feel so misunderstood because of the this. When I told my friends they just didn't really care and laughed at it . lovely ...
    ffgggggffc ffgggggffc 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20

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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 6 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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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 7 Responses Aug 22, 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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    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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    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 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 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 7 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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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 2 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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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 3 Responses Dec 26, 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    are any of you in Australia

    and have been through all the elimination processes.... my GPs are not helpful and I'm on a year long waiting list to see a rheumatologist.. and I'm wondering what can I get my self checked for in the meantime.... every GP iv seen keep asking me "Why do you think you need to...
    tljsmtc tljsmtc 22-25, F Dec 7, 2014

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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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    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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    I am a 26 year old female suffering from SLE

    with organ involvement, hypertension and Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Oct 2014 when we (me and my rheumatologist) realized that the disabling pain wasn't from my SLE anymore it was something else. Fibromyalgia has put me in the hospital as much as SLE but...
    Young24Lupus Young24Lupus 26-30, F 1 Response May 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 19 Responses Mar 27, 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 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    I had meningococcal meningitis with septicaemia

    when I was 14, it's been over 26years since having meningitis and for many years now I have been asking doctors if my health problems are connected but they keeped saying no it won't be in till I got in touch with meningitis now just before Christmas . Its really hard for me my...
    Nicola78 Nicola78 36-40, F May 9

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    Hi everyone I suffer from fibrfibromyalgia

    and a lot of other health problems and don't understand why I have NO family or friends support I fell so loanly 😭
    Nicola78 Nicola78 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I'm 25 and suffer from fibromyalgia,

    I have had this illness since I was 17 along with arthritis and struggle with the pain everyday... not a day goes by when I'm not in pain.. as it's getting colder I'm finding it harder again... any other young sufferers out there x
    cbear89 cbear89 26-30, F Oct 22, 2014

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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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