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I Suffer From Fibromyalgia

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 13, 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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    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 2 Responses Feb 15

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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 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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    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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    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 6 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 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I think a lot about how much better my life would be if/when my fiancé would commit suicide. She suffers from CRPS which causes her to feel burning pain 24/7 and after 2 years...
    WishThingsWereBetter WishThingsWereBetter 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    basicly i suffer from a severe anxiety disorder. i tend to avoid people because iam so nervous and shake alot. i would like to know how i can stop these shakes i mean its really so...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I suffer from depression, anxiety, and I think I suffer from night terrors :/ I was abused most of my life, I stress a lot, and I selfharm :/ I need to know I'm not alone here?
    cutedarkandcuddly cutedarkandcuddly 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I never realized I suffered from this till a short while ago. I just thought every teenager daydreamed. Then I realized I would zone out when my friends would talk to me. I didn't...
    Dreamer122554 Dreamer122554 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I've not been diagnosed but agoraphobia is my only explanation. It scares me to know I may be suffering, but I have not stepped outside my house since last year. I don't know how...
    pokeball pokeball 13-15, M Apr 1

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    I suffer from anxiety and borderline personality disorder. I am in treatment and will be in ongoing treatment to learn how to cope with this mental illness and get the help I need...
    Khentges0728 Khentges0728 18-21, F Apr 6

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    So it's got to that time of night where I feel like a big ball of sadness yet again, it's day in day out...I'm getting tired of feeling like this constantly, I guess most of my...
    leahmusic96 leahmusic96 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I suffer from Sleep Paralysis and have done for nearly a year now. I can't move at all, I have hallucinations, palpitations, and the feeling of a presence in my room which I can't...
    missmae95 missmae95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I don't remember how or when I started daydreaming. I just know that it had always been this way. I find it hard to pay attention in class or get my school work done. I often find...
    MsGardevoir MsGardevoir 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i was diagnosed when i was 22 but began having symptoms at 19. i experience synchronicity all the time. i either believe people can read my mind or that things speak to me through...
    Jerrid36 Jerrid36 36-40, M Mar 31

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    Hopefully I can find someone that is going thru what i'm going thru eventho i don't wish this upon anyone! well i get those palpitations/ flutters for like a year now, recently...
    Migs510 Migs510 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I suffer from depression anxiety and self harm. I have been on so many meds, begged for help and I will always be this way. I have always felt this way. I wish I was dead.
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I do not personally suffer from Night Terrors but I do in a way. My 5 year old son has been experiencing this for as long as he has been dreaming. He wakes up in the night and I...
    PrayingMother PrayingMother 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I suffer from panic attacks regularly. I can't leave my house without panicking about needing the toilet or not feeling well! Its horrible and it's ruining my life. I went to my...
    jackcx jackcx 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ok.. so basicly i suffer from severe anxiety. so bad that i dont have any friends nor have i had a proper boyfriend or a proper job i get so anxious and nervous around people its...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    ok.. so basicly i suffer from severe anxiety. so bad that i dont have any friends nor have i had a proper boyfriend or a proper job i get so anxious and nervous around people its...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been noticing lately that I am daydreaming a lot, but now that I read more on MD, I think I definitely suffer from it. I have been daydreaming a lot as a child (I was an...
    morningbird morningbird 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I suffer from Vaginismus. I hate feeling this way. Its pretty bad. I had thought maybe I was not supposed to have ever have sex or that GOD was steering me in the direction of...
    Vbot123 Vbot123 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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