I Suffer From Fibromyalgia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 287 People

    I too have fibro and arthritis.

    After years of suffering and lack of diagnosis i read a NYT article: the boy with a thorn in his joints: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/magazine/the-boy-with-a-thorn-in-his-joints.html?_r=0 I was so desperate I tried it immediately. I know it is hard to believe, but...
    bromeliad23 bromeliad23
    36-40, M
    Oct 2, 2015

    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    and want to arrange a uk meetup for fellow sufferers. who would be interested?
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    Jan 22, 2016

    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
    6 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    Jul 18, 2013

    If you suffer from this awful syndrome,

    please know that there may be something out there to help you. Something all natural, simple, and researched. Contact me for information.
    kayh89 kayh89
    66-70, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 21, 2013

    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
    41-45, M
    Oct 12, 2014

    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, 2015

    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

    Hello. I am 25 and a full time student

    suffering from fibromyalgia. Some days I find it difficult to go to uni because of it. People keep telling me I'm too young for something like this and to just push through it. I'd like to push them and see how they feel. I'm hoping to be able to talk to others my own age with...
    writinggirl writinggirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    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
    Jul 8, 2013

    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
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    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...
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

    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
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Apr 26, 2013

    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
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    May 22, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    Dec 7, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2012


    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

    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

    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


    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
    19 Responses Mar 27, 2013

    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
    4 Responses May 9, 2015

    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
    Apr 24, 2012

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2013

    Sometimes I just don't know what I'm gonna do.

    The pain just gets so bad at times and no one gets it because it's an "invisible" disease. I have other diseases along with Fibro but this is probably the hardest one to explain to people. They just don't understand at all. I've come to the point where I just stopped trying and...
    KimWiz20 KimWiz20
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    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
    May 13, 2015
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