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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder that may cause widespread pain in the muscles as well as joint stiffness, nerve pain, unrefreshing sleep, and exhaustion. Patients with Fibromyalgia may also present with digestive disorders and balance problems as well as mild cognitive impairment. What causes Fibromyalgia is yet unknown, though the medical community increasingly recognizes that Fibromylagia involves both sensitization and dysregulation of the central nervous system and its responses to pain stimuli. Fibromyalgia affects primarily women but may also affect men. Fibromyalgia pain is considered chronic, though it can fluctuate.

Currently, there are no definitive laboratory tests based on bloodwork to diagnose Fibromyalgia. Doctors instead rely on clinical observation and symptom reporting from patients for diagnosis. Tests to exclude diseases with similar symptoms such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis are also performed before a Fibromyalgia diagnosis is confirmed.

Although there is presently no cure, symptoms can be managed with a whole-body approach through the use of prescription medications, coping and stress-relieving strategies such as meditative and psychological therapies, and the maintenance of quality sleep, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

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Hello

Started by Linds in Introductions. Last reply by Linds 13 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Hi AllI'm happy to be a part of this site.  I have been suffering with various ailments for the last 12 years and was finally diagnosed 3 months ago when I took a big down turn. My symptoms now are constant chronic pain in my back and hips that just…Continue

so mach pain i am on end of my wows.

Started by pravda in General. Last reply by suzie 59 minutes ago. 1 Reply

i am taking prestig 50 amd amitriplyn 37.5 and 0.5 clonozepam  dr want me to add gabapentin and  I am affraid .amitriplyn +gapentin+clonozepam?Please help going krazyI don't even know how take this kokteil?=Continue

Turning things around :)

Started by idbuypens in Introductions. Last reply by Starr 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Good morning, all. I'm new to this site, but not new to fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed when I was 21, I'm now 25. Both my parents were diagnosed with it when I was in my teens, as well.I had been keeping okay up until a few weeks ago when I started…Continue

struggliling all over any suggestion welcome

Started by pravda in General. Last reply by AnneV yesterday. 1 Reply

 i am on PRISTIQ 50 MORNING NIGHT 37,5 AMITRIPLYN /+0.5 CLONOZEPAM IT WORK ON GOOD DAY BUT WHEN FLARE STARTS NOTHING REALLY WORK I ALSO HAVE TIZADINADE  4 MG ,YRSTERSAY WAS WORKING   2 PER DAY NOT SURE WHAT ELSE CAN BE DONE PLEASE HELP,GET TO ER…Continue

Frustrated

Started by Rachel in Emotional Support. Last reply by doggie yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! I am feeling frustrated today. I am so tired of the ups and downs of fibro. One day i am taking pain meds all day, the next day i am having aches and pains and just pushing through. Then I wake up the following day feeling ok then about…Continue

any heard about systemic enzime ? try to research it not sure if any one heard or try it please help

Started by pravda in General. Last reply by pravda on Wednesday. 3 Replies

please let me know if any one try anything very hard to tolerate pain no patientcy leftibuprofen 800 did not worktylenol 3 did not workflexeril 2 mg not working clonozepam 0.5 make me sleepy use tens theraphybanch of vitamins turmenric…Continue

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About Our Living with Fibromyalgia Support Community

Mental Health Hotline Information

DEPRESSION is a difficult challenge many of us living

with chronic pain face. 

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF HELP

OR JUST NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO 

please feel free to call   

1-800-273-TALK

for members in the United States.

 

For international members, please visit

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

for information on where to call in your country.

Latest Activity

PamelaJenewein replied to Starr's discussion Daily Support in the group Exercise and Weight Loss with Fibro
"WOW!  Congrats on reaching your goals. I know the goal is 250, but 257 is so close and leaves…"
4 minutes ago
brenda ferguson liked Eclipse's blog post Idea?
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Linds replied to Linds's discussion Hello
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suzie replied to pravda's discussion so mach pain i am on end of my wows.
"I think you should talk to your doctor and have him/her explain why he has prescribed these drugs…"
59 minutes ago
Kimberly Maxwell replied to Linds's discussion Hello
"Hello,   I know exactly how you feel.  I once too was a very active person.…"
1 hour ago
Queenpink replied to James's discussion Question:
"I am a recovering alcoholic and my opinion is that it does screw with fibro well it did with me.I…"
2 hours ago
 
 
 

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