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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder characterized by chronic pain in different parts of the body. Aside from widespread pain, other symptoms include fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness.

Person with Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) experienced chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and painful response to pressure). Fibromyalgia's exact cause is unknown but is believed to involve psychological, genetic, neurobiological and environmental factors. Fibromyalgia symptoms are not restricted to pain, leading to the use of the alternative term fibromyalgia syndrome for the condition. Other symptoms include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness.

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knee pain

Started by dozer in General. Last reply by Luna01 3 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Since the cold weather has come in I have been having a lot of pain in my knees. It has been so bad that I cannot walk around the house or stand more than a few minutes. I thought it was just a flare but no other points on my body really hurt. I am…Continue

Work/Home/Life Demands and FMS/CFS

Started by SaraZ553 in General 32 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hello,I am a social worker in a Primary Care Clinic.  I work 40+ hours per week and often barely have the energy to get through the work day.  My primary question is, how do you balance work/life/home demands and have enough energy left over at the…Continue

Not being able to relax, is this normal?

Started by kitten6814 in General. Last reply by TinaWi 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

I have been experiencing something really weird lately and I don't know if this is a symptom of Fibro or  not.  I feel like I can't relax, I am always tense, always on edge.  I was just on a camping  trip this weekend and I could not enjoy the…Continue

Whew! Happy Late Birthday, October 20.

Started by BaltimoreBaby in General 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

Good news! I survived the pack of hungry Snuffleupaguses, but my computer didn't, so I couldn't send your birthday greeting on time ... ;)Heehee.Hope you had a wonderful birthday today!Happy, happy late Birthday.Continue

Rheumatologist Follow up Appointment

Started by Trea in General. Last reply by Singingtrees 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

I went to my rheumatologist today to follow up on my medication. I have been on Lyrica now for two months. I'm taking 100 mg twice a day. I told my rheumatologist that it wasn't working and that I have gained 11 lbs. My rheumatologist has only…Continue

Ch-ch-changes!

Started by GrumpyCat in General. Last reply by TinaWi 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi, everyone! Today, the Mod Squad is announcing some changes to the Living with Fibromyalgia site. They are fairly simple, but will make it a lot easier for our members to navigate the site, and to find information more quickly. These changes will…Continue

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Mental Health Hotline Information

DEPRESSION is a difficult challenge many of us living

with chronic pain deal with. 

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

Luna01 replied to dozer's discussion knee pain
"For me they do. Thank goodness I have kept all of the braces I've been given by MDs!!!…"
3 minutes ago

I'm a New Member
mandy replied to dozer's discussion knee pain
"yes my pain sometimes gets worse  in my feet or my back it shifts"
7 minutes ago
dozer posted a discussion

knee pain

Since the cold weather has come in I have been having a lot of pain in my knees. It has been so bad…See More
17 minutes ago

I'm a New Member
SaraZ553 posted a discussion

Work/Home/Life Demands and FMS/CFS

Hello,I am a social worker in a Primary Care Clinic.  I work 40+ hours per week and often barely…See More
32 minutes ago

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Singingtrees left a comment for MentalExpire
"Welcome Mentalexpire to a great place to meet people who really understand what fibro is all about…"
1 hour ago

I'm a New Member
Denise Gregory replied to Jackie51's discussion in need of prayers
"Hi Jackie. My prayers & thoughts are with you both. Hugs x"
1 hour ago
Profile IconMentalExpire, Denise Gregory, Lorelei and 3 more joined Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group
1 hour ago

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"Hi Denise, Thanks for the friend's request.  I am having a good day.  The sun is…"
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Flare up again

Posted by mikejudd on October 21, 2014 at 1:29pm 0 Comments

Not having a good night this evening. Flaring up really quite bad. Got to get these anaesthetic plasters stuck to me soon or I will feel terrible all night :(

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