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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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Success Story

Started by Auburnm in General 59 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I have a success story to share.  Today, I managed to walk 3 minutes longer on my treadmill than previously and at a very slightly faster pace.  I have to say, the mental part was almost the hardest, to make myself keep going for the 3 extra…Continue

Hello Everyone!

Started by Amber in Introductions. Last reply by Amber 13 minutes ago. 2 Replies

My name is Amber. I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 2yrs. But, I've been searching for years for answers! Only to have every test to be found normal, every scan perfect! And, I would get referred to psychs & counseling. Our house was in…Continue

Dizzy and Off Balance

Started by SaraZ553 in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by Auburnm 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello,Have any of you experienced random dizziness and the feeling of being off balance due to Fibro? I also have a dx of Ankylosing Spondalytis Arthritis.  I spoke to a nurse last night on the consulting nurse line because I was feeling so dizzy…Continue

Struggling with family.

Started by Jackie in Emotional Support. Last reply by SaraZ553 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

This past week has been really tough. I was supposed to celebrate my birthday with my family, which is very large, and I felt so awful I couldn't make it. They're all acting put off and annoyed. I live with my mom and dad who are usually…Continue

Hello

Started by Oatboat38 in Introductions. Last reply by Auburnm yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi,I'm Oatboat and I was diagnosed with FM 2 years ago though I'm fairly certain I've been suffering from FM for a little over 10 years now.  How on earth could something like this can go for years or in my case a decade w/o getting diagnosed?  Well…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 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.

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"Hi! Yes, teens have been challenging! I had a really rough time when my son went to college!!!…"
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"Hi Amber and welcome to this fabulous site!  I am sorry you have Fibro but here you will find…"
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Success Story

I have a success story to share.  Today, I managed to walk 3 minutes longer on my treadmill than…See More
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Hello Everyone!

My name is Amber. I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 2yrs. But, I've been searching for…See More
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My 21 day challenge.

Posted by kitten6814 on October 29, 2014 at 7:53pm 2 Comments

It takes 21 days to break or start a habit.  My habit to start is not to feel bad about asking for help.  

Why is it that I don't feel like I should ask for help. Why do I feel bad looking at my family and friends and asking for assistance…

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