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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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Fibro and TMJ

Started by Ibsain(Belinda) in General. Last reply by Katims 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

    Anyone else have TMJ along with the fibro.? This TMJ has been a real pain in the face for me...I catch myself clenching my jaws together...and wind up with horrible Migraines. I have now found myself dusting off the muscle relaxer to relieve the…Continue

Hope you're having a Happy Birthday!

Started by BaltimoreBaby in General. Last reply by lovett 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

allie, Authentic 75, J_Myers, Magrietha Kotze and PastyWanted to be sure to wish you a Happy Birthday before the day closes...:)Continue

Treasure the small things

Started by Ahava31 in General. Last reply by avenk 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey everyone,so today I am laying here in bed, got the shakes, fever. Not happy about being sick on top of my fibro which usually makes me feel sick anyhow. So I thought this would be a good time to check in with you all, see how your lives are…Continue

I used to Love rain....

Started by Necee in General. Last reply by avenk 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

When it rains it pours...literally with fibromyalgia the rain makes me worse. I love thunderstorms but now, it makes for a bad day. Hot shower and pain meds for me tonight.

oops

Started by Kaseygirl12 in General. Last reply by avenk 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

I was on the site today on my girlfriends computer who is also a member and forgot to sign in under my name and posted about my service dog Yogi Bear getting his device dog harness and tag without realizing it, here we go with the fibro fog…Continue

first move of the day

Started by lady in General. Last reply by avenk 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Ok there is the one thing I cannot stand about having fibromyalgia it is getting up in the morning it is a bad experience I feel like I am the size of a whale I can't move and my back freezes and my head is heavyI wish that I could just wake up and…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

Ibnutso is now friends with avenk, lovett and Ibsain(Belinda)
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Barbara replied to Aimee Rose's discussion Just an update and possibly seeking advice.
"Hi Aimee, I too am scheduled to have a neuropsychological test done and also an MRI on my brain. I…"
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lady posted a status
"I really looking forward to connecting with some people this this first time in 26yrs ive ever joined a group, im loving it already"
2 hours ago

I'm a New Member
lady posted a status
"I too have the tmj drives me nuts, I Actually got braces and my ortho rearranged my teeth so I could get some relief, ibut nothing is 100% w"
2 hours ago

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Hi lovett, thank you. I'm still finding my way round at the moment and aven't figured out yet how the discussion board work :-/ How long have you been a member?

Posted by Kay on August 19, 2014 at 5:49pm 1 Comment

Hi lovett, thank you. I'm still finding my way round at the moment and aven't figured out yet how the discussion board work :-/

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