Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group

Welcome

Welcome! You're not alone.

If your family has been affected by Fibromyalgia, consider LivingWithFibro Support Group your second home.

NOW....GET STARTED:

1. Become a Member
2. Make Friends
3. Post to a Forum
4. Read or write a Blog
5. Join or Create a Group
6. Follow us on Twitter
7. Become a fan to our Facebook

Got some QUESTIONS? 
Check our FAQ PAGE.

Read More from our  First-Time-User Guide

Need a Doctor or Specialist?

Join the Greeters Group

Please Be Kind & Use Appropriate Language

Let's Keep it Nice & Clean
1. No Spam
2. No Personal attacks
3. No Offensive content (profanity, sexual references, illegal activity subject matter, pornographic material or photos)
4. No Profanity, sexual references and illegal activity subject matter in the Chat Room.   
5. No specific doctor or hospital name mentioned in a negative context, for legal reasons. 
Specific doctor or hospital names in a positive context are welcome.
6. No sharing of members' posts to other sites without their express permission.
7. There are many sites for discussing religion and politics. This is not one of them. Divisive posts about religion and politics will be deleted.
Thanks for your cooperation.
 

Disclaimer

All of the material provided on this site, such as text, treatments, dosages, outcomes, charts, patient profiles, graphics, photographs, images, advice, messages, forum postings and any other material submitted on this site are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.

Community Moderators

PurpleButterfly
Moderator
Avenk
Moderator
Singingtrees124
Moderator
Baltimore Baby
Moderator
Auburnm
Moderator
GrumpyCat
Moderator

ClinicalTrials.gov Studies

Loading… Loading feed

Learn More About Fibro

Brought to you by Patient Power.

Gift Store

 

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.

Forum

A Warning for Our Members

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Many of you are already aware that there are people out there that claim to have cures for rare diseases, not just FMS, but many chronic illnesses that are associated with chronic pain and discomfort. We have a lot of really bright people on this…Continue

Tags: Scams, Spam, Security

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)?

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

FMS is a physical disorder that can cause several different symptoms to occur together. It affects more women than men and usually appears after a physical trauma, infection, severe emotional stress, or in addition to another pain-causing disease…Continue

Tags: definition, Fibromyalgia, Fibro, FMS

Prescription Drug Savings

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

Brand Name Drugs: Copay Coupons and Patient Assitance ProgramsDrug companies offer a number of co-pay assistance options for the drugs still under trade. This includes many of the drugs for treating Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), such as Lyrica and;…Continue

Tags: Coupons, Insurance, Savings, Medications, Drugs

Preparing for Your First Appointment

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

If you are ready for your first appointment with a specialist to discuss your pain symptoms, there are a few things that you can do to help you make the most of the time you have with the doctor. This guide has tips that you can employ to make sure…Continue

Tags: appointments, patients, New

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS):

Started by GrumpyCat in Fibro 101 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

So you have pain all over, trouble sleeping, brain fog or just feel out of it. Maybe you already have a condition that causes chronic pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or had a physical trauma. Now, you have this pain that won’t go away and…Continue

Tags: Assessment, Diagnose, Exam, Tests, FMS

Mobile App and E-Book Available!

Keep in touch with friends. Get support and information while on the go. DOWNLOAD the Ben's Friends iPhone App now!

Be inspired by the helpful tips and amazing stories of patients with rare diseases. Get the e-book "We're in This Together: Stories & Tips from Patients with Rare Diseases" HERE.

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.

Latest Activity


I'm a New Member
arl1102 is now friends with Auburnm and Emily
19 minutes ago
Luna01 replied to janiceh's discussion bladder pain
"1st & foremost, please call & Inform/Ask the PCP if you can try alternative herbal…"
2 hours ago

I'm a New Member
mandy liked GrumpyCat's discussion A Warning for Our Members
3 hours ago

Moderator
Auburnm posted a discussion
3 hours ago

Moderator
GrumpyCat replied to GrumpyCat's discussion There's an App for that...
"Thank you all for your contributions! I'll be writing all of these up for our new Fibro101…"
3 hours ago

Moderator
GrumpyCat posted discussions
3 hours ago
Nykki replied to Necee's discussion E.R
"Hello Necee, You will not get any pain relief if you mention fibro When i go to ER, i say that I…"
3 hours ago

Moderator
Auburnm replied to Necee's discussion E.R
"Hi Necee, I am sorry you are in so much pain.  I haven't gone to the ER for Fibro stuff…"
4 hours ago
 
 
 

Help Us Help Others

Help Ben's Friends

Like & Follow Us!

Follow Me on Pinterest

Give Us A Review

Bens Friends

Join Ben's Friends

To Support LivingWithFibro.org, Click an Ad. Or Two.

Are You in Crisis?

First take a deep breath, then call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline immediately.  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.

Photos

Loading…

"To Know the Joy of Giving"

Blog Posts

Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben on October 25, 2014 at 9:35am 0 Comments

Just the Stats:

Communities: 38

Friends: 43,500+

Connecting to others in a similar circumstance is helpful to decrease depression, anxiety,…

Continue

Partners

BensFriends.org is proud to partner with a number of organizations to help our members in various areas, including legal, financial, research and medical. 

Know more about our PARTNERSvisit this link.

About

Ben created this Ning Network.

© 2014   Created by BensFriends.org

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service