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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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This might be the most messed up I have ever felt.

Started by JacquiO29 in General. Last reply by avenk 59 minutes ago. 3 Replies

I feel like a bad person for my thoughts right now. My mother just overcame stage 3 Inflamatory Breast cancer. She never believed in or understood my illness until she was ill.Suddenly she was a lot more understanding of what I have had to endure.…Continue

Sensory Question - Slightly Freaked Out

Started by Auburnm in Emotional Support. Last reply by lovett 57 minutes ago. 6 Replies

I am slightly freaking out.  Over the past year I have had new symptoms come up which of course is common with Fibro.  I have been having a number of eye tests for a few months as I have some reception issue with my left eye that comes and goes.  In…Continue

my life destroyed by this...

Started by qball0529 in General. Last reply by lovett 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

I haven't posted in a while as I have been "stuck". My doctors for the past few years treated my symptoms with antidepressants , anxiety meds, and heavy duty Narcotics. On state insurance now I have to fight to get treatment. I sunk in to this fear…Continue

Sigh

Started by BaltimoreBaby in General. Last reply by lovett 7 hours ago. 8 Replies

I just had a very smart, ivy league educated, young, well meaning doctor tell me Fibromyalgia was a waste basket diagnosis that was given me as the doctors didn't find anything wrong with me. I didn't even have the heart to argue or inform her. I…Continue

What drains your energy?

Started by KJ Myers in ..... and All The Rest. Last reply by lovett 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

This is my blog post today. I would love to get some responses either on here or on my blog. http://myfibroenergy.com/I’m doing a little bit of research for something I am writing. I’m looking to find out the…Continue

We are warriors

Started by Melyn in General. Last reply by avenk 17 hours ago. 5 Replies

Just wanted to share...have a great day everyone!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.

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It’s when you don’t have money that you notice how much everything costs, and in the last year,a my view of expensive has gone from $7000 to $70… It’s when you’ve started a business and your life revolves around a laptop that you spill your much… Continue

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