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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a rare disorder characterized by chronic pain in different parts of the body. Patients 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 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 disturbances, brain fog, and joint stiffness.

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Newbie

Started by Sheila in Introductions. Last reply by Sheila 45 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Hi my name is Sheila and I am 43 living with fibromyalgia for the past 17 years an not to many people am I able to talk to whom understand what it is that I live through day through day. People with out fibromyalgia have NO idea what it is like nor…Continue

What is the best Pillow to buy!

Started by Fearski in General. Last reply by Auburnm 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

I have seen lots of discussion on mattresses, but not about a good pillow.I have tried a corn husk pillow, yes a Corn Husk! I hated it. Tried down pillows.Would enjoy hearing from others.Continue

a cane

Started by LittleFlounder in General. Last reply by AnneV 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi everyoneSo lately I have more and more trouble walking. I need help most of the time and can't get up the stairs on my own anymore.. I have to rely on classmates at school for the stairs. I was thinking to buy a walking cane. Cause.. it may help…Continue

Today

Started by denamc in General. Last reply by Fuzzy 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

So today started out good. I was at work when I posted earlier. I stared a haircut and started feeling trembling all over, legs and hands started feeling weak, and concentration difficult. Finished the haircut, packed up and came home. Now I am in…Continue

so much has been happening

Started by denamc in What's New With You?. Last reply by Auburnm 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

I've not been on here for awhile and I have experienced a worsening of symptoms. I am now only working part time. I thought it would help to get more rest. But really all its done is make it easier to cope. Migraines happen almost every week for 2…Continue

pain, rash, swelling under arms

Started by Petunia Girl in Symptoms. Last reply by Auburnm 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

It's driving me mad!  Of course it popped up during the holiday season.  Maybe you've had it too?  It started as a sore bump under one arm. I hadn't yet shaved for the summer but then had to go ahead and shave, as it's supposed to get really hot…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 Petunia, I am just wondering if you were able to get in touch with your doctor today?  I…"
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I have to spread this message because this is my concern for others ( especially newly diagnosed) I went to a rheumatologist in November. I was having pain and neuralgia symptoms and my mother was di…

Posted by Lisa on May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

I have to spread this message because this is my concern for others ( especially newly diagnosed) I went to a rheumatologist in November. I was having pain and neuralgia symptoms and my mother was diagnosed with fibro years back. He ran every study… Continue

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