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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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33 with a 3 year old, fibromyalgia, plus psoriatic arthritis.

Started by Eve in Introductions. Last reply by Quilter's Way 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

I am thirty three years old and the last two years have been terrible. From the time I was a child I remember having issues with feeling like my bones ached. My mom always said it was growing pains. Then I had IBS, depression and anxiety durin my…Continue

Tags: husband, arthritis, psoriatic, family, child

Why Hope Is More Powerful Than You Think

Started by BaltimoreBaby in General. Last reply by Chattyt5 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

I wanted to find an article on hope and what it is exactly and why it is so important to have in our lives. I think this blog expresses the theory of hope beautifully. All of us face challenges in our lives, turning to hope can make all the…Continue

Humor

Started by Auburnm in Positive Pick-Me-Ups. Last reply by BaltimoreBaby yesterday. 2 Replies

Ok, here is a great chance to show off your humor.  This is the place to post funny stories, pictures, clip art, etc.  Let's make this fun!  I will start off, I have a funny Fibro fog story.  A few years ago, I was with my daughter and was really…Continue

Specialist to see for Chronic Active Epstein Barr Virus?

Started by WJL in Physician Recommendations (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Auburnm yesterday. 1 Reply

Can anyone recommend a doctor who specializes and/or has experience dealing with patients that have Chronic EBV?I've had no luck looking so far for one, I don't want to just go to any doctor, I want to see someone that is a respected physician who…Continue

im breathing but feel dead

Started by zoe in Emotional Support. Last reply by Auburnm yesterday. 4 Replies

were do I start im on my own 6 days a week 3 kids m.e fibro hypermobility syndrome and chronic pain not to mention constant headaches being unable to speak properly forgetting names and simple things I feel like I have the brain of a toddler the…Continue

No one will help me I'm giving up hope

Started by selenafan in Emotional Support. Last reply by AnneV yesterday. 2 Replies

Ive been crying for 2 days I don't know what to do I have chronic pain from my fibro along with orthoarthritis in my knees and pins and a metal plate from a broken ankle along with 4 very bad falls .I have a care giver who takes care of me 9 hours a…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.

Latest Activity

Shanikan updated their profile
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Shanikan joined Mikayla's group
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Young People with Fibro

A group for the younger people of this site to connect!!
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Genevieve updated their profile
8 hours ago
Queenpink and Blessed Nana are now friends
10 hours ago
Quilter's Way updated their profile
10 hours ago
Peggy left a comment for Pepsi
"Hey Pepsi, Welcome. I am a native New Yorker. Also from the Bronx. Glad you are with us. Peggy"
11 hours ago
Peggy is now friends with quietlight and Auburnm
11 hours ago
Peggy replied to Rashelle's discussion Saying No
"Fibro is something folks can not always see, so to speak. It is not like we are  constantly in…"
11 hours ago
 
 
 

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best friends

Posted by LittleFlounder on March 29, 2015 at 9:19am 0 Comments

I'm with my best friends and boyfriend since yesterday. I'm really exhausted and in pain, but being with them really makes me feel warm inside. I love these people, we all went through so much bad stuff and we kinda found each other and stick to…

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