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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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pillows, mattresses

Started by lili22 in General. Last reply by Auburnm 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

What kind of pillows do you guys use? & what type of mattress do you guys sleep on? I found that one of the reasons why I hardly sleep is because i'm always uncomfortable & what i'm sleeping on could seriously have something to do with that…Continue

IDK WAT TO CALL IT?? HELP!

Started by pynkmynk in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by heldbywings 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

IVE BEEN SUPER STRESSED LATELY RELATIINSHIP AND FAMILIY  ISSUES,FINANCIAL ISSUES, AND OF COURSE FIBROMYALGIA ISSUES, BUT SATURDAY I COULDNT HOLD ANYTHING INTO MY STOMACH,KEPT THROWING UP,HAD A FEVER, FELT LIKE I WAS DYING,I WAS SO EXAUSTED..BUY…Continue

Insomnia

Started by Auburnm in General. Last reply by Nykki 12 hours ago. 11 Replies

If anyone has tips for insomnia relief, I would love the input.  Because I will tell you, after months and months of chronic insomnia, I sometimes have a really hard time controlling my emotions . . . …Continue

Misdiagnosed?

Started by CaliGin in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by AnneV 13 hours ago. 6 Replies

I often find myself wondering if I've been misdiagnosed. In Spring of 2013, my legs began to hurt.  I felt as though I'd run a marathon, when, in fact, I had done nothing different.  It lasted for weeks and was joined by a prickly feeling....as if,…Continue

how

Started by hanging on in General. Last reply by purplebutterfly yesterday. 2 Replies

do i use chat,i can't figure out how to reply when i'm invited?Continue

Service Dog

Started by carriann in General. Last reply by avenk 16 hours ago. 3 Replies

Good Morning! The info on the service dog was accidentally posted by a friend who signed in under me and didn't realize it.  I however have been wanting a service dog for about 5 years.  I need the extra physical support. If anyone has any…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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