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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.


Sense of losing my mind

Started by Trea in General 55 minutes ago. 0 Replies

This weekend my husband, our son, and myself went to the ocean for a biker run. On Saturday while we were looking at the vendors I did something I have never done before, I was looking at some stuff and I notice a lock box and it had a tag on it. I…Continue

LIFT app

Started by BaltimoreBaby in General. Last reply by avenk 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

I just wanted to tell the board about this great new app (free) my friend told me about... it's called LIFT. It helps you acheive personal goals a few different ways like through timed reminders, personal check-ins with the app and through the power…Continue

Over doing it...Ugg!

Started by Necee in General. Last reply by avenk 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

I have more bad days than good, still have not found med combo that works. I had a good day today and think I may have over done it again. I'm moving on Friday and packing up and cleaning and purging things we don't need. I can feel that I over did…Continue

Not being able to work

Started by Quinceey in General. Last reply by Necee 5 hours ago. 12 Replies

Has anyone had to leave their job because of fatigue pain fibro fog. I had to in march of last year. In May my husband lost his job for being drunk very nice I have no money he had 401k has almost spent that. Certain members of my family are always…Continue

Anyone from Illinois -- Social Security Hearing

Started by Gina in General. Last reply by Ibsain(Belinda) 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hey everyone..just wondering if there is anyone from Illinois that had a successful hearing for the approval of their social security disability. My hearing is this week in the Evanston, Illinois office and I am a complete wreck! I am so worried…Continue

Random Bruising

Started by Tiffany Carr in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by Quinceey 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello AllI was wondering if anyone has ever experienced random bruises on different parts of the body? For example I'll go to sleep with nothing and wake up with a big bruise on my thigh or arm etc. thank you for any and all replies. I'm just…Continue

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Latest Activity

Jackie S. liked Necee's discussion Over doing it...Ugg!
21 minutes ago
smiles84 replied to lili22's discussion Being social in the group Young people with fibro
"I commiserate with you completely. It's so very hard to be social...keep up with…"
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Sense of losing my mind

This weekend my husband, our son, and myself went to the ocean for a biker run. On Saturday while…See More
55 minutes ago
Robin Jordan replied to Melyn's discussion Hot tub/whirlpool...have you tried it?
"I lived in the UP from 1976-2012. I feel your pain. We had a hot tub. It helped me relax but the…"
1 hour ago

avenk replied to BaltimoreBaby's discussion LIFT app
"Thank you Laurie!! It sounds really great. I'm going to check it out. Thanks for…"
1 hour ago

avenk replied to Necee's discussion Over doing it...Ugg!
"Hi Necee! This is something we all face. When we feel good we feel like superhumans! We want to get…"
1 hour ago

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lili22 and Josh Milligan are now friends
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Ibsain(Belinda) replied to Ibsain(Belinda)'s discussion Weight gain...Injections or Meds????
"   Auburnm,    I was wondering if this stuff was Phen-phen... I remember…"
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Roller Coaster

Posted by Auburnm on July 26, 2014 at 11:36am 3 Comments

I feel like I am on a roller coaster.  So many ups and downs, it is making me dizzy.  I wrote in another discussion about some new health concerns and having a STAT MRI of the brain done yesterday as my opthalamologist thinks I might have MS.  I…


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