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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.


Another Missed day of work!

Started by Necee in General. Last reply by purplebutterfly 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

I work in in pain, nothing new, but my hands and arms were weak, I could not grip they would not work. I pour a drink to take my medicine. ..then the glass falls out of my hand breaks drink goes everywhere. I'm in shock my hands won't work! I'm a…Continue

What to do?

Started by Martha in General. Last reply by Joy 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hi I'm new and I'm sure I'm not the only one that is tired of being so tired. I have two small children and really need some energy. My fatigue has been getting worse. Every morning my first thought is when can I go back go sleep? I used to be so…Continue

Giving up

Started by Moe in Emotional Support. Last reply by Martha 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

Giving up... that's what I'm ready for... I'm not depressed, not really. I'm frustrated. I'm frustrated with my computer, with my work software system, with a co-workers incredible ability to screw up my policies, and with my pain and fatigue. Don't…Continue

A Little More Progress

Started by Nykki in General. Last reply by GrumpyCat 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

For those of you that may not know. I have a birth defect clled chiari malformation. One of the tonsils in my brain has herniated to my spinal cord. As a result, I have daily headaches, migraines, numbness & tingling, vision that gets blurry and…Continue

Who is successfully managing their pain and who isn't?

Started by ffmaya in Symptoms and Medical Treatments. Last reply by ffmaya 24 minutes ago. 6 Replies

The most prominent aspect of my Fibro is my joint pain.  I had muscle pain as well, but the Gabapentin has pretty much relieved that pain to be a background hum.  Unfortunately the joint pain is sometimes so bad that I want to rip them out, if I…Continue

the whole world against me

Started by Epsi in General. Last reply by GrumpyCat 6 hours ago. 4 Replies

Lately I often have the impression that the whole world is against me :(I never got accepted to uni for the subjects I really wanted to study...because I never got accepted to internships I wanted to do... I never get accepted for jobs I'm applying…Continue

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Tony replied to Tony's discussion Question to people who have had fibro awhile
"So went to rheumatologist today and told her my doctor diagnosed me with fibro and explained meds I…"
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ffmaya replied to ffmaya's discussion Who is successfully managing their pain and who isn't?
"I am at least glad that I can get relief for my spinal pain, when it becomes too bad.  I took…"
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ffmaya replied to ffmaya's discussion Who is successfully managing their pain and who isn't?
"Grumpycat, I would love to take baths, we only have one of those bathtubs you can use for…"
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ffmaya replied to ffmaya's discussion Who is successfully managing their pain and who isn't?
"I have tried numerous things, Amitriptyline, Trazodone, Cymbalta and now 3200mg Gabapentin,  I…"
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Deb replied to ffmaya's discussion Who is successfully managing their pain and who isn't?
"I have felt the same way; I have DDD & osteoarthritis in my spine and hips. I was diagnosed…"
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DreamCatcher replied to mikejudd's discussion An independent Scotland?
"A huge sigh of relief I'm sure!  Now get some sleep! :)"
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Marc replied to Tony's discussion Question to people who have had fibro awhile
"Well, I never!"
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feeling relieved and overwhelmed

Posted by Kaseygirl12 on September 19, 2014 at 1:43am 2 Comments

I haven't been on the site for over a week. As I said last time I was on my boyfriend has made many trips to the er to have his abdominal cavity drained of fluid. Last Friday he wasn't feeling right he began to lose consciousness I called 911 and he… Continue

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