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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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What Really Counts, October 22

Started by BaltimoreBaby in General 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

"Count your life by smiles, not tears,Count your age by friends, not years."-John LennonHappy, happy Birthday, to all of you.:)Continue

Breast tenderness....anyone else?

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

Hello everyone!!So here I continue with this fibro discovery stage, where understanding what is fibro and what is not. So I got my routine check done and all is Ok, got my mamo and all clear too. I still struggle with my spams and GERD and IBS.…Continue

SSD

Started by Jackie51 in General. Last reply by Jackie S. 5 hours ago. 14 Replies

Whoo. Hooooooo, I won my appeal!  I will get ssd from the time I turned 50!   Thank goodness,Continue

Emotions/Tolerance

Started by SaraZ553 in Emotional Support. Last reply by Auburnm 10 minutes ago. 9 Replies

I've noticed lately that I have less tolerance related to emotions.  I'm not usually a person easily hurt by unprofessionalism at work, snide remarks or rude comments; but lately I have a very low tolerance for clients, coworkers or anyone that…Continue

Believe, October 21

Started by BaltimoreBaby in General. Last reply by Auburnm yesterday. 1 Reply

 Something to think about...Happy, happy birthday one and all. :)Continue

knee pain

Started by dozer in General. Last reply by lovett 18 hours ago. 8 Replies

Since the cold weather has come in I have been having a lot of pain in my knees. It has been so bad that I cannot walk around the house or stand more than a few minutes. I thought it was just a flare but no other points on my body really hurt. I am…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.

Latest Activity


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Auburnm replied to SaraZ553's discussion Emotions/Tolerance
"Hi Traci, I am the same way, if there is too much going on around me I can't carry on a…"
10 minutes ago
Jess replied to Jess's discussion Breast tenderness....anyone else?
"Thank you Mandy, it is such a releif to know one is not alone!!!"
1 hour ago
Jess updated their profile
1 hour ago
Traci replied to SaraZ553's discussion Emotions/Tolerance
"Hi Sara.  I have to agree with all the other comments.  Pain and fatigue are like Chinese…"
4 hours ago

I'm a New Member
Denise Gregory left a comment for Auburnm
"Hi Aubumm. Thank you for the friend request, I look forward to getting to know you hon. I live in…"
4 hours ago
Jackie S. liked BaltimoreBaby's discussion Believe, October 21
5 hours ago
Jackie S. liked SaraZ553's discussion Emotions/Tolerance
5 hours ago
Jackie S. replied to Jackie51's discussion SSD
"Hi Jackie, That is awesome news! Congrats! Jackie S (Donna)"
5 hours ago
 
 
 

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Days like these

Posted by Ldyhawc on October 22, 2014 at 10:48am 0 Comments

It is on days like these, where I am feel particularly frustrated, depressed and I am literally sick all on top of the pain from RA/Fibro that I wonder why I am trying at all. Why I am not curled up in my bed letting the world go by and not…

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