New to Support Group


I am new to this support group but am excited to be a part of this informative community. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for several years now but have had symptoms even longer. I was in denial for quite some time because I have watched my mother suffer with it for years. I am a nurse and worked as a clinical manager in a very large practice for twenty years. This past December I had to retire due to the amount of stress that was exacerbating my Fibromyalgia symptoms. I just couldn’t cope any longer and my doctor had been urging me for awhile to leave my ‘toxic’ environment.
The past several weeks my Fibro pain has been excruciating, thus, causing me much frustration! I have already been reading the posts here and feel like finally I’m not alone in my struggle. My doctor has prescribed Savella, which I will be starting this week. I’m praying it helps.
Thanks for allowing me to introduce myself. I look forward to the comrodery.



Hi Jen welcome and I’m sorry to hear that your fibro is flaring on you I feel I’ve been in a flare for a while the summer time I usually feel a little bit better but I guess it will do what it wants I have it really bad in my hands and boy it sucks and I’m so sorry you’re mother has it no one in my family as of yet and they really don’t support me cuz they can’t believe someone could b in this much pain but my husband supports me tho I hope you have a great support system they say it great to have and this group is good to anyway I hope you have a less painful day and lite hugs to you!!!