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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 8/24/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone-I am new here. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in the late 90's. I also have have Crohn's Disease, early stages Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis. Not currently on meds for Fibro. I take 25 pills a day due to Crohn's. sad

getting by
Forum Moderator

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40384
   Posted 8/24/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi beloved,

Welcome to the fibro forum. I am so glad that you decided to pop in and join us.

I know what you mean about the frown and the meds. I take a lot, but not as much as you. If I don't keep my pillbox filled, I am freaking out when I have to get them all together in the morning. Between my medications and supplements, I feel like I have eaten a meal when I take them. I am absolutely full.LOL...

I hope that you join in on some of our threads, we have daily check ins to make the forum more fun. I think that you will enjoy participating with us.

There is a lot of interesting information on the forum and I think that you will enjoy reading about the different things we talk about. Feel free to chime in on any post.

Best wishes to you,
hugs, ...Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 368
   Posted 8/24/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Im so happy you have joined , im  fairly new also and the people here are fab for helping with advice on all areas.  I hope your fibro doesnt get to bad im on 8 pills a day just for that and if the tired fogginess settles in its hard to remember when to take pills and I tend to forget to keep and eye on when scripts are needed and my doc needs a week notice to get in. Lyrica is a big help to alot of people.
:-)   :-) :-)
Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 8/24/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
HELLO! I am pretty new myself but wanted to say hi and welcome.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17053
   Posted 8/25/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Beloved, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum!  I, too, have Crohn's and osteoporosis.  Fun, huh?  We just have problems absorbing nutrients.  I'm taking Evista and 1,200 mg of Citracal for the osteoporosis.  Be sure to take Citracal.  It is calcium citrate and it is the easiest to absorb.  I took calcium carbonate (Caltrate) for years and wasn't absorbing it!  When I realized there was a difference in calciums, I did a test.  I took two glasses and put warm water in both of them.  I put a Caltrate in one glass and a Citracal in the other.  I checked the glasses a half hour later and the Caltrate was still whole and the Citracal was water!  So I knew this would work for me.
I'm so glad you joined us!  Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread.  It is the second thread from the top of the forum.  There are links to a lot of good information about fibro there.  We are here to answer any question you may have.  I hope to hear more from you soon!
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 8/25/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Beloved and welcome to the fibro forum. This is a great forum so ask questions, share and vent when you need to we are always here for you.
luv and hugs
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
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Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 8/25/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Beloved and welcome-
So many of us have multiple issues going on and require extra meds- UG! And you have plenty! I get my meds and vitamins ready in the morning and divide them up over the course of the day. My stomach could never handle them all at once.
This is a great group to belong to and looking forward to getting to know you better! GamJill
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Zanaflex

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 846
   Posted 8/25/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Beloved! You have found a truly wonderful site to share and vent, or ask questions. Everyone is so supportive and caring here, I'm sure you will love it. Looking forward to gettign to know you!
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9607
   Posted 8/25/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome Beloved, Nice to meet you, wish it was under better circumstances. I don't take 25 pills a day, but get in a fair share of them. You'll get lots of support here, it's a great forum...
Lots of soft hugz
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Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 844
   Posted 8/25/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Beloved, glad to hear from you.  You've come to a wonderful place to get answers and support.  I'm looking forward to hearing more from you.  Keep in touch.
God Bless!
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!

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