Hi, v and welcome! Yes, you have come to a very good forum. We have great members and they have wonderful ideas that can help you have a full and enjoyable life with fibromyalgia. The bonus is that we really care about each other!
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibro, including some good stretching exercises and also about malic acid/magnesium supplements that have helped quite a few members.
Be sure to keep moving. Sitting and laying too much will make you stiff as a board. I enjoy walking and that is a very good exercise, along with swimming if you have access to a pool.
Read back post and ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm so glad that you found us and joined in! I'm looking forward to hearing more from you soon.
As everyone has said: this is a great forum for Fibro. The people here really care and there is always someone close by to respond when you have a quesion or just need to vent. I am happy that I finally joined!
I completely understand about being in pain for a week and waking up one day feeling good. I never know when a flare is going to hit, but now I have learned to try and get up and move around. Sometimes that is hard to do when you hurt so bad even to walk. The fibor 101 thread has also helped me out. I do the stretching exercises because I can't do too much right now.
It seems like you are making a good start at living again. (love your i.d. name!) Sounds like you have a great doc & Rheumy. Starting PT and also seeing a dietician are great ways to turn things around and help your body with all it puts up with. I too, should be seeing a dietician, as I have gained alot of weight over the last few years & I know I could be eating better.
I hope you stick around and make some new friends. There are some wonderful people here, just a great big family! Keep us posted on how the therapy and diet goes. Good luck!
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Hi and welcome aboard V!!
You've come to the right spot!! I don't know what I would have done before, during and after my diagnosis of Fibro, w/o this forum.
The folks around here really care about each other, hence the "family feel" of this place. We try to help each other, give each other a little laugh and sometimes we cry together, but we always know that our Fibro Family is there for support.