Hi Scott & welcome to the forum. You have found the best forum there is & it is full of not just knowledgeable people but very caring people. Feel free to ask away, there will be someone here who has been through whatever you are going through & has answers for your questions. If we don't have an answer, we may have ideas that may help. Wow, 5 kids, that is so awesome. Finding out we have Fibro can be like a death sentence but it is not. You have a life still & it is all about learning how to pace yourself & find the right meds &/or supplements that will give you the best life you can have. It can be a very good life. I think knowledge is power, learning all you can about this illness & trying different things until you find what fits for you. Also, I think a positive attitude is important. It sounds like you have a good support system & that is so imperative. I use these people here as my support system & also my daughter, Misty. It is nice to meet you. I am usually a night owl due to insomnia. Another little Fibro gift. LOL Hugs, Denise
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Welcome to the forum!! This is a great place to learn and get support!! I don't know what I would have done without this place. Fibro & CFS is a tough thing to deal with, I know you'll find a lot of answers for your questions here. Please feel free to ask away, we really care about our members and everyone is more than willing to help. Be sure to check out the second thread on the forum called Fibro 101, you'll find that its packed with lots answers and links to help you with support. I saw in your post that your family is supportive and believe me, that's half that battle when it comes to fibro.
I'm new here, too. Interestingly I was wondering if there were any men here, since I have read that Fibro affects mostly women. Sorry that we have this in common, but I think we have arrived at a good place in this forum.
I grew up in a big family. I am the oldest of six; five girls and one boy. We were always up to something.
I have two children of my own, but I have taught hundreds, and they all feel like "mine."
Hi Scott and Welcome-
You are a busy and blessed man with five kids! I can see where you would have your spoons used up by noon! Great place to belong- and we have great guys at this site also, we haven't scared them away yet.