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austin73
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 4/20/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi - I have been around this site for a few months but just didn't know what forem i fit into until this past friday when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia - so here i am.  I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself basically. I will have lots of questions I am sure. I have a long list of symptoms - the joint aches and pains have been going on for a number of years but the past year and a half brought on the severe fatigue and a list of other symptoms that have made my life hell. Like most of you I was just thought to be crazy, depressed and a hypocondriac(sp?) until I finally got a referral to the right doctor. A little about me - I am a 35 y/o female, married, 13 y/o son, work full time and live in south eastern minnesota.
 
My newest additions to my pain list are the chest pains, lung pain, shortness of breath and rib pain - these are all new to me in the last month or so and boy do they suck!
 
Thanks for reading and I am sure I will be posting again soon!

pattipanda
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 1014
   Posted 4/20/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there Austin 73!!

Welcome!!!  Since you've been hanging around in the back ground I'm sure you're aware of the 2nd thread of the forum called Fibromyalgia 101.  If you haven't already checked it out please feel free to do so.. it's full of good stuff to help you cope.  I've been around for a while and I still go there from time to time.

So sorry your suffering form all of the nightmares that fibro brings.  Its a hard ailment to live with.. but YOU CAN DO THIS. All of us have to deal with the questions and heartaches that this thing brings.  Its hard and some days we think we just can't go on ... but we do.  And thank God we have this forum to keep us strong and sane.  You've come to the best place on earth for folks that suffer with this unfair syndrome.  We have lots of great members that we consider family and our moderators are awesome.

I know how terrifying the chest pain thing is.  I wound up in the hospital with it 5 months ago.  A lot of us have it.  It hurts a lot.  We call it Costo.  It has a big long name that I can't spell.. LOL.  I'm sure another member can spell it for you.. :-)   

I look forward to getting to know you better and again welcome!!

Take care,

 


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 4/20/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Austin, and welcome!  I'm glad that you found us and finally joined in.  Many of us fit in several of the forums on HealingWell so don't hesitate to go into other forums.  They are all great!

I'm sorry that you were diagnosed with this illness but you can learn to control the pain and still live a full and enjoyable life with fibro.  We will help with suggestions. 

I am one that has costochondritis...the chest and rib pain thing.  It hurts to breathe when I'm having an attack of it.  For me, it isn't there all of the time.  My doctor has me taking ibuprofen with food for it and it does make it better and I can breathe better.  The pain might be why you are short of breath.

As Patti said, please check out the Fibro 101 thread.  There are links to good information all about fibromyalgia and also links to things that just might give you some relief.  There is a lot to learn about this illness because it has so many different symptoms...lots of weird things!  But, just come on here and ask and I bet you will find that you are not alone with the weird symptoms!

You have come to a great place.  We have wonderful members that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do care about each other, too.  So, read the Fibro 101 thread, back posts, and ask questions.  We are here to help you.  I hope to hear more from you soon!

Sherrine


Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


Chutz
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 4/20/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Austin and welcome to our family!

I know you'll find wonderful support and friendship here...I did. Also, join our daily Koffee Klatch for some chit-chat about anything BUT our pain...lol It's just a bit of fun to remind us that we are normal people...we just have abnormal pain. Always feel free to ask questions whenever you like. Someone will have an answer or comment that should help.

Hugs,
Chutzie
Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
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Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, PTSD, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteoarthritis and a few other side dishes.
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Happiness is something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for."
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Sherrine
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 4/20/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
We're normal????  turn    Hehehe
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


poodles
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 4/20/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Normal?? Uh-oh, I'm on the wrong forum!!lol
Welcome Austin.
Vickie

Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Clinical Depression, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, etc.


pattipanda
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 1014
   Posted 4/21/2009 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning Austin 73!!
I bumped a thread called ... Cheers! Welcome Newbies to the land of Fibro Fog where everyone forgets your name! That's a good spot for you to get to know a little about some other new members. There are some older threads with the same name, but we try to keep our threads to one page so we had t start this new one... check it out and add some stuff about yourself. Then go look for the old one and you can read up about some of older members.
I saw in one of your posts that your a horsey person. I love horses. I used to have 5. But then I broke my back in the same area you have problems so I had to give them up. :( I miss mine too.. that was almost 30 yrs ago, but you never stop missing them.
Hugs again..
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


pattipanda
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 1014
   Posted 4/21/2009 3:12 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL... see what happens when I start posting without enough coffee... I got you mixed up with Sharon... another newbie... sorry for the mix up..DUH!! Anyway, you should still post in the Cheers thread.
*** going to pour another cup of coffee and WAKE UP***
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


GamJill
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 4/21/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Austin and fellow Minnesotan- Welcome!

I was gone from the site for a few days and am slowly but surely catching up with new members. What a great place to come to for support- I got fibro about a year ago and thought my life was over. With everyone guiding me I am now living life again and "blessings" have come out of it. 

And you have a 13 yr. old son. My two boys are 32 yrs. and 17. My 17 year old just got his permit not too long ago and that is just about doing me in. My oldest son was more a natural at learning how to drive. NOT this one! I l-o-v-e the teen years, HAHA!

Nice to meet you and like Chutz stated join us on our daily Koffee Klatches when you can. You have a full plate with working fulltime!

Jill


 
 
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
 
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Darvocet  

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