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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
i need some support.

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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, hurting07.  Bless your heart.  This is such an overwhelming diagnosis/condition to deal with.  You've come to the right place for support; everyone here is very kind and caring.
I think most people here would tell you to keep moving, but to do it very gently and don't over-do it. Gentle stretching seems to be somewhat helpful to many people with fibro.  Also, lots of people find walking or swimming to be helpful.  Rest is good too when you need it, but if you are too sedentary, you are likely to increase the stiffness that so plagues fibromites.
I also find that massage and heat help.  I use a large heating pad with automatic shut off that I take to bed, and if I can't find anyone else to do it, I massage my own muscles with a tennis ball or rolling pin.  I also use something called a body back buddy (you can google it). 
I find that ibuprofen and the occasional muscle relaxant also help me cope.
I'm glad you've found us.  Please feel free to post and ask questions.  Hang in there.
Hugs - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
Fibromyalgia, 2 back surgeries, Meniere's Disease, 30+ kidney stones, GERD, IBS, Asthma, Allergies, Endometriosis, Heart Arrythmia, Myofascial Pain, TMJ.

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