Diagnosed, know a good book?

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jadabell
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with fm when I was 15, for years my parents kept telling me I was having growing pains.  Dad was military, and had this "If you lived in the 1800's" speech he would give us, so mom took me to a specialist when my dad was out at sea. I am now 23 with two little girls my oldest is 3 and youngest is 1.  I go to school full time, eventaully I would like to be a NP and work in family practice, I also work at a child care facility. And my life is getting ridiculous!  When I was diagnosed my doc told me there was nothing for it, I could take advil pretty much, so I looked at it like something I had to deal with and just went on with my life. I did not look at any of the books my mom gave me, I did not want to have the talks about what my future might be, I just went on.  Now at 23 with two kids and I can barley move for the pain some days after school work and kids.  All I can think about is having to act like I am sleeping just to get up the next morning  to do it all over again.  Never picking up a book, or looking at a blog is really kicking my hiney now.
 
Has anyone read a good book on fm? I dont have a lot of time to use the computer for anything but homework, so spending hours online for facts and hints on how to make things better is not something I can do easily. But I love books and would like to get one that was worth reading.
 
Or if anyone has hints or bits of info that you would not mind sharing is great! blush
 
Thank yall!!!
Jada

Statgeek
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   Posted 6/29/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jada, I am reading Fibromyalgia for dummies because someone here said it was good. It is informative.
Sue

Hara
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Where did you get your book? I would like to get one or two for some ppl that don't really have a brain.
 
HARA

Statgeek
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hara, I checked it out from the library. You know people without a brain? Zombies seems to be the new theme lately. I see zombie things everywhere. Maybe that's it. Although, I question the strength of my own brain right about now. ;)
Sue

Shash13
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   Posted 6/29/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jada and welcome to the forum! You've really got a lot going on -- admire you for that, but sounds like you are at a point where some info would be helpful. BTW the folks on this forum are especially helpful and supportive -- and genuinely care about one another. Please keep posting when you can...........
Have you read Fibromyalgia 101? -- it's the second thread at the top of this page and is a good read. Know you mentioned not having a lot of 'extra' time on the computer, but this is a fairly concise place to start. There are lots of books out there now, some supposed to be really good, others so-so. I'm not up on the best, but have no doubt that others will have suggestions for you.......
(((hugs)))
Shash
Dx: FMS,OA,depression,anxiety,DDD with 7 herniations so far,HTN,IBS,cardiac
stent,failing aortic valve,angina,migraines with aura,many surgeries,+misc.
Rx: Nifedipine,Atenolol,Enalapril,Simvastatin,Levothyroxine,Cymbalta,Bupropion,
Dicyclomine,Lorazepam,Darvocet,Percocet,albuteral inhaler,nitroglycerin,+
( novice with computer - patience, please!)


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 6/30/2009 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
When I first heard about fibro and wondered if that's what I had, I went to Barnes and Noble and bought the book "Fibromyalgia for Dummies' and it is wonderful. I bought it like 5 years ago and I have lent it to friends and they too really liked it and I still look to it every now and then for info but the only problem is that since it was written there has been many meds and research for fibro so it's a little behind but it still has some wonderful information. It talks about almost everything that comes along with fibro and how to deal with doctors, especailly ones that dont beleive in fibro. All I can say is that it's got everything I need to know but theirs another book I want called I think 'everything you need/should know about fibro your doctor wont tell you' or somehting like that, it looks very very interesting.

-hellokitty

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Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.

meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."         -Mother Teresa


tyno3
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   Posted 6/30/2009 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a book called "Chronic Muscle Pain Syndrome". I found it in a used bookstore. It outlines lifestyle changes one can make but doesn't touch on medications, whatsoever. Just diet, exercise, lifestyle. I will try to get author for you. I found it moderately helpful, but I cannot function w/o my pain meds. They are mild, not heavy duty as some need to survive, but w/o them I'd be crippled.

jadabell
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 6/30/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank all of you for posting and giving me more of a direction than I had before! I will read Fibro 101 and see where it takes me...

Many thanks!
Jada
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