Grow out of it?

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hope4
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   Posted 8/1/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I was at my internist office the other day. He said that I would probably find that as I got older my fibro symptoms would "go way". In a way that made me feel even older! (I am 57). Has that been anyone's experience? I try to take good care of myself, but I still get frequent flare-ups and always deal with exhaustion. I think I have had fibro since my 20's, although I wasn't diagnosed until about 10 years ago.
I'd be interested in your thoughts!

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/1/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Your doctor doesn't have a clue, in my humble opinion.   shakehead    I've never heard of such a thing.
 
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puppylover
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   Posted 8/1/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Sherrine.  I'm 63 and if anything my fibro is more consistent.  What I mean by that is my body is not as forgiving when I overdo stuff like it was when I was in my 20's-30's.
 
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Jhemi
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 59 and it's not going "away". But it's not as bad as usual these past couple of days.

My doctor put me on Gabapentin/Neurontin. I've only been on it for a couple of days but something is sure helping. At least I'm sleeping and can feel my body actually relax when I lie down now. It's been a very long time since that's happened!

vestabula
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
If only.  Don't think so.  Some of us have periods of remission but I have never heard of anyone "growing out of it."
 
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Ginny
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm, your doctor needs to go back to school.  My fibro gets worse every year for sure.
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hope4
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   Posted 8/1/2009 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting. Thanks for the replies.
As I said, it didn't seem to make sense to me, as I know I have been struggling with the symptoms for years, well before I was diagnosed.
I was usually told I was "too tense". Who isn't tense when they hurt?
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