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   Posted 10/3/2009 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/3/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi doseofvanilla and welcome. I'm glad you decided to join in. Fibro is a hard pill to swallow when we get the dx and we go through stages til we get to acceptance. Might as well accept what we can't change and learn to live with it the best we can. I hope you have read the fibro 101 thread. You probably already know about all the tricks we use for comfort, like heat, as I sit here with my little heater on me full blast. Bless his heart, my DH put my electric blanket on the bed the other night without me knowing about it.
We are always here for you to answer questions, give support or listen to you vent when your having a bad time.
luv and hugs
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 10/3/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to the land of friendly fibromites. I am so glad you have found us!
As you probably read in our posts, heat is our friend when we are aching. I love soaking in
a hot bath and just relaxing. Taking one day at a time is a biggie too! Exercising is a must
for me to help prevent sore and stiff muscles. Pacing yourself is a must.

Glad to meet you, doseofvanilla. Your name makes me hungry for icecream!

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 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 124
   Posted 10/3/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! I wish I had known when I was 20 that I had fibro. It would have saved me many years of confusion about why I was always so tired and always felt so lousy.

Fortunately, now there is recognition of it and meds that help. Hang in there, and gentle hugs!
fibro, migraines, ibs

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17061
   Posted 10/3/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   

I just wanted to stop in and welcome you.  This is a great place.  Our members love to help one another and, as a bonus, really care about each other too.  So, welcome to the family!


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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

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 10/3/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! i wish someone would have thought fibro when i was 20 lol, awe well so goes life. anyways hi and welcome.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 10/4/2009 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and glad you're here! It's people like you who make this place as wonderful as it is. I too lurked for a while before I joined in. I have no idea why...a bit of fear I guess. Most people here would not likely believe me but I'm a terrible introvert! Yep, I would make an awesome recluse if I could get away with it. But once I came in and joined the family here I've been able to open up about what's going on with the pain and misery.

I'm so sorry that you do have fibro especially at your young age. But two hopeful thoughts...first, if there are any ways to truly help with the pain you will eventually find them here on the forum. I'm not talking about drinking some Stinking Toad Cactus Berry Juice 12 times a day or sitting under the stars at midnight on the 12th Thursday of every month while turning threes circles to the east!...lol but sensible things that do actually work. Plus you will hear others experiences with their doctors and medications they've tried too.

And the other bit of hopefulness I have is to find out what causes this syndrome! Without knowing what is truly causing it using good science with repeatable results...then there's isn't any hope for a cure. You have to know what you are fighting before you can defeat the enemy. I am hopeful. I really believe if there were some famous person who was stricken with fibro we would have lots of money flowing into research/cures and they would legitimize fibro to the world. Until this time we go on showing others how we CAN live a wonderful life and that this is NOT in our heads as thought in the "dark ages" of medicine. Unfortunately some folks are still stuck there.

OK, I'm done rambling and writing a missive. Please join us for Koffee Klatches and our weekly Chat Night on Thursdays. It's fun to get to know each other better.

Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
~Robert Fulghum

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 124
   Posted 10/5/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutz, lol re stinking toad cactus juice!
fibro, migraines, ibs

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