Hi Moon-glo, welcome to the home of friendly fibromites. You will find understanding and
caring support here along with knowledge from people who live and deal with fibro.
We know that fibromyalgia is real and it is hard for others to understand because they do
not live our pain. We are here for you!
Your rheumy will run bloodwork to rule out any connective tissue diseases and should
do a thorough exam. He will check out tender points and ask lots of questions.
You will find that exercise will help you. It helps relieve stress, gives you a energy boost
and will help your muscles from getting stiff and weak. I'm a walker and i know it helps.
Heat is a fibromites friend, most of us own heating pads or bed buddies. Taking long
showers and baths help too.
I'm sorry that your husband is not being supportive right now. I agree with the advice
that was already given. Hopefully your hubby will see things differantly.
Glad you have joined us. Make sure you check out fibro 101 on the top of page one.
There is a wealth of good info for us!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements