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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 5/13/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I joined here back in 05 when FM first hit me. It got so bad that I was unable to function let alone post. I was doing some searching on the web and found the site again. Glad I did.
When FM first hit I was working out 6 days a week for 1-2 hours at a time. Heavy weight lifting and lots of cardio. I stayed sore all the time and was always hurting but I just thought it was from the workouts and I was just gonna have to deal with it. Then one weekend the pain just got to be too much. I was knocked to my knees. At the same time I was dealing with both my daughters being sick. One had endometriosis and the other Cushings syndrome. Both ended up having surgery. All the while I am walking around with heating pads stuck to my back and ribs trying to keep up. I had to stop going to the gym due to my illness and the girls needing care.
That was 5 years ago. Since then I gained back all the weight I lost, pain is still here, fatigue is terrible, oldest daughter has fm/cfs, youngest daughter is special needs and has had many surgeries. My life has been up side down. Depression is real bad. I take medication for that now.
The pain lately has been real bad. I am reminded just how bad it can get. I live in fear of it getting as bad as it did 5 years ago. I have been doing some light exercise everyday and I am afraid that is bringing on the increased pain. Yesterday my husband reminded me that I don't get out into the garden like I use too. I don't need to be reminded that my life has changed. He just doesn't understand I am in pain and I live in fear of another major relapse.
I just try and get through each day. All I can do. I have faith in God and trust that he will see me through this. I just get tired.
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 5/13/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheila and welcome back to the fibro family! Be sure to checkout fibro 101, second thread
page one. Sherrine has compile a great resource of wonderful information for us.

It is good that you are exercising daily, that helps our muscles from tightening up. I'm a
walker and I find the excercise also good for my emotional well being. The more we do to
help ourselves the better. My weight tends to yo yo and I have been working on eating
healthier. Trying my hardest to cut back on salt and sugar.

My rheumy suggested I start taking 500mcgs of B12 daily to help with my energy. It
has made a differance in the fatigue factor. The B12 that I take are the pills you put under
your tongue and let dissolve. You might want to also get your vitamin D level checked.
Many of us were found deficient and that can cause more achiness.

I'm glad that you have refound us!!!

hugs, Robin
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

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 5923
   Posted 5/13/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you're having more pain again, Sheila. I also live in fear of mine increasing. It's hard.
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.

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