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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 7/30/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself since I'm new here. My name is Elly and I was very recently (this week) officially diagnosed with FM. I have been dealing with symptoms for around 6 years and finally found a dr. who didn't just blow me off. While I am happy to finally find a label and official dx for what I have been experiencing I do have a lot of questions and am hoping this will be a good place to start to look for some answers and support.

Just a little bit about me. I live in the suburbs of Chicago with my husband, dog, and nearly 2-year old daughter. I work as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a nearby school system, primarily with preschool aged children.

I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all as well as learning more about fm in the process. Thanks in advance!

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 1556
   Posted 7/30/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sunshine and welcome to our fibro family. We have a great bunch of people here who are very supportive and we will do our best to answer any questions you have. Im sorry you have to have fibro but you can rest assured you have come to a good place. So any questions fire
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 7/30/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much! Happy to have found you guys!

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   Posted 7/30/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
And we're happy that you found us! I've had fibro for over 20 years, and finding this forum has added so much to my life.

This too shall pass...

.....fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 1771
   Posted 7/31/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elly, and welcome. I'm sorry you are dealing with fibro, but I'm glad you found us. This is a great place with lots of information and full of wonderful, supportive people.

Hugs - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 7/31/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elly, glad you found the group. It's a great resource and lot's of people that know how you feel and open and able to share information. It's added to my life.

Good to meet you.
Diagnosis:  Fibremyalgia, Chronic Myofacial Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Joint Disease, Connective Tissue Disease, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Anemia, Issues caused by being severely double jointed. Vitamine D Difficency.
Meds:  Vicadin, Meloxicam,Omepraxole(high dose previced) Vitamin D 50K , Ambian, Savella,Lyrica, Tramadol, Cyclobenzopine, Voltaren Gel, and Pennsaid Drops.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy paths acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6


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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 594
   Posted 7/31/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elly....sorry you had to come here in order for us to meet, but very happy to meet you!! We are kind of in the same boat...I was just dx'd with FM on the 21st! I have had chronic pain in my lower back for 3 years now so I am not real new to the forum, just new to this section!

I think you will find that Healing Well is full of amazing people that understand and are always around to listen and try and help!!

Welcome and take care of you! Looking forward to talking in the future!

Purple Text***Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement***Fibromyalgia***TMJ***GERD***Severe Depression***VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uteru****Possible RA***

Blue TextMedications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

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Forum Moderator

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40405
   Posted 7/31/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elly,
Welcome to the HealingWell fibromyalgia forum.  I am so glad that you have joined us.  I am sorry it took you so long to get a diagnosis, but that does happen with fibromyalgia.  It is such a strange disorder.  More and more doctors though are getting familiar with it.  As time goes by hopefully none will dismiss it as a catch all syndrome. 
If you get the chance, check out the thread titled "fibro101".  It is the first thread on the forum.  Our lovely Sherrine put it together for us.  It has loads of information in it. 
You will find that many of us have different methods for controling our pain and fatigue.  You will find it interesting as to what works for who.  There are so many ways to go.  I have been fortunate, my doctor's have given me pain medications and something for the fatigue too.  I also take vitamin D3.  You will find that many fibro sufferers are low on this vitamin.  I also use the malic acid/magnesium protocol.  You will read about this in fibro101.  It is very helpful.  It is an inexpensive way to help yourself with fibro. 
I hope to get to know you better.  You will find that there are many wonderful members here.  Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.
Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 8/1/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elly and welcome to the boards.
I have found a lot of lovely ladies here that offer much support.

Fibro Acid Reflux Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease


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vitamin d and iron



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Think about you DID do today !

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 8/1/2010 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for making me feel so welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all!
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