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Posted By : anonymouse - 7/15/2008 1:24 AM
hello. i am so happy i have found this place~ i read through so many of your posts and i can relate to so many things. i was diagnosed 3 years ago and have a bunch of other stuff going on with me as well. i have read all of the fibro books i can get my hands on but it is so much more personal to actually "hear" that others have my problems. i have had fibro for 16 years but it was brushed off as many other things. i have really gone down-hill so to speak the last several months and my flares seem to last longer with little relief. i don't look sick and i continue to do so many normal things that it is hard to get people to take my fibromyalgia seriously. i do have fantastic dr.s and am extremely fortunate that they do believe. i have been pushing myself so hard to stay "normal" but i fear it is finally grabbing hold and not letting go as easily as it did before. perhaps it is because i am getting older? i wish i knew the answers to such things but i will continue to fight this and will try to live as normally as one with this can. it is getting harder though and i am now afraid of it. it rears its ugly head in so many different ways to all of us but we all do have so many symptoms in common. too many.
anyhow....just wanted to say hello and sorry my name isn't too original. (it told me to use an anonymous name and well...this is as quick and good as i could come up with. lol!) i do not like mice. :))) hello and i am glad google led me here.

Posted By : Southernlady - 7/15/2008 2:04 AM
Welcome to our family Anonymouse!  I love the name.  I think it is so cute.
 
You've come to the right place.  I'm sorry to hear about your pain.  We all share these symptoms and know what you are going through.  You will be hearing from a lot of different people on this forum.  When family and friends think it's all in your head, you can rely on us because we know differently.
 
I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.  Hang in there!!!!!
 
God Bless!
Shannon


Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!


Posted By : anonymouse - 7/15/2008 2:06 AM
thank-you shannon for the warm welcome! :)

Posted By : getting by - 7/15/2008 6:23 AM
Hi There,

I am glad that you googled us. You will find this to be one of the best forums. The members here are so wonderful. I am sure that once you get more reading done and get to know us that you will find we all have so much in common.

Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Luv and hugs, Karen


  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Posted By : Tootiebug58 - 7/15/2008 6:45 AM

Welcome..........this forum has been a God send for me.  You will find you are not alone and our moderators are absolutely wonderful.  Hope you will post often and let everyone know how you are doing.  You are not alone in this battle and the people here will make you feel right at home.  Hope you have a pain free day!!!!! tongue

Hugs


Tootie
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anxiety/panic attacks...osteoporosis....Fibro
 xanax


Posted By : ericsmom - 7/15/2008 6:55 AM

Nice warm welcome to you anonymouse

I love that name too!!  You just found us and are already showing your creative side :-)

I hope you stay, you will have lots of support, comfort, and fantastic advice here.

Hugs

Diane


Fibromyagia, R/A, Diabetes, Atrial Fib, depression

folic acid, metformin, diamicron, bisoprolol, fenofibrate, pantoloc, wellbutrin, propafenone, ibprofen, warfarin, methotrexate


Some people dream of angels, I held one in my arms


Posted By : Marlee2 - 7/15/2008 7:04 AM
Hi Anonymouse and welcome to our family. I'm glad google led you to us too. It is so comforting to know your not alone with fibro and there are so many that care.
 
You said you have already read a lot which is good. Make sure you read the second post on the first page fibro 101 it contains a lot of info. Many have found that malic acid and magnesium has helped them.
 
Fibro seems to be getting worse for me also, I'm almost 58. I'm trying to find new ways to fight it myself.
 
Ask questions, share with us and vent when you need to. We are here for you.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee


Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin


Posted By : Sherrine - 7/15/2008 11:42 AM
Hi, again, Anonymouse!  I welcomed you in another post.  You will find a wonderful group of people here that have excellent ideas and advice to help you move around your pain and continue living the good life.  
 
It is important to keep moving with fibro.  I'm sure you've found out that you become stiff as a board if you sit or lay too long.  In the Fibro 101 thread there is a link to Great Stretching Exercises.  These really do help a lot and are done sitting down.  It's really great for people that have a desk job.  I don't but I still do these exercises and, actually, have devised a few of my own.  It helps keep those muscles flexible.
 
Also, you need to pace yourself when  you do things.  You just can't do things the way you used to or you will pay with more pain.  I take many breaks when doing anything that is hard for me.  Yesterday I mopped my miles of tile...which I hate to do, by the way.  I took four breaks when doing it.  I got it done, maybe not in a timely fashion, but it is done and I'm patting myself on the back today.  I'll even walk barefoot!  tongue
 
I do think you have accepted your illness so don't stress about it.  That makes the pain worse.  You ARE normal...for you!  Everyone is so different and handle things so differently.  I'm sure you are doing just fine.  You may not be able to keep up with the "Joneses" but there are the "Smiths" out there that can't keep up with YOU!  Relax, do things in a manner that will not bring you pain.  If something is too difficult, ask for help.  Things will get done...eventually.  I have a sign in my kitchen that says, "If you've come to see me, Welcome!  If  you've come to see my home, Make an appointment."  That's exactly how I feel.
 
The bottom line is, stick with us and we'll give you ideas on how to work around your pain and do the things you want to do.  Life will continue to be good.
 
Sherrine


Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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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


Posted By : mamanan - 7/15/2008 2:29 PM
hi, and welcome! I love your name, I think it's VERY original :D I'm so glad you foudn this place, I've come to rely on the advice adn support of the people here. And I'm glad you have such a sympathetic doctor!


in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!


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