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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/23/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I was diagnosed with fibro when I was 10 years old, by the leading specialist at that time. I am now 33. I was very lucky that I had a persistent mom and we lived in Texas at that time. I was on all kinds of different meds, until I became pregnant with my first child at age 24. My husband who doesn't have alot of faith in the medical world began researching. The pregnancy was hard. I had a lot of preterm labor. We found out that taking calcium/magnesium helped my muscles to relax and not go into contractions. We also learned several other alternative methods to the pain that I endure. It is nine years later, and now three children call me mom. I only use otc meds now, but am going to a new doctor tomorrow. We will see.


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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 726
   Posted 7/23/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to fibroland-where every ride is just as crazy and confusing as the next!  Wow-I have never heard of someone being dxd at such a young age.  I don't know if you're lucky or not, LOL.  I think it's great that you can manage your pain with OTC meds.  I SO wish I were like that.  It sounds like you have a great support system at home.  FYI-you just found another one here! :-)    Anyway, I hope you enjoy the ride.  It can get bumpy and make you dizzy at times, but it's worth it! yeah
BTW-Are things really bigger in TX?  LOL tongue

FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1380
   Posted 7/23/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jacey, Welcome to the forum! While I was not dx as a child, I've had this since I was a baby. You were lucky to have a mother that pushed and an early dx. There is a lot of info here ck the 1st page for Fibro 101 and read back posts. We have a lot of newbies coming in which is good, not that you have FMS, just that ppl find this 

The ppl here are very supportive and kind, that makes such a big difference in how we deal w/ the pain and the fatigue. You seem to have a good support system at home, good for you!  As I said, read over old posts, ask ????, share any things you have found, and vent as you need. If one person doesn't have your symptom, more than likely, someone else does.

Hope the new dr is a keeper. Is it your pcp or a specialist? Good luck, let us know how it goes.

God bless.  Alice.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 7/23/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jacey and welcome! Good luck with your new doc. That's always a worry with those of us who have fibro. Most are great but unfortunately there are still those in the dark ages.

Keep us posted,
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   Posted 7/23/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Jacey, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum!  I'm so glad you joined us.  We can probably learn a lot from you!
I, too, only take over-the-counter meds.  I use ibuprofen and Tylenol for the pain.  I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements and extra calcium so we are on the same page here!  There is a thread all about the malic acid/magnesium supplements and also links to studies that have been done.  I just started taking them in December and they have really helped me.  I'll bump up that thread for you.  But, malic acid/magnesium doesn't work for everyone.  You just have to try it to see how  your body reacts.
I'm glad that you can "get away" with just taking the over-the-counter stuff.  I know I'm thankful, but fibro does affect people differently.  Some really need the heavier duty stuff and my heart goes out to them.  So, as I said, I'm very thankful.
Again, I'm glad you joined and I hope to hear more from you soon!
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