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crooked river
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/27/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been lurking for a week and decided it was time to come out. Dx'd with fibro last December. My doctor put me on Cymbalta (first 30mg, now 60mg once a day), Flexeril, and Tramadol. I'm not getting much relief from any of it. Like all of you, I have good days and bad days, tend to overdo it on the good days and end up regretting it.
Not much of an introduction, but I'm looking forward to being part of the group. I feel blessed to have found you.

Fibromyalgia, type II diabetes, COPD
Cymbalta, Tramadol, Flexeril, Avandia, Metformin, Advair

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   Posted 7/27/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Nancy, and welcome!  I'm so glad you decided to join in.  Since you have been reading posts, you can see that there is a great group of people here that give good idea and advice to help you live a full and enjoyable life.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  Someone usually has experience in that area.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread.  It's the second thread on the forum.  There are links in it to some really good information about fibromyalgia.  Meanwhile, read and join in!  I hope to hear more from you soon.
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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   Posted 7/27/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy and glad you joined our Fingertip family. This forum has been a godsend for me in the past year. The accumulative knowledge on here is amazing. You probably have seen we like to laugh too, we have to find the good in everything. Read, ask questions and vent when you need to and we will be here for you.
I've got two docs trying to get me to try cymbalta, did you have any side affects from it???
luv and hugs

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
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   Posted 7/27/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy!
Welcome to fibroland.  I think you'll find lots of great info and advice here.  Also, this place is filled with some of the most caring people you'll ever "meet."  I hope you stick around and join our crazy little family. :-)
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!)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 7/27/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy,

I think it is wonderful that you joined in as a member. You can learn a lot about fibro here. The members are so kind and compassionate and they really do care about eachother. We have a lot of fun here and I am sure that you will be glad that you joined.

Have a wonderful day,
hugs, Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/27/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Nancy Welcome!
I am fairly new to the forum to and I can say everyone has been absolutely wonderful.  You will find a lot of information and support for this wonderful group.  I haven't found what medicine works best yet but I have had some luck with prozac and pamelor.  I'm taking low doses and the pain is less but I'm not really open to increasing them because of weight gain. 
I think it helps to have someone to talk to and this is a great place to be!

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 169
   Posted 7/27/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Nancy!
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.

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   Posted 7/27/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Nancy...Welcome!

It's pretty common for you to try several med's before you find real relief...and some never do...but don't give up trying. Any time we can help you or just be a shoulder to cry or lean on, just speak up. That's what we are all about.

Co-Mod Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, collapsed disk, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteo arthritis in spine and other locations.

The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it's limits. Albert Einstein: (1879-1955)

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   Posted 7/27/2008 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, and welcome from another Nancy! You have found a wonderful community for help amnd support. I'm so glad yoy joined us, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you.
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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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/28/2008 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Nancy! tongue

I'm a NEWBIE too! but I really love the idea of being able to share with people who can understand - the idea of being anonymos helps too - because we don't have to be afraid that someone will pity us or think we are nuts!

From what I can tell Every "Body" is different. I have been DX since 1988 and it has always taken time to get the right balance of foods, vitamins, and meds. Don't forget, the disease (yes, I dare to call it what it is) changes over time so you always need to be ready to roll with the punches. My best advise: get the very best medical team you can find and then make them talk to each other!



Fibro, migraine, spinal degeneration, carpal, insulin/pump diabetic, diabetic poly neuropathies,CAD, PAD,thoracic outlet, chronic pain, myofascial pain, open heart surgeries.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 7/28/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nancy
Just wanted to welcome you to the will love it here :-)
Gentle hugs
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

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 7/28/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Nancy, welcome welcome welcome!!!

I'm glad you are here. Congratulations, you are now home!

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