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   Posted 9/19/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
hey guys thanks for the support, i might try that mallic acid magnesium supplements. Im kinda bummed about this fibromalygia though, i used to be so active and fit and strong and big, but now it seems ive lost it. Im not trying to bring my woes and dull everyone's spirit here, its just annoying cause i had to quit the job love being a captain in the military cause of it. i did post this ofrum cause i wanna ask questions, does anyone have problems with their wrists like aching wrists and stiff cracking wrists , just wasnt shure if it was in the general diagnosis of fibromalygia. Thank you all for you support i look forward to posting more, i do wanna fight this fibro, i wanna hope one day ill be pain free and living the great life i used to have back in iraq haha.

Cheers Marlus Maxwell.

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   Posted 9/19/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Marlus!  I have found that the pain from fibromyalgia travels.  If I wait long enough it will leave a certain area and move someplace else.  I had trouble with one wrist and the thumb about four years ago.  It hurt so badly and I could barely hold a pen to write.  I was practicing how to write with my left hand...just in case.  Just a light touch of the skin was extremely painful  This went on for months.  All of a sudden, it started getting better and now it is completely normal again!  So, this could be fibro.
Did you get a chance to go to the Fibro 101 thread I told you about?  There is a list of symptoms in there.  That might help you.
I gave you a lot of info yesterday.  But, I have never been pain free in the 21 years I have had fibro.  But, I have been able to control my pain and have traveled overseas, been snorkling, parasailing, etc!  So, you CAN have a good life with fibro.  You just need to see what helps you manage the pain.  You want to be the one in charge...not the illness!  They are really starting to study fibromyalgia, though.  For years we were told it was all in our heads...especially being women.   mad    I don't think the men have been told that.  You probably would knock their block off!  smilewinkgrin    So there is always hope for a pain free future for us.  Keep a positive attitude, enjoy each new day, and laugh.  It's great "medicine" and it doesn't cost a cent!
Read some of the threads on this forum.  You can get a lot of info from them, too.  Everyone has different experiences with fibromyalgia so that's why it's so hard for the doctors.  There is no hard and fast rule.
I can't close this post without thanking you for your service to this great nation of ours.  It's wonderful people like you that have helped keep us safe so a big THANK YOU to you!  I'm sorry you had to give up your job but, once you get control of the pain, there could be something out there that you like even better!  So, find a good doctor that believes in fibromyalgia, keep trying different things until you see what works for you, and look forward to your future.  We are here and will answer all  you questions.  You may even meet our other men on this forum.  John says he's one of the girls now!  yeah    Hope you have a good day!
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   Posted 9/19/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlus, thank you for fighting for our freedom and I'm happy your home safe and sound. There are a lot of people that have developed fibro after a traumatic incident in their lives.
My wrist have been hurting lately also but like Sherrine said the pain can move around our bodies at will. I do have osteoarthritis in my hands but the pain has been going clear up my arms to the elbow. There is no rhyme nor reason behind fibro.
Like you I have hope that help is right around the corner for us.
Hang with us and you will learn everything you need to know about fibro. smhair
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   Posted 9/19/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   


I was very fit and in the best shape of my life when the fibro hit.  It has been very hard to accept help and the fact that there are so many things that I cannot do.  I also had to leave my job but fortunately I have found a new job that works great for me.  So I'm learning how to adjust to this new life.  I have gained 20lbs since my diagnosed, from the meds they put me on.  I'm trying hard to get some control back but I know that it will take me time.  I also have come to terms with never being without pain.  Fortunately my pain isn't the biggest part of my fibro.  The fog and fatigue get me more.  I guess what I'm trying to say is, things will get better.  You will learn how to deal with your limitations.  You will have good days and bad days but you will be ok and when  you are having bad days, we are here for you!


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