I am very new to fibro.

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   Posted 10/20/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, my name is Brooke. I am new to fibromyalgia. And I am also 17. My mother and grandmama was diagnosed with fibro also. I never really understood how they felt but now i do. I have had fibro for about a year now. They just figured out what it was. My old Dr said that it was a pulled muscle because it started with volleyball. So i went to pt. it helped for a while but then the pain came back. I wasnt sure it was a pulled muscle. He told me it was nothing to worry about. During these past few months i was sure it was fibro. i am currently going to massage therapy sessions and am not taking anything but a few tylenol a day. its tough but im getting through it. I want to learn more about fibro and different tecniques to help cope with the pain. Any Ideas???

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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brooke and welcome to our family! I'm sure happy that you've joined us. Fibro is such a miserable disorder, especially for the younger folks but you can still have a wonderful and happy life even with it. My prayer is that before you get anywhere near my age that they will figure out what causes all the pain and have a remedy for it.

Until then...heat if our friend. Keep the muscles warm and they're less likely to intensify with pain. Also, keep moving. It doesn't have to be fast but sitting in one place just makes you more stiff and sore. Yes it hurts to move but it hurts even worse not to. Think about how you feel when you wake up in the morning.

And educate yourself as much as possible. Be wary of people selling cures and miracle potions. There are none. But by learning all you can you have a better chance at relieving much of the pain.

Good luck!
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   Posted 10/21/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brooke and Welcome!
I'm new at this but do want to let you know you will find support here and they all know what you are going through. We have a new member that is close to your age and it just shows you fibro hits "all" ages. I'm am 52. Reading, reading, reading here at the forum really helped me also.
I take Tylenol 4,000 mg. a day for pain and have Darvocet for backup. I do have a prescription for Lyrica but have not started that yet. I know we just have to keep trying pain meds to see what works best for us.
Keep posting and let us know how you are doing! GamJill
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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brooke and welcome. I am glad you found us too. This is great forum and you will learn a lot on here. The best thing is you always have someone to talk to about fibro that understands what you are feeling. We have a few teens on here so I'm sure they will be a big help to you. I didn't get fibro til I was in my 50s or at least I wasn't dxd til I was in my 50s.
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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Brooke, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum.  You have gotten some good information already.  Do check out the Fibro 101 thread...the third thread on the forum.  You will find a lot of good information there that may help you.
Be sure to keep moving.  If you sit or lay too long, you will be stiff as a board.  Gentle stretching exercises, found on the Fibro 101 thread, are good too.  They help to keep your muscles flexible and in less pain.
Hot showers and moist heat are good for the pain.  You can get a Bed Buddy at Walgreens or other places.  You put this in the microwave to heat and it gives off moist heat.  Many members like those a lot.
Meanwhile, I'm glad that you joined us and I hope you continue to ask questions.  We have a great group here that are ready to help you.
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   Posted 10/21/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys for making me feel welcome. I hope we all feel better. ive noticed that even though massages hurt at first they really help alot with the pain.
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