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   Posted 11/19/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
hi, i'm new to posting on this forum, but have been lurking for a month or so  wink i'm 43 yrs old, married with a 12-yr old daughter and live on the east coast of canada.

i was officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia by a rheumatologist in may of this year, but have had symptoms since a car accident in 1999.
i've tried several different medications since i first saw my own doctor about my worsening symptoms in january and am currently on 60 mg of cymbalta in the morning with 10 mg of flexeril before bed, taking tylenol or advil as needed. the cymbalta seems to be helping and, after the initial 2-3 week adjustment period, i've had no side effects from it.

i'm glad to have found this forum ~ it's great to know i'm not alone and that others can easily relate to what i'm going through.
fibromyalgia ~ cymbalta 60 mg, flexeril 10 mg, advil/tylenol
hypothyroidism ~ synthroid 112 mcg
gerd ~ nexium 40 mg
peri-menopause ~ yasmin 28

Post Edited (payroll~lady) : 11/19/2008 7:09:00 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/19/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Payroll lady and welcome. I'm glad you found this forum too. Since you have been reading for awhile you know how great the people on here are. Have you read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page??? Ask questions, share what helps you and vent when you need to, we are here for you.
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   Posted 11/19/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
hi and will find tons of useful information this is a great place to come to when you need answers,feel bad, need a laugh or just want to share.
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   Posted 11/19/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   


Welcome to the fibro family!  It will be interesting to get your "Canadian POVs" on the medical system.  This is a great place to come to get info, ask questions, and vent (because we all need to).  I hope everyone makes you feel welcome! :-)

FINALLY dxd with fibro 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!)
Chantix (quit smoking 08/29/08)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson

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   Posted 11/19/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Payroll Lady and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum.  While you were reading, I hope you found the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There is a lot of good info about fibro in that thread.  There are links to symptoms, some great stretching exercises that really do work, and some other goodies.  Check it out!

Don't hesitate to ask questions.  That's what we're here for.  You will usually get many responses when you ask.

I'm so glad you found us.  We have a good group of people here that will help you live a full and enjoyable life with fibro.  And, as a bonus, we really care about each other!  So, welcome to our fibro family!  Hope to hear more from you soon.


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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/19/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there! I'm fairly new here, too, but enjoy checking in daily, and have already felt welcome and had some questions answered.

It's good to have folks to talk to that understand what you're going through - I'm grateful to have found this site!

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GERD, Insomnia, Undiagnosed Inflammation with Elevated Sed Rate, C-reactive Protein
Mom to 2 College students +1 Exchange Student in Germany, stepMom to 2 marrieds, 8 stepGrands and my third job is being a pastor's wife.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 408
   Posted 11/19/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   


The best thing that happened to me since my diagnoses is finding this site.  The people here are wonderful and they understand what others can't.  You will find great advice and a lot of support here.  I hope you stick around and join in, I'm sure you have advice for us too wink .


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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 11/20/2008 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks so much for the warm welcomes ~ i really appreciate it blush
fibromyalgia ~ cymbalta 60 mg, flexeril 10 mg, advil/tylenol
hypothyroidism ~ synthroid 112 mcg
gerd ~ nexium 40 mg
peri-menopause ~ yasmin 28

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