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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a newbie...YEAH ME!!?!!

I am also new to fibromyalgia - heck I don't even know if I spelled it right. I was finally given the sentence in October and told to exercise, exercise, exercise with a few prescriptions. I really do like my rheumy. Anway, I started to exercise then surprise my appendix burst! I am finally back to walking, however I am finding that my chest hurts - feels like there is a weight on it - this comes and goes. The painful joints and tiredness are a lot worse than before. But since I had to take a break in exercising I don't know if I should call for a doc appt to talk about my symptoms or wait until my next appt in March and give the walking more time to work. Also, the trazodone doesn't seem to be working - it takes me a long to fall asleep and I'm waking up 1-2 times a night (which is better than before). I think my night sweats are getting better or I'm sleeping through those.

Any advice on the doc appt issue would be great!
Oh - just thought of another any of you feel nausated? I am feeling this way more often.

Thanks in advance for any help or kind words!
(I also posted this under another post...didn't think it should go I reposted, sorry!!)
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
hi 2boyzmom!

welcome to our achy, tired, foggy fibro family! :-) yes, i definitely struggle with feeling nauseous. i've tried to figure out a pattern to it, but haven't yet. it just seems to come and go and ugh, it's awful!

i wish i could give you some input on your meds/dr.'s apt, but i currently am not on any meds and haven't been to see a rhemy myself. but! there are lots of wonderful people here who know more about these things and i'm sure they'll be along soon with some good input for you.

oh, and you said "i was finally given the sentence in december"-someone here (oh, please please forgive me i can't remember who!!) has in their sig one of the greatest things i've read on here-"fibro is a life sentence, but not a death sentence". that really sums it up for me..yes, i will probably struggle with this for the rest of my life, but hey-it could be worse! it's not going to kill me! :-)

welcome again! it's great to have you here!
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My rheumy put it a rather interesting way........she said from a doctors standpoint it's the best diagnosis to give because it doesn't effect any other organs in the body. Although it's one of the worst for the patient because it's trial and error to find the correct meds. Hang in there and always remember it could be worse. That's what I keep telling myself since my recent diagnosis.
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   Posted 1/11/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   


Sorry you have been diagnosed with Fibro, but glad you have a Rheumy that you like. It is great when you find a doctor who knows what he is doing with Fibro and you can feel comfortable with.

I think you should call the office and maybe talk to his nurse and let her know what is going on. Ask if they think you should come in early. That's what I do with my Rheumy's nurse and she usually has an answer for me within an hour.

I don't get nauseated, but my sister(who also has Fibro) does. Don't know if that is a symptom or maybe from medications? Also, I think it is great that you were able to exercise before all of this.

Good luck and keep us updated. Glad you found us!

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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi 2boyzmom and welcome-

I would put a call into your Dr. and update him on your symptoms. March is a little ways away.

I don't get the nausea from fibro. That can't be fun. I know I have read that others do, and hopefully they will be along soon.

Hope you start to feel better- I know your body needs some time to heal after surgery, so be gentle on yourself.

Let us know how you are doing-



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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 2boyzmom and welcome to our family. Been there with the ruptured appendix but I was young and healthy when it happened. I get the weight on my chest feeling but you probably should call your doc. You will find that fibro is weird and can cause some strange feelings around our bodies. After having it long enough you will learn to recognize what is fibro and what needs medical attention most of the time. I do have nausea off and on but I also have lots of tummy problems.
Read the fibro 101 thread, second on the first page, it contains lots of great info. Read and ask questions and we are here for you.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, and welcome!  You may have some costochondritis going on with the painful chest.  I have that and my doctor has me taking ibuprofen, with food, for that.  Also, I can get some nausea but I eat and it goes away.  I don't sit down to a 12 course meal but I will have like an English muffin with peanut butter on it and then I feel better.  Hot tea, too.
Marlee directed you to the Fibro 101 thread.  I hope you get a chance to read it because there is a lot of good info on it.  Also, keep moving.  Walking is a good exercise for fibromites.  There is a link to some good stretching exercises on the Fibro 101 thread, too.  They really do help.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  It's nice meeting you and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi 2boyzmom! So nice of you to have found us! :-)
I must say also that it is wonderful that you have a doctor you like.. I've only been to one Rhuemy so far (only been diagnosed since December) and I personally think maybe I could find someone better.. she doesn't seem to know enough about Fibro and I don't feel comfortable. I DO experience the nausea pretty often actually, it's even been so bad that I've thrown up from it.. again, my Rhuemy has said my nausea is NOT from Fibro, I don't know what the heck she think it's from then, I am not on any medications whatsoever, or have any other ailments like this that could cause it.... Ugh, she frustrates me lol
Anyway, I agree with the other ladies, call your doctor and let him know your updates and new symptoms!
I get the chest pains too like a weight is being set on it!
Good luck with everything, let us know how things go!
And welcome welcome!!
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome 2boyzmom!!!

Bummer about the appendix. I agree that it takes time to mend and I agree you should talk to your rheumy about your chest pain symptoms. I get the chest pain thing and its very scary.
You've come to a great forum! These folks are so sweet & understanding - a little wacky at times, but when you're "sentenced" with this rotten syndrome you've gotta laugh at it sometimes or you'd go out of your ever-lovin-mind!!
Glad you have a good rheumy. I'm hoping my doctor will send me to one. I'm still in the diagnostic end of things, but that dr. and I are pretty sure its fibro. So one day soon I'm sure I'll come to the forum with an offical dx.
Again... welcome aboard!!
Warm hugs,
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! You all are wonderful! Thank you for all the advice - glad I found this site... I will be calling the doctor tomorrow and have a chat with the nurse. Now I am off to read Fibro 101.
Did I mention I teach kindergarten? So the suggestion of walking is a good one since I'm on feet all day, but I love it!
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
hey! i do get nauseous alot, but it's from reflux (i have gerd). maybe you can have an endoscopy and see if your esophagus is ok. if it's reflux, it will most likely look irritated and raw from the acid. hope that helps

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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Aliza, I am overdue for my GI appt.  I never thought of that. Thanks

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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Kindergarten Teacher??!!??  UR a saint!!  Although I've made community presentations to kids in 2nd grade before, it was a blast.  But there's no way I could handle it all day.  No wonder you have FM... LOL just kiddin!! wink

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