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   Posted 1/14/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I am 35 and have several health issues including fibro. I won't bore you with the list. Anyway I am glad to find a place where there are others like me.

Hello to all.

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   Posted 1/14/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
dolphin, it is nice to meet you.  It does help alot to find people whe understand us & what we are going through.  You will love this place so many good & wonderful people who have wisdom & knowledge to help you.  I hope you continue to post so we can get to know each other.  Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ

Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren

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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi dolphin and welcome.  You've come to the right place; if anyone understands living with fibro and lots of additional chronic illnesses, we do. :-)
Hugs - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
Fibromyalgia, 2 back surgeries, Meniere's Disease, 30+ kidney stones, GERD, IBS, Asthma, Allergies, Endometriosis, Heart Arrythmia, Myofascial Pain, TMJ.

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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome dolphinfire,

I am 42 and have been fighting the fibro fight for at least 4 years. Stick around, we'll share stories, thoughts and laughs here.

Check out the Fibromyalgia 101 thread very informative.

Soft Hugs,

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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Dolphinfire, and welcome!  I'm so glad you found us.  You have come to a good place.  We have great people that have wonderful ideas to help you live a full and enjoyable life with fibromyalgia.  And a bonus is that we really do care about each other.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to great info about fibro in that thread.  You will learn a lot.  Also read back posts and ask questions.  That's what we are here for.
I'm happy that you have joined our family and I hope to hear more from you  soon.
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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dolphin,

I would also like to welcome you to the fibromyalgia forum. I am sure that you will fit right in here. We all understand what you are going through and that makes it so much easier.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum dolphin.
Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

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   Posted 1/14/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Dolphin. I'm fairly new here as well. Good place to learn and share and better manage your fibro, amongst other things.

Still learning how to manage my Fibromylagia, and all the lovely gifts it brings.   
I had severe spinal stenosis, had fusion done on C5-7, and my life has changed. 

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   Posted 1/14/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dolphin and welcome. Don't take all the threads too seriously, we live in a make believe world sometimes on here. devil I'm glad you joined and you will enjoy it here so make yourself right at home.
luv and hugs
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   Posted 1/14/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
More welcomes Dolphin! Cool name too...

Come join us for our daily Koffee Klatch. It's a small part of our day when we don't have to think about pain. You'll meet a lot of great folks and find support and comfort here.

Glad you joined us,
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   Posted 1/14/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
hi dolphin!

welcome to our family:-) i love your name-and we're the same age. i am glad you found us and i look forward to getting to know you.
love and hugs

this being human is a guest house.
every morning a new arrival-a joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awarenewss comes as an unexpected visitor.
welcome and entertain them all!
even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably
he may be clearing you out for some new delight.

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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome Dolphin,

So glad you found us! This is a great place to get advice, support, or just a few laughs! It has been a great 2nd home for me.


Never regret something that made you smile!

Fibromyalgia*Osteoarthritis Of Spine*Sleep Apnea*RLS * Depression*Chronic Fatigue*Allergy/Sinus*Menopause

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   Posted 1/14/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome welcome!!!! turn
21 years old
Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Irrational fears

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   Posted 1/14/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there!  :-)
Lyme, anxitey, depression, chronic C. Pnuemoniae

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   Posted 1/15/2009 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dolphin, and welcome! You have been welcomed by many, but in our little fibro funny farm, we say NO! to that silly stinkin pain! [doing my worst scarface imitation :] You have heard that this is an outstanding place of compassionate people, but let me give you a tiny taste of what this forum means to me: In August of 2008, my husband was out of the country for several weeks and I was alone in the Twin Cities, having just moved there 2 months before. I slipped into a horrid flare so fast that it scared me, a flare like no other I had ever experienced. SO- lets recap- new to the community, knew no one yet, husband gone, family and friends 1500 miles away. My flare took me down! So- I got on this forum, described what was going on, got some great advice, and took it- got myself to the hospital and found treatment for all the crazy things the flare did in a short time. I felt then and still do that without the intervention of my pals here, I would have been in real trouble. SO- don't ever hesitate to talk to us, we will all understand and offer whatever help we can, with no judgements or strings attached. Peace!
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its metamorphosis."
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta, Buspar 
OTC meds- Benadryl, Claritin, Melatonin, Valerian, B Complex, Multi Vitamin

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   Posted 1/15/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks to all for the great welcome. I know I will love it here.

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   Posted 1/15/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome Dolphin!!!

You've come to the right place, I look forward to getting to know ya!

Hope you're having a painfree day!

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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome dolphin! Your little disfuctional family who's always in pain & always forgets your name!lol...just kidding. On your way out,don't forget to pick up you complimentary heating pads,vicodin,and table top lighthouse for when the FOG is bad. smilewinkgrin
Fibro,Heart Disease,Diabetes other assorted.
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