Hi, I am Tallred and I am new to the forum

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   Posted 2/9/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi I am new.I found out I had fibro just recently after 2-=3 years of thinking it was arthritus and God knows what else.I am finduing it harder it harder and harder to get up in the mornings just to get to work.The pin is so bad, I can hardly move.

I still do not know all the effects of the condition, however I do know I will not be able to continue at work like this for to long.

I am still waiting to see a rhumatologist, that has been four or five months now, and it might be nother five to six months.

I have ben taking the gavapenatine, but not the little pills for cronic sleep disorder, as they make me foggy in the mornings.

I am hoping there is an end to this, has anyone ever just been cured of this, or the pain just go away?



Hi Tallred, I started you a new thread so that your post will get noticed.  I will delete it from the other thread.

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   Posted 2/9/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Tallred,

I would like to welcome you to the fibro forum. I think that you will find that this is a wonderful place to come. Everybody here is so kind and compassionate.

I hope that you get time to check out fibro101, it is the second thread, it is full of wonderful advice.

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   Posted 2/9/2009 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tallred!~

And welcome to our family! I'm afraid that there is no cure for fibro at this point but there are a lot of things we can do to make the symptoms more bearable. I wish you didn't have to wait so long to see a rheumy...but in the mean time is your regular doc offering you anything for relief? I see you are taking gabapentin and that does help some people. No one medication helps everyone because they still don't know what exactly causes fibro pain and it's other symptoms. So, if you hear of anyone trying to sell you a cure...just turn and walk away.

Do as much reading as you can, especially on the forum. At the top of the forum listings is a sticky titled Fibro 101. That has wonderful information. Please ask all of the questions you'd like. That's why we are here...to help take care of each other.

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   Posted 2/9/2009 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Tallred! Welcome to this great forum, glad to have you on board. I second Chutz' question about your regular doc- can you talk with the doc and ask for some help with the pain? Thats how I manage at this point, I work only with my GP until things get to a point where I need more specific and targeted relief. Hopefully you can get onto some treatment plan that works for you while you wait for the rheumy visit and tests. Hope you feel better soonest!
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   Posted 2/10/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tallred and welcome to the family. Everyone on here is so helpful in finding ways to make fibro more bearable. Moist heat is our friend, for me there is nothing like a nice massaging shower to help with the aches and pains. We have to keep moving and stretching inspite of the pain. We discuss everything from how to make shopping easier to what kind of shoes to wear.
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   Posted 2/10/2009 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Tallred!  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  We have a great group of people that are more than willing to give a helping hand.  I know you have been directed to the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  I hope you get a chance to read it because it has links to a lot of good information about fibromyalgia.  I'm sure something there will help you.
Meanwhile, read back posts and ask questions.  That's why we are here.  Im so glad you joined and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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   Posted 2/10/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome aboard Tall Red!!!

Sounds like a bunch of ppl have already directed you around the forum.  So I'll just say hi!!  And I'm glad you found us. 

I've learned A LOT from this forum and I have to say these are some of the sweetest folks out there.  They love to help anyway they can when it comes to fibromyalgia. 

Take care and warm welcoming hugs,

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