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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/5/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I just found this forum tonight and figured I should sign up and join in. I've been dealing with chronic pain for almost 3 years and I have been given the diagnosis of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I have a list of symptoms that are longer than my arms and seems to be getting longer and longer. I'm 28 years old, male, married w/5 kids. I don't know if I would have made it this far without them. Anyway, looking for a few answers to my many questions, so I guess I'll just start sorting through the threads and see what I come up with.


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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 726
   Posted 4/5/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Scott & welcome to the forum.  You have found the best forum there is & it is full of not just knowledgeable people but very caring people.  Feel free to ask away, there will be someone here who has been through whatever you are going through & has answers for your questions.  If we don't have an answer, we may have ideas that may help.  Wow, 5 kids, that is so awesome.  Finding out we have Fibro can be like a death sentence but it is not.  You have a life still & it is all about learning how to pace yourself & find the right meds &/or supplements that will give you the best life you can have.  It can be a very good life.  I think knowledge is power, learning all you can about this illness & trying different things until you find what fits for you.  Also, I think a positive attitude is important.  It sounds like you have a good support system & that is so imperative.  I use these people here as my support system & also my daughter, Misty.  It is nice to meet you.  I am usually a night owl due to insomnia.  Another little Fibro gift.  LOL  Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety  Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 1014
   Posted 4/6/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Scott!!

Welcome to the forum!!  This is a great place to learn and get support!!  I don't know what I would have done without this place.  Fibro & CFS is a tough thing to deal with, I know you'll find a lot of answers for your questions here.  Please feel free to ask away, we really care about our members and everyone is more than willing to help.  Be sure to check out the second thread on the forum called Fibro 101, you'll find that its packed with lots answers and links to help you with support.  I saw in your post that your family is supportive and believe me, that's half that battle when it comes to fibro.

I just wanted to welcome you to the forum and our fibro family.  We're here for you!!  Ask questions and join in on our Koffee Katches, its fun and helps us get to know eachother.  You've come to a great place to laugh, cry, learn and get support.
Take care,
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 686
   Posted 4/6/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Scott! I'm pretty new here too, and have learned some things already....mostly that everyone is very caring. Please stick around and ask lots of questions. We learn from each other. :o)
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), buspar, abilify, trazodone, lorazapam, nexium, nabumetone, hydrocodone, flexeril, c-pap machine, estrodial patch.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 1771
   Posted 4/6/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scott, and welcome.  Wow, 5 kids!  Your life must be so busy but so incredibly blessed at the same time.  :-)    I'm glad you've joined us, and I hope you will feel free to post, comment, and ask questions often.
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.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 532
   Posted 4/6/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Scott and welcome to the forum, If you have any questions I
am sure you will find the answers here. You will receive tons ofsupport frienships and sometimes just some good laughs.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 4/6/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scott and welcome to the family. Five children must keep you very busy and it has to be rough with fibro and CFS. You found the right place to learn about fibro. Read, ask questions and even vent when you need to and we will be here for you.
luv and hugs
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Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted 4/6/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scott,

Welcome!! I am so glad you've found us-this is a great place.

Wow-5 kids!! You must be very busy. We have 3 kids and that's a lot of work-can't imagine having two more!!!

Welcome again.
love and hugs

fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17501
   Posted 4/6/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Scott, and welcome!  We love getting new members and especially if they are men!  We have several male members and it is growing all of the time.  I'm sorry you are having to deal with these illnesses but am glad that you found us and joined in.
I see you have been directed to the Fibro 101 thread.  There are links to good info about fibro in there, including symptoms, exercises, links about supplements, etc.  You will learn a lot there.
Be sure to read back posts and ask questions.  That's what we are here for.  Take care. enjoy those five beautiful children, and I hope to hear more from you soon.
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 4/6/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Scott,

I'm new here, too.  Interestingly I was wondering if there were any men here, since I have read that Fibro affects mostly women.  Sorry that we have this in common, but I think we have arrived at a good place in this forum.

I grew up in a big family.  I am the oldest of six; five girls and one boy.  We were always up to something.   devil

I have two children of my own, but I have taught hundreds, and they all feel like "mine."



New Member

Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/6/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the warm welcomes! Yes, 5 kids is a handful. Luckily, they're all well behaved (for the most part, the boys can give some grief) and the older ones help me out with the younger ones. I read the spoon theory, and let me tell you, there are days when the kids take all my spoons before noon.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 4/7/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Scott and Welcome-

You are a busy and blessed man with five kids! I can see where you would have your spoons used up by noon! Great place to belong- and we have great guys at this site also, we haven't scared them away yet. smilewinkgrin



Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Darvocet  

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