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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/23/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with fybromyalgia 2 days ago and started a treatment of Lyrica. Can anyone tell me is there any hope of me feeling better fast :-)
The mornings are just so hard, my body feels so bad and since i was diagnosed i am so emotional. I have been feeling terrible for weeks and the pains and the loss of sensation in my arms,hands,feet is horrible, plus the dizziness,hot flushes, constant feeling my body is heavy or dragging me down,back,neck pains its a nightmare as i have 2 kids to look after.
Does anyone know is there a chance of getting a connective tissue disease from fybromalgia as my dad had this and it worries me alot?!
Also they say its to do with physcological state too, for me i am baffled because i am in great form and happy-well until i got sick. But does anyone think that it has to do with something in your life before?because i did had some traumatic times 9 years ago. I am wondering whether really a visit to a physcolgist would help me get better faster.......

Thanks in advance

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/23/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sunset34 -
I'm not sure if everyone would agree, but I don't think there is a 'fast fix' for fibro. I was recently diagnosed as well, but I know I've had fibro for about 15 years, but didn't know what it was called, therefore wasn't getting treatment. Your traumatic event could have surely been the start of it.

Please don't let anyone tell you its "all in your head". There are alot of great books and websites you can visit for tons of information. One excellent source is Dr. Devin Starlanyl. She has a website www.sover.net/~devstar/

Also...this message board is filled with people who are a wealth of information too!!


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   Posted 4/23/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with Fibro about 8 months ago, but I was told by my rheumetologist that I have likely had it all my life. Traumatic experiences usually trigger Fibro out of remission. I am sorry to say that there really is no quick fix for fibro. I wish there was. Medications help, and even though it hurts, exercise is very important. I know this is hard on you, but there are a lot of great people here who will listen to you and help you through the hard times as best they can. There are some informative sites listed in the Fibro101 forum at the top of the list. I would definately check them out. I know it is very hard, believe me, but try to stay positive. Know that it is not all in your head, and know that the people here know what you are going through and will offer you wonderful support.

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   Posted 4/23/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome,

I very much believe there is a huge psychological basis for Fibro. Now I am not saying it is all in your head, quite the contrary. I think we have a lot of issues in our unconscious minds, not subconscious, that are causing this pain. I personally believe for me it is my brain trying to distract me from dealing with things in my unconscious mind. The more I "work" on this the better I have gotten. It is very difficult b/c as the great Freud said, we may never know what is in the unconscious mind causing rage. Unlike Freud who believed the physical pain was caused by guilt, modern thinkers realize he was only partly right. We know more about the surface of Mars than our brain. I am studying this heavily and for me I can say it is helping.

Write often,


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   Posted 4/23/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Be sure to check out the welcome thread I wrote for you and the other newbies.  I answered a bunch of questions in that thread.  Welcome!
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/23/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

Thanks for your lovely comments and help. Its a great relief to know there are people that understand because like that i was thinking am i going mad. For me things are starting to fall into place now regarding my health over the years and maybe or for sure i have had it longer. To be honest i really started to be very ill on the first of April went for a few tests and last friday 17th seen my nurologist, he got me and MRI for tuesday the 21st and 1 hour after that he was able to tell me what i had luckily the mri was clear. So it was abit of a shock i am so used to the doctors fobbing me off saying its migraine etc. Do you know i actually thaught i originally hurt my neck from walking pushing the buggy and kept saying no this isn't normal i can't be feeling like this from walking-so yeah the thaughts of doing exercise at the moment doesn't seem possible with the way i am but hopefully with this medication if and when it works i might be able to get active again?!
Talk soon
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