Meet our new Fibro Family member...Reenie~

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   Posted 11/9/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I found Reenie's first post buried in a long thread and wanted everyone to have a chance to meet her! Like the rest of us she is having a lot of pain as fall sets in. Maybe we can join in with one of our great Fibro Family welcomes and help her feel better!

Here's Reenie~~

I hadn't had a flair in so long I almost convinced myself it was gone! NOT!!! It is back with a vengense after a nasty case of the flu. The pain is different depending on where it is and it is worse in cold weather or rainy weather. My ribs feel like are mashed together in too small an area. My legs are probably the worst (I forget and say that about whatever hurts at the time)It's like restless leg syndrom and I get so frustrated. There is no way to go to sleep. I have 3 ruptured discs so my back hurts anyway but worse Im sure because of he Fibro. My arms and shoulders hurt like a toothache. Not unbearable but it just wont stop. Fibro headaches are worse than migraines. I've had both so I know. I dont get headaches often and Im thankful for that. My feet burn, tingle, and itch. I have soaked in hot water so much that my feet are craked and sore from that too. The exhaustion is probably the most frustrating. There is so much I want to do but hardly ever feel like it. If I do have a good day I overdo and pay for a week after. Other than that, Im good!
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   Posted 11/9/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Reenie, Welcome to our fibro family. You will find caring, loving and supportive people

Sorry to hear you are flaring, there is alot of flares going on right now because of changes
in the weather. Heat is a fibromites friend, I enjoy long hot soaks in the tub and long hot
showers. I use a heating pad and a bedbuddy too. Heat feels sooooooo good!!!

I do understand the exhaustion and overwhelming fatigue. Lot of us have insomnia, I'm one.
Having back issues makes it difficult to sleep sometimes. I did have back surgery and has

Regular exercise is important, it helps stress and helps with the stiffness and achiness.

If you haven't already do checkout fibro 101, first thread on top of the page one, there is
great information for fibromites.

Hope you will continue to post and ask questions, comment or vent. There is always someone
here who cares! Glad you have joined us.


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 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

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   Posted 11/9/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Reenie, and welcome!  You have come to a great place.  We have wonderful members that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do care about each other, too!  I'm sure you will like it here.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread....the first thread on the forum.  There are links to good information about fibromyalgia.  You will learn a lot there.
I'm happy that you found us and joined in.  I'm looking forward to getting to know you.
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   Posted 11/9/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Reenie! This is a great place for support and information. I like how you described your shoulder pain is like a toothache - sorry you have the pain, but that is a perfect description! Hope you feel better soon.
Fibro dx 2004, RLS, raynauds

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   Posted 11/9/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Renee. I too, had almost convinced myself I no longer had fibromyalgia. I should know better by now. I realized a few days that all the pain and exhaustion that was overwhelming me was an all out fms flare. Hadn't had one in a long time. Welcome to the forum. Sorry about your flare. God bless you.

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   Posted 11/9/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Reenie,

Welcome to the fibromyalgia forum. I understand how you feel. I am pretty sore and fatigued today. We had three nice days of weather here. This is the last one and it is my day off and I am darned if I can get out there to enjoy it. Bummer.

I think that you will like it here. All of the members are so kind and compssionate. And we all understand what you are going through.

Keep posting as we are all here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/9/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Reenie - Nice to meet you. I ehar you about the restless legs - mine can twitch so hard! I take simenet _ i think that is how it is spelled, too tired to get up and read the label - but it helps so much with the legs. I hope you can find something to help you sleep better. It is hard enough to find the energy to do anything, being overtired doesn't help any!
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   Posted 11/9/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi reenie, I'm in a year long flare. It is exhausting. I thought it was going to be this way forever but now that I've been here I've decided it's a flare. ;)

I agree about the headaches. Have u done a sleep study?

I have to know from u others..what is a bed buddy? I can't take baths & I desperately need heat.

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   Posted 11/10/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
You can make a cheap heat pack with two towels and some rice.

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   Posted 11/10/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Reenie,
Sorry for the delay in your welcome..
but welcome to our Fibro family .. Lots of great people here. as you will learn.. and some really postive people also... thats what I love most. besides we all really do care about each other.
I know I look forward to checking on everybody and responding when I can.. mind you I post and Vent sometimes too. I think we need that .to finally  be able to talk to others that really get it.  yep.
Look forward to getting to know you ..
Oh and on your first post.. you decribe how you feel. pain Fibro symptoms and how hard it is.. and at the end you sid ... :: besides that I'm Good... LOL.. Love it honey. !
I bet you used to be a wonder women also back in the day turn turn turn
that has to be the hardest part of this.. trying to be ok with your limits. and not going to the guilt thing ya know. still struggle with that one .
My best wishes for you .. and Soft Fibro welcome hugs .
Spirit ~

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