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   Posted 11/15/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   

I found your first post on the Koffee Klatch and am thrilled you have joined us. I copied your first post and moved it to this one so others can meet and greet you. Fibro can be very frightening at first but once you learn what's going on and can get rid of some of the fear you find that it can be manageable and the folks here all believe we can have a wonderful life even with the pain.

I am pleased to see your doctor told you that your pain will likely get worse over time. If you read all of the scientific literature on fibro they say it's not "progressive". I'm guessing none of them have it... I haven't met anyone with fibro who hasn't had the pain increase over time. Sounds like you have a great doctor.

Warmest Hugs,

I have just been diagnosed with fibro and am still learning. My dr. put me on lyrica. It seems to help. She said the pain will probably get worse as time goes and we may have to make some changes. My legs is what took me to the dr. She said I probably have had it a couple of years because of other symptons I have had. My question for now is my feet hurt so bad sometimes and I was wondering if anyone else had this also. I have just now started reading the forum but I wanted to ask. I will be reading all the entries and talking with you all. I look forward to all the help. thank you darlene
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   Posted 11/16/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darlene and Welcome
I am pretty new to the forum myself about a week.  Able to find some new info on it and maybe even offer some advice too.  Not new to fibro or pain.  Have had fibro at least 10 yrs and also back problems about same lenghth worse in last few years.
There is alot of nice people here that can probably answer any question you present.
As far as the legs and feet pain yes do have both with the fibro also with the back pain.
What are the exact symptoms ie... throbbing, stinging, numbing, weak etc...
Take care Darlene and keep posting.
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   Posted 11/16/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darlene and welcome. I agree with your doc and Chutz cause my fibro has progressed over the years. Just in the past few months has it gotten down to my legs and feet but they are still not as bad as the upper body. All my cute little shoes have gone and been replaced with granny shoes.
We are all here to help you deal with fibro and give you a good laugh at times too. Read the fibro 101 thread at the beginning of the first page, it contains lots of great info.
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   Posted 11/16/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darlene, a big WELCOME! Glad you have joined us. I agree with the others about
progressive fibro pain. My legs and feet seem to be bothered more than ever. Soaking in
a hot bath does feel good. I do gentle stretching exercises and get in a daily walk.
Flexeril, a muscle relaxer helps alot when I am flaring. It takes the edge off the pain.

There are lots of caring and supportive people here. Hope you keep posting, we care!


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   Posted 11/16/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome!  I'm glad you found us and joined in.  Fibro has been progressive for me, but barely.  So, actually, I'm not sure if it's fibro or the fact I'm in my 60's now.  I developed fibro right before my 40th birthday.  BUT, I have had a full and enjoyable life in spite of fibro and you can too.  We are here to help you and give you good ideas as to how to work around this illness.

Be sure to read the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibromyalgia and you will learn a lot.  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  I'm happy you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.


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   Posted 11/18/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the gread welcome. Trust me I will be checking back ofter. Everyone seems so wonderful here and all the advice is great. Again thank you for the big welcome
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