38 yr male just dignost misdignost 7 years

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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
8 back surgerys later here i am any one else  out there

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   Posted 12/16/2009 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi excelectrian, Welcome to our fibro family. Check out the fibro 101 thread, second thread
page one. There is plenty of good information for the fibromite.

When were you diagnosed? I also have back issues, Lumbar laminectomy L4, L5 and S1.
Come back and tell us something about yourself.

There are plenty of caring, supportive members here who are always willing to help.

MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

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   Posted 12/16/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Exelectrion!

Glad to meet you and welcome! This is a wonderful family of friends here who do understand what you are going through. Getting to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is often a very long and drawn out process, unfortunately. It shouldn't be as bad as it is but that's just how it goes. Most people here have gone for 5-7 years before getting a proper diagnosis so you are not alone. It doesn't make it any easier to take, but it is comforting to know there are people here who have been down the same path you're on.

I'm assuming from your name you are unable to work. Me too and that's one of the hardest parts for me. I was teaching at a college and doc finally said it was time to call it quits. But, I still have a very full life and am determined to not let fibro get in the way. Sure I have pain, and a lot of time I have more pain than I care to mention, but I can still enjoy each and every day. Stick with us and we'll share all we can to help you live a better life also. No one said it would be easy, and there is not cure for fibro, but with the aid of a good doctor you can treat the pain and bring it to a level you can handle. You also have the back problems to deal with which has to be awful for you. I have L5/S1 disk problems with pinched nerves. Something about fibro just doesn't like being alone. We always seem to have other disorders that accompany it.

If you have some time, please share some more about yourself. I'm in Washington state and ya, it rains all of the time...lol or not. ;-) I love the beach, enjoy the grandkids and keep busy quilting, geocaching and playing with some photography. What do you do for fun? Even though we have this pain we still can and need to live as normal a life as we can.

Warm hugs,
The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. — Alexander Chalmers

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

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