Welcome to the HealingWell fibromyalgia forum. I am so happy that you have joined us. Yes, I think that our pain is magnified. And there for no reason. It is hard dealing with fibromyalgia, but as you will here mentioned here, it isn't a death sentence. So we have to learn to adjust and live with the pain and fatigue. No fun, but it can be done.
If you get a chance, check out the fibro 101 thread. It is the second one on the forum. It has a lot of great information and you will find out that you are definately not alone in your suffering. We are right here with you. Some of us have worse pain than others. I myself have had my pain at a controlable level for quite some time now. I still have hard days, but it is tolerable.
I think that by coming here you will find that you are among friends, and among people who do understand. Many of us have other illnesses along with fibro also. That is a huge battle I know. And a lot of us with fibro also suffer with depression. That is another battle in itself.
The best thing to try to do is keep moving. Do gentle stretching from time to time and try to walk if you can't do other things. Walking is so good for you. Swimming is even better if you are able to. But I mostly walk. I was even able to work a part time job for a few months after not working for seven years. So I hope that you can see it can be livable and tolerable. But it is work on our part too. The most important thing I think is to avoid stress. Stress really makes the pain worse. Try not to worry about
things either. take life one day at a time, one moment if you have to.
Keep posting and reading. You will find you have your fibro family now to keep you company. There is a wonderful group of people here and they are so understanding.
I hope that you start to feel better soon.
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies