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   Posted 3/28/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm in the process of getting a diagnosis, but they think it's fibro.  I'm 30 years old now.  My first symptom popped up when I was about 26-27, right after my first pregnancy.  I have a laundry list of symptoms, the worst being chronic lower back pain, and chest pains (non-cardiac related).  Just wondering if anyone else is dealing with the back pain.... has anything helped it?  If so, what?

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   Posted 3/28/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum! You'll find a lot of people here with similar issues, I'm sure. Back pain is SO painful! I had the same problem as you, at about the same age. In my case, a chiropractor, an antidepressant for sleep and pain, an actual pain med for those times when the pain got totally out of control, a better mattress, and learning proper back mechanics (like for lifting) all helped. I also had to accept this as a chronic condition, but by then I was just relieved that it wasn't fatal and I wasn't crazy! But, of course, some or all of those things might not work or be appropriate for you. Good luck!!
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage, keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine, herpes
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
Chiropractic adjustments

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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Leahj, WELCOME

I do not have the chest pain, but others do. I do have the chronic back pain it gets worst while sleeping or sitting to long. What helped mine was a better mattress, I have to sleep on my side, a heating pad, and I take Lortabs, cymbalta and 800 Ibuprofen which helped me alot. Hope you get the help and relief you need soon.

 Diagnosed with -FM, Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, Lupus., undifferentiated connective tissue disease. 
Medications- Plaquanil, 800 Ibuprofen, Lortab, Cymbalta 

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   Posted 3/29/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, if your lower back pain seems to come in waves.  My chiro helps greatly in fact after my adjustment the waves of pain are gone.  Just a thought.  Back pain stinks!!
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day, soma, fioronal, tramadol, zoloft.
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,

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