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   Posted 6/5/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Guess what?  I found MinnyMouse on the vitamin D thread!  Hee hee.  You will find her post below. 
Welcome Minny to the forum!  We have wonderful members who love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too.  I know you will like it here.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good information all about fibromyalgia and you will learn a lot there.
Speaking of vitamins.....I take malic acid/magnesium supplements, too, and these have helped me a lot with pain and fatigue.  They don't help everyone but they might be worth a shot.  I get these and my vitamin D at Puritan.com.  I have no affiliation with this site but it's a good company and you can't beat the pricing!  Anyway, there is a link about these and how they work in your body in the Fibro 101 thread so you might want to check that out.  I'm not one to take a lot of vitamins either and I don't take herbs.  Just me.  But I heard about these and tried them and they and the vitamin D really have helped me. 
I'm happy that you found us and joined in.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
Wow... I find this information so helpful. I have been sick for many years, dr. to dr., treatment to treatment, surgery to surgery. Last week I found a Rumy that finally did the bloodwork and I mean tons of it. Found out my Vit. D is at 10. He put me on 2000IU Daily and 50,000 weekly. I have never been a believer in vitamines and usually stop taking them after about two days.  You guy's make me WANT to continue taking them to see if this is a big part of the issue. He said it's Fibro and pretty advanced. Thank you for the discussion. I have alot to learn. He also did not rule out Lupus. Right on the edge, one of the three tests were positive. Thanks again.

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   Posted 6/5/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Well welcome MinnieMouse You came to the right place for lots of support, understanding, helpful hints, and even lots of laughs. Glad your doc is helping you.
Looking forward to hearing from you again.

I'm kind of tempted to ask you to tell Mickey hi for me but I guess you've heard that before. devil
Fibromyalgia, arthritis in spine and hips, IBS, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension
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   Posted 6/5/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hee Hee, welcome to the family.

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   Posted 6/5/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Minnie! Hope you like it here and that you can get to the bottom of what's going on with you.
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
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   Posted 6/5/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi minnie just want to welcome you to the boards and hope you like it as much as I do. There is a great bunch of people here and they are always willing to help out. Hope to see you posting again soon.

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   Posted 6/5/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Minnie,

I am so happy that you have joined in on the forum. It is wonderful to have you here. There is so much that you can learn here and it is a wonderful place to make friends. We are all one big happy family here.

Please do keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Take care my friend...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/6/2010 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey ya Minnie...welcome to the family! I am so glad you found us, this is a wonderful place.
Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
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   Posted 6/6/2010 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Minny, Welcome to the forum. There is a lot of great information here and everyone is very helpful and understanding. I have been here less than a month, and I feel like I have learned so much already.

Take care!
Dx with Fibromyalgia, depression, sciatica-Feb 2010, carpal tunnel, arthritis in lower back-May 2010; IBS-2007; RLS-2006; Tachycardia-1999. Probable RA-going back to rheumatologist in July. Falling apart!

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   Posted 6/6/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone. I do appreciate the welcome. Have posted some questions on misc. boards just to have people basicially tell me to shake it off and get myself back to work. "quit trying to scam" My husband was the one that suggested this site and said that I would find people that are going through the same things and might lend some tips. Doc says fibro is not curable and it's just a matter of findig some way to manage it. You tips and threads are helping me to more understand this. I always thought there were clear cut diagnosis for disease or conditions and it would be easy to pin ponit. Seems it's easier to rule out some things than diagnose. My doctor wants me to stop working and he's going to help me with my Long Term Disabiity and filing for SSDI but I guess that's going to be an issue in itself getting approved. I have litteraly 15 years of trying to figure this out. I feel like I'm whinning now so I will stop. Lot's to read to catch up on all the information you guy's have provided.
Thank you again

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   Posted 6/6/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Minnymouse,

Yes, the doctors have to rule everything else out to get a dx of fibro. It is frustrating, but necessary. I ended up getting a tender point test. Almost jumped off of the table when that was done. Had a few spots that really hurt.

Keep posting and reading. You will find that you have come to a very good place.

Best wishes to you,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/6/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Minny Mouse! Welcome to our family, glad you joined us!!!

I'm glad your doctor is being very thorough with testing, It does take awhile to get a dx
but it is worth waiting to get a correct dx so that you can get the treatment you need.

We are always here for eachother because we really do care! Keep posting!!!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
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   Posted 6/7/2010 2:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome yeah .
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Minnie Mouse.  Lots of support here, it's wonderful.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Minnie, hope you enjoy this forum as much as I.  You will learn so much and meet so many wonderful friends.
God Bless!
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