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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 166
   Posted 7/1/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure I "belong" here, in the fibro forum, or anywhere else for that matter.  I know I have pain and exhaustion, etc., but nobody can tell me for sure what the issue may be because test results and other criteria just don't add up to ONE specific thing...yet...  I hope they don't ever add up, yet wonder some days about my own sanity. 
I so appreciate being able to ask questions and offer what little advice I may have. It also scares me a bit to think that what I live with on a day to day basis can get so much worse. I feel for each of you, and hope that your pain is eased.
So anyway, a show of hands? How many are just wrestling with the idea of fibro, either on your own or at the suggestion of your doctor??

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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 7/1/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm raising my hand. I have many symptoms but no diagnosis yet. I haven't got checked for this by a doctor yet. I have an appointment with my regular physician later on this month.
I've been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks.
My symptoms are......backache, severe headaches that Tylenol and Iboprofen won't touch, problems concentrating and problems remembering stuff, constipation, sleep disturbances, I tire easily, sometimes weakness,sometimes aches and pains,more heart palpitations lately too,  Im sure there is more but it's hard to think.
I take Paxil and sometimes Ativan for my anxiety. Over the counter I take a multivitamin, stool softener, a vitamin B supplement when I remember, AZO yeast when I remember. I think I've given up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen but have turned to Aleve, pain patches, pain creams, and my best friend my heating pad.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 686
   Posted 7/1/2010 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with fibro 3 1/2yrs ago. No doubt in my mind that I have it. I can't work like I used to (12hr ER night shifts). I am in pain everyday.....such as....last night I was sitting on a lawn chair at a baby shower. I am suffering so much from it's awful. I am exhausted all the time. My cognition stinks etc... Just to name a few things.

I hope you gals get some answers soon. It will help you so much.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 605
   Posted 7/1/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
You are very much welcomed here! It takes time to get dx'd and some never are but you know your body and how you feel and even if you want the dx you sure dont need it to come here so you will have a safe place to call home. I welcome you to our family !! I hope it helps you and you stay awhile so you can get to know all of us.

Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x3,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,over 30 surgeries,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic

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