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   Posted 8/7/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been on here for quite a while, thought it was time to see what going on with people in the group.  I have had fibro for about 2 1/2 yrs now.  Only diagnosed 1 year ago.  The information I have rec'd from my Dr. and this group have been very helpful in my approach to fight the symptoms.  No perscription meds so far, just magnisium & malic acid suppliments (suggestion from this sight)  Seems to help.  Any way, I ran into someone I know from my bank at the store, she told me that she has fibro, for about 8 years now. She takes Lyrica and one other perscrip, not sure which one.  The severity of her pain and fatigue seem so much worse that what I have had.  I feel blessed in a way that, so far, I can cope OK with it.  I will have a week or more when I almost can't tell it is an issue, then BOOM the next day, pain, fatigue, no energy, just that crappy painful feeling all over.  Sometimes of course it is isolated to certain areas for several days or weeks. I really hate it when it is concentrated in my knees or hips.  This makes it painful when I walk or move wrong.  It seem that when I am doing something physical I will know within about a 10 minute period that I need to STOP and finish later or tomorrow or the next day.  It's as if my body says "Don't be stupid, you can not do this like you used to be able to"  That was very hard for me to get use to.  The fatigue, of course is depressing. 
I'm going on too long here but I wanted you all to know that I have such sympathy for those of you with severe problems from this confusing devil called Fibro!  I do feel blessed that my condition is not as bad as many of you who suffer. I stay hopeful as we all should that it will not worsen as time passes.   Thank you all for being here!
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   Posted 8/7/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for sharing this.  Yes,  you are fortunate and I'm so happy for you.  I'm glad the malic acid/magnesium works for you, too.  I know they help me a lot.  Also, vitamin D3 will help with pain and fatigue and I was checked out and was deficient in that, too.  A lot of people are.  Have you mentioned the malic acid to your friend on Lyrica?  Possibly that could help her.  She could bounce that off her doctor.
Again, thank you for letting us know how well  you are doing.  We love to hear stories like this!
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   Posted 8/7/2010 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks imjb. I also learned about the malic/magnesium from this forum. It helps me a lot. The people here are GREAT.
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   Posted 8/7/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I did mention the malic acid/ mag to my friend, she is going to check it out.  Thanks for the tip on the D3.  I will give it a try.
Each day brings a new adventure.  Always strive to make yours the best it can be!      

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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for sharing with us. I also take the malic/mag, and it helps me a lot. I take other pain medications and meds for fatigue, but I know that the supplements help.

I am so happy that you posted to let us know how you are doing. I hope that you have more good days.

Hugs, Karen
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