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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 8/24/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Friends:
I am new to the site..........still have to get my signature working. I have been battling with all sorts of issues; the most recent with a suspicion of Fibro.  I've been in the background researching things. Everyone seems so nice and helpful.  Just wanted to say "hello" and look forward to chatting with you in the future.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 434
   Posted 8/24/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello AnnT and welcome!  The Fibro101 thread has alot of great information.  This forum is truly like a family and I feel so blessed that I found it.  There is always alot of good information here and alot of caring.  Looking forward to your posts!

"When life knocks you on your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray."

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 8/24/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy, Welcome to the forum. So glad you have joined us! Be sure to check out
Fibro 101 , Sherrine has compiled a great resource for us...lots of good info.

Come back to post with any questions or concerns you may have. The fibro family
is always here to help one another. We understand and do care!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 8/24/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Cathy, Glad you joined ! This is a nice group here. :)
DX: Fibro, PA (Psoriatic Arthritis), Psoriasis, Rosacea.
Formerly Savella, Now Lisinopril, Vit D, Prilosec, Ambien, LDN, Tart Cherry, DL-Phen

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 1556
   Posted 8/24/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy and welcome to our fibro family, like you said we have a great bunch here so dont be afraid of asking questions, venting or giving advice. Hope to hear from you soon
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1286
   Posted 8/24/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy and welcome to the family!!
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***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,

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 8/24/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,

My name is Stacy I am also new to the site it feels really good to know that you have good decent people to share your thoughts with about fibro.
I have IBS, severe migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, low vitamin d levels, anxiety, depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, impaired coordination, constant chronic pain all over my body can only work about 3-4 days per week which is getting harder and harder and my doctor told me I will get better. I was finally diagnosed with fibro after going to a Rheumatologist on my own because my doctor kept telling me i was to stressed out for the last year. Having this disease is no joke and people dont understand what it feels like to have it unless they experience it for themselves. At work people think I am crazy because I often fall asleep at work I cant help but complain about how much pain I am in all the time and all the paperwork is becoming to much to deal with half the time i cant remember how to do it because i forget things and cant concentrate on anything because of the pain. They say I look good thats on the outside. Sorry to ramble on and on i just needed to get that off my chest

Dx: IBS, Severe Migraines, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Low vitamin d levels, Anxiety, Severe Depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, impaired coordination, constant chronic pain all over my body.

Meds: Lyrica twice a day 25mg, Cymbalta 30mg at bedtime with lunesta 3mg at bedtime

Post Edited (mylifewithfibro) : 8/24/2010 8:05:39 PM (GMT-6)

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 5951
   Posted 8/24/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello AnnT and Stacy,

Yes, it's all very draining, isn't it? Hope you get some answers, here and out in the world.

...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17526
   Posted 8/25/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Cathy, and welcome!  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  We have a wonderful group of people that love to help one another and, as a bonus, really do care about each other, too!  I'm sure you will like it here.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibromyalgia and you will learn a lot.  You just might "see" yourself in some of these links. 
Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  I'm happy you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
Stacy, I started an introduction thread for you so people will see you, too!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2858
   Posted 8/25/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there my friend...good to see you again!  Join right in...such a great bunch of caring people here.



New Member

Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 8/25/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the welcomes! I will investigate the Fibro 101 in more depth. Just knowing there's a "soft place to land" makes this journey worthwhile. Thanks for being so supportive. I have a feeling I am going to rely on all of you much more.
Donna - so glad you found me.
Take care,

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 704
   Posted 8/25/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy
Welcome to Healing Well Fibro!!! Looking forward to hearing and chat'n with you!!
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