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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 9/3/2010 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I am new at this and last post I said hi on there.  I just wanted to find friends that also deal with the same pain that I deal with.  And how the pain  randomly moves around. 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 9/3/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Sunnybrook, welcome to the fibro family. You will meet many caring and very
understanding people here.

Checkout fibro 101, Sherine one of our wonderful moderators put together a great
resource of info for us. We use the phrase " take one day at a time" alot around
here, but it is true. Each day it helps to do what you can do for yourself. Excercise
is very important...without it we stiffen up and hurt all the more. I'm a walker and
it helps give me energy.

Tell us a little about yourself. We would like to get to know you. We care!
I'm so glad that you joined us!. You can post by clicking on post reply or
entrying a reply at the bottom of a post and submit. Hope we here from you soon!

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

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17527
   Posted 9/3/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Sunny, moving pain is one of the "joy's" of this illness.  We never know how we are going to be from day to day...sometimes from hour to hour.  Most of us, me included, have pain all the time in the back, shoulders, and neck and then have other aches and pains and weird sensations other places in our body, too.  But,  you will learn how to control the pain and you can have a full and enjoyable life in spite of fibro!  I know I have.
Be sure to keep moving.  If you  sit or lay too long, you will be stiff as a board and have more pain and fatigue.  There are some gentle stretching exercises in Fibro 101 that really do help.  Also, you need a gentle exercise you can do daily.  I walk and swim as my exercises.  I had to start out slowly and build up but now I start out my day with a half hour, at least, walk with my best friend...my dog, Sabra!  I don't feel like going but I always feel better when I get home and I have more energy and am ready to face the day.
Moist heat feels good for fibro pain.  Hot showers are great.  Also, many have gotten a Bed Buddy.  You can get these at Walgreen's and other places or  you can make your own by taking a tube sock, filling it 2/3's full of raw long grain rice, and tying a knot at the end.  Pop this in the microwave and it gives off moist heat!
I also use malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 supplements to help with pain and fatigue.  There are links in Fibro 101 all about them and how they work in the body. 
Well, this gives you a start.  See what helps you best.  If you have ideas, let us know, too!  We all help one another here.  I think you will like it here.
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
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