Fibromyalgia Support Group

You're not alone in your pain. Fibromyalgia is a condition that can be difficult to diagnose and manage. If you're trying to cope with pain throughout your body, sleep problems, general fatigue, or other common fibromyalgia symptoms, you're in the right place. The community is here for you to talk about therapies and share your challenges.

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  • KatieHolowanky

    New to all of this ...

    I have been in constant pain since I was 14 years old (I am 22 now) and they have more recently officially diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I have already tried several medications (they don't help in the slightest, they only make me vomit and depressed-which I'm never depressed even with this condition) and tried different types of exercise and I can't seem to find much relief if any. I just had...
  • Jujubear02

    Explaining your physical pain

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    Hi.. I'm new to the group. How do you explain to family you can't be touched too hard. Any suggestions? Thanks
  • Leo

    Tuesday Check-in

    Hey, all, sorry to be 1. late and 2. this brief. Power was out and is probably going back out at any minute. Not sure why, but it's been erratic.Anyway, taking no chances, so sending love and so forth while I can:-) Probably see you later, five bucks says someone ran into a pole and five more bucks says I can tell you which one. THey need to put a crash barrier around that sucker, or speed bumps...
  • Time2livelife

    Hope

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    after last nights lack of sleep, pain and migraine i lost all hope and thanks to those who replied to my last post. I had a assessment with back and pain management team. Soon as i walked in i burst into tears in front of a stranger. Never happens.anyway she wants me to join a 7 week class/ therapy for 3 hrs a week on pain manegement. Its given me some hope.although soon as i got home i vomited...
  • Leo

    Monday YAY! Check-in

     Good morning:-) Running a bit late, but 1. slept and 2. we have bees! Wild bees! A huge swarm! YAY! Bees! Pollinating little happy bees! They're settling near the creek (duh) b/c bees love water, but they're absolutely *infesting* flowers. You can hear them 20-30 yards away:-) It's been a few years, I get excited over such things.***Meanwhile, I was unfriended on FB by someone who felt I was...
  • Time2livelife

    Feel like ...

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    quitting. This pain is unreal. The pain knotted up in my shoulders has gone right up into my skull and i have a terrible migraine. Ive been squirming in pain all night keeping my boyf awake. No amount of strong pain killers is helping recently. It used to ease it a bit but not recently. I just dont know what to do. Ive tried my heat lamp and ice neother helping. Massaged it, no hope. Hot baths to...
  • AngelaJo

    Pain is overwhelming me :(

    You guys *get this* others dont. I am in so much pain between my fibro and my back i have been throwing up :( First thing in the morning calling my neurologist because you guys know the ER is no help...... Im suppose to start my DBT group therapy tomorrow but that doesnt seem like its goign to happen unless a miracle happens :(. Need your support tonight, my other friends dont understand :(
  • Leo

    SIL is coming...Tuesday check-in

    Good morning (ish)! I am trying. That's what Iv'e got.So someone told me if I prayed more, God wouldn't let me get sick. I sneezed on them without covering my hand. Pray your way outta that, bit*h... Yeah, I did that. Too low feeling to do better. The crud on my shoes looks less cruddy than I feel...Still dealing with: Mom's bankrtupcy, Mom's tumor, Mom's medical stuff, unemlpoyment, pain, no...
  • Dynastinae

    The FOG

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    Does anyone have any tips for trying to overcome the brain fog? It is so intense for me some days that I literally feel like I'm dreaming and can't wake up, or I'm completely disconnected from my body. But even on good days it is a constant in my life. When I'm at work it takes me forever to get focused on the task at hand, I end up reading pages 2-3 times while I'm studying and I have to take...
  • Leo

    Weekend whinge Check-in

    Good morning. So much for sleep. Bloody stupid fibro settled into the arm that was sprained last summer in saving MOm from rolling into traffic in her wheelchair (for those not enlightened: Assume getting one's arm sprained from neck to wrist takes a looooong time to really calm down....).... Then had the "gotta get up and use the toilet every ten minutes" issue b/c these da*n broths are.......
  • Cocoa1

    Friend Frustration

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    Last night my friend and I were supposed to go out, but my fatigue got the best of me, so I cancelled.  I really wanted to go out, but I've learned to listen to my body.  I knew that if I pushed myself that I would end up in a flare. I am proud of myself for saying "no" and not pushing myself through.  I have learned to say "no" and not feel guilty.  First and foremost we must pace ourselves...
  • idajoy

    Moving and stuff

    hi guys. It's 5am and I'm in so much pain because we are in a hotel, so no recliner for me. We got all packed up yesterday and drove the 4 hours to our new place. The guys put some tools and what-not into the storage unit. They will unload the big truck today after we go out for breakfast. There is still a bit of cat smell but we are going to buy a new furnace filter and put essential oils on...
  • Sarafina6

    I wish someone would have prepared me....

    For the costs associated with Fibro. The cost of doctors, copays, medicines, OTC/Natural treatments to help you just get by, your time, "their" time, relationships, meals out cause you physically cannot cook, groceries that go out the window cause you just can't cook, clothes that don't hurt (thank you LulaRoe leggings and carly dresses- “shakes fists in the air”), and your sanity.How can you...
  • Miki26

    Question...kind of OT

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    This post talks about sexual assault, in case anyone doesn't want to read about that.So I was texting a friend earlier about the guy I've gone out with a few times and he was asking me how I feel about the guy. I said I feel oddly detached, probably because I'm hesitant to get close to someone after my ex, and also nervous because we've kissed and soon I'll have to figure out how to deal with...
  • AngelaJo

    Eye Update!!!!!!!

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    I saw a new eye specialist (again) Today and still no answers BUT it could be a type of glaucoma that topamax can cause. I went thru 3 hours of tests today UGH And still no concrete answers. I am being sent to either marshfield clinic or U of M in Ann Arbor to see a neuro optomologist which my ins does NOT pay. Mom will take me and pay for it (shes being nice again!) 400 dollars without a lot of...