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Dealing with fibro since childhood

Aug 09, 2018 8:25 AM

Hello I'm new here. Earlier this year I had gotten diagnosed with GAD, depression, and chronic fatigue. Few weeks later is when I found out that I had fibro since I was 2, all from a high fever that effected my joints. That day I went to get out of bed, just to fall on the floor because I couldn't walk. Got told it was baby arthritis but that wasn't the case. Living g in pain for 28 years is hard to deal with, specially when you know alot of people don't understand. Looking forward to meeting new people, building friendships, and be able to talk to others when I can't talk to my family.

Aug 09, 2018 4:13 PM

Welcome to the community Jeessi88. I'm sorry you have chronic pain. Hope you find what your looking for.

Aug 12, 2018 8:34 PM

Jessi88 , look to your eating habits. What i call clean eating can help w 20% of you body pain. You can look up what it means. But basically drop gluten, white sugar/starchy , corn syrup, engineered foods, pre made sides and meals. I use a blended Wahls Protocol. It is simiular to paleo. I found out i am alergic to wheat. It was explained to me that the wheat of our grand parents no longer exists, it has been altered sprayed, and thoses actions on ourfood changes the DNA of the food.

Sep 27, 2018 12:51 PM

Welcome Jessi88. I'm sorry your health issues started at such a young age. I'm 57 and have had various problems since I was about 28, but most of my chronic issues jumped on board over the past 15 years. No matter our address or issues though, we all understand chronic pain. I've had fibro since about 2008, OA/DDD since the 1990s, and Sjogrens which is now attacking my joints since 2012. It sucks but I refuse to lay down and quit trying to enjoy whatever I can whenever I can. Zetarlov was one of the first here to point me towards looking at my foods. Not only can gluten be an issue for some (not me), sugar, fatty foods, dairy, and other types of foods can be too. Too much sugar can increase inflammation, and I decreased it to test, then returned to too many sweets from stressful situations, and my pain worsened. I'm now reducing my sugars again. I've tried other things suggested here, like taking magnesium and vitamin D (because I'm super deficiency in D), and I can tell a difference. It's no magic bullet, but every little bit helps. Try relaxation, stretches, yoga, etc. Not everything works out for everyone. Enjoy your good days and pamper yourself on bad days! Hugs love and prayers you will find ways to help decrease your pain symptoms too!šŸ™‚ā¤šŸ™šŸŒ¼

Sep 27, 2018 6:06 PM

Welcome Jessi88!

I'm sorry to hear you're suffering so much. Fibromyalgia is a bitch. I have been doing a antiinflammatory diet which has helped to a degree, so I definitely recommend that.

If I can help in any way your always welcome to message me. I have fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, costocondritis and hypertension which causes severe migraines and nose bleeds, so I literally feel your pain.

Sending you love and prayers šŸ¤—šŸ™šŸŒ¹

Oct 03, 2018 4:31 PM

Nice to meet you Jessi. This is the first time I have heard of another childhood Fibro Fighter. I too have fought it since a very young age ( I remember having the symptoms clear back to age 7). It is a hard thing to deal with for sure. That would make 28 yrs for me as well. If you need to talk Iā€™m here!

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