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Jul 12, 2016 7:33 PM

Hey guys I am a 15 year old girl who has recently been diagnosed with Fybromyalgia I just wanted to ask if there was anyone else on here that had it also? And there ways of dealing with it?

Jul 12, 2016 7:38 PM

We are younger people here that you will love!! They rock! So,welcome.you are not alone

Jul 12, 2016 9:11 PM

I'm not a young person but if you haven't already, please have your parents talk to your School Counselor about a 504 plan. You can receive accommodations allowing for rest breaks, extended time, refuced assignements, or many others to help reduce the stresses at schools. Having a 504 also sets a precedent for accommodations in college or tech school after HS. If you have questions about 504 plans, I'm happy to chat with you.

Jul 12, 2016 9:13 PM

Scroll down a couple of pages to the post: are there any younger people here. There are quite a few. Welcome to our growing group!

Jul 12, 2016 9:58 PM

Welcome to our community family Graeson2415! There are lots of younger people here. We are a very age diverse group, with lots of chronic pain issues. You'll find lots of suggestions on dealing south fibro; two important factors being listen to your body's signals of when to rest, what to do or not do, etc; and pacing your activities with breaks in between.Hugs & prayers as you settle in and get to know everyone. πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Jul 13, 2016 4:31 AM

Im not as young as you but i was just diagnosed with fibro as well

Jul 13, 2016 5:11 AM

Helloooo 🐫 & welcome ⚘glad u found us sweetie... im an old bag (44lol) but i feel 18 at heart & 118 physically πŸͺ there are many young'uns for u to relate to here... and also lots of fibrotastic people here tooo! Hugs πŸ€—

Jul 14, 2016 8:33 PM

Hey! I'm 25, and have dealt with fibromyalgia since I was around 15. It's good you got a diagnosis so quickly - I was only diagnosed this year. My mum also has it, and swears by exercise. Physiotherapy can really help, as they can set you up with a guide on what kind of exercises are good for you.
Best advice I can give is don't overdo it. Build up slowly, and educate yourself really well on how fibro affects your body, and what therapies are known to be effective.

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