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Hello everyone, newbie here

Nov 23, 2015 12:13 PM

Hi, I'm Mindy and new here, just wanted to introduce myself and say hi! I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 7 years ago. I also have other issues like scoliosis and degenerative disk disease, and osteoarthritis in other joints. Mostly all my issues are musculoskeletal things. It's pain daily, even on the not as bad days... But I push thru it. We walk, hike, bike, etc unless it's a day that I just can't. I have a wonderful partner who's very understanding and supportive. It's great to be here with others who endure this ugly condition as well. Thanks for having me!

Nov 23, 2015 12:19 PM

Welcome Mindy! 🙋🙌

Nov 23, 2015 12:20 PM

Thank you Birdie!

Nov 23, 2015 12:23 PM

Welcome Mindy! This really a wonderful community of folks who care and are very supportive to one another!

Nov 23, 2015 12:45 PM


What do u take for meds?

Nov 23, 2015 1:37 PM

Welcome to our community family MindyLoo!! I am glad you found us. I hope that you find this zany, wonderful and loving bunch of folks helpful and supportive. I just KNOW that you will. This is a safe place to vent, cry, laugh, unburden yourself, etc.. There are no judgements here. We all "get it" because we live it. So, sending you {{{Hugs}}} and prayers for a peaceful and blessed day with less pain. 🌻🙏🏻

Nov 23, 2015 1:44 PM

Hi Mindy! Glad your here 🤗

Nov 23, 2015 2:20 PM

We're always here to help

Nov 23, 2015 7:22 PM

Welcome Mindy! I'm glad you are here. You will find love, support, caring, kindness and advice here. We welcome you with open arms and 💕

Nov 23, 2015 11:14 PM

Welcome to our pain family Mindy Loo. I really think you will love our group.

Nov 23, 2015 11:44 PM

Welcome to our family of chronic pain. Everyone here is compassionate and caring and a wonderful group of people. Will be praying for you and sending hugs your way.

Nov 24, 2015 2:33 AM

Hi Mindi from Greg. This is a good community. We as in all help each other here. When I was new the community helped me heaps and still does reading people helping each other. keep reading and if in need reach out every one will help you here . bye

Nov 24, 2015 10:09 AM

Thank you so much everyone for the warm welcome. I take over the counter stuff usually, I've been on Lyrica and Neurontin in the past. It's a little pricey so I don't take it now. Lately my main issue is my hip joints and my shoulder and elbow joints. The joint pain is definitely spreading and I am so afraid it'll eventually cripple me and stop me from doing what I love. I'm not sure what to try, but I'd like to suggest some things to my doctor.
It's an honor to be here. Thank you all so much!

Nov 24, 2015 11:13 AM

Well, MindyLoo, it's an honor to have you here as well. Hang in there. I have been in chronic pain for 22 years and have had 29 surgeries (mostly spinal and shoulder and knee). They told me that I may end up in a wheelchair by 40 and I said bullshit to that. Once you get to accept your "new normal" in life, I promise you will learn how to work around your suffering and get fun and joy out of your life. We'll all be here to help you through the bad times and celebrate with you through the good. Things will get better for you and as long as you take things one moment, one hour, one day at a time, you'll be amazed at what you'll accomplish in being able to do what you love. Wishing you a blessed and peaceful day and sending you reassuring {{{Hugs}}} and prayers.🌻🙏🏻

Nov 24, 2015 6:46 PM

Hi Mindi, I have broken nerves in my spine, so my signals in my leg screams I'm standing in a raging fire, my signals in my brain scream yes . no. Yes . no not the same as you but extreme madness, this was helped a lot by changing an opiate regime to anti psychotic /epileptic medication which is endep, Voltaren, Cymbalta, Seroquel, Gabapentin/Lyrica, and a 5ml Endone, maybe the others in the community could help naming a better and stronger opiate, but the neuro medication helped immensely. just another idea. All ideas help in ways. Others in the community will help more. bye Greg

Nov 25, 2015 2:15 PM

Thank you everyone. You folks are amazing!

Nov 28, 2015 9:03 PM

Welcome to our community family MindyLoo! I've been offline more than online 2 weeks. I can't added anything that hasn't between covered. So I'll just add you to my prayer list and wish you the best! 🙏🌼

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