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Living with Fibro in Minnesota.

Dec 01, 2014 3:46 PM

It's just as horrid As it sounds believe me. My doctor keeps urging me to move to warmer state, but I've been unemployed for a year now due to my illness. I have had to depend on friends and family for many things. I am lucky and grateful to have their support...but I feel so alone. My pain isolates me from other people. I feel like I am only a shell of my former self. Others see it too. I have tried so many natural remedies, prescription pills, and no relief. Can anyone help me, I am ready to give up.

Dec 01, 2014 5:08 PM

Hey Gypsy- I am in Maine... Similar conditions. Have you tried marijuana? Do you/ can you see a counselor? Just a couple of things I thought of right off the bat. I understand the pain and annoyance of fibro. It is so hard, other days are harder than other days. I certainly hope you have a better time of it soon! I do know that there are months or years when I do better or worse than other periods of my life. I think it has to do,with the amount of stress I have.

Dec 04, 2014 10:03 AM

How about weather changes, does the weather affect your fibro? Acupuncture for chronic pain. I swear by this for my fibromyalgia.

Dec 05, 2014 9:18 AM

I suffer from it too. My doctor gives me Gabapentin. I am not sure it helps that much. I just can't afford the lyrica. The thing than helps me the most is biofeedback. I just make myself breathe slower. I do this laying down and in complete quiet or relaxing music. Then, I start imagining that my body is getting warmer while I am taking deep longer breathes. I start at my feet and work my way up to my head. Sometimes this is a slow process. And having a nice warm blanket helps me. Then, having my iPad or tablet helps me function through the day because it keeps me connected to some people. It occupiesmy time. I feel alone too. My family has been getting aggravated with hearing about a new symptom. I don't leave home. I have a lot of medical problems. But another thing that helps me is the bible. I am not going to preach To you, but it's words provide much comfort if you are somewhat of a spiritual person. Studies have shown those who have spirituality have better mental health and can deal with illness better. Those are just some of the things I have come yo know. I hope I did not offend.

Dec 05, 2014 7:38 PM

No you didn't offend. We're a pretty tolerant bunch.

Dec 05, 2014 7:43 PM

I am glad you brought it up. It helps me remember not to take this whole thing on myself ,but to ask Him for help. Thank you

Dec 07, 2014 2:01 PM

Hi, I am in Mississippi and this helps, two head goat lotions and balm. Amazon has it. We swears by it here in my support group.
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Dec 07, 2014 9:12 PM

I lived in Louisiana when I was diagnosed. Was born and raised there. There is very little cold weather there. I moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada 6 and a half years ago. No matter where I lived the pain always came around the same time of year. November. Still can't make sense of that.
I love living in Calgary! The cold doesn't bother me. It's a dry cold. Love the mountains, which keep me way more active here than what I was back home.
Finding remedies for Fibro is all trial and error. Don't give up on trying different things.

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