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Sep 28, 2015 10:47 PM

Hello, my name is Leslie. I am 28 years old and I live in yelm, Washington with my husband and two year old daughter, plus my fur baby Lucy. I suffer from fibromyalgia, diagnosed in January of 2014. I also suffer from insomnia and chronic migraines (since I was ten). I like to read and bake to help give a distraction. I've also recently started yoga for fibromyalgia.

Sep 28, 2015 10:55 PM

Welcome, Leslie.

I have fibro as well, are you going to class for yoga? I only ask because i want to start and have started doing yoga again but haven't been to class. Thought maybe you might have a fave video of yoga instruction or something. :)

Again welcome to the group!

Sep 28, 2015 11:04 PM

I don't go to a class. I looked up on YouTube yoga for fibromyalgia and the first one that popped up (chaz rough) is the one I've been using. Poses aren't hard and its relaxing. My two year old likes to do it with me so it's an added bonus.

Sep 28, 2015 11:07 PM

That's great. My cats and dog all like to come hang out with me while in doing poses. It's almost as if they get together and say "hey look mom is doing those poses again. Let's go help her." hehehe

Sep 28, 2015 11:36 PM

LeslieH, welcome to our community family. I am glad that you found us. I am sorry that you suffer from such pain and that you are plagued by fibromyalgia. I, too, have fibromyalgia, DDD, DJD, cervical spondalytic myelopathy, among another ten or so diseases. (All of which cause chronic pain). I am glad that you are able to do yoga. I hope that it helps you. I think that you will find many very kind and helpful folks here. This group has been a Godsend for me and I have formed many special bonds with fabulous people. We are all here to support one another. It's a great place to come to vent, chat, get advise and support. There are no judgements here. We all get it and you won't find anyone saying that it's all in your head or any of the other rediculous things that we've all heard. I hope that you find us helpful. Know that you are never alone and this is a great place for resources in helping you find direction when you're stuck. So, welcome, kick back and hang out with us.. I wish you all the best and will keep you in my prayersπŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Sep 29, 2015 3:05 AM

MoShell here 22 years with fibro and cfs. Resent graduated from college. I want to work but don't know if I can scared.

Sep 29, 2015 11:38 AM

MoShell, welcome to the group!! I understand what you are saying about wondering if you can work. Perhaps you can find a job working from home on the computer so that you can work and be in a comfortable environment at the same time. There are many reputable companies out there that hire stay at home Moms, disabled and retired folks to work from your home doing customer service, telemarketing or medical coding, just to name a few. I hope you find all the support you need here with us and keep us posted as to how you're doing. I wish you all the very best. (By the way, congrats on graduating from college. I know it couldn't be easy to do with pain). πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Sep 29, 2015 5:38 PM

Hello GracieDawn here, I'm newly diagnosed with fibro but have had RSD for 13 years now. I'm also a nurse who does work from home and dealing with diabetes as well.

I do yoga daily even when I just want to curl up and stay in bed, but on bad days, I do do less. I go to both classes and have a home practice. It has helped keep me sane. I treat myself to a massage as often as I can afford, usually once a month or every 6 weeks. I have found that doing these things for me has helped me handle my pain better. Pool therapy lead the way, then a naturopath and homeopath helped me achieve better control and now I'm looking at my diet to help even more. All I know is if I don't take the reigns, who will? A doctor who doesn't believe me or truly believe in fibro at all.

Nice to meet everyone!

Sep 29, 2015 8:13 PM

I also just found today a video on YouTube that is gentle stretching for fibromyalgia and it worked wonders for my back. It stretched enough so my back popped and I wanted to cry for joy because shortly after my pain level of a 7-8 went to a 2-3. I didn't want to do much today because I've been up since 5:30 and its been one of those days with my daughter but she joined in so it made it worth it

Oct 02, 2015 2:05 PM

I do yoga daily it does help. You can go as slow as you need. Even if you don't think it's very much, it is for you. Don't try to be like the yoga models. They have years of practice in.

Oct 02, 2015 4:07 PM

Hi Leslie! I'm new here too, I'm a 39 yr old female in Southern California, newly married and also trying to conceive! I'm very nervous however due to my disabilities and chronic pain. I paralyzed my left arm and hand when I was in a car accident at 3 yrs old and then suffered repetitive strain injuries on my right side, such as recurring carpal tunnel and daily recurring thumb tendinitis. Two herniated discs in my back, one at C6, which affects my right arm and hand and then one at my s1 l5 which causes every day chronic lower back pain that radiates to my hips, legs, butt and heels. I did the rounds of every strong narcotic pain pill, and decided I'd rather not take those daily and try to exercise more, which helps. My current physical therapist said "stretch every morning after brushing your teeth, incorporating it into your daily hygiene routine!" And so I try to remember that! I can't do anything before a hot shower anyway! Lol. Welcome!

Oct 02, 2015 8:03 PM

Welcome LeslieH, MoShell, & GracieDawn. This community is full of compassionate, supportive people full of ideas and suggestions. Congrats MoShell on your college graduation. Maybe you can start part time or get an at home job you can set your own hours.

I oppose all of you find this app as useful as I have. BTW, AlwayZ is my twin from another life... Lol just kidding. We just have a lot in common. If you don't already know about it, check out www.fmnetnews.com & www.butyoudontlooksick.com.

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