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Aug 26, 2015 1:31 AM

Hello all! I am new to the community and the "wonderful" world of medical nightmares. I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis in addition to muscle spasms and who knows what else. I am hoping to learn how to adjust through everyone's advice and hopefully find ways to relieve the constant and intense pain. I wish everyone well.

Aug 26, 2015 10:35 AM

Hello Simikins, we're happy to have you! There's a great group of people here with lots of good advice and years of pain experience. Its awesome we have each other to learn from.
Welcome!!

Oh, and I have RA too :)

Aug 27, 2015 2:47 AM

Thanks Sweet Sassy!

Aug 28, 2015 5:59 PM

Welcome Simikins. I have fibro, Hypothyroidism and sjogrens (autoimmune issues) among many others. The most helpful to my pain was a combination of things, especially a pain care specialist and rheumatologist. I was put on Plaquenil for sjogrens and gained fibro pain relief too. My daily pain in the past two years went from a 7-8 to a 3-4. Of course I have flares but we all expect those. Another key factor is peace your activities to allow rest periods. I old you find the community as helpful as I have. 🙏🌼

Aug 28, 2015 6:11 PM

Simikins I'm 2 days old here and I feel like I finally found a home. I understand that frustration with the unknown, you've came to te right place, these people here are very supportive and caring. So welcome and know your in my prayers, hang in there 😉

Aug 29, 2015 3:12 PM

Hi FlappysLady And tiny boo! Thank you both for the welcome! Sweet sassy and you both are in my prayers as well. I have been in pain for years and ignored it for as long as I could but I couldn't take it anymore. I didn't want to admit there was a problem but I am glad to know I have answers.

Aug 29, 2015 5:24 PM

I'm new here....in very bad shape today. 54, have had fibromyalgia since about age 10 -- they dint even have a name for it then. My meds aren't working at all & I really don't want to go back on narcotics. Now take Gabapentin & Soma for pain. Can't tell a difference if I take them or not. Have lay in bed crying every day for over a week & at my wits end. Don't know how much more of this, every-waking-moment severe pain or not. See my dr on Wed but he never helps anything. Lyrica maybe??

Aug 29, 2015 6:31 PM

HI simikins I also have fibro along with a few other conditions. I've found many of the fibro groups on Facebook can be quite judgemental so I hope here we can be ourselves

Aug 30, 2015 12:03 PM

Many Social Media sites, being wide sread topic wise, you'll always have judgemental asses. It took me months, if not longer to find this one. I pray everyone who's joined this community, will keep each other in check so everyone can feel safe to be open & honest with their condition or feelings. Regardless of what life throws at any of us, we need to have a place like this and me personally, thank God for directing in finding the safe, loving & evcougement of this community.

Aug 30, 2015 10:17 PM

Hi annlizardlover! I'm sorry you are in so much pain. Have you considered trying another dr? I know I hate starting over with new Drs but if the one you are seeing isn't helping it's time to move on. The frustrating thing with Drs is when they don't listen to what you say. I know my body better than anyone and have told Drs that when they give me the run around. I hate to say it but you really should. I have been soaking in my bath tub multiple times a day and that seems to help if I can get the temperature right. Try putting a towel or two in the bottom of the tub it helps make it a little more comfortable. I wish you the best!
Hi vintagebutterfly and tinyboo! This is my first community site that I have been involved with. So far everyone has been nice. I just wish we all knew what to say to each other or ourselves to make everything better.

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