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May 21, 2015 3:29 AM

Hi I'm new to this app so looking for some guidance, is this a forum for fibromyalgia?? X

May 21, 2015 8:41 AM

It's a forum for anyone in chronic pain and that certainly includes Fibro. Many people seem to have it here along with other various causes of pain and everyone shares their individual experience which can be so helpful whatever the root cause of pain. Sometimes it's just an ear and words of support sometimes solutions to particular problems. Welcome!

May 21, 2015 9:55 AM

Welcome Cheeky2015! As Lymie said we all have various chronic pain &/or health issues, fibro being probably the most common shared issue. We all have good days and bad, and we do not judge or criticize. We're allowed to laugh, cry, share experiences, and rant, without being made to feel shamed. We even enjoy comical stories.

I have more issues than I can even remember sometimes, dementia being one, lol. But my worst issues currently are the fibro, hypothyroid, Sjogrens, tremors & dizziness with balance disturbance, and pelvic floor dysfunction. I have chronic spine issues too. Everyone here has given me wonderful support, and many times advice on issues. For instance I have chronic migraines. I was describing a headache one day and someone (can't remember who) suggested maybe I was having cervicogenic headaches too. I mentioned it to my doctor and they were right.

So how long have you had fibromyalgia? Mine started in appx 2008-2009, but wasn't diagnosed until 2012. I was out on cymbalta and it worked great but I started having major side effect issues so I as taken off. I'm suppose to be on gabapentin but due to tremors I'm not taking it right now. Are you on any rx meds for it?

Again, welcome. And I hope you find this site and community as helpful as many of us have. Blessings & prayers for a good day today, for you and everyone! 🙏🌼

May 21, 2015 10:01 AM

Welcome Cheeky!!!
People here genuinely care... I have found people who have so much empathy and enormous hearts. I myself haven't had a fibromyalgia diagnosis but have been injured in a work accident so am now suffering chronic back pain, I have costcochronditis, multiple concussion syndrome and Barrett's esophagus. I get great advice, good support, and many people respond to me which helps. I hope your experience is as good as ours.

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