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Does anyone on here suffer from Fibromyalgia?

Discussion in 'Chronic Pain & Arthritis' started by Ave Maria, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. bbbbbbb

    bbbbbbb Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you have fibromyalgia if the pain is in one area of your body only. Fibromyalgia (or at least my experience of it) expresses itself in excruciating pain which tends to move around various areas of the body. That said, your widespread pain could be fibro if the pain appears in one area and not another and then moves around.

    BTW, stress is the fallback diagnosis and I do not give much credibility to that at all. You do have real, physical pain which can be triggered. Hopefully, you will be able to keep it under control and will be able to function normally (whatever normally might mean).
     
  2. MissFaithfullyHis

    MissFaithfullyHis New Member

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    It was actually the rheumatologist who thought I had Fibro, and he also thought it could be Lupus, but he thought I needed more symptoms to fall into the Lupus category. He was helpful to a certain extent, but I was feeling too overwhelmed (and traumatized) with the amount of medication that they were prescribing me.

    I was actually bed ridden for almost a month because of the widespread pain I was feeling, and I couldn't even take care of my son. I was in agonizing pain for 7 months straight, then eventually after changing a few things in my life, the pain started to subside by the end of 2020. Now, I just deal with temporary episodes of whatever it may be, but I did figure out stress, weather (when it's summer) and my eating habits played some role in this mysterious pain.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your car accident though; that must have been devastating to deal with and the fact that it caused your long term pain. I do hope you're OK mentally, because I understand it can be draining and it certainly can affect your well being ang perception.
     
  3. mama2one

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    sorry to hear that!
    wonderful that things have gotten better for you

    thankfully, I have the absolute best husband & teen
    without them, I don't know what I'd do
     
  4. bbbbbbb

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    There is also the possibility of a myofascial pain syndrome. Unlike fibro, which is chronic, a myofascial pain syndrome can last for months and then subside, sometimes permanently, but it can also recur for reasons generally unknown.
     
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  6. rayraysh

    rayraysh New Member

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    after a 10 year long search, seeing so many specialists, so many tests, so many hospitals, and no diagnoses and no one knowing what i was suffering from.. i finally got diagnosed with fibromyalgia last month. i was relieved yet scared knowing i will never get rid of the pain.. i also have a chronic sleeping disorder and suffer from depression and anxiety.. but i gotta keep strong and i won't let this bring me down
     
  7. bbbbbbb

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    Wow! It took me six months of intense searching to get my diagnosis - and I thought that was an eternity. I am glad you finally know your disease. I agree that there are very mixed emotions. Now, you need to find effective ways of coping with your pain and getting as much sleep as possible. I will be praying for you.
     
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