okay i need some awnsers or suggestions...

hey guys, just found this group and thought I would give it a shot, maybe some of yal can help me with some awnsers.. my rhumatoligist diagnosed me with fibro in nov 2017. i dont know what im supposed to do or how i can accomplish work or anything i am a single mom of 2 kids. i have not been able to return to work since july 2017 i dont know whether to try for disablility or what to do i also have crohns disease, celiac diease and ibs. i feel weak 5 out of 7 days. some days it takes everything i have to get up just to go to the bathroom.


Hi everyone my name is Elaine I'm 57 years old. I have Addisons Disease.For the past 2 and a half years I have been in constant pain. I have visited my GP countless times with firstly pains in both hips. Cortisone injections in both to no effect. Pain gradually got worse and seemed to move into my lower back. I had an MRI which showed a bulging disc near the sacroiliac joint. I have been waiting for over a year for it to be injected. My appointment is now on the 29th June this year. Along with back pain I have "tennis elbow " in both elbows. They are both very tender and sore.

Any ideas for hand swelling

I take lots of magnesium but I was wandering if anyone has found anything to help with hand swelling. I would love to be able to make a fist.. Or a enjoy a coffee without the morning hassle.

Advice on diagnosis

I'm interested in opinions about my diagnosis. My doctor suspects that I have fibromyalgia.. Triggered from my breast cancer fight. His reasoning is based on the fact my mother has it and although some of my pain symptoms are explainable others don't seem to be. What would explain some.. Is my bad back.. Tendinitis..which I can't seem to shake even with acupuncture.. and loss etc. My symptoms that are unexplainable are my horrible leg pain.. I am guessing most of you would relate to having trouble just walking too.. And my stomach issues.. Abdominal pain.

Best type of bed for fibromyalgia

I am looking to buy a new bed/mattress but dont know what would be the best. I have a memory foam at the moment which is the most uncomfortable things ever. Any advice would be very helpful.

Dayton Ohio doctors

Hello. I am in search of doctors in the Dayton Ohio area who believe fibro is real and who specialize in fibro patients. I have a bad flare and haven’t been able to find the right doctor. Any suggestions would be awesome. Thank you all!

Doctors for fibro in Dayton, OH

Hello, I am looking for a doctor in the Dayton, Ohio area who specializes in fibro and truly treats it. We have lived all over due to military, so we are in Dayton, and I am looking to get help. If anyone has suggestions or experience with any, I would greatly appreciate suggestions. I have had fibro since 2009, and with the proper treatments and plan, I had so much relief and my life was great again. I am now back to not functioning well at all and have a horrible flare due to working, being a mom, running a business and just going in general.

what type of exercise offers the most benefits?

What type of exercise should be recommended for fibromyalgia sufferers who account for two to four percent of the world’s population? Generally treated at pain centres where the condition is diagnosed, these patients, who are mainly women, are encouraged to exercise regularly to alleviate widespread pain and anxiety and to boost their general health.

Driving Standard

I have had fibromyalgia since 2011. I have always driven automatic cars but I have always wanted to go back to driving standard. It's been 3 days of driving and I feel like I was jumped.. The pain is all over but mostly painful in my back on the right side. It hurts to take a deep breath. I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to help ease my pain?

I think I found the cause!

Hi, so I was convinced I had leaky gut syndrome for the past month or so, probably due to celiac disease. It doesn't look like I have celiac, so I thought next that this has to be leaky gut. Now I got a book from the library about fibromyalgia, and I am watching a YouTube video on it and OMG!!! I'm pretty convinced I have found a cause. The last doctor I saw thought it could be dysautonomia, which would explain a lot, as well. It seems like everything goes hand in hand (neuropathy, vitamin deficiencies, stress triggers, fibromyalgia, food intolerances, etc. etc.).