Finally getting answers

Hi, My name is Emma and I am from South Australia. I've had sever migraines for most of my life as well an stiffness in the joints. Over the years the pain has slowly increased and spread. I am now 21 almost 22 and in near constant pain. Today has been particularly bad I can barely lift my arms with out gritting my teeth.

Husband looking for help understanding

I need some help with my wife's fibromyalgia. I have no idea how to deal with her chronic pain. I don't understand what it feels like to have fibromyalgia and its sad. I hate hearing that she is hurting all the time. I get she is hurting but to hear it everyday day multiple times is destroying us. I don't want to sound selfish but we cant even be intimate anymore.

Fibromyalgia survey

How many of you are willing to admit that you use illicit drugs or any involvement in being a victim of domestic violence in relationships?

Soma is very bad for fibromyalgia

Soma is a combination drug and parts of the properties it has are those of anesthesia and have actions based the same as opiates. They are very dangerous for the central nervous system and will make your fibromyalgia symptoms worse in the long run. Basically heroin in theory would be safer for use.

PTSD brings on fibro symptoms

Look into PTSD if you have ever experienced traumatic stress or been in an abusive relationship. It can bring on fibromyalgia symptoms

How many people have more then just fibro? Also I'm new here!

Hi everyone!

im Emmy I'm a 29 year old from Australia  and I have been recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have had pain for the last 15 years but have a lot of other health issues (Type 1 diabetes, endometriosis, PCOS, migraines, hypothyroidism, hypersomnia, chronic sinusitis and IBS are the main ones)that the pain was always blamed on. I find it hard to talk about to others because they just don't understand. Often they say I'm to young for that many issues or I don't look sick. So I'm glad I found this site!

Need advice please

I have been in a terrible flare for the last 3 weeks, daily functioning is impossible. Spoke with my doctor today who told me a flare should never last more than 3 days and I need to get active and function normally to feel better. Is this normal practice for a doctor to say this or is it time to find a new doctor? I really liked her in the beginning but now I'm not so sure. 

Help finding a doctor in pa

Hi! I'm looking for recommendations on doctors who specializes in fm in the Lehigh valley area, although I am willing to travel to Hershey or philly is the doctor is great. Any help would be appreciated!

Fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism...are they linked?

Hi there, i was just wondering how many of you have hypothyroidism along with fibromyalgia. My doctor seems to think there is some correlation. I've been reading posts and I found that the two things everyone seems to have in common is that we were all go-getters before the fibro. People that push their bodies...maybe too much!? The other thing seems to be the fatigue and exhaustion. I do get exhausted from dealing with the pain to get things done, but for me the lack of energy only happens when my thyroid is high. It took me a few years to figure out the difference!