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!

Carris is confused

This sites format is terribly confusing!  Are you kidding?

We have FIBRO! We're struggling as it is, and you put something like THIS out, for us to go nuts on, trying to respond ?? Anyone else have problem with program format? I doubt Im the only one. 

Plus, tooooo many advertisements. Shameful 

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!

Mindfulness/ Pain Management Therapy

I am a 54 year old woman. I am American however am married to a Swede and have been in Sweden for 13 years. After a huge slump in my pain curve i became depressed quite severely in 2014. I have a condition and progressive disease process called degenerative disk disease and as I began perimenopausal symptoms around 50, life became unbearable in a variety of ways. I have a systemic form of arthritis and although it has been referred to as "reactive arthritis", my symptoms can mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis and gout.