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    How Do You Mentally Releve Your Pain?

    I do things like crafting with fuse beads/perler beads, coloring in adult coloring books,word searches, games on my phone, reading. Things to keep myself distracted. Then I can share these things with others and hopefully make them smile. The artwork anyways. The books I can discuss with a...
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    Depression

    I know what you mean about not having the energy to pursue people who don't respond to your efforts. It's so draining, and for me it makes the depression worse. It leaves me feeling neglected, ignored, unimportant, unloved, and unworthy. So I've stopped. The people who only talk about themselves...
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    anti-inflammatory diets

    Re: Diet ? I don't know if there is anything to it, but when I was vegetarian I know I felt better. And now since I've been eating mostly organic and cutting out sugar as much as possible I have been feeling a lot better. I think I did read or hear somewhere that cutting out processed foods...
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    Fibro Opinions

    I have the body stiffness in the morning and if I've been sitting or lying in the same position too long. I also have the fatigue where my body is just plain exhausted and has the "heavy" feeling you described; as if there is no way I can pick myself to move or do anything. I also have stomach...
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    Fibro Opinions

    I have the body stiffness in the morning and if I've been sitting or lying in the same position too long. I also have the fatigue where my body is just plain exhausted and has the "heavy" feeling you described; as if there is no way I can pick myself to move or do anything. I also have stomach...
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    Depression

    I understand what you mean. I have bipolar disorder and frequently go into spells of deep depression. I recently had one in November that I am coming out of. It was so dark. I felt like giving up on everything because of bad situations I was in. Now I am out of them and have regained control of...
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    Yuck

    That sounds like tedious work. I'm sorry it caused you to get into flare. I understand about feeling yucky. I've had strep-pneumo for the past two weeks almost. The cough is killer. I know exactly what you mean about sounding like a heavy chain smoker lol. I was on the phone talking to my...
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    anti-inflammatory diets

    Re: Diet ? Gluten free?
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    Sushi or fish good for Fibromyalgia?

    I don't know if there's any benefit or scientific reason behind it, but I always get a euphoric or relaxed feeling in the muscles which gives me the ability to be able to do more after eating sushi.
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    Fibro and migraines

    I get migraines and headaches as well. Which is strange because I'm on a high dose of Topomax/Topopirimate for bipolar. It doesn't seem to do anything for preventing my headaches or migraines though. I mentioned it to my psychiatrist and he said between the Gabapentin for my fibro and the...
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    Fibromyalgia fog clumsiness

    Does anyone have tremors in their hands that cause them to drop things? My hands will shake really badly sometimes and that will cause me to mishandle something and I will end up fumbling with it or dropping it. I have to do things really slowly sometimes if it's bad or so it doesn't start.
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    Lower Back Pain

    If it's arthritis would it still help?
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    no fatigue but pain Fibro?

    Have you tried yoga? I did yoga a couple of times with meditation at the ending. That seemed to help keep the pain at bay for a couple of days at least.
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    no fatigue but pain Fibro?

    Hi, Have you seen a doctor yet? Usually a rheumatologist gives a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. It is typically diagnosed by having half of the tender points on the body. I want to say there are 18 of them. 9 on each side. Or having unexplained pain lasting longer than three weeks. Sometimes not...
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    Will fibromyalgia destroy my dreams if being a Physician Assistant?

    I also have to say it's not impossible. I was going to go to medical school after I graduated college to become a doctor or psychiatrist, but when I was diagnosed with bipolar and fibromyalgia I was told medical school would be nearly impossible and stupidly I listened. Now I regret that because...
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