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    No pressure points

    I was not DX with pressure point exam. I wondered about that, too. I get the impression it isn't used currently as much as it was in the past? I DO have pain on many touch points, though, but they seem to change location at their will:confused: I was DX 1st by internist with oral history and...
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    Going "crazy" with constant ringing in my ears. Anyone else affected by this? Please HELP.

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone have the tinnitus in conjunction with jaw pain?
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    Going "crazy" with constant ringing in my ears. Anyone else affected by this? Please HELP.

    Oh eff, I am glad to read you are going to the ENT!! I will be waiting and watching to read what you find out. Best wishes and thinking of you! Let us know what happens.
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    Inflammation

    I hope I'm not to flippant by saying that point would be when clinical testing shows it. EX: when my child was DX celiac it was after 1 1/2 yrs of horrible health problems and blood work and finally a biopsy of the duodenum. Then, the DX of same child's hashimoto's thyroiditis was result of...
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    Inflammation

    Does the celecoxib help your inflammation? Does it reduce the swelling you find around your collar bone and pain in your rib cage? Pain in the rib cage can be caused by many things including fibromyalgia and costochondritis and cardiovascular problems, but if an anti-inflammatory reduces the...
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    What is this? Pain in my face

    Hi. I think I can understand feeling weakness, I hope so when I say that a few months ago I was so weak, so dizzy, in so much pain that I couldn't live with it anymore. Nothing has changed in my life much accept that now I feel a lot better. I attribute feeling better to getting slowwwwwly...
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    Inflammation

    I actually suspect I may have that very thing happen soon. I wasn't surprised at all by the fibro diagnosis, but I felt all along I have PsA. Both of my parents have it, and my child has 3 different auto-immune diseases, so...why wouldn't I? I was also told by rheumy that I have raynaud's...
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    Inflammation

    Hello Fibro56. I, too, have inflammation--both visible and the kind that shows up on the bloodwork for it. I have been DX by both an Internist and a Rheumatologist for Fibromyalgia, but also told I have Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) with near certainty (by rheumy). Internist tested c-reactive...
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    What is causing my pain today???

    Yesterday was a pain day for me, too--ugh. It really does seem to have a mind of it's own, which so easily lends itself to me feeling not in control. I am not a control freak by any means, near death experience tends to reteach a person to just let go of their control issues (at least for me...
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    Fibromyalgia Sweats??

    :sneaky: Cute!
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    Fibromyalgia Sweats??

    I am actually menopausal, so... sweats? Yeah, for sure. BUT, I know beyond doubt that what I was experiencing late winter just prior to my DX was far beyond normal hormones. I was on fire all night in the coldest temps of winter. 20 degrees out and I was sweating, burning. Then my worst...
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    Recently diagnosed with fibro but suspected for many years

    Welcome, Jane78. So sorry to hear of your flares and struggles. This is a very good place to find support and understanding! I also had my first visit with a rheumatologist recently, I found it to be the most intensive exam I'd ever received by a doctor--hope your appt. is helpful and healing...
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    Fibromyalgia and Smoking/Vaping

    Oh boy, this is a loaded question for me :oops: Because of my horrible history of surviving ARDS 4 years ago (which I was told had absolutely nothing to do with my smoking and 100% to do with H1N1/sepsis/pneumonia), I did quit smoking for a year and a half. It was horrible. I tried nic gum...
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    Reactions to diagnosis of fibromyalgia? Happy? Relieved? Sad?

    Oh, sunkacola, I really feel for you!!! I get it, all of it. I understand and you sure are not alone 💞 My 'workout rotation' is a huge joy in my life, too. I may not be as good as I once was, but it brings me so much happiness. It sucks when my body has other plans. For a short time there...
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    Reactions to diagnosis of fibromyalgia? Happy? Relieved? Sad?

    Good morning, all. It gives me a sad sort of comfort to know that I I'm not alone in it and helps me put my own symptoms in perspective. Every week is different. Pain moves around. April/May were complete and total all over multi symptom flare--unbearable. Better now, in part because I now...
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