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    Intense exercise and strict diet seem to be key

    Hello, Everyone! I don't want to make anyone feel bad if they can't do this. It just has helped me so much that I wanted to share my experience in case it might help someone else. I increased my exercise to try to suppress my disease with a high level of fitness and changed my diet, and it has...
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    Hi, everyone! Not sure if this topic has been discussed. I wasn't sure what to title it. My question is this: does stretching help you? I have figured out that if I am careful not to overdo it, steady aerobic exercise helps. Also moderate weight lifting seems to help. But I go back and forth...
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    Prednisone and Enbrel

    Hi! Wishing everyone comfort and Happy Mother's Day to the mother's! Here's my question: I'm pretty sure my doctors are right that I have fibromyalgia based on my symptoms, except two things still puzzle me. Does anyone else get better on prednisone? This has happened several times for me over...
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    Great week

    Hi, guys! I had a great week. I think it's because I got just the right combination of meds from my doctors and I used them to really kick my exercise into gear. I also had myself going to bed early and was eating healthy. I was so happy. I had like four good days in a row. I got my hopes up and...
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    Tired of being treated like an addict

    So today I had to go in person to get my prescriptions from my doctor an hour away. So after I had the medical assistant call me to let me know they were written so I could come get them, I get there and I have to have ID? She didn't think to tell me that when I had her call? Apparently it's a...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Just wanted to let you all know I am thinking about you and hope you can enjoy a little of this holiday!
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    Why do people kick you when you're down???

    So my husband who is normally very thoughtful and supportive came home from work last night and when he realized I was in my fourth day of a killer migraine decided to question my medical choices. I was SO super annoyed because duh if I have been in a lot of pain for four days I think that gave...
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    Someone who understands

    Hi! I want to communicate with someone who understands fibromyalgia and chronic illness. I have all the diseases that go along with it or are related to it, such as interstitial cystitis. I have been chronically ill for about twenty years. While I have accepted my limitations, one thing I really...
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    New user

    Hi! I am new to the forum. I have fibromyalgia and interstitial cystitis, migraines, endometriosis, essential tremor, asthma, allergies and Gastroparesis. I have been significantly sick for twenty years, and I am very thankful for my doctors and medicines and my family, but I guess I am looking...