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    Having a flare & can’t think straight

    Massage helps **IF** the person understands fibromyalgia. If they don't you will end up sore for 3 or 4 days. If they are touching you too hard be sure to say so immediately. Also massage with oil (not lotion) seems to help more. My back has been on fire for 3 days. Not a muscle pain, but the...
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    Fibro - life sentence

    I do think it affects every aspect of our lives, up to and including relationships. And especially relationships with those who are closest to us! Ugh! Siblings who ignore the fact that you have it, parents who don't understand. even significant others who are the very BEST are still not...
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    Health writer - Seeking women living with fibromyalgia

    You know, I would have given her information without a second thought. But I am glad I didn't, and here's why. She has already lied. The post started out saying she is a person living with fibromyalgia and a writer. Now she is a friend of a writer (and somebody has fibromyalgia).
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    Burning Pain..desperation

    :grin: Yeah I'd be right there with you! Sometimes I forget to pluck. Then I see myself in the mirror and realize how many people have observed my.... beard.
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    Easy resolution

    I'm so relieved to know that others have trouble finishing a project, or getting an entire meal cooked. I have decided to use the crockpot a lot, and to put things like salad together early in they day. Now this paartially means if hubby thinks it looks good he will eat it - so I'm thinking we...
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    How much is too much?

    Sad to say, my pain has returned in the past 2 days. Well it was good while it lasted!! I feel pretty sure this is diet related. It is so hard to cut out sugar, salt, gluten, and diary from my diet. The dairy (specifically cheese) may be the problem. We had pizza 2 nights ago, and I had some...
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    Myofascial pains the oldmuscle knots pains !

    Re: Myofascial pains the muscle knots pains ! What?? You mean other people have the lightening bolts?? I thought I was the only one!
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    How much is too much?

    Hi Diamond. Yes they do, how did you know (LOL). My hips especially hurt so bad I want to die. My low back just left of the spine hurts constantly. When I start to walk, both thighs become locked up/painful. It is embarrassing not to be able to walk! But this is what has happened to me this...
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    How much is too much?

    That's what I thought too but I am finding I can push through, especially by stretching my muscles. Then I get to a point where I can exercise and it is not quite so painful.
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    How much is too much?

    Hello and thank you both. I thought i would give a mid week update. My plan was to do mostly water exercise but when I got here the pool heater was broken. It sort of threw me. The first day I walked 3 miles, it is very cold here and there are HILLS which I am not used to. Big hills. It was...