1. D

    NEWBIE to the forum

    I hope that I'm posting this correctly. I've never joined a group like this, but my doctor is the one that said I should find a forum for support. I chose this group because I live in the Dayton area, and my doctor is from here. I thought that might be helpful. Let me introduce myself. I...
  2. A

    How much is too much?

    Hi, I'm Alexis and I am brand new. I was diagnosed with fibro and chronic fatigue in 1999. although its a sever case I handle it well most of the time. This week I am going to a "skinny spa" and they have 8 hours of workouts a day. Some are inn water but some are't. BF ((before fibro) I...
  3. vickythecat

    Caterpillar Walk - awareness & fundraising for fibro & chronic pain

    Hi, I live on the other side of the planet, but was happy to hear that there is a walk in NYC (and probably in other cities in the USA) organized by the Fibromyalgia Care Society of America (FCSA). I don't know anything about the organization and, sadly, am not in a position to financially...
  4. vickythecat

    Lady Gaga reveals she suffers from fibromyalgia

    There are a number of celebrities who suffer from fibromyalgia (Morgan Freeman, Sinead O'Connor for example), so now Lady Gaga is added to the list. I also read that her documentary on her chronic pain struggles and mental health issues have been chronicled in a documentary which will air soon...
  5. M

    Long term pain

    I am a 31 yea old female with over 10 years of pain. I am currently being treated for sacroiliac joint dysfunction by my Physiotherapist. I have suffered with this pain for at least 10 years but only recently diagnosed. I am also being refered to a Rheumatologist to investigate Seronegative...
  6. vickythecat

    Mental illness and fibro

    Hi, I was wondering whether anyone else would like to share their own experiences regarding mental illness and its correlation with fibro. I've always been a very sensitive introverted child. Growing up I started self injurying mainly because life would simply be too much for me. I'd worry...
  7. Sagey

    Found a list of Best Fibromyalgia books that u might want to read

    Best Books On Fibromyalgia "Molecules Of Emotion"; Candace Pert, PhD Adrenaline Dominance: A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness by Michael E. Platt "Quantum Healing: Exploring The Frontiers Of Mind/Body Medicine"; Deepak Chopra, MD "Boundless Energy"; Deepak Chopra, M.D. "Superbrain...
  8. Sagey

    Interesting article on mind body connection

    The first component of mind body science is a molecule found on the surface of all our cells in our brains and our bodies. They are so small that millions cover a single nerve cell. This first component is called a receptor, and it is attached to a cell’s outer membrane. It lies exposed to the...
  9. C

    Recommended listening - TED Talk on Pain

    Hi All, I highly recommend you all listen to this TED Radio Hour episode on chronic pain: Getting Better : TED Radio Hour : NPR
  10. S

    Diagnosed Today (this is long - sorry)

    This turned out a lot longer than I intended. TLDR: After many years of chronic pain I'm adding Fibro to my growing list of medical problems. Went to see my Rheum today for my three-month checkup, she said my most recent pain is a Fibromyalgia flare-up and that we will treat me going forward...