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  1. M

    Need Help Drug Induced Fibromyalgia

    I am suffering with terrible pain and disability. I've recently been diagnosed with fibro but other Drs are not in agreement. About 4 years ago i developed severe tinnitus and was placed on a variety of antidepressants. I began to experience pain while taking Cymbalta and was cold turkey'ed...
  2. H

    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...
  3. H

    Why Fibromyalgia Pain Feels Different

    For Amy Mullholand, simple chores like washing the dishes or making breakfast can be incredibly challenging. “On a good day, I can get through the cups and the silverware, then I must sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Then I tackle the bowls. Then I sit and rest,” said Mullholand. “On a bad...
  4. K

    So much in common

    I have read so many threads and can relate to so much. It is apparent that we all have so much in common yet our experiences can be so personal. It is great to have such a forum, if not to seek out help but to know that we are not alone in our daily struggles. I wish everyone could have a...
  5. S

    new treatment breakthroughs

    I have been doing a lot of reading about new breakthroughs in fibro treatment. Some of them include using a medication that is for alcoholics and opiate users to help block the effects of the drug in their brain so they can stop using them. It's called LDN or naltrexone. People have had great...
  6. S

    Practitioner in Nassau County Long Island?

    Thank you so much, volunteers and community, for the mutual support and sharing resources here. I am looking for a practitioner who can treat fibromyalgia in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. (Towns might include Great Neck, Manhasset, Roslyn, Port Washington, Glen Cove, Garden City, Lake...
  7. C

    28 and feeling a little hopeless...

    Hi! So, I posted in the newly diagnosed section but this seems to be the place to introduce ones-self, so here I go! I was just diagnosed on monday but have had a lifetime of pain in my 28 short years. I feel like a 90 year old inside and out. I was bullied all through school and never had...
  8. T

    Medication for FM

    Does anyone else have problems taking medication to help with FM ? My doctor is being brilliant, we have tried various drugs but he says my tolerance for drugs has been very heightened and everything we have tried leaves me with a very hung over feeling at best, so now I'm on amitripyln but in...
  9. S

    GABA Deficient Anxiety

    Since the clinic wants to prescribe me a medication that is normally for depression and anxiety, I though it best to research some supplements as alternatives. So without posting a link, if you do a search for "Balancing Brain Chemistry with Peter Smith" you will come to his website. He cuts...
  10. U

    Sleepless because of pain

    Hi all, My pain levels have been high enough to not be able to sleep through the night for a long time, so that is nothing new, but in the past month or so they have been so high that I can't stay asleep for more than 45-60 minutes at a time, at which point I am awakened by the pain, and I am...
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