1. a gentle voice

    Birth Control & Fibromyalgia

    Hi everyone, I'm 23, diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in September 2023, and I've never been on birth control but am considering starting. Did anyone have any adverse side effects from being on the pill as a Fibro sufferer? Might it worsen pain or other symptoms (brain fog, mood, sleep, etc.)? Any...
  2. S

    Official classification of fibromyalgia in the UK

    Hi does anyone in the UK know how fibromyalgia is classified by either law or the NHS? I read conflicting reports from different sources and whilst it appears to be agreed it is a recognised chronic condition, does anyone know if if is actually classed as an actual disability? I have found...
  3. JamieMarc

    Vibration machine for fibromyalgia

    I recently listened to a podcast about the use of vibration or vibration machines for relief from fibromyalgia pain. Yes, I am positive they are quite expensive, although I have not looked into any specific machines. But I'm pretty sure I remember the podcast saying they were pricey. I bring...
  4. J

    Is fibromyalgia a diagnosis of / by exclusion?

    The opinion that fibromyalgia is still a diagnosis of or by exclusion comes up fairly often, altho it was like the tender points test debunked by the ACR criteria in 2010. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, inclusion and checking the amount of pain and 6 other symptoms. It's true that many...
  5. M

    Fibromyalgia / Reye’s syndrome are they linked?

    Please be aware as a long term sufferer of Fibromyalgia that Reye’s syndrome ‘may’ be linked. It started as a body buzzing feeling at the same time fibro started. Took years to develop. Watch out for brain damage which I have in a moderate state. Completely destroyed my life as no doctor ever...
  6. Faustina

    Caregiving while ill with Fibromyalgia?

    I am full-time caregiver for my elderly mom who suffers multiple serious health problems which have also affected her cognition. She is bedridden, unable to stand to pivot into a wheelchair, unable to leave the house for physician appointments and trapped in an upstairs bedroom in a...
  7. J

    Fibromyalgia Conferences/Summits/Webinars etc.

    Up to now I've kept low profile with all the webinars and summits I've been watching and taking notes the past few years, and didn't get any questions about my mentions of them either. Now I've thought praps after all it makes sense to share what's going on, even if no one will take part. For...
  8. C

    Mucinex Has Reduced my Fibromyalgia pain

    I read in a book by Devin Starlanyl, MD that Mucinex (guafenesin) can help with FM pain. So I tried it & I'm feeling better. I have had FM for over 30 years, have tried every rx & alternative substance you can name, with little to no benefit. I had no expectation that it would help, but I'll...
  9. CancerSignFibro

    “No such thing as Fibromyalgia “

    Yep, the new doctor that took over for my doctor who died of cancer! Of course she can’t tell me why I hurt so bad. My legs now hurt so horrible I don’t know what to do with them. I imagine she thinks I am making it up. This stuff is so hard and these idiot medical professionals make it worse.
  10. D

    Surgery and Fibromyalgia

    I have to have shoulder surgery in the near future to remove calcium deposits in my shoulder. Just wondering how well pain medications worked after surgery. Right now I am on Norco 7.5mg and they worked for a few days and now they don't work at all. I am not normally on a pain medication and...