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  1. LivingAlone

    My life is being stolen

    You know, I thought it was hard enough finding out that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis a year and a half ago. It was hard to wrap my head around all the pills that I needed to take just to slow the disease and manage the pain. It was hard to give myself weekly injections. It is hard to continue to...
  2. M

    Plexus products with fibromyalgia and chronic pain

    I have seen lots of closed threads discussing Plexus products with fibromyalgia, so I figured I'd start an open one and share my story. I have dealt with chronic pain for over 10 years, and quickly reached the point where an sort of "pain killer" truly did nothing. As a single mum and teacher...
  3. S

    No doctor, no insurance, no meds, needing ssi

    I was diagnosed in1996 with fibro. Just a few years later was also diagnosed with hashimotos throiditis. They play off each other. The meds for one doesn't help the other, and vice versa. So thru pain management bio whatever, I learned how to control my pain without meds. I have lived for...
  4. 1sweed

    Disability Scare Flare

    As you might know I have been on here quite some time sharing my advice and life with fibromyalgia with all of you. I got my SSD in 2007, and up until this year they never once contacted me concerning rechecking for eligibility, that is until I got a part time job this year. I came home one day...
  5. tinyfoxes

    Hello from Maryland

    Hi all, I've had fibro symptoms for about five years but was just recently diagnosed after a health incident (pelvic pain that was completely investigated and no diagnosis emerged) caused a bad flare up. I am interested in alternative/holistic care and have found that acupuncture helps with my...
  6. H

    Need to vent about...everything

    I have been handling my fibromyalgia diagnosis for about 3 months, along with the degenerative disc disease diagnosis that I received at the same time, pretty well. In September, I suddenly lost use of my left leg for unknown reasons. The best guess anyone gave for this happening was a nerve...
  7. P

    Disability

    Hello all. I feel like you are all wonderful people as you are here to help each other and to offer advice and comfort. I am 64 years old and have been diagnosed with fibro since approximately 2010. I have generalized pain, centered mostly in the legs and hips, ribs, and shoulders. I have tried...
  8. R

    Gov't restrictions

    With the new gov't. restrictions on opioids, every month I have to visit my prescribing Dr. for the Rx. The biggest trouble is the extra $ it now costs me to see the Dr. each month and the urine tests sent to the lab. For someone on a fixed income this is truly a hardship! In future I may not be...
  9. M

    Stop the Madness

    I just joined today and have had Fibromyalgia since 2010. Fast forward to now many other medical problems have also started - severe depression, chronic fatigue, angina, muscle weakness, numbness, carpel tunnel in both hands, IBS, bursitis, and Insomnia. My last work stopped due to all of this...
  10. T

    Applying for Disability

    I was diagnosed in 2011 with Fibromyalgia, and for the past two years I have been consistently treated for th condition. I was recently referred to a Neurologist, after other problems started manifesting themselves, and after receiving new, state-of-the-art testing, I was diagnosed with Moderate...
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