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  1. T

    New member

    Hi just wanted to introduce myself, I was first diagnosed with FM 2002 after 4 years of not knowing what was happening to me. 2009 it really felt like I was coming out the other side, was able to go back to work full time and lead a " normal " life again. November 2015 all the symptoms seem to...
  2. W

    Bad Experiences Iin Childhood Lead To Adult Illness?

    I think many of us have suspected this for quite a while. I think it's often the case, as well as often being the case with traumatic events that occur after childhood, although in some cases, some who experience those may be better able to recover. I found the article interesting, and am hoping...
  3. Forgetmenot

    Feel dead

    I can only imagine this is what a zombie feels like. My legs are like lead so is my arms.and even breathing is hard work. Even this is hard work. How are u ever meant to meet anyone like this.im single with a wonderful four year old.and three frown teens. Two teens Dan is 20. I can't go out at...
  4. S

    Licorice

    While attempting to put the pieces of this fibro puzzle together for myself, licorice came to mind. I remember reading once that licorice could cause adverse effects in some people: this is according to the University of Maryland Medical Center: "Licorice with glycyrrhizin may cause serious...
  5. W

    Diaphragmatic Breathing

    For those unfamiliar with it, diaphragmatic breathing is also called deep or stomach breathing. Over the years, many of us have developed a habit of shallow (or chest) breathing, which is associated with holding tension in our bodies. If you've ever watched a baby sleep, you can see their...
  6. B

    Long post alert: 8 things to say to a loved one with a chronic Illness

    1. I believe you: Instead of its all in your in your head. We all have heard this before and it hurts. Especially coming from a loved one. Saying these words to your loved one or fried is a beautiful gift they will be eternally grateful for. 2. I want to understand: The best way to to show...
  7. K

    Osetopenia/Hyperparathyroidism

    After another bout with kidney stones and some elevated parathyroid levels my doctor ordered a bone density scan (Dexa scan). I had my bone density scan Wednesday and they were already contacting me Thursday morning to tell me the results were abnormal - it indicated osteopenia, not quite...
  8. Cheryl Ann

    Enbrel or Humira?

    When I saw my rheumatologist last week, she said she wanted me to read up on Enbril and Humira. For goodness sake, they both can make you susceptible to TB and Enbril can also make you more susceptible to some types of cancer. I don't know what to do. Who wants to take a drug like those...
  9. C

    new to the forum

    hello, my name is Cary, 46 y/o been suffering with pain etc since 77 when hit by a car. rear ended 6 or 7 times since then. fused lumbar and c spine. a few years ago ruptured & severed tendons in r arm surgery failed. now both arms & hands feel like lead weights and hurt so bad i want to...
  10. N

    Pain...finding help

    Winter is coming....ugh. Winter is when I really go down - I live in a very wintery, cold, snowy climate which is hard enough to stay motivated for anyone, esp. when it stays dark so long (in the thick of things we get light before 9 and dark before 5). I think it is the cold that gets me most...
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