I have chronic pain in most of my joints (but very severe in my neck & lower back) and in the soft tissues or muscles near my joints (both forearms & shoulders, both calves & achilles heals).
My first symptom, almost 2 years ago when I was 57, was mainly fatigue. I couldn't understand why I...
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...
I have Fibro, have for years.
8 weeks ago I took a really bad fall and broke 2 bones in my foot/ankle. one on the inside and one on the outside.
When they found the first fracture I was non-weight bearing for 2 weeks, after 2 weeks they discovered a second fracture. I was allowed to start...
Hi there, I'm new here and was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist. She didn't seem totally confident with the diagnosis but sort of as a way to "give me something" and send me on my way. This is going to be long but I would so appreciate some thoughts.
Moving your body, that is. I've had chronic inflammation and pain my whole life, but when I was injured on top of that, I went through a period where I tried to move as little as possible, because even tiny movements hurt a great deal.
I seemed to develop a philosophy that it was best not to...
Well I've had fibromyalgia for the past 6 years 1 month 10 days. I only feel getting worst and everything I try I have to say has only helped my drastic swelling. I would swell up to 20lb in one day to another but know it's about 5lb to 8lb. I feel this is a great accomplishment and I hope my...
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...
My doctor suggested a couple of years ago I might have FM, but I really didn't think so, but I was wrong. I believe after reading about this horrible condition I have had symptoms for about 8 years. Over the last three years I've been dealing with an infection filled abscess which tunnel and...
I came across this group during the several month wait until I can get an appointment with a rheumatologist. I have had symptoms for about ten months. I started with pain and stiffness in my knees. It felt like there was one of those air filled arm bands that kids use for swimming inside my leg...
I am also newly diagnosed with Fibro with CF and CP. I had pain for about a year when i finally went to my Primary DR. with joint pain in my fingures and ankles and swelling. after bloodwork and xrays he sent me to a bone specialist which took months to get in to see.She then sent me to a...