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  1. H

    First time visit

    Hi, This is my first time doing this and I hope it gives my family and friends a break from me. When I was diagnosed (about 4 years ago) I really didn't believe I had it. The only thing I knew about it was the commercials on TV for the drugs. I had a gall bladder attack and the doctors did...
  2. J

    No Diagnosis,5 years of pain, so depressed

    I am new here. I am sure at some point I will be given the Fibromyalgia diagnosis. I started becoming sick at age 30 when my daughter was around 4. I was a single parent from the beginning and life was great. I had a high paying job, we needed for nothing. She is my life. It kills me now that we...
  3. Vellybean

    New to Site for Fibromyalgia

    This is one of the worst FMS stretch of days I have had in a while. I was diagnosed when I was 30 which is very young. I have been struggling to keep on keeping on since then. I use to teach elementary school full time but had to quit because of the symptoms I have. I tried teaching part time...
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    Introduction and Finding the Best Doctor

    Hi everyone. I'm a little shy and it has taken me two years since my diagnosis to join this or any forum. I hope I can help someone by sharing information, but I want to start with a big complaint. In this "information age" why is it so hard to search for a doctor specializing in fibromyalgia...
  5. E

    The journey begins...not really...

    I say the journey begins, because I am just starting to understand what is possibly causing the the chronic pain and fatigue I have dealt with for the last 5 years. And what a journey it is with no end in sight... and I understand there is no end until the end. That sounded really...
  6. S

    Teaching with fibromyalgia

    Hi, I came across this site as I searched on the internet for 'teaching with fibromyalgia' and came across a closed thread on here and the site just asked me to start a general discussion about how FM affects my day! First of all - I was diagnosed in April 2013 and found it incredibly...
  7. A

    Really Exhausted

    I work as a high school teacher. I teach four classes, three of which are freshmen. Then I coach for two and a half hours in the afternoon. In all I spend 11-12 hours at work every day. When I mention that it is stressful or hard or tiring, I frequently get asked if I think I'm more tired than...
  8. A

    My Story, My Pain

    :pHello Fellow Fibro Members, Of course, obviously I am new... My story does not just center around the fibromyalgia, instead,,,, I deal with many other health concerns. In short, I suffer from multiple back problems including; (degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, arthritis, tears in...
  9. C

    Is anyone a classroom teacher?

    Hello all. I'm wondering if anyone here is, or was, a classroom teacher. Have you been able to continue teaching with your FM? What has helped you succeed? Or, if not, why is that? What are you doing now?
  10. C

    40yro SoCal teacher saying hello

    Hello all. I'm a 40yro middle school math/science teacher in Southern California. I have a super-awesome hubby of 12+ years, and we have two sons--one 7 1/2, and one who'll be 4 in December. We have a veritable mini-zoo: two horses (one is a 36" tall mini), two cats, an aquarium featuring our...
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