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    Scared to start Cymbalta

    Hi all- My dr called yesterday with results of my blood test and everything came back normal. He suggested I start Cymbalta for my wide spread pain. I have 12 of the 'tender points' that Fibromyalgia patients describe. I had no idea there was even such a thing until my dr last Friday mentioned...
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    Hello All, New Here

    Not sure where to start. My name is Jenn. Still in the process in trying to find out what all is wrong with me. A few years ago I had a stroke.....which for whatever reason triggered a couple autoimmune responses. Pernicious anemia and Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Before all of that I worked...
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    How were you diagnosed?

    I was just diagnosed with Fibro in November after 8 yrs of other diagnosis's, my family Dr diagnosed me and another family Dr confirmed it. They went by my history and also the tender point test. I happened to have extreme pain to the point of cursing and about jumping off the table with each...
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    How do you pay for alternative medicine?

    I have always been a sickly child. I was diagnosed with fibro and CFS when I was 17. It seems to run in my family with at least one case confirmed with an Aunt being diagnosed possibly more. For the past 10+ years I have had a doctor phobia and had stayed away and and off of all the drug...
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    It was the Narcolepsy!

    My Narcolepsy Story: I have been dealing with fibromyalgia symptoms for over a decade. Exhaustion, body pain, lack of energy and mostly miserable a lot of the time but.. I recently moved to California and now that my hubby has good insurance I went to see a rheumatologist who thought I had sleep...
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    Diagnosed, then sicker than ever with Cymbalta

    Two Thursdays ago I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. My walk-in clinic doctor diagnosed me. I originally went to her to get a referral to the rhumatologist (I say "the" because she's the only one where I live that's in my insurance's preferred network, and the other hospital has a very...
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    In The Process

    I have been feeling that I have Fibro for a while now. I have recently gotten insurance and started seeing a family doctor. She done a huge blood work up on my a few weeks ago and everything was really good except I was like 2 points low on my Vitamin D and my liver panel was a bit off...
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    Sleep study. Fibro confirmation?

    New Sleep Study Results. I am 6'3" 234 lbs, fatigued or extremely tired all the time, have had high blood pressure since age 19, now 49. I addition to the pain I feel all the time, I have Crohn's, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, anxiety, fibro and depression. I take prescribed meds for all of...
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    Negative to the pressure point test, but 4 doctors still suspect I have fibro

    Hello all. I'm a 40yro woman and was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis back in August. However, now that my thyroid hormone numbers have been brought to normal levels, I'm still suffering from a progressively worsening collection of symptoms. I joke that it's like...
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    Climbing Stairs Is Becoming A nightmare For Me

    With each passing day, am experiencing almost a new kind of pain in my body. Before it was just joints and my low back pain, but off late my muscles are tiring out so fast. I climb 13 stairs while going in and out of my house. By the time am in my house, I make at least 2 stops to rest because...
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