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Thanks for all the welcome that I have received. I hope that I am using the site properly, I am a bit lost but I will get there eventually. I am from the beautiful Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica. My country is situated between the 2 french island Guadaloup and Martinique. I was diagnose with FM about 7 years ago. I am one of the sufferers of FM that is sick and tired of being sick and tired. I say that so often. I wish to have days of feeling well and energetic like before. Besides being in pain I experience so many of the other systoms such as cognition problems, very bad memory, always speaking the wrong words, hypoglycemic for more than a year now (non-diabetic), constant headache, chronic fartigue (like I will drop), ching tired restless feet and many more. My meds are helping with brain and legs tremors that prevents me from going into deep sleep, and painful shock-like movement in feet. I have so many symtoms that I thought at first that I was losing my mind. But when I began doing research and talking to a doctor I found out that this thing is real. I have strong will power and faith in the Almighty God so that keeps me strong but it is not any easy illness to deal with.
 
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Hello to you over there!

I'm so glad you posted that. I too have memory loss, etc. Although I've had fm (all my life) diagnosed in 2007, I'm still learning ALL the stinky symptoms. I started thinking my memory loss was due to the antidepressants I've been on, but....well, I don't know, maybe I'll start a thread asking what others think....are you on antidepressants?

I too, am tired of being sick and tired. Not hardly anyone really understands so I keep about 99% of this to myself. I do talk to my husband a little (emphasizing the word "little"), he does have compassion for me cuz he loves me, but I know he doesn't truly understand cuz I see frustration. We've been married for 4 years and he's made me work full-time. Fortunately, God has been good to me cuz obviously He knows how I feel, and has not provided me with a too many long-term jobs, so I keep going on and off unemployment.

And, by God's doing, just recently I got a position at my husband's workplace so he got to see first-hand how fm truly affects me...so he's now more open to my staying at home. PTL

Do you have a good fm doctor over there?
 

glens

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I used to be on 25mg amitriptylin but not for depression because I was not. I was placed on it to regulate treat brain tremors and seriouse insomia, it did help. We do not have an FM specialist in my country. The doctor (foreigner from Cuba)who treats me is a bone specials who did some studies in FM. I am glad that even if he does not know it all he is very compassionate and takes time out to talk with his patients.
 
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