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SherriD

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Hi,
I was diagnosed 20 yrs. ago when I was 18. I did all the things required of me at the time to try and live "normally" but I became really cold and angry to the whole fibro community so I decided that I would go about my life like I didn't have anything wrong with me. When the pain hit, I'd take a few painkillers and try to find a way to deal with it on my own. I haven't been on any medication for about 9 yrs, I got tired of walking around like a zombie. There have been so many times that I have secretly hoped that Dr.s would find something else wrong with me whenever I had tests done, so I get get rid of this fibromyalgia label. The more I heard about fibro, the more I distanced myself from it. I even got to the point where I doubt people if they said they had it.
Well times have changed and I realize now that I can no longer "run" from this illness.
It's kind of funny though, all this time I thought I was running from it but it turns out it was actually running me.
So I saw this group and thought maybe it's time to surround myself with people who are dealing with same things.
Looking forward to getting to know all you you!
 

ormy69

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hi hun...and yes a lot have tried running for years ,,,,but it will always run us...so sit back turn the music up and listen....to the folk that are all 100% with you
 

1sweed

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Sherri, We have all felt that way, I guess because for a long time most doctors did not believe in it and were rude and nasty with patients that had it. I too used to wish I had some other illness that had a name doctors would know how to treat and therefore would be much eaiser to live with, but it did not happen. I have the "hidden" fibro that makes life harder for those that have, but we learn to live with it the best we can. I know you will find many new friends here and also new ideas and ways to cope with the problems and pain. i look forward to reading your posts and getting to know you through sharing and opinions. :)
 

Janet L

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Hi Sherri, I agree, it's nice to hear from others in the same situation. So glad to see you've joined and looking forward to talking.

I sometimes like to tackle things one at a time and day to day, trying not to harp on the "fibromyalgia" diagnosis. It is what it is as they say. I know the feeling of "zombie" though, it's terrible, the fog as they say.
 
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