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Angela Laurice

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Good morning everyone! :razz: I am newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia and feel a little relief knowing that there is a reason for all my discomfort and symptoms. I know that stress really intensifies my symptoms... severe brain fog, anxiety, tingling of feet hands and tongue, dry eyes, chronic pain in neck, and upper back, irritable bladder and bowel...and so much more... :x My doctor started me back on Effexor Xr to help as it had helped in the past and I tolerated it well. I also take Tramacet for pain when it is really bad, exercise regularily and try to eat healthy. It is really comforting to read and know there are others going through the same issues. Trying to stay positive :smile:
 

Forgetmenot

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Welcome , we do try our best. But we all get bad days when we need to off load.
I do try to stay positive things is most of the time I'm positive I hurt lol
 
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Hi Angela,

I'm new here too. It's really hard to stay positive when fibro is such a horrible thing to deal with, but I try and take the same approach as you. I've had symptoms for about 6 years now and noticed how my pain levels increased drastically this past year because I was so stressed out all the time. I think my pain levels doubled from all the anxiety. I agree, knowing what's wrong can be a relief because all the numerous tests and specialists we need to deal with before a diagnosis is really stressful (was for me at least). I'm so glad that I don't have to deal with constant bloodwork and condescending doctors anymore. Yay! lol
 

diamond

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Hi Angela...I am new too a couple of weeks here but fibro for 7/8 years. I have just done a post under Butterfly Oceans thread which i would type again similar for you but hands hurt typing....maybe you could read it if you would like. Just a tip about stress reduction and looking after your health as a priority.
 

ellabrighteyes

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Hi Angela. Fairly new myself, only a couple of months into the diagnosis. For pain in the limbs, i've found weight helps - i put a ten pound weight plate on each leg for a while; it does bring relief. and infrared sauna-ing is helping. at night, the heated mattress pad helps with pain so i can get to sleep, and i've found compression gloves for my hands helps.

one thing i do notice is that i'm always thirsty, and things get worse if i get dehyrdated. don't know if this is a fibro thing, me thing, or medication thing, just an observation.
 
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