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    Fibromyalgia Introduction and Resources

    This is a discussion where users can post their signs and symptoms, treatments, history etc. There is also a list of useful resources links etc below. If any user has any suggestions about additions to this please send me a Private Message rather than replying here or trying to post links in this thread....

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  • Methocarbamol

    Does anyone have any feedback regarding Methocarbamol as a muscle relaxant. Recently prescribed and would like to hear any reviews/feedback on this medication please. 

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  • Fibro/CFS causing severe constipation and acid reflux

    Hi, I was wondering how many of you suffer badly with constipation and acid reflux. The reflux can sometimes mimic pain of a hear attack and it can be quite frightening. I am also finding for the past year I am only opening my bowels once or twice a week which could possibly be because I spend more time...

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  • My story ❤️✨

    I am aged 19 years old and have been finally diagnosised with Fibromyalgia.. it's took 3 years to diagnose. So many people tell me I'm far too young & I've got the wrong diagnosis. It first started one evening when I was 16 after school, I was in absolute agony. I was so restless, but...

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  • 🔥LOTS OF BURNING 🔥!

    Hello friends. Body burning is through the roof with this fibromyalgia. The pain and burning used to be just in my upper body until a few weeks ago and it has spread to my entire body including my upper and lower legs. It feels like black and blues all over me and then someone lit a match and I'm...

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  • Headaches

    I've recently been diagnosed with fibro now everything I experience my doctor said is fibro. I haven't been to neurology yet and I have been having headaches and neckpain for 10 months but recently worse for two weeks my head pain changed and it felt like I got stabbed but it only hurt for 5...

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  • Possibly Fibromyalgia ? Chest pain

    Hi! I have an appointment with an ENT in a couple of days to possibly get a lymph node biopsied because it's been swollen for awhile now and I have a few others that aren't as big in my neck and a couple in my groin. I'm a little worried I have lymphoma or something... i went to the hospital...

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  • Struggling to deal with the pain of fibromyalgia

    Hi I'm 23 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia earlier this year but haven't been offered any treatment for it even though I am a single parent instead I was told by several doctors from my local practice that I can only treat it myself by going out more for walks but I'm in too much pain...

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  • New to forum but not new to Fibromyalgia

    I have had Fibromyalgia since aged 12 years old so sadly experienced in pain but I have only recently received a formal diagnosis. I have had various scans, MRI, tests and spent nearly two years with a Physio. The Physio did help, as did hydrotherapy. For a while I had the pain under control but now...

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  • Fibro is the Epstein Barr Syndrome

    Has anyone read Medical Medium by Anthony William? Please get in on Amazon or wherever you buy books. Our fibro we suffer from and many other illnesses like Hashimotos Disease, Lupus, MS, Lyme Disease, RA, Colitis, Celiac, Migrains, etc this   all comes from EBS. If you ever had mono and you...

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  • Fibromyalgia arm pain

    Hi I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in February and am finding it hard to pace myself if I don't I get a gnawing pain in both arms where they meet my shoulders and it moves down and they feel weak and heavy for hours after just doing some housework. I still work but only can manage part time. ...

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  • Itchy skin

    For a few weeks now my skin feels like it has creepy crawlies on it causing me to start scratching. Is this something new that is related to my fibro or not related at all

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  • Shoulder and Arm Pain

    Hello, I have been suffering with awful shoulder, neck and arm pain, along with my chronic abdominal pain. I just don't know what to do. I take 80mg Amitriptyline and 30mg tablets of co-codamol. I use heat pack and ice nearly everyday. I have been told to exercise, but struggling to get myself...

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  • Benefits

    Hi my names Julie. I'm new to this site. Hope someone can give me some advice. After winning my appeal at tribunal and awarded enhanced rate for both daily living and mobilit. Stating I have severely limited ability to carry out activities of daily living scoring 13 points. Also severely limited...

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  • Use of Steriods

    I have been suffering for years with chronic back pain and non specific pain areas. Doctor refuses to label as fibro though agrees I have the common symptoms. Anyway, 2 weeks ago I came down with a nasty chest infection which required steriods and antibiotics. Throughout the period of taking the drugs...

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  • Fibro or some kind of artery disease?

    Hi I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia around 5 years. Recently had superficial thrombosis (pain in my shin and a visable sack of viens) I was advised to keep it raised and cool. On keeping it cool with I've ice and a fan directed at my legs I noticed the coolness took my other pain away! So...

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  • I'm new to a discussion of this disease.

    I am not suicidal in the least but I sure am not nearly as afraid of death as I am of living in this pain and discomfort for my next 10 or 20 years.   I'm 68 and have had this for about 10 years.  It is getting worse and at a alarming speed.   I'm on lyrica and used to be cymbalta...

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  • Fibro

    Hello I'm 48yrs old with severe case of fibromyalgia. I was first diagnosed in 2015 when to 4 specialists , had trigger point injections, been on over 10 different meds on .  Now on pain meds and max dose of lyrica and inflammatory  . Still doesn't completely control  that pain...

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  • Sed rate test done

    Has anyone here ever had a sed rate test done? My doc tested me on last week and the test came back pretty high which means I have lots of inflammation in my blood. What does this mean? Does anyone know?

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  • Worsening Fibromyalgia

    Hi. I am new to this site and I would like to know if anyone else is experiencing what I am.   I have noticed that for about the last year or so my Fibromyalgia has been getting worse. I am 61 years old and have lived with this for sixteen years.  I have tried losing weight. Have lost about...

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  • New to Fibromyalgia 28 year old male with chronic pain

    Hey guys, I am newly diagnosed with Chronic Pain Syndrome aka fibromyalgia... I am in a lot of pain and after 3 months consisting of 5 MRIs, countless x rays, CT scans, colonoscopy/endoscopy, and having more blood drawn than Dracula's personal stash, a rheumatologist I was referred to diagnosed my...

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  • Can any describe their fibromyalgia pain to me?

    I'm getting checked for hypothyroidism in a few days. My tsh is high. But I also suspect I could have fibromyalgia. Has anyone dealt with swollen lymph nodes, strange aches and sharp specific pains in back of head, neck, eyes, arms, wrists, thighs, migraines, bad neck aching, etc. And also, can some...

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  • Pip claim for fibromyalgia

    Hi guys! I have just received a letter from dwp saying they have declined my application for pip. I am really upset about this as the lady who did my face to face consultation lied basically saying g I have no struggles what so ever. I struggle on a dad to day basis pain, lack of sleep, tired all the...

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  • A new wonder for my fibro and sciatica pain

    Hello, I have had fibro for 15yrs now. I have struggled with so many symptoms iv lost count . Four yrs ago i had surgery on my L5S1 disc . Now it has pushed out again .only this time it is pressing on that nerve and I have severe sciatica pain in my right side from my back to my toes . I have never in...

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  • Fibromyalgia and type 1 diabetes

    Hi, was diagnosed with cfs about 15 yrs ago. Two weeks ago a new dr at my surgery now thinks it Fibromyalgia. I was taking 75mg of Amitriptyline and codeine and omeprazole. Along with d ribose and vitamin d. Dr has changed me to gabapentin, and tramadol and sending me to a rheumatologist. My last...

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  • Pain all around rib area

    Hi, I was diagnosed several years ago but recently have noticed a new symptom, I am not sure if this is fybro or costocondritis.  I am female 58 and very large busted and have noticed an intense stinging, burning pain along my ribcage where my bra sits and up into the decolletage area, basically...

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  • Fibro possibly, any advice would be great.

    Just over a year I was viciously assaulted and a group of men decided to kick me in the head once I was knocked out cold from one of the attackers. Ever since my complications are unbearable.. For the first two month I was back and forth to A & E and the local doctors, getting no answers or assurances....

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  • duloxetine doesn't seem to be helping

    Hi all, I was prescribed cymbalta by a gp to help with my fibro and also my depression (4th anti-depressant for me to try). However, after 7 weeks on 60mg my pains aren't any better and in fact since starting (on the 30mg) I have had pains and stiffness in my fingers, and now I have had sciatica...

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  • Persistent dry cough and feel chesty

    Hi, Me again!! I suffer from a dry persistent cough it isn't every day but it doesn't fully go away. Also I always feel chesty like when you get a bad cold and it goes onto your chest and you think you're going to get a chest infection. Am I the only one or does anyone experience the...

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