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Hello everyone. I am new to this group but not new to fibro. I have suffered for the last 20 years, since before it was recognised fully as a condition. I have recently been diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome which according to recent studies is a common overlap with fibro. Thankfully my gp specialises in both so I am currently on a complete review of meds etc. I also had a hysterectomy a year ago at the age of 44 and a heart attack at 42. My menopause has caused a flare up of the fibro but I'm limited in meds because of my heart! All in all I'm having a lovely time right now playing medication roulette lol. I take an anti- depressant for the fibro aswell as indometacin suppositories but am allergic to many pain killers so thats about it. I only had paracetamol after my hysterectomy which was not fun. Sorry Ive gone on so long but wanted to paint an accurate picture of where I am right now.

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    Hi, what caused your heart attack? I had minu strokes due to a medication that was banned shortly after my attacks, it was vioxx. It was the only thing that ever helped with my pain, ironically!
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      There was never any explanation for the heart attack. I had low cholesterol, low blood pressure, didnt drink alcohol or caffeine, dont smoke and had lost a good amount of weight. An angiogram showed clear arteries. It was deemed one of those things. Unfortunately 2 MRIs showed damage to the heart so I now have to be careful. Also the cardiologist cant guarentee it wont happen again.
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      Blimey! At least if you knew why it had happened you would know how to be careful! That must be very difficult. I had extremely high cholesterol and triglycerides last year so have to take statins and fenofibrate now. Doc thought I was a heavy drinker but I rarely drink! Also my diet is pretty good, although I do like a chocolate bar a few days a week, I have loads of veg with my main meals which are stir frys, casseroles,, curries, bolognese etc all home made, with extremely little fat and, as I say, loads of veg, especially onions, peppers, tomatoes and celery. 
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      Its very frustrating when you try to be healthy. I am a trained cook so always cook from scratch. I dont like desserts and love fruit and salad. I have to have statins because of my heart so my cholesterol levels are now very low. I was told stress plays a big part and due to a complicated history I do suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. In the end I started having the odd drink as abstaining hadnt done me any good. I stick to red wine and as it helps me relax I justify it that way lol.
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      I used to love a couple of glasses of red wine every night, rioja! But I havent done that for a few years and now find it difficult even to drink a glass. I had two small measures of amaretto last night, lovely and smooth, but that was the first time I had had an alcoholic drink for ages!
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