Fibromyalgia


True personal stories

about Fibromyalgia

 

I am a 42 year old wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, granddaughter, friend and woman diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2009. Like many, I struggled in silence for years because I feared being treated like a hypochondriac. Prior to the onset of fibromyalgia, I never experienced any major health issues and always led a healthy lifestyle although, admittedly, my one vice is smoking. Britta @ me and my fibro

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I have been told 3 times by 3 different doctors that I have Fibromyalgia and not once did any of them check my body to see if the tender points were actually tender.  2 of the doctors told me to exercise and the other one told me to take Lyrica. Joanne J.

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My osteopath says that Fibromyalgia is not, I repeat not , a diagnosis.  It is just what doctors say when they don't know what else to say or do. Jim P.

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My G.P. says it is Fibro but thinks I should go ahead with the spinal tap and muscle biopsy that the specialist suggests. Leona.

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My pains and aches started slowly - the first thing I new that something was wrong was that I could not relax my calf muscles - I was on holiday at the time and very relaxed with no stress. It took a few years to get a diagnosis. They had to rule out MS and diabetes and other things first.

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I have both Sjogren's Syndrome and fibromyaligia. I was diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome - an autoimmune disease first by a rheumatologist.

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I have been told by many doctors that I could have the beginnings of many disorders - MS or an undefined autoimmune disease, Lupus, anklolysing spondalitis, a motor neurone condition - and also that it was all in my mind. I was told that no painkillers would be administered by my G.P.  as pain killers were addictive. I changed G. P.'s

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I have taken Endep, Lyrica, Gabapentin, Cellebrex, all at different times and they all give some initial relief but over 3 to 6 months no longer seem to do anything or give allergic reactions such as swollen tongue and itchiness.

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I have had these aches and pains for 10 years now, mainly in my arms, legs and shoulders.

Sometimes I get tingling in my mouth and jaw pain.

The brain fog comes and goes.

There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason except I am not as bad if I have a good night's sleep. Lee @ Fibro Files

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