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Overwhelmed while searching for second diagnosis

Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Dec 20, 2018 | Replies (20)

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@tina5243

I've been in bed all weekend. My fibromyalgia hit hard friday night after a stressful work week. I'm finally feeling better and of course to start work all over again. I've been taking generic cymbalta for almost 10 years now and find that it helps me sleep. I also go for massages when I can. When I start yawning and feeling achy I know it's time to find my bed cause I'm in for the duration. Can be frustrating. I Find that my hot flashes and chills get worse when an episode hits. I'm sorry because I know what you're going through. My stomach has been gurgling and I've got a kidney infection. Happy dec.!!!!

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Hello @tina5243, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sorry to hear your fibromyalgia flared up after a stressful work week. There is another active discussion that you may want to read and join in with other members with fibromyalgia here:

Groups > Chronic Pain > fibromyalgia pain
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fibromyalgia-pain-28e002/

Are you able to share any tips that you have found help or ease your fibromyalgia pain?

You may be interested in the following YouTube video on Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Help by Dr. Barbara Bruce.

John

@tina5243 hi Tina, I too suffer from fibromyalgia, and I get these “episodes“ which I call flares. I wonder if you have a sense of what brings yours on? Stress, lack of sleep and sometimes weather can trigger mine. However, oftentimes they just happen for no apparent reason (grr). I am continually trying to learn from others what to look out for.

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