Fibromyalgia: Anyone out there with the same diagnosis?

Posted by dknnkn @dknnkn, Apr 29, 2012

Hello! I was just diagnosed this Friday with Fibromyalgia. Is there anyone out there with the same condition. I am a 37 yr old female that was pretty active until I took a drastic decline with severe increases in pain in August. Initial blood tests were pointing towards lupus, but after a thorough exam—fibromyalgia it is. My rheumatologist started me on a 2 week trial of savella. Thanks so much for any insight you may have for me 🙂

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@bettyann

Hi there, dknnkn :)
I hope you are feeling good today. For me, Today is one of those rare days when I have a full blown fibro attack…(every muscle in my body hurts including facial muscles and in fingers and toes!) the good news is: I know it won’t last. The only thing that helps me is taking MSM caps together with Vit C…and several different homeopathics. Kerri Lynn gave you excellent suggestions as to how to take care of yourself.
Be careful what you believe and what you buy into… and do NOT think of it as something you are forever stuck with…a positive mind set is crucial. I can go for WEEKS without any trace of fibro. When mine started it they called it “arthralgia”…because they didn’t have a label for it…so thought it was like arthritis of the muscles (and it sorta is!) … I used to have continuous dull pain on my right side, from R jaw line to R ankle…Malic Acid helped me a LOT in the beginning. I believe what brought on my attack today was two things: been through shock and stress because of death of a dear friend…and I ate two 7-Eleven donuts yesterday evening. (I really am serious that certain sugars effect me!)
Sometimes you just have to experiement and see what works best for you. Wishing you all the good luck in the world!

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LOL it’s good to start the day on a happy note

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You know I had acupunture too and it did wonders as well

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lol do you want me to send you another expresso sounds as if you need one

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sounds like me….! heh!

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@piglit

You know I had acupunture too and it did wonders as well

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Momentum and Piglit, it is really GOOD to hear about your good experience with acupuncture!! Thank you both for sharing that.

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@piglit

You know I had acupunture too and it did wonders as well

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Acupuncture is wonderful and helps with stress as well.

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@piglit

You know I had acupunture too and it did wonders as well

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sorry am I having a blonde moment what’s a pear tree got to do with it. I just know a piglit’s about to be laughed at lol

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There was a partridge in that tree too lol

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You’ll be laughing even more soon as I still don’t get it lol

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The problem here is I can really relate tho that show lol

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Oh yeah!now I do. Thanks archie

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