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Well I guess I must add to my already heavy bundle of burdens that I carry with me. Its looking like I have fibromyalgia to add to my long list of ailments and disorders. This particular one is a real pain, literally. It comes with a whole raft of symptoms including fatigue, depression, random muscle pains and nerve sensitivity throughout the body, chronic lack of quality sleep, asthmatic symptoms, numbness in the hands, extreme sensitivity to cold, chronic iritable digestion(ugh), severe stiffness after sleep or just after sitting for a while. Its generally a disabling condition and theres nothing much that can be done for it although I'm reading up on accupuncture and massage therapy.

I wonder about all those medications I've been on in the past and if all that has something to do with this. I have a brother and sister both diagnosed with this also so maybe its another genetic fooboo.



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hotarod,

I never had what you're going through. I feel for you, I've had my share of pain. When I was asenior in HS, I was into martial arts, I used to whip out my kicks with my left leg so fast and hard that my leg would pop out sometime while walking. (plus I was dating this bunny sophamore!) Anyways, my tendons were so over stretched. I went to an accupuncture treatment, only once. My left leg has been tighter than the right one ever since. 4 years ago. You just have to make sure you go to an acredited doc or specialist. The guy I went to studied from masters in Asia. I was in Japan on my dad's military orders at the time so I got lucky. Total cost me $30 for about an hour. I hope this can help. Hang in there.
 

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Hang in there, good buddy. Feel free to vent here: we're all friends and pulling for you. Good luck.

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I can't believe it! I just read and learned about this disorder from the VMF's Columbo's website. His girlfriend has this disorder. I hope it isn't near as bad as what she has, but if so I hope you the best and I wish you find better health.


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Best of luck!!! We'll pray for you.

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My mom was diagnosed with it along with degenerative artheritis about 5 years ago. I know it isn't a fun condition. For every good day she has, she has 2 or 3 bad days. But she keeps a good attitude and lives with it. I guess that's the key.
Good luck!

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Shocked and sorry to here that mate .
You look bloody fit in the mug shoot ,so your in front there to start.
Always thought I would not like to be on the wrong side of that bloke


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Sorry to hear about your condition I really feel for you. My SWMBO has had it for about 6 years, and she had to retired this year. She had been out of work for six months and she tried to go back to work and she just couldn't do it. She has found that it runs in cycles. Some good days and some bad. We have hot tube that seems to help and a water bed set on high heat. She has found that we try to go all out on the good days. We stay on net trying to find if anything new is being tried by the "Bigger Hospitals". Good luck and keep in touch.

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My wife has also been diagnosed with the affliction. She has had good results from exercising, stretching and accupressure. This combination may not be right for you but it has worked miracles for her. Most of the characteristic ailments are either greatly minimized or are now gone, however, symptoms do return if she neglects to exercise. There is hope, the medical community is beginning to accept fibromyialgia as a real disease. There are a lot of publications out there on the subject. My advise would be to read as much as you can and consult with your doctor before trying anything. If you doc doesn't have a lot of experience with the disease, look for someone who does. Hang in there, there is hope!


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hey there...

First...good luck to you... Maybe a bit later then the others....

My girlfriend has it too. Visit my webpage if you want to know more about her and her life with fibro...

I know second hand (being with her for over a year now) what it is like.... She's had it since 1992....

Our site if you're interested....

http://members.brabant.chello.nl/a.schroeders

Good luck to you, sincerely!!


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