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If you've been diagnosed with and treated for fibromyalgia...

Anonymous
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Can you share your experience a bit? I have been having odd symptoms and I'm making a doctors appointment for myself. A friend of mine is confident that I will be diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I'm not very familiar with it. But here are my symptoms... Constant headache, daily random aches and pains sometimes all over and sometimes random muscles, tired and sleepy all the time, over all feeling of fatigue, mood changes in that I don't enjoy doing things I normally enjoy. This has been going on for a couple months and is getting worse. I saw a doctor a while back who put me on a med for tension headaches. I take it before bed. It helps but hasn't eliminated them. It only dulls them. I take migrain meds every day and well as meds for muscle aches. I've had a healthy diet and I exercise regularly, but it's getting harder and harder to exercise. So I'm starting to be concerned. If you've suffered from this, can you give some insight?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 14, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 14, 2013 at 3:04 PM

BUMP!

elijahXmom
by on May. 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Depression can do all those things too
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM

 Even the headaches? That's where it all started. And it's just progressed from there.


Quoting elijahXmom:

Depression can do all those things too


 

jesistar6910
by on May. 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM

No clue. BUMP

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 14, 2013 at 3:09 PM
Have you tried eliminating things from your diet? Foods like bacon or lunchmeat can have nitrates in them and can cause headaches. Also, avoiding GMO's and processed foods may help. Here's a bump!
ConcernedCousin
by Silver Member on May. 14, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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i'm EXHAUSTED all the time. i literally count down till bedtime i minute i get up. i'm stiff all over, in one degree of pain or another ALL THE TIME. the slightest touch can be extremely painful and can last for hours or days, sometimes just brushing my arm or back can trigger a full blown flare up which can lasts days to months. my short term memory is like someone with altzheimers(sp), i have trouble concentrating, i'm always irritable....the list goes on and on and on. some people get relief with a different diet,some don't. it is absolutely not the same for each person. it varies SO much. i would recommend seeing a pain specialist. rheumatologists can't really help you and any doc who doesn't have experience with pain management won't know what to tell you. good luck and pm me if you need anything

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 14, 2013 at 3:11 PM

 That was actually the first thing I did. I prefer natural remedies when possible. I've never been one for those sorts of meats anyway, but I increased my water intake and cut way back on anything processed.


Quoting Anonymous:

Have you tried eliminating things from your diet? Foods like bacon or lunchmeat can have nitrates in them and can cause headaches. Also, avoiding GMO's and processed foods may help. Here's a bump!


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 14, 2013 at 3:16 PM

 I have trouble concentrating as well. And when I do look forward to something, by the time it comes time to do it, I just want to lay down and not do it anymore.


Quoting ConcernedCousin:

i'm EXHAUSTED all the time. i literally count down till bedtime i minute i get up. i'm stiff all over, in one degree of pain or another ALL THE TIME. the slightest touch can be extremely painful and can last for hours or days, sometimes just brushing my arm or back can trigger a full blown flare up which can lasts days to months. my short term memory is like someone with altzheimers(sp), i have trouble concentrating, i'm always irritable....the list goes on and on and on. some people get relief with a different diet,some don't. it is absolutely not the same for each person. it varies SO much. i would recommend seeing a pain specialist. rheumatologists can't really help you and any doc who doesn't have experience with pain management won't know what to tell you. good luck and pm me if you need anything


 

elijahXmom
by on May. 14, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Yes I kept getting what I thought was utis so about 18 months I saw a specialist who put a scoped up to my bladder to find out it was healthy. He started me on a anitdepresion.


Quoting Anonymous:

 Even the headaches? That's where it all started. And it's just progressed from there.




Quoting elijahXmom:

Depression can do all those things too



 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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That's awesome that you tried that first! I hope you get it figured out


Quoting Anonymous:

 That was actually the first thing I did. I prefer natural remedies when possible. I've never been one for those sorts of meats anyway, but I increased my water intake and cut way back on anything processed.




Quoting Anonymous:

Have you tried eliminating things from your diet? Foods like bacon or lunchmeat can have nitrates in them and can cause headaches. Also, avoiding GMO's and processed foods may help. Here's a bump!



 


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