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Has anyone tried amitriptyline? Did it work for you? I

posted about 2 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User
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yes i tried it and no it didn't help and my Rheumatologist at that time kept trying to put me back on it even though it didn't work for me.

posted 12 minutes ago

Any suggestions to help my flight be as comfortable as possible?

I am being treated to a week away from sunny uk , just my partner and myself and it's the first time since my brain surgery and having fibromyalgia. It will be so nice, in a pleasant way to get away from my very busy house consisting of my son 23 and his girlfriend, my other son 21 who is a full time wheelchair user, my daughter who is 18 and just given birt prematurely to my first granddaughter and my stepson who is 10, not forgetting a dog and cat… read more

tags: Flying.air conditioning. cold. holiday abroad.

edited, originally posted about 3 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User

Made a 9 hour flight in December to see the inlaws never got up during the flight as 90% of the time the seat belt sign was on.

Was sore and tired and… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Symptoms worse after diagnosis?

I don't know if it's just the timing, but I feel like since my diagnosis back in Nov, my symptoms have gotten worse. My exhaustion level is through the roof, the pain is unbearable at night, I can barely move in the morning, and I am pretty sure I have RLS, because they always hurt and I always shake them. I'm sick of hearing family and friends make comments about how I was never this sick before. The only person who remembers it is my bf, and that's because he pieced things… read more

posted about 5 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User
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I was on a downward spiral, healthwise. My diagnosis was like a label to a increasing and inexplicable pattern of pain. My symptoms are getting worse… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

I live in Ontario, Canada. I am wondering if anyone ever had to ask for a doctor note not to work a specific shift. I work 730am to 330 pm.

They are changing things at work and want me to work 1pm to 9pm some nights. I currently sleep after work some days to rest up. I am stressing out over this and of course that not good for me either. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

posted about 5 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User

Does anyone else smell things that no one else does?

I've always been hypersensitive, smelling things before others do, but now I believe I'm smelling things that aren't there. Light for the past 15 minutes I'm smelling burning wax Christmas Candles. WTF?

tags: phantom smells

posted about 6 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User

Yes I too have a hytened sense of smell. Like when I was pregnant. I can smell that trash way before anyone else

posted about 4 hours ago

Flare ups

So many people talk about having "flare ups". I have had Fibro for 17 years and the last 7-8 years it's like I have a "flare up" 24/7! It never stops. Yes it gets worse but never do I have a "good" day. Anyone else have this all the time with NO good days??

tags: Fibro Flare ups

posted about 9 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User
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I've had fibro for 28 years now. The last 8 years have been worse and I feel like I'm having flares 24/7 as you said. When we try so hard to find… read more

posted about 8 hours ago

Advice Needed

Hi I'm looking for a bit of advice. Please bare with me I've not posted on here before. I suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in my hands and arms and also have Fibro but I'm struggling to differentiate between the two when I'm having a flare up as I don't yet know a lot about fibro. My whole body also feels like I've been battered from head to toe ( I haven't though). Going upstairs is a task in itself as at times I feel like an old woman. I have a bubble of fluid on each ankle as… read more

posted about 10 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User

Chiropractor

Has anyone found any relief going to the chiropractor? I've had such terrible pain in my left hip and I wonder if it would help. My anxiety is high even thinking about going though.

posted about 10 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User
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I had been to chiropractors a lot in the past with great success before Fibromyalgia. But the last time I went it hurt so bad when he applied pressure… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

Where do you feel is the best place to live with fibromyalgia?

Changing of the seasons seems to be when I have flare ups, but living in New England the winters are always worse than any other season for me. I am thinking of moving to a warmer climate but not sure if that is the answer.

posted about 11 hours ago by A MyFibroTeam User
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