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Ladies, Your Period....

Ladies, Your Period....

You ladies still experiencing menstrual cycles, can you say that your fibro symptoms are worse before or during your period? I know our hormones have an anti inflammatory effect on the brain. I wonder if hormones can help us.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My fibromyalgia increases before mine aswell. Emotions and pain are all over the place at the time.

posted about 12 hours ago

Thought Of Skin As Organ & Biome?

Thought Of Skin As Organ & Biome?

Has anyone thought of our skin as the number one organ and biome for our bodies? Here's a fascinating article and recorded discussion with a physician who advocates for less showering and use of products that destroy that delicate and important body biome.

I'm sure some of us who find showering difficult will be very intrigued by this.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/...

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

If you think about our grandparents, excuse me, the grandparents of baby boomers and their habits, you realize that being super clean is relatively new.… read more

posted about 24 hours ago

I Was Wondering How Fibromyalgia Compares To Childbirth?

I Was Wondering How Fibromyalgia Compares To Childbirth?

In all ways, pain and other symptoms, as well as psychological.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I think childbirth is in a class by itself. Fibromyalgia is also a different pain. Can't compare them in any way. The only thing they have in common is… read more

posted 2 days ago

Updated Forum

Updated Forum

Is anyone else having trouble scrolling through more than just a few posts on the Q and A or your team posts? I can only scroll through about 10, and then it just recycles the same ones over and over. Very annoying.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I do too and is very frustrating and annoying to say the least.

posted about 16 hours ago

Back Pain

Back Pain

I have a sharp pain on my right upper side of my back it Kinda goes from being severe to hardly there but I can always feel it ever. It used to come and go but now it’s been here almost 2 months. Some days hurts to breath or turn a certain way. I know I’m in a flare because I’m having wrist pain, stiffness in the am and stomach issues. But this back pain scares me. Anybody know what I’m talking about?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes. I use an acupuncture mat and see a physiotherapy to dry needle the area to release tension in my muscles. Hot showers or baths can help too.

posted about 12 hours ago

Backward Sleep Schedule/Chronic Fatigue; Does Anyone Get Angry/frustrated With Yourself For Not Being Able To Do Everything You Need??

Backward Sleep Schedule/Chronic Fatigue; Does Anyone Get Angry/frustrated With Yourself For Not Being Able To Do Everything You Need??

I'm so backwards with my sleep schedule; on top of that after I'm out of bed it takes me time for my brain & body to be "awake", able to concentrate, etc... By the time I shower & dress & start recalling all I need to do, I am overwhelmed & angry with myself for not doing better & being more normal like I used to be. Every evening I'm upset &… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, definitely. It's hard to accept sometimes that our bodies don't offer the same level of energy. I find if I over do it physically that I become… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

Broken Blood Vessels

Broken Blood Vessels

Does anyone get broken blood vessels and increase in bruising? Ive noticed both occuring very easily lately and just had a full blood woekup that was totally normal. Normal kidney and liver function too

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Did anyone mention that you may need more citrus fruits, etc. that contain bioflavonoids (like the pulp of the orange or grapefruit) ? Also, other… read more

posted 2 days ago

Has Anyone Taken Lyrica?

Has Anyone Taken Lyrica?

My doctor just added it today but im scared cause gabapentin made me lose the ability to walk or function with my hands

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yeah i dont take a lot of medicine, just birth control but now i have 4...

posted 2 days ago

Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis Or Something More Worrying 😣

Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis Or Something More Worrying 😣

Hi ladies. I have had Fibromyalgia for 3 years now and since a bit before that I have had messed up periods. Sometimes only going a couple of weeks before them and then they go back to normal for a bit. But since December they have got so much worse. Sometimes so heavy I nearly faint. They last for around 4 weeks and then I don't have one for 4 to 10 weeks. I have pains but have always put it down to fibromyalgia but I'm wondering if it could be connected. I… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had messed up periods earlier in life too then the fibro diagnosis. Ended up hysterectomy. I do feel all connected

posted 4 days ago

Off Of Cymbalta ??

Off Of Cymbalta ??

Hi . Has anyone had problems going off Cymbalta?? if so What were the problems that occurred when you went off of it?

Thanks for reply’s and helping??

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had withdrawal symptoms. Emotional, teary, feeling down. Don't stop cold turkey. Your doctor needs to replace it with something else at the same time… read more

posted 2 days ago
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