Fibromyalgia

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Full time employment and fibro

just for my own sanity... How many of you lovely people have lost a job or more than one due to your fibro symptoms?

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I had to go on early retirement due to memory loss side effects of medication,fatigue. My employer could not accommodate me although my doctor had sent… read more

posted 11 days ago
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Sleeping all day

I can't sleep at night at all, so during the day I and very sleepy and find myself waking up without remembering falling asleep. I slept from 7am to 7pm! I have no idea! I could not keep myself awake. Does anyone have this?

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member Right on girl! If they only knew and could understand

posted 10 days ago
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Describe what a Flare Up is to you ?

We all speak of the dreaded " flare up" but do we all experience the same symptoms ? For my own curiosity I'd like to know what others call their flare up . A flare to me is my whole body filled with aching , burning , stinging relentless pain. My mind becomes cloudy, thoughts make no sense, speaking becomes hard because the brain and mouth aren't working together . Nothing takes the pain away, no amount of drugs, therapy or rest eases it, it's like the flare takes over and… read more

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes. Sounds like a perfect description of how it feels. Thank you. I feel like i have a continual flare, not always a full one but i may have a day of… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Foggy brain

What can I do to help with my foggy brain? I'm a nurse and get really embarrassed when I can't think of my words.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member,

I take a prescription 50,000 IU's of Vitamin D, once a week for bone loss. As far as helping with pain, I've not noticed. I… read more

posted 27 days ago
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How do you respond to insensitive remarks?

I have a friend who does not understand my fatigue level. She constantly is on the go and says "I only slept 2 (2-4 usually) hours last night" . The thing that upsets me is she says "just drink an energy drink" on a consistent basis. I've tried to explain it is not the same thing as just being "tired".

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle these scenarios?

Thanks in advance!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I agree that sleep disorders are difficult to deal with. There are so many!
And your explanation is so simple and effective.

I wonder about the… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Does anyone experience the Fibro Fog so intense that you can hardly remember your name sometimes?

Sometimes I just seem to forget things or do silly things, like putting washing in the dustbin, and cannot recall doing it at all. It is soooo frustrating!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Vitamin D huh, magnesium didn
t help I guess I'll move on down the line to the next one

posted 12 days ago
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Why is my Fibro Pain Getting Worse so Fast?

When I was first diagnosed, I was exhausted and achey all over. Mostly in my back and knees and it would wax and wane. Now the pain has spread through my entire body including my wrists, ankles and feet. Every morning when I wake up I dread getting out of bed because I am so stiff and sore, my pain level is a 10. My back, shoulders and neck are extremely sore and tender ALL the time, and I need to rest with my heating pad a few times throughout the day. This was not the… read more

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My mother is eighty five and I do the cooking and cleaning. The yard work has gone to crap or I would mention that. I used to love to garden. In the… read more

posted 13 days ago
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Fibro Flare

How long on average does a flare up of symptoms usually last. I'm quite newly diagnosed but I m still struggling with daily fatigue. I'm taking herbal suppliments to help me get a few hours sleep and same for energy but nothing works

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

The flare ups are different for everyone I think. Instead of tensing up with the pain try to relax. Focus on relaxing your body and listen to some… read more

posted 13 days ago
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fibro fog?

Is there anything u can do to help fibro fog?

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Brain fart is my favorite ""go to phrase" also! Males people laugh at term, rather than whatever i just forgot

posted about 2 months ago
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B12 and or foliate deficiency

Just wondering how many of you have been diagnosed with either or both ..... and was it before or after your fibro diagnosis?

Also, any of you who haven't been tested .... are you curious to whether you have it and will you consider asking your doctor for a test?

Huggs everyone :)

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member I had iron infusions a few years ago and the best advice I have for you is to have them use one of your bigger veins. I ended up… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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