Fibromyalgia

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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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Finally, a solution to my pants!!! :) LOL

Comfort is not usually a word surrounding Fibromyalgia sufferers. But I have to tell you, I'm so happy that I have come up with this idea. Some of you may have already known this trick and maybe I'm the last one to know. But at a risk of sounding ridiculous, here it goes. I have suffered with the pain of fibromyalgia along with the rest of you. I must say, even wearing clothes gets painful at times. I especially dislike wearing shorts or jeans or skirts. Basically anything… read more

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

LOL! Thanks for the info!..I will surely try that department!..Altough...I will look completely out of place! Too old and Too skinny! I can just say… read more

posted 14 days ago
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How to help a friend with chronic illness

There are many ways to reach out to help, and of course the needs will change for each person. Big things like helping clean the house or cooking meals can help, but often it’s the little things that are the best, like opening the door for them, or remembering not to wear perfume. Here’s a list of a few things that can help (with thanks to many other websites I‘ve read similar lists on over the years):

~ Don’t be afraid to hug her gently, but please no bear hugs.
~… read more

posted 12 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

That's just ignorance and the unwillingness to understand on her behalf @A MyFibroTeam Member
Ignore her she doesn't deserve your energy

posted about 2 months ago
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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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Warning-Scam

Hi folks! Wanted to share my experiences with a company named Wellness Product. They offer a free trial of CBD tinctures and capsules. Cancelled my subscription in time, and found out that they had taken$79.95 out of my account. When I called them to complain, they told me that the only way I could get a full refund, I would have to ship back the unopened products, for a shipping total of $11.90. They told me that the best they could do was send a 50% refund. Guess it was free to look at the bottles… read more

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Had that happen to me. Put a stop payment on the charge and told bank not to let anything else go through. Got my money put back in account and no more… read more

posted 14 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 get exhausted and depressed after a simple outing?

Hi Everyone,

For years when I come home after being out I find myself sitting in my car for about an hour or more unable to move feeling exhausted and down. For a long time I thought it had to do with my PTSD but tonight I think it is due to fibro fog and fatigue??
Can anyone relate? Thank you in advance!

posted 8 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I take many naps a day. The exhaustion is indescribable. I feel like half the person I use to be.

posted 15 minutes 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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Apps for Coping Strategies

I was given some great resources today at a meeting I went to.
One of those resources was some great apps.
Below are a list of these. Hopefully you can find one or more of these that can help you in your daily life.

Mind Box
My Calm Beat
What's up
Box Breathing
Headspace
Insight Timer
The Sleep School

posted 12 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Some of these you mentioned like the breathing that is part of physical therapy learn to relax it's all about your breathing that causes the pain in… read more

posted 11 months ago
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