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Pain is back

  • By aprilsmith63 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 19 replies
  • These past few weeks have been rough mentally and physically. I am healing well from discectomy and my youngest daughter is taking steps to renew her life. I pray for the courts to be gentle on her. I ...


  • By TedHutchinson · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Fibromyalgia in the news · 3 replies
  • Free full text review article available from JAMA FibromyalgiaA Clinical Review FREE Do bear in mind this article is written by a person with close links to Big Pharma so represents the "medical viewpoint ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • April is MAKE A DIFFERENCE Sarcoidosis Awareness Month ... Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) Many people have never heard of the disease, let alone the treatments and causes. Sarcoidosis is an ...

Clinical Trials

  • By LilMinks · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Fibromyalgia in the news · 0 replies
  • I came across a website which shows a snapshort (and direct link) of registered clinical trials with a fibromyalgia database. The results could be very useful if your meds are not ...


  • By FernM · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • Hi; What is the best and safest way to balance your hormones. I dropped the Dr I was going to not long after he diagnosed that my estrogen was low and the testosterone was high. My old Dr when I mentioned ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...


  • By kbus74 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • I've been gone a while and missed the FDA meeting about fibro. Does anyone know what happened at the meeting. Kathy ...

April 14, 2014 Nausia, and fatigue

  • By Leigha-the-painful · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Lately I've had this thing that happens. Thought I was going nuts. Then today I read on everyday health, these have been added to the fibro symptoms. Of course I'm always fatigued. I wake up and it takes ...

Supplements to help with hair & nail problems

  • By FernM · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 18 replies
  • HI; My hair is getting very thin & breaks easy and also have problem with my nails. Has anyone found a supplement that has helped with this problem? I have tried a few with no results. Thanks ...

Fibromyalgia Now Widely Recognized as Requiring Multimodal Approach

  • By plainTRUUS · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Fibromyalgia in the news · 16 replies
  • International ratings of different treatments. icle.aspx?ses=ogst&d=Clinical+Pain+Medic ine&d_id=82&i=ISSUE%3a+March+2014&i_id=1 042&a_id=26039 ...

Can’t fill opiate Rx? File ADA complaint

  • By Zyp · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • This sounds like such a good idea that I'm posting it again here for my other groups: A suggestion from Steve Ariens, a pharmacist, pharmacy advocate, blogger, and National Public Relations Director for ...

Eye Fatigue, Sleep, and Pain

  • By helenann2k · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with fibromyalgia · 2 replies
  • Hi! I was wondering if anyone has had problems with eye fatigue while using a laptop, to the point of falling asleep. I work from home on a laptop, and for over a month now, when I start to work (reading ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · Posted April 13, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • The responsibility for saving us and leading us to our best lives, is our responsibility and our responsibility alone. The person with the most power over our lives will always be the person looking back ...

Back after a long time April 13, 2014

  • By Leigha-the-painful · Posted April 13, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • My husband and I were separated for about 9 months. After a lot of prayer and soul searching we finally ended up back together again last July '13. During the time we were apart, my weight dropped to ...

Back on Steriods

  • By Neicy · Posted April 13, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Back on Prednisone I hope it helps, bad flare even hurt to touch my eyelids. I haven't slept in days, now on the steroids " Sleep Don't Come Easy ...


  • By AmyIrl · Posted April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with fibromyalgia · 4 replies
  • This has been a long, long flare up and I'm ready for it to end now please. I'm pretty much used to starting the day pretty perky (if I have slept) and gradually going to pieces as the day progresses ...

I want to be pain free

  • By MizFord · Posted April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 21 replies
  • I am in so much pain today. I pray for relief to this racking pain. I tired of going through this. Some days I do have relief, but for the past three days the pain has been never ending. I'm sick and ...

New and Worrisome Symptom

  • By queenbee1973 · Posted April 11, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Most of my issues have been my lower back, hips, and knees. Besides the flushing when I get the least little bit stressed about anything, I was feeling a little better. The weather is getting better ...

Newly Diagnosed and completely ignorant

  • By buckshot2 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 2 replies
  • Hi, Everyone! I don't know really what to ask or what to say as this is all so completely new to me, and I have to confess total ignorance on my new dx. I was warned several (7) years ago that if I kept ...

See my doctor tommorow

  • By DanaDenny1121 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Health care providers, insurance and financial issues · 7 replies
  • I have been having terrible daily pain like all of us. I am on 7.5 Hydrocodone, 3 times a day and Flexerille 2 times a day, 2 aleve, Trazadon at night, 50 mg. I wrote before that I have fibro, bone spurs ...

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