Emotional and psychological issues

Anxiety? Depression? Fear? Discuss how your diagnosis has made you feel. Offer and ask for support here.



  • By Katekittykat · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi Everyone, I started Lyrica yesterday again. The last time I took it I wanted to go in the kitchen pull out knives and kill myself. The only thing I could think of was I used to drink. Do you think ...

Which meds work best?

  • By libraldy75 · New reply March 1, 2014
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  • Which antidepressants work best for you? I have tried a few none have completely worked ...


  • By Kaycee4304 · New reply February 16, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I was diagnosed in 1993 at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I was in so much pain I was sure that Mayo would know about this. Because I didn't test positive for ESR and ANA autoimmune was ruled out and I was ...

Support group or Depression Den?

  • By Jayke2160 · New reply February 11, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Hello again to the wonderful friends I have met here. It has been quite some time since I was last active on inspire.com. Rather than discuss it I just sort of disappeared from this site. That wasn't ...

going mad

  • By karen1971 · New reply January 17, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Does anyone feel they are actually going off their head? To be feeling great one minute and the next to be like an actual nutcase, deep down you know your not but its out your control and you don't know ...

Feeling hopeless

  • By Graylady13 · New reply December 11, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, I'm feeling hopeless. I have battled with pain so much today. I can't think in terms of the years I've battled pain, focus stay in the moment. I hurt right now. I've taken all my pain meds. There ...

Deeply broken

  • By rosie29 · New reply October 6, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • Ever been so deeply hurt- so deeply broken inside, that your feelings caused widespread, uncontrollable pain? I wish I can delete this from my memory, but its incredibly difficult, considering that i ...

Is God Perfect? Has he chosen us to be ill?

  • By flowers4u · New reply September 29, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Just something to think about… A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a slave who, in all circumstances would always say “my king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is ...

Disability for Fibro

  • By crysr · New reply September 11, 2013
  • 19 replies
  • I would like to know how many of you have been approved for disability due to Fibro alone? I would like to know your opinion if you think I may qualify. Here you go. I am 57 years old, I've had Fibro ...

How many of you out there are seeing a psychiatrist to help you cope?

  • By reallyrosie · New reply August 13, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • I have been dealing with Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, RA, Interstitial Cystis, Cataracts, Chronic Fatigue... It all started thirty years ago with Crohn's. I am just wondering how many of you all are seeing ...


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  • By libra33 (Inactive) · New reply August 6, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Can someone tell me why do I have to explain myself all the time? Why do I find myself explaining why I cant do something or why I shouldn't do that etc etc. Is it just me or do I always explain my pain ...

Finally moved to Arizona

  • By 4thecure · New reply August 5, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Hello Everyone, I finally moved to Arizona to be by my 2 sisters that already live here. My last post was about my husbands sudden death. I no longer could stay in the house we shared so I moved to be ...

Severe depression and fibromyalgia

  • By bol7li · New reply July 7, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I have fibromyalgia and have flares several times a year, usually brought on by stress. I also am bi-polar and experience severe depressive episodes. Does anyone else experience this and what coping mechanism ...

Inspiration - Martha Beck

  • By Susan-FibroBlog · New reply May 10, 2013
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  • I've been ready Martha Beck for awhile now. I've found that my state of mind impacts my Fibromyalgia pain. So many of us with Fibro feel trapped by our circumstances. I think that is why this one particulair ...

love each other

  • By lubyloo · New reply May 9, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • hi there my inspire family, yes we are a family, I remember our family dinners before the day was up mum would insult uncle bill, dad would be mad ,us kids would be shouted at, then up came the yearly ...

A Small Very Quick Survey

  • By VTway · New reply April 24, 2013
  • 62 replies
  • LearnFMnow and I were discussing this and had the same thought - there are a lot of nurses in our fibro group. Wondering why??? If you don't mind, please post the type of work you were involved in prior ...

boston explosion

  • By lubyloo · New reply April 18, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • dear friends in the usa ,sending prayers for this evil that as been done again in your country,may you get the peace you all need xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxlubyloo ...

advice about my son

  • By babybleu · New reply February 5, 2013
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  • As many of you know I am a single mom of a 4 yr son. I have had issues with depression with my fibro and have been in the mental hospital several times due to it. In the past my mom has always kept my ...

weather, depression, and pain

  • By babybleu · New reply December 29, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • There has been alot of talk about how our pain increases with weather changes, and for alot of u cold weather is extremely painful. I am on the other end of the spectrum I love the cold weather, I can ...

going to my psyc dr

  • By babybleu · New reply December 24, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • Im going to my psyc dr this smorning, since I came off cymbalta, that was started for my depression and continued for the fm, but since I came off that and didnt get another anitidepressant, my moods ...

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