Personal relationships and work

Discuss the impact of fibromyalgia on your personal relationships and work, and share coping strategies and tips.



  • By libraldy75 · New reply March 30, 2014
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  • I haven't worked in almost a year. Most of my pain now is stiffness and fatigue is terrible. What kind of jobs do u do? Whichjobs do u recommend for people with fibromyalgia ...

What's when your partner isn't caring or supportive?

  • By emjharts · New reply December 8, 2013
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  • I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a year ago after having the symptoms for years. I was hoping that once I had a diagnosis for this illness that you can't see that maybe my Husband would be a ...

How many of us are able to work and live with FMS

  • By Kaydian_N · New reply December 4, 2013
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  • Its almost a year since my diagnosis. Well, merely 21 days before I celebrate my first anniversary being an FMS patient. Well, before my diagnosis, seeing I was suffering and living a life of pain for ...

New Members and Caregivers - Welcome

  • By VTway · New reply November 5, 2013
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  • *This is intended to be a public post* First, I am so happy for you, and for us. So glad you found Inspire. We can learn from each other. Inspire often appears as a place to rage with anger. And yes ...

had no choice but retire on disability

  • By tweetybird49 · New reply September 19, 2013
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  • finaly had no choice but retire at 50 from a job i turly enjoyed getting up in the morning. I tried everythig along with the fibro and sjoren's i have chronic dvts that it has turned to postphobotic sydrom ...

My Job

  • By Linda-Rosa · New reply September 10, 2013
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  • I've been experiencing symptoms since 2008. My PCP needs to determine a correct diagnosis by having me get blood work done to rule out other possibilities. I have completed 19 yrs. working for Northside ...

Autoimmune group in Fresno

  • By lcdedmon · New reply August 23, 2013
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  • I am starting a group here in Fresno/Visailia for Autoimmune disorders including Fibromyalgia. I have both Scleroderma and Fibromyalgia. I have had Scleroderma for 32 years, and now I am trying to get ...

friendly support needed and also advice

  • By emjharts · New reply July 24, 2013
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  • My husband and I are on holiday at the moment. I'm about to get my period and it always seems that I have a flare up around this time. Its the last day and I can barely walk, everything hurts. I also ...

new prince

  • By lubyloo · New reply July 24, 2013
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  • being English ,I would like to share my joy at the birth ,of our new prince i watched it on tv ,and everybody the reporter talked to was from the usa, and was celebrating till this morning with the british ...

gladys boring R.I.P

  • By lubyloo · New reply July 18, 2013
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  • dear friends of the late Gladys boring ,we received a letter telling us Gladys passed this June she died quietly holding her daughter karens hand,the letter we got was from Gladys, but finished by her ...

Save the drama fo ya mama - a plea to my fellows

  • By Jayke2160 · New reply May 17, 2013
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  • Ya know, I usually try to be diplomatic and gentle when dealing with other people, especially here, because if you’re in the FMS support group there’s a pretty good chance that you’re tired, you’re hurting ...

If you have a spouse or family member with FM and are looking for support

  • By JessicaMcCranie · New reply February 9, 2013
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  • Here is a support group for spouses and families.!/ FibromyalgiaFamilyAndSpouseSupport This is a group for the spouses and families of people with Fibromyalgia to ...

A prayer for the children of Newtown who have passed

  • By christinejm · New reply December 17, 2012
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  • Beloved child We are sad hearted at your departure from this physical world. We feel your passing with every part of our beings, Yet death is part of the cycle of life And it was time for your to complete ...

happy thanksgiving everyone...

  • By christinejm · Posted November 22, 2012
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  • I watn to wish everyone a very happy thanksgiving. i am so grateful to have suhc a wonderful family and freinds... things are tough financially but we have a roof on heads, bills are being paid and warm ...

its gonna be a rough day

  • By christinejm · New reply November 14, 2012
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  • I woke up in so much pain this morning. it is so freaken cold out my body is aching all over. I just started a new job last week so i must go in... but i am going to be miserable. the vicodins are starting ...

My first day back to work....

  • By christinejm · New reply November 6, 2012
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  • omg im in pain. it was rough. walking up and down stairs and sitting at a desk all day.... not to mention the drive to and from work. i am relaxing, took my meds.. and praying i sleep tonite. i didnt ...

First day back to work tomorrow.....

  • By christinejm · New reply November 4, 2012
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  • tomorrow is my first day back to work. I dont know how i am going to get through it.. yet alone get there. We were affected severely by the hurricane... gas is at a horrid shortage... it sucks. I am so ...

Say a prayer for my in-laws please...

  • By christinejm · New reply October 28, 2012
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  • We are due to get hit with two storms.. a hurricane and noreaster. The weather channel said to expect it to be as bad as the perfect storm ( after the movie) that occurred back in 1991. The only difference ...

OMG what a day!!

  • By christinejm · New reply October 24, 2012
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  • so today i go on my 2nd interview. Before i even get there... my car dies!!! WTF!!!!! i made it to my interview... was told they would call me. If i am hired im on a probation period to see if im capable ...

Is blood really thicker than water? Just another venting session!!!

  • By christinejm · New reply September 1, 2012
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  • You would think that ur own flesh and blood would be the most supportive. I have called a liar, exaggerator. I have been told to go into a rehab facility or nursing home by my own sisters. My father knows ...

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