Charlaine Martin

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Has Built a Stronger Bond with my Adult Children During the Teen Years

How has fibromyalgia affected you as a mom? I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia when my children were teenagers. It was a difficult change to handle because those teen years...

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Anita Bugg

Fibromyalgia

How Fibromyalgia Has Impacted My Role as a Mom

How has fibromyalgia affected you as a mom? I never knew any different after my kids came along.   I had lived with the pain and discomfort for so long I thought it was part of...

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Laurie Lothamer

Fibromyalgia

How Has Fibromyalgia Impacted My Role as a Mom

How has fibromlyalgia affected you as a mom? My mother was an original wonder mom. So I tried to be one as well. When the kids, who are about two years apart, were under five,...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

Coping and how to be kind to yourself!

The key to coping with fibromyalgia is accepting that the problem is chronic, learning how to minimize the pain, and finding the good things within a painful life. The reality...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

My feelings on the awareness of fibromyalgia

Is there more awareness in the world of fibromyalgia compared to when you first got diagnosed? Sharing facts about fibromyalgia on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook...

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Sari Mitchell

Fibromyalgia

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? It took almost 8 grueling years of being in pain all the time, for doctors to figure out that I had Fibromyalgia.  I first started having...

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Barbara Maberry

Fibromyalgia

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Wow, this is certainly a journey.   In 1987 at age 26, I had a fusion performed on L5-S1.   I gave myself physical therapy, as there was...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

Brain Fog - The most frustrating thing about Fibromyalgia

Brain Fog. How to explain this to people, when you are in the middle of a conversation - then your thought pattern is gone. You stop talking. Your ability to continue with word...

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Felycia Burnett

Fibromyalgia

Lifestyle changes that you have acquired since your diagnosis

What lifestyle changes have you made since your diagnosis? I am a Vegetarian currently going VeganI workout M-FriI pray often & I am very active in my church. What impact...

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Daphne Burchell

Fibromyalgia

Share How Autism Has Affected Your Life

Who in your life has been affected by autism and how? My grandson and two granddaughters. Where is your loved one on the spectrum? The girls have only mild autism but the grandson...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is not who I am.

FibromyalgiaWhen I heard the Dx at first, I said there is a mistake. Even if it was a tumor that would have to be removed, I would take that dx. I then went to a different Doctor,...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

My methods for managing fibro flare-ups

Discuss how do you manage a fibromyalgia flare-upDepending on the severity of the flare - medication, heat, quiet, meditation, all help, but may not take the flare away. I had...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Severe pain, brittle nails, dry hair, confusion, weakness, numbnessWhat tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? MRI,...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

My experience living with an invisible illness

How have you responded to people telling you that "You don't look sick"? People do not understand "Invisible Illnesses". After all these years, I have found a website I refer...

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Karen Winter

Fibromyalgia

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had a severe flu attack, over 20 years ago, that never improved. Absolute exhaustion, brain fog and fatigueWhat tests did your doctor...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

Share your coping strategies

What do you do when you're feeling upset? I meditate. If possible, I do so in a quiet room. If I am out and about, I have guided meditation on my phone, along with the Rosary....

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

Lifestyle changes that you have acquired since your diagnosis

What lifestyle changes have you made since your diagnosis? At this time, I am unable to do the outdoor things I enjoyed like kayaking, walks around lakes, gardening,What impact...

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Tracy Howe

Fibromyalgia

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I have always had pain. Excruciating pain. There is never a time when I did not, but you always push through and do what needs to be done....

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Ellen Fraser-Wilson

Fibromyalgia

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Herniated disc in my neck. Pain, tingling and burning throughout my body. Complete exhaustion.  What tests did your doctor do, and what...

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Danna MacKinnon

Fibromyalgia

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? After my home invasion I suffered PTSD shortly afterwards my body began to get stiff, burning pain in my elbows.   Then my hips were to...

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