I was diagnosed with fibro January 20, 2009. I went to the fibro research center at Oregon Science & Health University. I live 90 minutes away so didn't persue treatment there. Prior to this diagnosis I had 2 months of literally not getting out of bed except when necessay. Just moving in bed and getting up was very painful. I am on several meds but don't feel they are sufficent and /or the right ones; and I agree with the other posts that doctor's are reluctant to prescribe pain meds.I am trying to find a doctor who specializes in Fibro, but to no avail yet. Yes I have all of the symptoms and I know I must keep moving with excerise .Do not give up my fellow"fibro" friends, we are the masters of our "new" life coping with fibro.View Thread
I fibro fog: Before fibro I was 100% energizer bunny at the age of 63! Now like you my whole personality and energy has changed. I didn't like the fact that I couldn't shop for 3 hrs, put it away, and then house or yard work. it was very depressing until I learned to acept it. I, like you, am not as organized as I once was. " Miss organizer has left the building" never to return! Everything had its place and if there was dust I freeked. No more. We just do what we can, work at it, rest, come back when you are ready. I try VERY hard not to complain. My role models are a friend you has MS and never, ever complains; and my dearest and much loved Uncle who has ALS. It works for me.View Thread
Dandelion: I understand about now knowing what meds to take. I have other issues with severe lower back pain and heart; so there are meds I can't take, like you. So it is this web site which I have been reading for a long time but never the blogs! Silly me. It is good to read what helps other people. My plan is exercise at the gym, stretching at home, water therapy and physical therapy. Thank you for your words of wisdom and understandingView Thread
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