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Joined: 08/16/2010
My Story:
I'm a middle-aged woman who was dx'ed with FM in March 2005. My doc and I are managing my illness well, with little to no pain most of days. I lost 35 lbs in 2012 - the weight I put on with the meds for FM!

I'm a fanatical knitter, always have two or three things going at the same time. I knit for charity, donating at least 50 pairs of mittens to a local charity named "Christmas is for Kids". I'm married (30 years in 2013!); childless (the dog doesn't count); and I have 13 nieces, 15 nephews, and four "greats" and a set of "greats" due in January 2015.

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Happy Tuesday evening! A late check in"026 It was cool today and grey but no rain. The...More
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Reply: Monday, Monday - 12/15/2014 ******10 days and coun...
Happy Monday - 10 more days?!?!? And so many in the FMily are up early today! It's...More
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Reply: Hope
Hi ibuddy66, and welcome! I find that the colder it gets, the worse I feel. I'm a...More
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Reply: Wedesday - 12/10/2014 *****15 days and counting un...
Two weeks? Christmas???? LALALALALALALALA I can't hear you, Mimi! LOL It's gloomy and...More
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Reply: when your doctor won't prescribe you pain meds
Hi Imnhead03, and welcome! It sounded like what your doc is doing is starting out...More
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Reply: Tuesday - 12/9/2014 *****16 days and counting unti...
Happy "What Do You Want for Christmas?" Day! I've been asking the question for day, and...More
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Reply: Reaction to flexeril?
Hi Lynn: Were you having muscle spasms before taking the flexeril? It's a muscle...More
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Reply: Monday, Monday - 12/1/2014 - 24 days until Christm...
Happy Back to Normal After a 4-day Weekend! It's warmish here, low 60s, so...More
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Reply: Has any one else had improvement after traumatic e...
Hello An_260357, and welcome! I know that a lot of us can trace the onset of FM to a...More
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Reply: oppiods do help
The first pain drug my doc gave was tramadol. It works great. Opioids are hard-core,...More
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