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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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Reply: Do you have lumps?cyst with fibromyalgia?
Call your doc (if you haven't already) and have the lumps tested; a needle biopsy...More
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Reply: Saturday 11-29-14
Wonderful weekend to All! Still cold here, in the 30s, with mid-50s for tomorrow. It's...More
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Reply: TGIF****Black Friday*****11/28/2014 *****
Happy Turkey Leftover Day to the Whole FMily! Cold here today, 30s, I even grabbed a...More
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Reply: Monday, Monday ******Thanksgiving Week *******Odd ...
Merry Monday to the FMily! I'm on a rare day off, and trying to make there most of it....More
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Reply: Happy Hump Day - 11/19/2014 *****Bitter Cold in lo...
Happy Hump Day to All! Cold here too, but at least I'm not near Buffalo. 5 feet of...More
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Reply: Tuesday - 11/11/2014 ***** Veterans Day
Hello FMily! Cool here, 50 now and going into the 60s today. No matter where you are,...More
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Reply: tired
Hi critsal and welcome! I'm sorry you're here, but glad you found us. I hope you get...More
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Reply: Gf recently diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia
Hi AN-259878, and Welcome! Like others, I'm so glad you found us. You'll get great...More
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Reply: Fibromyalgia and Costochondritis
FM and costochondritis do go hand-in-hand, but they can also act independently. I've...More
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Reply: TGIF*****10/24/2014 *****Roll Call and new members...
Good Evening, FMily! I'm checking in late, it's been a long week. The KC Royals have...More
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