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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: pet peeve
Hi badwolf5, and welcome! Not everyone is in pain every hour of every day. My doc and...More
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Reply: Tips
Hi suepaindaily, and Welcome! My best answer for your questions, is: yes, and...More
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Reply: I'm sixteen and was recently diagnosed with Fibrom...
Hi bonjourfatimaa and welcome! You are not the first young woman to have these...More
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Reply: Vitamin D and Teeth****** Interesting article****
Interesting, Mimi. As kids we were told that Vitamin D was good for growing bones, and...More
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Reply: Female issues/ Fibro
I had awful periods dating to the 70s - long before I had FM. I was dx'ed in 2005, and...More
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Reply: I tried to find a job to get out of the house
Welcome to the FMily! What an awful experience! I agree with others that you should...More
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Reply: Living Well with Fibromyalgia
Beth: What a wonderful post; I'm sorry it took so long to find it! I too try to live my...More
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Reply: Weight Loss and pain
I found yoga to be very beneficial, and I do not have an increase in pain afterwards. ...More
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