Fibromyalgia is commonly diagnosed with Lupus, and its muscle pain, relentless fatigue, disturbed sleep, and feelings of depression -- is enough to make you want to stay in bed. And if you have fibromyalgia, you want to feel better, today and everyday.
WebMD has a slideshow with Fibro-friendly exercises and simple stretches to help ease your pain. By making simple exercise modifications, you can boost your energy, decrease pain and stiffness, and start to be more active again.
Have you used exercise to help with your fibro pain? Share what has worked and what hasn't with us here.
I wonder if you are trying to create a poll with your new discussion? If so, you will need to enter a title in two places:
Title of your DISCUSSION - top of page, 1st box you can type in. Has a red asterisk.
Title QUESTION for your POLL - If you have entered any possible answers into the empty boxes at the bottom of page, the system thinks you are creating a poll. If you do want to create a poll to go along with your discussion you will need to ask a question for the poll. That goes in the box where it says "Poll Question".
Sometimes Members don't realize they are creating polls and just want to create a new discussion. Make sure you leave the bottom boxes for creating a poll empty in this case.
If that doesn't help, let me know a little more about what you're experiencing and I'll try again! View Thread
One more thing I might add: Some of the discussions you see in the right hand column are very popular BUT they are also very old.
Because discussion opens the door to many new and different topics it's easy to get sidetracked and have 3 or 4 other side topics intertwined in one discussion.
The bad thing about posting to an old discussion is that YOUR question is not the title seen on the front page, it's the OLD discussion title....SO, your question may not get the attention you are expecting or deserve.
Please post your questions as NEW discussion rather than posting to a very old one. We don't want you to be overlooked in that long trail!
If you're new to the Lupus Community, we welcome you! Sometimes coming to a new forum type of community where you ask and answer questions can be confusing. Where and how should you ask your question to invite the most engagement?
Here are few tips to get the best response to your question on the Lupus Community:
If you have a question, please post it as a new discussion...being specific in your title as to your subject matter.
The post will be read by the Community Members, by the Moderator (me), and by our Health Expert, Dr. Zelman. You will receive a response from one or all of us.
If you still have questions or would like the Health Expert's direct advice, simply state that in a polite reply.
If the Expert does not respond then it is probably due to the position it puts him in by offering a "second opinion".
Your best bet THEN would be to repost your question omitting any reference to what your regular doctor may have advised. This way Dr. Zelman is not put in the position of contradicting another professional's opinion.
Dr. Zelman is somewhat particular about which questions/posts he responds to. His purpose for this is to provide a "teaching experience".
Dr. Z does check the board several times a week, however he will not respond to any questions that might put him in the position of providing a second opinion to someone's regular physician. This is to protect everyone involved.
Without examining a patient himself, there is no way Dr. Z could give an accurate opinion, but he can provide tips on what may help, or what questions you should ask your doctor.
There may be situations where a new visitor may have had a bad experience somewhere else with receiving advice that wasn't well grounded with experience. In that case they may be looking for an actual MD just for the trust factor.
However, a polite response or a "thanks, but I'd also like to hear what the Health Expert's opinion is" would suffice.
Member experiences are very valuable to understand real life coping techniques that have worked (or not worked) for an actual individual...rather than just reading a bunch of medical jargon.
I hope that helps clarify. Just remember that we are a community. We all have rough days, but we are still here to support and be supported. It's a give and take, and respect is mandatory for your post to remain showing.
There you have it! Now go ahead an post away!! (Just scroll to the top & find the "Post Now" button & click "Discussion")