Abbreviations

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by RedB, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. RedB

    RedB New Member

    I've come to the conclusion that someone could make a lot of money if they wrote a "dictionary of abbreviated words" that would help some of us dummies read this site. LOL

    I know FM, and I know IB, MS, and some others, but I sure get lost a lot!

    Have a good day, everyone!

    Kathy from "MI"
  2. bejo

    bejo New Member

    Hi Kathy "MI".There are a lot of them that I don't know either.There is probably somewhere on here that lists them,but I don't know that for sure.I'll try to remember some of them for you.
    ((()))-hugs, {{{}}}-soft hugs, OA-osteoarthritis
    DD-damn disease(pardon the language),
    RLS-restless leg syndrome, CFS-chronic fatigue syndrome,
    DH-dear,darned,demented,or darling husband
    SS-so sorry--------I can't think what ones people usually use-----That's my fibrofog kicking in.LOLOL
    bejo
  3. debbiem31

    debbiem31 New Member

    I know what you mean, it took a while for me to figure out the ones I know!

    To add to the first reply:

    CFIDS is also CFS + Immune deficiency
    CTS = carpal tunnel syndrome
    RA = rheumetoid arthritis
    DDD = degenerative disc disease
    ART = active release technique (used for CTS alot!)

    I'm sure there's more, can't think of any now!
    If you go to "new to the boards" there is more abbreviations there...[This Message was Edited on 03/23/2003]
  4. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    but I was mystified for a whole day
    when my home answering machine kept
    flashing FU at me. I FIANALLY figured out it meant my messages were "Filled
    Up". I thought it was funny, since it
    was NOT what I kept wondering!
    Other abbreviations are;
    TY Thank You
    IMHO In my humble opinion
    BRB Be right back
    LMAO Laughing my posterior off
    ROFLMAO Rolling on floor laughing myposterior off
    EM or PM can be Excuse me or Pardon me
    CRS Can't remember ...t
    Well I know some more but can't think
    right now. If you go into your Search
    engine and put in "internet abbreviations" there are several sites. Hugs, Bambi
  5. ozgran

    ozgran New Member

    I have been having great trouble too. Think we need an "Acronyms for Dummies" list or book. Have printed out the replies and will make my own list to put close to the computer. I have enough trouble being from "down under" trying to grasp some American expressions or medical aspects discussed on the board, BUT I am learning and using a few of my own now. Love Ozgran.