Hi everyone! From Indiana...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by LACurrry, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. LACurrry

    LACurrry New Member

    Hello to all...I'm from Bloomington, Indiana. So glad I found this board. It is such a comfort to find someone that can relate!! And now I have found an entire message board filled with you!!!

    I am in the process of being diagnosed....geez, this takes a long time. They keep saying they are 99% certain I have FMS and CFS but continue to run the tests ...just to "be sure".

    Glad to meet you!
  2. Bailey-smom

    Bailey-smom New Member

    I will never forget when I found it a couple months ago - it was a huge relief because there are so many others that know exactly what you are going through!!!

    Keep posting and feel free to ask any questions you have!

    Kelly
  3. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    I'm from California and I welcome you to the board. I'm glad you found us, but I'm very sorry you have these dreadful diseases (DD's we call them)!

    Lots of info and lots of support. Post often so we can all get acquainted.

    Best wishes,
    Sue
  4. angeleyes3815

    angeleyes3815 New Member

    Hi Lacurrry,
    I am from Indiana also as you see a hat on smiley it is cold and snowing. I have fibro and had it for 4 years. I live in Lake Village 90 miles south of Chicago Ill. This room is the best thing i have ever found it helps so much when your down. The borad is nice i'm kind of new at it. It took my Docs so long to find out what was wrong with me but it will happen. I'm really glad to meet you hope to see you in the room.

    Angeleyes
  5. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    I live in Fort Wayne! There aren't many of us!

    Welcome, welcome! Hate you have to be here, but glad you found us.

    Our daughter went to IU-B. It is my favorite area in IN.

    You know how you feel. That is what matters the most!

    Take care,

    Kim
  6. XKathiX

    XKathiX New Member

    Hi there,

    I'm waiting for a diagnosis too. I go to the rheumatologist next Tuesday.

    Welcome!
    Kathi
  7. smileyfacecookie

    smileyfacecookie New Member

    I am from Covington Indiana. It is about 7 miles from the Illinois line. Nice to chat with you
  8. shmilycsc

    shmilycsc New Member

    HELLO.

    THIS BOARD IS GREAT. YOU CAN GET ALOT OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND INFORMATION HERE.

    I LIVE IN KOKOMO, IT IS ABOUT 50 MILES NORTH OF INDY, I HAVE FIBRO FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS. I FLARE ALOT WHEN IT GETS COLD AND WET OUTSIDE.

    WELCOME TO THE BOARD.
    SHMILYCSC
  9. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    I'm from SE Michigan-about 45 minutes from Toledo, Ohio. So I'm sorta close to you. Like you, it was a relief to find this board and have others to talk to who really understand what having FMS (as well as other health problems) is really like.

    Don't forget to fill out your profile. Just click on profile on the upper right corner of your screen.

    Ellen
  10. minimonkey

    minimonkey New Member

    I'm new to the boards, too --- and also in the long and expensive and frustrating diagnostic process.

    I'm very glad to find all you wonderful folks here -- I definitely need a place to commune with others who understand.
  11. russiankids3

    russiankids3 New Member

    Saw all these posts from people in the great state of Indiana and thought maybe someone could help me. I am from Franklin, Indiana (25 miles south of Indy) and need to find a doctor to help me. Was diagnosed with CFS back in 1991 ayear after a long bout with mono. I am treated for several other serious illnesses-stage 3 chronic kidney disease, Parkinson's disease- told by a doc last year that he thought I may have FMS during a routine check-up with my nephrologist. I never checked into it because of other health problems at that time. I am also an RN and continue to push myself to keep working.

    Please help- any names of docs I could use?

    Thanks so much..so happy to have found this site!
  12. sniffles

    sniffles New Member

    Welcome to our group. I have had fibro. for about 8 or nine yrs now and had to go on total disability in 2002. I have lots of other health problems just like everyone here and it helps to reach out on this message board to give each other support and sometimes something new to try for relief. Warsaw is in the northern part of the state and about 40 miles west of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I spent last winter in Arizona and it seemed to help relieve lots of the pain from the cold and wet weather here. The pain specialist recomended I give it a try and it was better. Due to other problems, I can't go back this winter and am already noticeing lots more pain. It is lots drier out there and that seems to help a lot. Just remember you have lots of friends here and we all understand and will listen any time.
  13. angeljoe

    angeljoe New Member

    Welcome to the message board. This is a great place to talk to people that feels your pain. Just knowing that I'm not alone with this silent disorder makes me feel sane. It is great to meet you!!
  14. neeter1

    neeter1 New Member

    Hi! I was diagnosed 4 yrs ago and just got on disability this year. I live with my daughter and her family and she is thinking about transferring to a new job in Indiana. I grew up in Kokomo and will be so glad to get back!! Presently we are living in Vermont. She and I are coming to Indianapolis in Jan. for her job interview..I have questions about Indiana and doctors.. She is interviewing for 2 jobs in Indianapolis, one in Greenwood and one in Bloomington.

    My questions are: The State of Vermont is paying for my medicare premium each month...Does Indiana do this? I have no out of pocket expenses for my drugs..Vermont once again has paid for them all..with the change in Medicare and drugs..what does it look like the drug costs will be..I have a medigap policy that I DO pay for also. Are the doc's pretty up to date on Fibro and CFS?

    Once we do find out where we are going to live I will probably ask you all for names of good doc's..

    Thank you all and I am sooo glad to be coming home!!
    Neeter
  15. Jeanie101156

    Jeanie101156 New Member

    Hello welcome to the boards you are in the place for a lot of support. I grew up in Harrodsburg just outside of south bloomington. Went to high school at bloomington south. Maybe we know each other. I relocated to florida in 1989. I have had fibro for 16 years. Glad your here. Jeanie101156
  16. LACurrry

    LACurrry New Member

    Well, I have been diagnosed, formally, with FMS. The two Dr's I am seeing (one local and one in Chicago) are hesitant on the CFS diagnosis. I am on Lortab and Darvocette, supposed to rotate them to keep them effective and boy, am I suffering. This pain is AWFUL! I take lots of hot baths and do an exercise routine for 30 min every am but end up in bed by 11 or so :(

    It was suggested by the Chicago Dr. that I visit a pain clinic. What is involved in all of that?? I need to do something, what I am doing now is NOT helping.

    Do you guys sleep all the time? Sheesh, with all the sleep I get you would think I am in a coma....YIKES!















  17. freeatlast37

    freeatlast37 New Member

    Hi, I have had fibro 15 years but not another year longer!!I have declared that this is the year of recovery. I have started eating whole foods, taking supplements, got off all those mind altering drugs. I also have a great support group at my church and at home. I think it will happen and I have also got a lot of great ideas from the message boards here. I do still see my pain management dr and allergy dr they have helped me the most. I know you will get a lot of help here also.

    welcome free
  18. bjt80

    bjt80 New Member

    I don't post much, but I try to read the messages every few days if I can. Was DX in 2003, but since then have been Dx with Spina Bifida, tethered cord syndrome, and a lot of related problems that I can't even remember. Fibro fog again!
    Glad you found this message board. It's been a big help to me and I'm sure it will be to you too.
    Glad to meet you too!
  19. justjae

    justjae New Member

    Wow...nice to see so many from indiana. i just moved back to indianapolis after being away for four years. i was diagnosed with fibro in 2004, but have had symptoms since 95. the last 3 yrs have been horrible. I'm looking for a rheumo in indy. Anyone have rib pain with fibro? i've been to so many docs in NY, VA, SC.....all say its just fibro. that sentence makes me crazy!!!its just fibro and i just cant get outta bed some days. oh well. glad you found this place....welcome!
    jae
  20. Jo29

    Jo29 New Member

    I am from Yorktown, IN. It is close to Muncie. I love this board with all of the information that I have gotten here.

    The people on here are so nice and very helpful. I am so glad that you have found us,lacurry. I was just in Bloomington in the fall. So beautiful there.

    Welcome.

    Jodi