I'm new here

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Doober, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Doober

    Doober New Member

    Hello all, I just happen upon this board a few days ago. Here is my story, Earlier this year I had an episode of hypertension and spent an evening in the hospital(which I think may have been some sort of catalyst for my pains?). For years before this, I have had migraines(even had 2 occasions of "Complex Migraine" which gave Symptoms of a stoke where my left side of my body went numb over 13 years ago) , headaches and body aches at one time or another. The body aches were ok and were not every day. Well since this day that I was hospitalized, I have had non-stop body pains pretty much in the neck-shoulder(down to the bottom of shoulder blade area). Lower back (spread out across). Legs burning achy. Knee pains. I think you get the idea. Just pains all over at one point or another, depends on my kind of day of how busy I am. Just the other day my wife found out about Fibromyalgia and this described everything I was going through through. After going through 4 to 5 MRIs, 1 EMG, bloodwork, 4 different muscle relaxers and now current on week 5 of Topamax which is not working much like the muscle relaxers. They did see degeration in my neck and back as in Arthritis in the MRIs, but this is not what is causing these pains. I am a 36 yo Married Male with 2 children from the Boston,MA area. I have read some of the postings on here and I am glad that I am not the only one going through this (Although not glad that others are in pain as well). Well, I don't want to fill this space up too much with this first posting, thank you for allowing me to tell you about myself and have a place to come and learn from others who have been dealing with this longer than I have.
  2. hob

    hob New Member

    Hello Doober!

    Welcome! This is a great place to be! I have been a part of this site for several years and have found comfort in the virtual friends here. Knowing you are the only one I think a great support. This is also a great place for your wife as well to get answers and to know that she has our support as well. My husband actually gets on here and posts often. Again, Welcome and feel free to stay here forever!

    hob
  3. mosherpit

    mosherpit New Member

    I am from the Boston area as well. Good luck finding a dr. who understands all that ecompasses this disease. I found a rheumatologist a few years back but I think I may have to move on as his answer is pain meds.

    I am looking into going more holistic in treating my Fibro. I have a friend who works at Wellspace in Cambridge, they have massage, acupuncture and the like and have specialists in Fibro there. I am researching what if anything there my insurance will cover. I will keep you posted...

    Good luck and welcome to the board.
  4. mindbender

    mindbender New Member

    What do you mean by Doober? Just kidding you. Be glad that you landed here early, before diagnoses I mean. You will be able to cut through the long, and I mean Long list of misnomers from basicly every one on the outside. Do yourself a favor and learn as much as you can, as quick as you can. I have made many, many mistakes so far. Even if you don't have FM, CFS, finding a Dr. who has expeience and KNOWLEDGE about them is a great place to start. Post questions, I just figured that one out. Love you man. I'm sure I'll be seing you.
  5. misskoji

    misskoji Member

    Just wanted to say welcome! I'm sure you will love this board! Everyone here is sooooooooooooo nice and helpfull!

    Hugs
    Deanna
  6. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Hi Doober and Welcome!

    Glad you found us. This is by far the best site for support and learning how to cope with our illness.
    I am sure you will love it here just as much as we all
    do.

    P.S.
    You can view other members profiles by clicking on their username to the left of their post and it will pull up their bio.

    carolin
  7. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    Glad you could join the group. I am sure you will get a lot of useful information here and also some laughs.

    hugs Marion (Redwillow)
  8. Doober

    Doober New Member

    This is great. I have just sent this and it is unbelieveable the amount of responses I have gotten so far. I guess I have found the right place the first time around(not always the case huh?). Thank you all so far and I look forwards to sharing more in the future. For the name Doober, just made it up. I have updated my profile, still a work in progress though.
  9. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Welcome Doober!!!!!

    nyrofan
  10. mindbender

    mindbender New Member

    There's something to be said for medicinal purposes. I just don't like being whacked out. (sometimes just for fun)
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board. As you see, there are lots of nice people here.

    Good place to share experiences, get info, vent, enjoy a joke, etc.

    I have CFS and am in California. Are you near Springfield? One of my ancesters was a founder.
  12. darude

    darude New Member

    Welcome Your symptoms match mine so read my profile!!!!!!
  13. BEARANDBUGSMOM

    BEARANDBUGSMOM New Member

    I think this is a great place and everyone is so helpful.

    Blessings,
    Kelly
  14. angelstapleton

    angelstapleton New Member

    Welcome to the board.
    I found out I had fibro in july . This board was a great place to meet popole and ask qutions. Sorry not a good speller.
    Even if you need to vent, wich most of us do from time to time. We all understand so please keep in touch and bless you and your family.
    Angel