New to Fibro

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by theycallmeLois, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. theycallmeLois

    theycallmeLois New Member

    I was recently diagonsed with fibro. I am only 20 yrs old. What should I expect? What should I do? And what are the best ways to cope with this?
  2. michellesnitcher

    michellesnitcher New Member

    FIBROMYALGIA IS A HORRIBLE disease.It attacks the muscles in your body and described by the ailer as having pain all over.I have pain that moves around my body all day and all night.I have been treated by 3 specialists,been for acupuncture,physio,methatrexate,cortisone,fluoxitine and various other medications.To date,I suffer daily with no relief.No medication has helped me.The world of sufferers is waiting for an answer to this autoimmune illness!Am going for another MRI on Thursday.I HAVE ankolising Spondylitis as well.
  3. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    So many good suggestions I am afraid I can't add much but, it really helped me to read the posts and the search feature so I could learn more about what I am dealing with and what to expect. I would gather that your doctor has you on some meds...they might change many times before you get a combination that works or at least provides a little relief. Research, research, research you have so much to learn. Oh...and you will find so many great suggestions that you might what to try but check with your doctor before you try..some combination or prescribed meds and over the counter meds can have a nasty affect when combined. Hang in there...use this site to make new friends that understand and can support you in this trying time.

    Deb
  4. michellesnitcher

    michellesnitcher New Member

    Sounds like you have many helpful hints.I have written them down and will buy all tomorrow.Will give it a try.Have you gained weight since being diagnosed with FM ?
  5. theycallmeLois

    theycallmeLois New Member

    I was already overweight. So I dont think I gained weight.

    I got some new meds. I am on Cymbalta. I used to be on Lexapro. So far Cymbalta is my only Fibro med. And I took the first dose last night, its gonna take a while for it to work.

    Today I hurt like heck. I have a friend who has RA and she was like you have to keep moving, im thinking how do you keep moving when it hurts so bad. Today I would classify as a very painful day.
  6. theycallmeLois

    theycallmeLois New Member

    Does the Vit B Complex Do anything for the fibro?