New to this site

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by bookworm18, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. bookworm18

    bookworm18 New Member

    Hello everyone. My name is Kim. I am new to this wonderful site and I am so happy to have this new support in my life. I have had chronic fatigue syndrome for three years plus. I am 18. for about 5 months I was bedridden and have slowly improved since.. I hope to make friends here and hope all is well you!kim
  2. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    and welcome. i too have me with fibro thrown in for good measure lol.

    i'm one of those really annoying ppl who spends all her time looking to the brighter side of life :) look forward to chatting with you xx
  3. skyeone

    skyeone New Member

    Nice of you to pop in, although I'm sorry for the reasons for it! I'm sure you'll make quite a few friends here! It's nice to meet you.

  4. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    I'm glad you have found this site. It is great for support and informtation. I'm sorry that you are sick at such a young age but it's good to hear that you are improving. There are several others around your age on the site. Perhaps you can connect with them.

    Take Care
  5. SusieQ13

    SusieQ13 New Member

    I'm new to this site too and I've found it really helpful to converse with like-minded people and I've been given some great advice from people. Hope you keep improving!

  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Yes, sorry to hear you came down w/ cfs at such a young age. Maybe the good news is they will find a cure in your lifetime.

    Lots of nice people here.
  7. bookworm18

    bookworm18 New Member

    Hey rick. I know understanding doctors are a rare thing with chronic fatigue syndrome. It took a long long time, though certainly not as long as you... went through like five doctors who were completly stupid. Then I found one of the two good cfs specialist in my state and she was wonderful. She surveyed my symptoms took a ton of tests and diagnosed becuase it had been so long. She was the one who got me up and going because of medication called "proamitine." It raises blood pressure and regardless of inconvienant side effects, it has really helped me. Sadly she died recently in a scuba diving accident. So my mom and i grudge this trek alone. I am so sorry it took so long for you to get diagnosed. I wish you much healing and that you find a great doctor. RIP Doctor Robinson. I hope there are other extrodinary doctors out there. thanks for your message. Cfs is so frustrating.... Mst people are like 'its not real, ur lieng" etc. Hope it will get recognition soon- did you hear about that study that found a link from cfs with genetics? I will post a link soon. anyway that was long.chow- kim
  8. Crispangel66

    Crispangel66 New Member

    Good to meet you, I have fibro but I also suspect that I have cfs too. I have all the symptoms of cfs. Hope you will find all the support you need here.


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