Read more about the article How do you deal with the pain of Fibromyalgia when you’re allergic to most of the Pain Medicines?
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How do you deal with the pain of Fibromyalgia when you’re allergic to most of the Pain Medicines?

My 16 years of experience facing Fibromyalgia and 30 years of CFS Pain medications taken too often can lead to a pain cycle, where every time you take an analgesic,…

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Read more about the article Fibromyalgia pain is getting worse why can’t I get pain meds when I go to the ER?
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Fibromyalgia pain is getting worse why can’t I get pain meds when I go to the ER?

As a Nurse Practitioner, patients presenting with chronic pain problems to the ER are problematic. During this so-called opioid epidemic, guidelines were put in place for patients seeking narcotics. Also…

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Read more about the article My Doctor Diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia but refuses to put me on any medication for it.
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My Doctor Diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia but refuses to put me on any medication for it.

I ask this question in our fibromyalgia support group, Many people are responding to this issue. Here we have collective knowledge on this question. SAM-e. I started with 200 mg…

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Read more about the article What percent of Fibromyalgia patients don’t respond to any of the commonly used Medicines?
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What percent of Fibromyalgia patients don’t respond to any of the commonly used Medicines?

You know this is the craziest thing I am going to talk about now… I'm not sure what the percentage is, but I can tell you that I spent years…

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Read more about the article What are aggravating factors for Fibromyalgia Syndrome?
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What are aggravating factors for Fibromyalgia Syndrome?

This can be a difficult question to answer because fibromyalgia affects everyone in differing ways; however, there is one overarching thing that makes it worse, not moving. Although it can…

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Have you ever suffered from rapid weight gain from fibromyalgia medication?

Oh boy, what a question and you got the right person to ask, if you research and I don’t mean just google. I mean research the medications you take. You…

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Read more about the article Fibromyalgia makes me Exhausting, Frustrating, Difficult, Painful, Embarrassing and Limiting
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Fibromyalgia makes me Exhausting, Frustrating, Difficult, Painful, Embarrassing and Limiting

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1992, long before it was trendy and before many physicians even acknowledged it as a true medical condition. I was 16 and couldn't understand…

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Read more about the article I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by a Physiatrist who told me that he couldn’t help me.
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I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by a Physiatrist who told me that he couldn’t help me.

I’ve had fibromyalgia since the 1980s. It came on gradually, with a lot of muscle pain. I knew something was wrong and had a course of physical therapy, and started…

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Read more about the article I was Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Approximately 1 month After Got Well
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I was Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Approximately 1 month After Got Well

Fibromyalgia is a nightmare. I have had it for approximately 25 years. My GP, at a time when it was at its worst, gave me Tramadol. It was a miracle…

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Read more about the article Please avoid these things if you have fibromyalgia?
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Please avoid these things if you have fibromyalgia?

I’m not telling you what not to do, but a way to get to the point where you can do things. Avoiding things with fibromyalgia is a slippery slope. It…

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