Not a fun thing to have, let alone starting out with it!
Some people won't even believe there's something wrong, y'know?
But you aren't alone, we're a family here. We may differ in the type and severity of pain--but we all know what it's like to deal with it!
Warm water exercise, stretching, yoga and/or tai chi... exercise. Its SO important. Just know, with fibro, it's a use it or lose it situation. It may hurt like crazy, but you need to keep moving and stretching to keep those sore muscles from atrophying and causing you even more pain. The tricky part is not doing too much in the process... a very fine line between enough and too much--and it will be different every day! LOL
You WILL survive...
And here, you're not alone!
Welcome to the team! Kathy
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called
hI from michigan Leah. I learned I had fms in march. it can be very painful. i havel learned to take one day at a time and to ask spark friends for advice when i need it. good luck to you and remember there are friends that can help.
Leah and from MN. I totally understand the frustrations as we all do. I think the thing that has helped me the most is deep tissue massage. It is not comfortable but I go twice a month. We believe this is what has kept me from a wheelchair by working my muscles and getting the knots out which are close to the surface to deep. Some folks don't tolerate it well. Everyone is different. Good luck and take care. Glad you found us!!
Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner. Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.
"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)
With God all things are possible.
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. ~ David Viscott
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Hi, Everyone- My name is Leah and I am 23 years old. Since mid-July, I have been experiencing chronic muscle pain in my entire back, shoulders, neck and arms. Doctors have been running tests for vitamin deficiencies, genetic diseases and everything in between. So far, nothing has been confirmed, but every doctor I have seen (and there's been a lot) have all pointed toward FMS. There's no one test that confirms FMS, but more of a (very long) process of elimination. So, in the meantime, I thought I would be proactive and figure out ways to combat this as naturally as possible. I am searching for the most organic, homeopathic methods as possible, so advice is always welcome. Please feel free to add me as a SparkFriend! I love meeting new people and learning new things.
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