I'm glad you found us--it's hard to think about going through all this alone! Yuck! LOL
It's a tough diagnosis to get, and a harder one to live with--especially since there are a lot of folks out there who STILL think it's all in your mind, even though there's scientific evidence to the contrary. Even in the medical profession, most people are not aware of the "functional MRI", nor of the fact that in fibromyalgia patients, it shows abnormal brain activity in the area of that organ that deals with pain. It's a newer, extremely expensive, and rarely used diagnostic tool--which is why is has been relegated primarily to use in research... A regular MRI doesn't show anything abnormal at all.
If you click on the team name at the top of this page, it takes you to the team page where you can find a list of discussion topics. Jump in on any that appeal to you and you'll find there are almost as many ways to deal with the pain as there are people who have it! LOL
Do remember this, though. With fibro, it's USE IT OR LOSE IT. As you are discovering, it's a vicious cycle. If you don't exercise, you WILL hurt more. And if you exercise too much, you WILL hurt more. It's a fine line between doing enough to make a difference and doing enough to stop you in your tracks--but it IS a line you need to walk.
Keep posting, check out the Reading Rooms, stay as active as you can...
Welcome to the team!
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 11/10/2011 (20:32)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, 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 t
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