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4/11/12 12:59 P

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Exercise is the best one, Ruthie, though ice and heat, warm baths, and meditation are also on the list... if you click on the name of the team at the top of this page, it brings up that list of discussion topics. Check there for some ongoing discussions that can answer your questions as well...

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"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

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4/10/12 7:02 P

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I have fibromyalgia as well - I'm from St Augustine FL. Exercise is a real challenge for me. I don't have access to a pool in the winter, and the water isn't warm enough for me in a pool until May at least. I try and walk every day, but so far can only manage about 1/4 mile a day (I have low back problems). What are some of the things you do so far to help your fibromyalgia besides exercise? (aside from med's) I am allergic to Lyrica but am already on Neurontin. I know some people here talk about dietary aids/restrictions. Take care - Ruthie

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4/10/12 1:54 A

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4/4/12 8:39 A

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Exercise IS key to anyone with fibromyalgia--and I agree with the usefulness of water exercise in particular! One of the PT places I went had an underwater TREADMILL! WONDERFUL! ...

I exercise for reasons other than FMS too... I have neuropathy, and it helps me train my body and brain to recognize and correct for faulty nerve signals. So, I do physical therapy exercises for an hour a day, four days a week--and two days a week, I apply what I practice with other activities. AND, I walk every day, how much depends though on what kind of energy I have that day! LOL

I'm with you, we were CREATED TO MOVE! LOL

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"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


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4/2/12 3:31 P

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I live in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. 9 years ago I was diagnosed with MS and Fybromyalgia. After trying every prescription medicine known to man (at one time I was taking 12 a day, Neurontin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, you name it, I tried it) I talked my Doctors into a different approach. Nutrition, and water aerobics. I have no pain when I'm in the water! Last year at this time I couldn't walk 200 feet without a cane and couldn't stay awake for more than 5 hours. Now I eat healthy, and do one hour of shallow water aerobics and one hour of deep water aerobics 5 days a week. I LOVE BEING IN THE WATER! I feel so strong in the water! And last Saturday, I walked 3 miles without a cane! I know it won't work for everyone with Fybromyalgia, but It has literally changed my quality of life.


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