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5/5/12 9:46 A

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First of all, emoticon on your 6 pound weight loss! emoticon

Secondly, I completely empathize with your situation of battling fibromyalgia. Stretching helps somewhat, although I am lazy about doing so myself. Actually kind of forgot about that treatment lately so will try it myself and see if it works. Thanks.
See, you have already helped a fellow sufferer emoticon . Feel good about that.

Well, that is about it for now. Take care of yourself and have confidence that you can do this and win the battle of fighting this demoralizing disease. Best of luck. Ruthie

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VALCARAZ's Photo VALCARAZ Posts: 125
5/4/12 3:23 P

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LOTUS_532: I read your message and it was like reading my own story. I suffered from chronic pain since MIDDLE SCHOOL, they even thought it was eye-sight related and took me to the eye doctor about 4 times. Even when I started treating the chronic pain, the doctors wouldnt take it seriously and some of my friends and family treated me like I was exaggerating the pain I was in. Even now, there are not a lot of options in Puerto Rico to get treatment. I started consulting a New Jersey doctor online in a desperate attempt to get off the tons of meds I was in (that were contributing to my weight gain).

Just in case it helps you, he recommended a natural supplement of Magnesium and Malic Acid. Obviously the effect is not as immediate as the prescription medication but it does help. I've lost 90 pounds and I'm in pretty good shape right now, but contrary to what people think... pain is still there ('cause they dont get Fibro has nothing to do with being overweight). Nonetheless, I can tell you that working out, stretching every day (twice a day, morning and night) and eating better has helped tremendously. If you want more information, dont be shy and send me a message through here or email me at vilmariealcaraz@yahoo.com.

Depending on your most affected pain areas, maybe I can recommend some stretching exercises or workouts that might help ;) believe me, I've done tons of research on it ;)

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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 12,820
5/2/12 1:10 A

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NEWVINE, just FYI...

You get accomplishment trophies for the SparkPoints--but they are also kind of like money--they can be used to "purchase" cybergoodies for yourself or other sparkers, to encourage and/or reinforce your goals, to express sympathy, to congratulate... If you go to your SparkPage, scroll down and you'll see it, past where your friends are listed--there's a tab to "give NEWVINE a SparkGoodie"...

Everyone with a page can send and received goodies... for all kinds of reasons! LOL

Earn as many points as you can, and have fun with them!

Kathy emoticon emoticon

"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

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5/1/12 8:15 A

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I'm not sure what the Spark Points are for, but it makes me feel good about myself and what I am doing when I finish each level and get the trophy. I work harder to get the next one. emoticon

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4/30/12 1:55 P

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I'm new too - but I think we can buy stuff with them somehow. And anything that gives me shopportunity is a good thing in my book!
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4/29/12 9:37 P

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I have a really stupid question. What is the sense of the Spark Points?

NAKEVA "It's not what you think it is"


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4/27/12 4:00 P

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Hello & welcome! :)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance a violet sheds, after a heel has crushed it." ~Mark Twain.



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4/27/12 7:01 A

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emoticon Katie

You found the right place for help. Dont let it get you down.You will find in time the more you move the better you feel emoticon

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4/26/12 9:48 P

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Hi, Katie! You'll find a lot of support and encouragement here... and some good advice too! LOL

Welcome aboard!
Kathy emoticon

"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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4/26/12 5:56 P

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emoticon Katie. I am also known as Holly. I am older then you and all I can hope for is that you have good doctors to help you along. This disease never goes away but with the correct medication for your needs, planning and learning to pace yourself and listen to your body it can make it more tolerable.Even when is hurts remember to get out of bed and just move . I find epsom salt baths help me warm up and stretch some of the pain away so I can think about facing another day. Do you work or have young children. Thise things can be a challenge for someone with fibro. emoticon to the team and know that we'll be here for you.

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4/26/12 4:29 P

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Hi there, I'm Katie. I am 20 years old and I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have been suffering from chronic pain for years and no one ever took me seriously. Doctors treated my life I was trying to get drugs and family treated me like a drama queen. I also struggle with depression, anxiety and weight gain. My doctor is treating my fibromyalgia with Zoloft, which I was already on for depression. She is also giving me osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT) to help with the pain and has recommended some stretches and beginners yoga. There are certainly days when my biggest challenge is getting out of bed in the morning but I am determined to be healthy and happy!

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