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6/5/12 10:22 P

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Well, I feel as though it's helping with the pain, but not much for the depression. I was hoping for a miracle and relief from both conditions. I found that it negatively affected my blood pressure, too. I fainted and gave myself a concussion! emoticon I'm going to see if I can bump it up to 60mg without any adverse effects.
Another thing that really helps me (both mentally and physically) is horseback riding. More specifically, when I ride without a saddle. It's called hippotherapy for those that don't know and if you ever get the opportunity to try it I HIGHLY recommend it!

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6/5/12 8:50 P

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Leah!
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6/5/12 8:05 P

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Move Free is an over the counter drug that you can get at Walmart, Albertsons, or Fred Meyers, it helps with the joint pain and they have 3 different types that are made to help people with different types of joint pain, the best one that has worked for me is the blue one, it also helps my mother who has osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

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6/5/12 7:50 P

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Please forgive my dumbness but what is Move Free. Glad you are doing so well. emoticon emoticon

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6/5/12 6:51 P

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Hey Everyone,
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, RA, and Lupus back in 2006, I did not have any weight issues back then, I was able to keep on top of my health by dancing everyday and exercising everyday. Then May 9, 2008 I got into a car accident and that started my downward spiral, I gained over 50 pounds in less than two months. 3 years after the car accident they finally found that I was slowly becoming paralyzed from the waist down, I had one final surgery on my back and it was able to reverse the paralysis in one leg completely and most of the other leg. Now after my surgeries have finally been over and I've been freed to exercise I have been starting morning walks with my service dog and a friend. I'm happy to be able to move forward in life. Everyone here inspired me to set the goal to go on a walk and I am now certified in Pilates mat work and will be certified in equipment Pilates by the end of summer. Amazingly Pilates has helped the most with my arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I have been also taking Move-Free which has helped prevent me from having to take any prescriptions for the RA and Fibromyalgia. Thank you and good luck everyone with reaching your goal!

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6/5/12 5:54 P

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emoticon Leah!

Do you find that 30mg of Cymbalta helps your pain levels? My rheumatologist didn't ask me, just automatically took me up to 90 mg, where I felt I had no emotions at all, so I discontinued it. If I had the opportunity to stay at lower levels for any length of time, I might have found that it helped my pain!?!?!

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Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching and NEVER fry bacon naked!

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
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6/5/12 1:08 P

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NEWVINE is right, we all have our own individual experience with fibromyalgia--but by the same token, we all know where you're coming from! LOL

Welcome to a wonderful and warm place...
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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6/5/12 12:50 P

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Hello Leah! emoticon Fibromyalgia is different for each of us. There is a lot to learn and I have found out some things from others that I hadn't read or found out on my own. Hope this is helpful for you too.

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6/5/12 12:35 P

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Hey Everyone,

I have been struggling with Fibromyalgia since August 2011 and depression since 2005. The two together means that I frequently have little or no energy. I am currently on 30mg of Cymbalta in addition to diet and exercise. I'm excited to meet all of you! Feel free to add me and say hello!

Leah

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