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2/27/13 5:31 P

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Welcome Kara. I'm another FM sufferer that knew something just wasn't right for many years. Then in my late 50's was finally diagnosed with FM. By then I had figured that out on my own, as my twin sister had been given the diagnoses about three years before me. After all those years it was finally nice to put a name to what I had been dealing with. I do what I can when I'm feeling well, take itt easy when having one of those bad days. Yes, I agree that 16 is young to deal with getting that diagnoses, but no matter what type of major medical problems we have , we must carry on to our ability.

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2/25/13 11:15 P

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Hi Kara. I can't tell you how long I have had FM but I do know it had affected my work and each year continued to get worse until a few yrs. ago when II was finally diagnosed & it was a time when FM was considered in your head. My Dr. and massage therapist knew differently and I started on meds. I have tried several paths of pain relief and finally have given myself permission to rest when the body doesn't want to do any more. I retired early & am glad I did. I also have a very understanding hubby!! This past weekend I over did with activities and feel it but couldn't relax today. We have to live day by day & when one feels unable to do something, take a look at the possibility of not going there. I think all of us here know the situations you are going through & right now we treat the symptoms as there is no cure (kind of like the flu or a cold). Enjoy your good days and take care on bad ones.
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2/25/13 1:01 A

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Hi Kara. I'm sorry you are having one of those days. We all have them from time to time. I was diagnosed with fibro when I was 16, so I understand some of what you are going through. Keep your chin up. You will have better days. Hugs, Michelle

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2/25/13 12:44 A

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Hello all, I'm Kara,

I'm not new to Sparkpeople, but I have deleted my old account and made a new one to start fresh. None of the stigma of my past failures to get me in a rut.

This march will mark the 8 year mark for my "Fibro anniversary". I've had fibro since I was 15, and honestly it's a pain the butt!

I'm pretty good at ignoring the foggy view on life that I have that makes it seem like someone else is moving my body. Sometimes, though, I just want to go to sleep and not wake up for a week, but can't do that. Laying in bed too long makes me feel like I've been laying on shear cement. . . . it's fricken miserable being 22 and carrying this "burden" with me.

Does anyone else have those days when all you wanna do is stay in bed and just cry? Today is one of those. emoticon

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