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Fibromyalgia flare up

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Mine will flare so that chest wall pain feels like a heart attack. The first time it happened I went to ER. The bone crushing pain was unbelievable. Now when it happens I check my pulse. If the rate isn't above 80 I know it's the fibromyalgia. I also take mountains of meds!!
LOL they say ("You are what you eat!!") (I'm a great big "PILL")
Well I still have a sense of humor.
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  • DEBULACLARK
    I miss you Geneva - feel better soon - I hope you get it all under control! emoticon
    4390 days ago
  • FIENDISHSARAH
    Feel better soon Pebbles! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4417 days ago
  • AUTENTICA
    oh, I feel your pain... quite literally. I was diagnosed with FMS/MPS in 1997. Don't you love that you have to suffer for at least six months before you are a candidate for a diagnosis?!

    I also was rushed to the ER more than once for chest pain and discovered that I merely had the worst case of Myofascial Pain Syndrome there in my ribs and my hips. Lovely. Fortunately, I found a single drug that helped me over my debilitating pain enough that I could start exercising again. My neurologist and rheumatologist both promised that was the "cure." With lots of daily exercise, the pain just eased up. Now, I'm pain free (in the relative sense) and can enjoy a fairly normal life (I also learned what foods flair the chest pain... for me, anything with a high tyramine content: aged foods, dried foods, fermented foods, soy). Once those were out of my diet, I was on the mend! I wish you the best in your own process of discovery with FM.

    Autentica emoticon
    4419 days ago
  • CASSIEMARY28
    Aw, hope you're feeling better VERY soon! emoticon
    4419 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    That doesn't sound like fun at all. I'm glad you are having a sense of humor. It does help us out in life! I can relate to being a "pill" lol Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Jeanne
    4419 days ago
  • LUCKY-13
    I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling your best! I have a few friends that have the same problem and they really struggle with it. I wish science would hurry and catch up to those who have health problems without solutions.

    Hugs,
    Lucky> emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4419 days ago
  • KIMCATUS
    Oh no poor you! And you're not a pill silly!!! lol *hugs*
    4419 days ago
  • COLEISMYSOUL
    Hope things settle soon!
    4419 days ago
  • SUETINGE
    OW! I hope you feel better soon. emoticon
    4419 days ago
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