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Old 04-07-2005, 12:31 AM   #2
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Re: How long have you had FMS/or CFS? & ?

I have had fibromyalgia for about 8-9 years. I can have many good days in a row when I get good sleep and don't overdo it. Although for the last 2 years I have been dealing with back issues and only get about 4-5 hours a night sleep so I am in constant bad cycle. The best treatment I have found is excercise like swimming, something not stressful on your body. Balancing how much you do in a day and I have taken Ambien at night for about 3 years to help with sleep and until my back problems got a good solid 8 hours, and now think it is the only reason I get 4-5 hours. And learn to say NO. My personality is to help anyone who needs help. I volunteered at school etc. I learned quickly to say no when it got to be to much because it would only result in a bad 3-4 day cycle. Not fun.
Barb