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Board: Fibromyalgia 03-26-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Newly Diagnosed

I have PTSD too...it seems to be a common theme. Good luck to you. :)
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-24-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By tanasmom
How do I get them to understand ?

Hi everyone !!! I have a really stressful situation here that I need advice about. I've had Fibromyalgia for a year now and severe sleep apnea that is not controlled as of yet. (waiting for 3rd sleep...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-11-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By tanasmom
Lyrica

Hi !!! Just wanted to ask about your experience with Lyrica. I am terrified to take it because of the side effects and possible weight gain. I have always had terrible reactions to anti-depressants...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-11-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,582
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia yesterday

Hi ! My doctor tried to give me Gaba for my Fibro but it had horrible side effects and didn't help at all. I take Tramadol 3x per day, flexeril, and vimovo. They help ALOT.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Do these symptoms fit hypothyroid ?

Let me know what happens ! Good luck to you ! :)
Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-01-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Do these symptoms fit hypothyroid ?

Yes, the sleep apnea affects me all day...fatigue, muscle pain and burning and weakness....it causes your body to never go into recovery mode at night because deep sleep is continually interrupted....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-31-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Do these symptoms fit hypothyroid ?

I know nothing about thyroid issues...I was just looking around to find answers of my own and stumbled across your post....but I was just wondering, have you been assessed to see if you have sleep...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-30-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By tanasmom
Flu Shot ???

My doctor wants me to get a flu shot and I probably should cause I have kids...but I am terrified that it will make the Fibro flare up. Has anyone here had a flu shot yet ? And if so, was there any...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-26-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,697
Posted By tanasmom
Symptom of MS ???? MS Hug

Hi !!! Just a question. I was diagnosed with Fibro in May. I have had a couple of new symptoms develop lately that are really worrying me.
The day before yesterday, I was in bed in horrible pain...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,517
Posted By tanasmom
Wink Re: Embarrassing question

Yes, I always have diaper wipes in all the bathrooms. I've always done that though cause I am big on hygiene. I can get clean but it takes me moving my body beyond where it wants to go and causes...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-26-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,517
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Embarrassing question

Thank you, everybody. Those are some great ideas that I would have never thought of. ;)
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-24-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,517
Posted By tanasmom
Embarrassing question

I can't believe I am going to ask this question but I need advice so here it goes.
Does anyone else get so stiff in the mornings that personal hygiene is almost impossible? I know that sounds gross....
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-24-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By tanasmom
Re: New diagnosis need some info

I definately have pains in my hands and feet. My hands are stiff and sore especially in the mornings and after overuse. My right hand is always going numb. It happens when I drive, eat, write...pins...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,191
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Fibro fog???

I hate Fibro Fog. I am shocked by the things I don't remember. I set alarms now when it's time to pick up my kids from school. I am terrified that I will lose track of time or forget what day it is....
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-14-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By tanasmom
So frustrating !!!

I am so frustrated tonight. The thing that frustrates me the most about Fibro is that the only way that people know that anything is wrong with you is to tell them....but then you are labeled a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-13-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By tanasmom
Re: FM and neuropathy

What is the difference between Fibro and Neuropathy? Just curious. I was told I have both too.
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-28-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By tanasmom
Re: I'm new to this and I'm so sad...

I know exactly how you feel. I was diagnosed a couple of months ago and when the doctor said "lifelong condition" I felt like he punched me in the stomach. He also said that the chances of complete...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-27-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By tanasmom
Re: But is it really fibro?

My story is the same as yours. I wondered for a while if the doctors were right but after reading the posts on this board and the way the pain is described in certain areas, it's like I could have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-25-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Does anyone else have this symptom?

I forgot to mention that at times I have blurry vision as well. It doesn't coincide with the spasms, it just happens randomly.
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-25-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By tanasmom
Does anyone else have this symptom?

I was recently diagnosed with Fibro and I have all the typical symptoms but I have one symptom that I want to ask you all about because I never hear it mentioned. I have episodes where all the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-23-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By tanasmom
Question Brain Fog and Memory problems

Today was a very hard day. I had such a lapse in memory that it not only embarrassed me, it scared me. A girl I know was pregnant and just had a baby a couple weeks ago. I saw her at a baby shower...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Medications

My doctor just drew my blood again to check Thyroid. I had it checked 2 months ago but he wanted to check it again. I will ask him about the T4 and T3. Thank you !!!!
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Please help!

I can't say whether it is Fibro or not but it sounds alot like my story. Mine started in March and not all at once. It started as headaches, then neck and shoulders and back. Then the headaches went...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-10-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By tanasmom
Question Re: Medications

What kind of doctor do you see for the pain meds like Norco? My Rhuematologist is prescribing it for now but he said he usually doesn't prescribe controlled substances so I would need a pain doctor...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By tanasmom
Physical Therapy ???

Is Physical Therapy a waste of time or does it help? I have an appointment tomorrow but I need to know if it is worth it. It will cost me each time I go...$32.00. I am supposed to go 3x a week but I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-09-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Depression

Thank you both !!!
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,745
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Does a flare up ever stop?

I am so sorry you feel so bad. I know what you are going through. I have alot of your same symptoms:

dizziness when the Fibro first started but not so much now
Leg pain
Extreme Fatigue
Neck...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By tanasmom
Unhappy Depression

Does anyone have any advice on how to get past the depression from being fatigued and in pain? I am having some really scary thoughts because I feel like such a worthless person. My house is a mess,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-07-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By tanasmom
Talking Re: To have kids or not to have kids

I just have to say this because I have 2 kids, 5 and 9 years old. I live and breathe for them. I have no idea what I did before they came along. I can't imagine anyone having to go without...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-06-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Is this normal?

I have all these things happen too. I will get crunching sounds in my neck. The front and back of my neck will hurt and sometimes my jaw too. I get swelling under my boobs along my ribcage...mainly...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-06-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By tanasmom
Question Crazy thinking?

I was just wondering if anyone else has thoughts like this when they are first diagnosed:

I have always had long blonde hair. But lately when I look in the mirror, I get depressed because I see a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-06-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By tanasmom
Exclamation Medications

Can you all tell me what meds you are on or combination of meds that are helping?
I am not able to take SSRI's or SNRI's because I have bi-polar disorder and they send me off into a crazy manic...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-05-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By tanasmom
Re: work making matters worse

Maybe you should apply for disability benefits. That's what I had to do. I just had no other choice.
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-04-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,503
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Can someone please help me?

I am just the opposite. I would have rather been diagnosed with something deadly. Having Fibro, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Nothing much gets rid of the pain. I feel like a burden to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-03-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By tanasmom
Re: This has got to stop...

Where is the cramping at? I had my gallbladder taken out a few years back. I was having nausea and vomiting and alot of pain and pressure on the right side of my upper abdomen...right under the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-31-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Sweating?!?

I know how you feel. I feel like I am burning up from the inside out. I can feel the cool air on my skin but it does me no good cause I am so hot inside. It's a fevery fluish type thing with me. I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-31-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By tanasmom
Re: exercise not helping

My doctor suggested I start doing Tai Chi because of it's slow fluid movements. I ordered a DVD on Tai Chi as well as one on Qi Gong which is more of a stretching meditation type thing, I think....
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-27-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By tanasmom
Re: What do you say to people who think Fibro is not a real condition

Thank you so much. I am sorry you relate, cause this is so hard. My husband is very insensitive too at times. We will go grocery shopping and by the time we get home, I just feel like I want to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-26-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By tanasmom
Unhappy What do you say to people who think Fibro is not a real condition

Hi !!! I was just wondering...What do say to people who don't believe that Fibro is a real condition? My sister and her friend are both occupational therapists. When I told them that my doctor said I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-25-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By tanasmom
Unhappy Symptoms come and go???

Hi !!! I was just wondering if your Fibro symptoms come and go and if so, how often? I started having problems in March and this month was diagnosed with Fibro. The doctor put me on Neurontin 3 weeks...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-20-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Ugh... the fatigue !!!

Thank you everyone. The fatigue is definately from the fibro cause I had it just as bad before I started medications. I take Neurontin, Flexiril, and Naprosyn. None of those make me tired. I am going...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-19-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By tanasmom
Ugh... the fatigue !!!

I am newly diagnosed and I see my Dr. again in a week. He put me on some meds that help some with the pain...but what can be done about the fatigue? I took my daughter clothes shopping yesterday for...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,503
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Can someone please help me?

I feel for you and understand what you are going through. I have been in pain constantly for the last 4 months. I know exactly what you mean by feeling like your whole upper body is being crushed. I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-15-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Curious question, Mono anyone?

So funny you should ask this as I was wondering this myself ! My symptoms of Fibro started right after I had Mono reactivated in my system in March. I originally had Mono at 13 years old. In March of...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-14-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Fibro Forever???

Thank you !!! That is truly helpful cause it is hard to tell sometimes what is Fibro and what is something else since I get new symptoms every now and then.
Last night I had one such symptom that I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-14-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Fibro Forever???

Bookietrip, I know exactly how you feel. :(
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Anybody else?

Check out the post called "Please list your fibro aches/pains list for newbies like me". Lots of people listed their symptoms in detail there. :)
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Intro

Welcome !!! You sound so much like me....living in the same area, similar age, kids the same age, and someone important in your life that has a serious illness. For me it is my sister. She had an AVM...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By tanasmom
Re: Anybody else?

I am sorry to hear about all you are going through ! I also was extremely frustrated, depressed, and feeling all my doctors were idiots and they were missing something terrible and not seeing the big...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-13-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By tanasmom
Unhappy Fibro Forever???

Hi !!! I am new to this message board and newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I am very happy to finally know what is going on with me so I can try to get some relief...But...I am having the most...
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