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Posted by MelJuliette on December 09, 2000 at 10:16:13:

I have been suffering from severe, ongoing joint pain for the last few months and sleep disruption (seems like forever). Have been to an internist, ENT, neurologist, and now have an upcoming appt. with a rheumetologist. The general consensus is that it is fibromyalgia. Any advice before the rheum. appt. regarding best treatment, pain relief, or specific questions to ask would be appreciated. Many days it feels like I can't tolerate it for one more moment. It's debilitating and depressing. It's as though normal life is just slipping away. Is there anything hopeful in the future in terms of symptom management or resuming a quasi-normal life. Have been given Celebrex and Vioxx with negligible affect. Thanks for any and all input.

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