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    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:
  2. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated her symptoms

    Brain fog BetterBrain fog, Depressed mood, Migraine headaches, Nausea
    Exhaustion WorseExhaustion, Fatigue, Joint pain, Muscle and joint pain, Muscle pain See more
  3. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:

    I didn't know what this was till my doctor told me that this was one of the symptoms of FMS. I get up in the morning and take a shower and would have to sit on the bed to rest, then get up and finish getting dress, then rest again. Sometimes I wouldn't get to work till 12 noon (we had Flex-time and my boss traveled of-out-town 80% of the month). He said he never notice any decline in my work performance TG.

  4. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Migraine

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:

    Back in 1994 the migraines were about 2 a week every other week, I was taking Imitrex . Then later years I was getting them 3 to 4 times a day, I couldn't stand it. My primary doctor gave me Topamax, starting with 50 mg, 100, 200 - 2 times a day. Well, I'm taking 200 mg 2 times a day and I'm still getting migraines.

    Then I started getting these flashing lights in my right eye every 3 minutes, really big, I thought someone was flashing a light from my backyard behind me while I was on my computer and I turned around and no one was there. Then I started getting them in my left eye. I asked my husband do you see any flashing lights? So, I went and l in bedroom and turned off the lights and I could still see the flashing light coming out of my eyes. I told my husband I think I need to go to emergency.

    They said they couldn't find anything wrong and to see my doctor, my doctor sent me to eye doctor, he couldn't find anything. He sent me to a eye retina specialist and he couldn't find anything wrong. He said he had one patient that had the same problem and his went anyway after one year, well I've topped that, I'm going on more than 4 years! Now the flashing lights are small and they only come every now and then. I don't drive at night!

  5. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:

    I had Carpal Tunnel in both hands real bad. I was a typist on the job. I couldn't sleep at night and the pain went up my arms. I had the surgery on my left hand. After one year the pain stopped in the right hand. But, as of June 27, 2014 I'm having pain again in both hands.

  6. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Lumbar Spondylosis

    • First symptom: ?
    • Diagnosis: ?
  7. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson completed the PFRS survey

    • PFRS: 35
    • Fatigue: All
    • Sleep: Most
    • Stiffness: Most
    • Pain: Some
    • External Stress: Moderate
  8. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson started going to Wrist splints

    Schedule100 min daily (starting )
  9. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson started taking Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

    Dosage10 mg every other week (starting )
  10. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson completed the PFRS survey

    • PFRS: 2
    • Fatigue: None
    • Sleep: None
    • Stiffness: None
    • Pain: None
    • External Stress: None
  11. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson was in the hospital for Lumbar Spondylosis

    Dates
    -
  12. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated her basic information

  13. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated her symptoms

    Joint pain BetterJoint pain, Pain in right hip, Unrefreshing or poor sleep, Muscle pain, Pain in lower back See more
  14. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Rotator Cuff Syndrome

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:

    I had Rotator Cuff Syndrome in my left shoulder first in Nov 2003 for 24 mos. the doctor did injections. I went to therapy for ~20 months and exercises at home. The I got it in my right shoulder in Feb 2007, but they did fine that I have a Cyst on the shoulder (the doctor is watching it to make sure it's not getting bigger), I started therapy again for 12 months and did exercises at home. Today I'm fine.

  15. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Spinal Stenosis

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:

    I was in a car accident and we were rear ended, Nov. 1963. My back was injured real bad. Then 6 yrs later a drunk driver rear ended me and my back was injured. My doctor told me I would have arthritis when I got 40 years old. In 1998 I was having problems standing and sitting for long periods and the doctors said I needed to have the surgery. I had a bone chip removed - L-5. It took about a year to recover. But I'm still having problems. Now on the other side.

  16. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated her symptoms

    Arthritis pain BetterArthritis pain, Fatigue
    moderate ModerateNausea, Pain in right hip, Joint pain
  17. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated the condition Osteoarthritis

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:
  18. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated her weight

  19. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson completed the PFRS survey

    • PFRS: 47
    • Fatigue: All
    • Sleep: All
    • Stiffness: All
    • Pain: All
    • External Stress: Severe
  20. 63890 thumb
    gatson
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Pain: Some
    Fatigue: All
    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: Most
    function: Little
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F66y
    CFS:21y Dx
    FM:21y Dx
    I am: vb
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    gatson updated her bio

    I got FMS while pregnant with my twins 34 years ago.  My doctor told me to get online and research FMS and read about it so I will know how to deal with this illness.  I went on disability in 1997. I started going to conferences at the University of Michigan when they had funding, now they don't have them any more. I use to go to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI to their support group meetings which were a great help. It was nice to meet other people with the same problems and get ideas about different treatments and medicines to take.

    We have ~6 family members with FMS, I was the first to get it. Most of us are 1st cousins and the oldest, all on my Dad's side, one 1st cousin and her daughter has it and the daughter got Lupus first. Lupus, MS, and Sarcoidosis run in the family too.


    I do genealogy research, DNA testing for my family tree and I do family reunions to keep busy.

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