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Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
FM:8y Dx


Female, 59 years
OR, United States

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About wanttoteach

I think this started with a herniated disk in 2002, My back pain never went completely away no matter what treatments I tried. I was diagnosed with celiac disease the same year. In the next five years 2 family members died suddenly and I was the only person taking care of my mother, who was chronically ill. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after my mother's death. I think it was my response to prolonged stress and pain that set this off. I still work full time as an elementary teacher. I walk three times a week and swim in a warm pool three times a week.


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