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“Know Fibro” – A Great Fibro Website

April 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments

On Wednesday, we looked a study which showed what’s helpful for fibromyalgia.  In that paper was a great resource:

Know Fibro

At this website, you can complete a brief online questionnaire to receive an individualized series of self-help modules, such as education, activity pacing, sleep hygiene, relaxation, and goal setting.  This site can help you add many effective, non-medication treatments to your pain treatment plan.

Readers, are there other sites which have been helpful to you in understanding or treating fibro?

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  • gail // Oct 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I am trying to find things to help me with fibro. Im 62 and it just keeps getting harder to cope with this.

  • John // Jun 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I have fibro and have been Prescribed morphine. I am unable to get any job that drug tests . I would like to find a med that will help me cope with pain and still b able to work. I have full custody of my six yr old son and i have anxiety about being able to support him and offer him a financially stable life

  • How to Cope with Pain // Jun 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    John, just to clarify the “drug test” comment. If you’re prescribed a narcotic by a physician, you can get a letter saying it’s a prescribed medication. This would allow you to work in some jobs that have drug testing, as long as it’s safe for you to work taking that kind of medication.

    For example, let’s say Home Depot does drug testing. If you get a letter from your MD, they might hire you for sales (where taking an opioid wouldn’t matter), but not for driving a vehicle in gardening.

    My point is that taking a certain medication prescribed by a doctor shouldn’t prohibit you from getting jobs where the company just happens to drug test. You would avoid jobs where medication side effects would be a problem, drug test or no drug test.

    Lastly, the series on the website about medications for pain will review many other options for meds that might help.
    Good luck!

  • John // Jun 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Thank u for the information, im looking for a sit down job, as standing for too long becomes unbearable on my knees and feet. When employers find out im on pain meds for fibro im not excactly considered one of there top candidates. That is y im looking to replace opiates for something not so frowned upon by employers.

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