Patient Comments: Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia - Experience

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Please share your experience with rheumatoid arthritis and/or fibromyalgia. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Jlthibert, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I sometimes have deep intense aching pain from fibromyalgia that can bring me to tears. I have headaches almost daily. I sometimes even have pain in my cheekbones if I eat something chewy. I feel very bruised all over and if I injure myself even slightly, it feels like a bad injury for weeks at a time.

Comment from: marcia.hudson7, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 05

I have been suffering from arthritis and fibromyalgia for approximately 10 years. I live with pain. My sister was talking with a friend that has the same. Her friend had the same sleeping problems as I do. There is a product that is a thick plush mattress pad that is heated. I fall asleep very quickly. It is a blessing. Literally it took me hours to fall asleep. Now it takes me 5 plus minutes to pray and 5 minutes after that I am asleep and sleep 10 or more hours.

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