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January 17, 2014

Exercise and support



Hello all,

I am a registered nurse and I have been diagnosed with Fibro for 3 years now. I've always had joint pain - especially in my hands as a child - yet no swelling was apparent.

Finally got all the tests done to rule out RA - and the doctor finally announced the F word. I was dumbfounded, frustrated and miserable. I felt it was a "cop out".

I was then prescribed Cymbalta which helped to relieve some of the symptoms but not all. Recently decided to wean myself off of Cymbalta due to the horrible withdrawal symptoms - I realized what an awful drug it was for me.

I have been trying to get the energy to get back into fitness yet I feel tired from the beginning and instead of gaining energy after exercise, it does just the opposite.

I was feeling like there was nothing I could do anymore, and then I found Eric Suarez...

His short fitness videos geared to exercises that alleviate the muscle pain are a God-send. If I'm having a bad fibro day, I do one or two videos. On a good day, I try them all.

I am also continually doing my own research on proper herbs, supplements and diet for fibromyalgia - and I'm testing them out.

It is a very disconcerting diagnosis, especially when you a registered nurse. Working full time, many colleagues and employers might not understand the condition and believe that it is all psychosomatic.

Mind you, the power of the mind is wonderful thing and staying positive can help alleviate some symptoms - but even on a sunny bright day, you can have the overwhelming pain that takes over.

I would love to have a circle of "fibro friends" to talk to when I'm having one of those days.

Thank you Eric for the work you do. You are an inspiration and you keep me motivated and positive. THANK YOU!

More proof that short exercises work for fibro.

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."

Norman Vincent Peale


A little exercise will make a BIG difference!

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