What does fibromyalgia feel like?

Hello, my mother has been diagnosed with fibro. about 3 years ago. She now lives with my family. It has caused her to quit her nursing job and sell her house. She currently takes 8-10 percocets aday. I think they are 5mg. Is that to much medication? Sometimes I wonder if the pain of fibro is that bad or is it addiction to the medication. What kind of pain does it cause. Is it hereditary? She describes it as flu aches, but would pain killers help that? Any info would be greatly appreciated? I have read on the sights, but i would just like to talk to people that have their own experiences. Am i not being supportive enough? Thank you

Written By Soniamiller

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  • greeninmissouri March 29, 2009, 12:02 am

    Hi Jenjen,
    it is wonderful to see a daughter so concerned about her mother with this disease and you are to be commended for taking such a stand for her and maybe i can help you answer some of the questions that you have but rather than put a long message in here about fibro and all of this email me at poohinmissouri@yahoo.com, I own a totally free chat room that deals with diseases like fibro,Ra,ms,lupus etc and you could come and talk to others with fibro about the problems they face everyday and the different pains they have everyday,and how they deal with the pain, and the medications they are on, it will put you in touch with real people with this disease, and we also have a totally free message board with all types of different health information including a fibromyalgia message area so just email me for the link and we will be glad to help, we look forward to hearing from you, sometimes it helps to talk to live people instead of searching for answers on the net, and we would love to have your mother come and talk to us as well.