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Robin Poole
Hope Mills, NC


Hi I'm a 41 year old female who has fibromyalgia and lupus. I had not been sick much in my life just a migraine a couple times a month. Then in Oct 2002 I became extremely ill. It was around my daughters 17th birthday. I lost about 40lbs in a month and a half. I looked like the walking dead. Everyone thought i was dying. I've also had two strokes, one about 7 years ago and one small one this year. I was a very outgoing person before all this happened to me. I love horses and have one. I love to work. But when I got fm everything changed. Some days I don't even want to be here. I wish someone would shoot me and I know I would feel so much better for it. I have so much pain some days that all I do is cry. And sleep, I would like to know what that is. I haven't had more then 4 hours sleep a night in a very long time. No one knows how this effects us not unless they have had it.

YOUR STORIES
Karin M. Amour, Fibromyalgia
Lyssa Bode, Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome
Frankie Campling, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Laura Cerasuolo, Fibromyalgia/Myofacialsyndrome
Karen Cerio, Fibromyalgia
Rhonda Dewinter, Various Immune Diseases
Jennifer Embree, Fibromyalgia/Raynaud's Syndrome
Lynne Enman, Turner Syndrome/Various
Fibromyalgia Patient, Covington, KY
John Kennedy, Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome
Susan Larick, Fibromyalgia
Melissa Lawler, Fibromyalgia
Irene Leeder, Fibromyalgia/Various
Cait Lommel, Pseudotumor Cerebri
Jennifer Munn, Chronic Lyme Disease
Robin Poole, Fibromyalgia/Lupus
Pam Schmidt, Phenylketonuria
Lynn Tonoli, Various
Various Patient, Haughton, LA
Suzanne Witt, Muscular Dystrophy/Fibromyalgia

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Jose Pedro Greer, Physician
W.F. Nagle, Physician
Ronda Riebman, Exercise
Cathleen Schilling, Case Manager
Jim Sykes

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