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Suzanne Witt
Kailua-Kona, HI


Aloha, I am 49 years-old and have been officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia about six months ago by my M.D. I have been suffering with this disease for years and it has only gotten worse. I have continual pain through out my body 24 hours a day I need to take pain meds (non-narcotic) every 4-6hrs just to make it through a day. The pain meds take the edge off but the pain is always there! I have other symptoms with this illness in addition to the pain. I am very sensitive to sounds at times I have high anxiety and chronic fatigue. I have a very bad memory at times and I have a hard time thinking and speaking at times. I have chronic constipation and insomnia. The morning is usually the worst for stiffness then as stress gets worse, my condition gets worse! All my symptoms are intensified, I am trying every natural way to get well, as well as taking meds for depression, pain, and insomnia. I am praying for public awareness for this disease and a cure!

Thank You,
Suzanne Witt

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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Ronda Riebman, Exercise
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