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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself and share my story.<br><br>
My name is Kassandra, I am twenty years old and two years ago I decided to become a vegetarian for ethical and medical reasons.<br><br>
I have been struggling with medical conditions for the past five years. When I was fifteen, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and a neurological disorder known as Periventrical Heterotopia. Throughout those five years I have tried numerous medications to treat Fibromyalgia with no avail. When all my options ran out for western medicine and homeopathic medicine I thought I would be left to bare the pain. However, through my research I found suggestions of taking on a vegetarian diet because of the health advantages for people with Fibromyalgia.<br><br>
My whole life I have been an animal lover and an activist for their well-being. I struggled with the idea of becoming a vegetarian for a few years because everyone I know including my family are big meat-eaters and I never had the confidence to go it alone. With my love for animals and my own health issues I knew that I could fight through the discrimination that I would endure and became a vegetarian overnight and have not looked back since.<br><br>
Ever since becoming vegetarian the health issues Ive dealt with due to my Fibromyalgia have decreased and my overall health has aswell, and I am finally happy with myself because I am being true to myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">.<br><br>
I just recently came across this forum and wanted to join to get to know others who share my beliefs because like many others I have never had a support system and do not know any other vegetarians or vegans.<br><br>
I look forward to enjoying my time on this forum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Hello and welcome! I am so happy to hear that vegetarianism is proving helpful in dealing with FMS. My aunt suffered from it for many years. I had suggested a vegetarian diet to her when the medications simply weren't working... but, alas, she was a huge meat-eater and scoffed at the idea. The more I see people who have had symptom relief, the more I wish she had given it a go.
 

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Thanks, yes it has been very helpful and I have told my story to many others who suffer from FMS. However, like your aUnt many of them are huge meat-eaters and vow never to stop. I am on my own road to becoming a vegan soon and am looking forward to other changes I may see in my health and also the ethical impact aswell <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi and welcome and glad to hear beinga vegatarian is helping you along <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome to VB! Glad to hear your health issues have improved!
 

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Hi! Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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