I had a call about using the HGH today. This is putting drops under your tongue. I would like to know if anyone has tried this. I'm thinking maybe it works for some people and not for others from reading about it on Web MD. Please. please give me a reply if you know anything about good about HGH. Thank YouView Thread
Oh yes, I went through the anger, feeling worthless and ready to give up. When I was alone I would scream and cry! I prayed and prayed and realized that this would be a life time problem and I needed to stop causing more distress. It changes your life, you become a different person and can no longer do the things you did before. I think it is important at first to get the anger out by the screaming and crying. It was some what of a relief. There will be days that you feel better about yourself and days you will not. FM is like a roller coaster.......up and down!View Thread
My blood work shows that my B12 is 1999 pg/mL. It should be between<211-946>. Not only that but my Folic Acid is19.9 ng/mL and should be <3.0>. I was told by the nurse to google the foods that contain both of the above. There is nothing that I eat a lot of. They state fish, poultry and meats????? I eat mostly vegetables.
Do any of you have this problem. I don't feel that the PA is taking this seriously. She checked it again Monday and it is still very high.
Please help me if you can. I do have Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue. Being that high I should be able to run a mile but instead I have no energy, depressed and fatigued all the time.View Thread
I have had Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue for approx. 12 years. I am on the best meds I can find, Cymbalta, Lyrica and Tramadal, yet there are many side affects of the meds. I have days that I just get so low that I could cry, except I can't cry. I don't know why because I can cry at a TV program. The ups and downs of my body make me so disgusted and my memory is horrible. Does anyone else have that problem with depression even though you are on an antidepressant?View Thread
I take Tramadol and deal with the side affects because my doctor told me there was no other pain med that wasn't a narcotic. I took Methadone for years but my husband said it caused me to not be able to think or do the check book so I tapered off. I also have a lot of tooth decay problems from dry mouth. I take both Lyrica and Cymbal but it is so expensive. I have no choice. It would be good to try Cymbalta if your ins would agree. There is a replacement drug for Lyrica which is not expensive. It might help you, Pregabalin is not expensive and it would be worth a try Hope this is helpful. If you do go on Pregabalin please let me know howView Thread
I am 65 and we do not have any savings or 401K because I was diagnosed with FM/Chronic Fatigue had to leave my job and my husband lost his job and his unemployed ran out. Cymbalta and Lyrica are so expensive we barely make it from one month to the next because of the big expense. I tried tapering off Lyrica and started taking the cheaper replacement drug and I thought I was going to die. I had no choice but to go back on Lyrica if I was going to live. Can someone tell me if it is possible to get help paying for these drugs?View Thread
"maybe I am not sick, maybe I am just lazy.....I should be picking myself up and getting busy....I should be getting focused and getting out and getting back to work."
I have had Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue for about 12 years. My life has changed soooooooo much. I cannot do the things I once loved plus putting up with the side affects of meds. You hit me in the heart when you said, "maybe I am just lazy" that has gone through my mind time after time. As I sure you really know, you are not lazy nor am I! I think when we cannot get up and do the normal things we use to do, our mind starts looking for reasons because we get depressed. My heart goes out to you. I take Cymbalta and Lyrica and I know they help but are the side affects worth it? I don't know! As you said both are so expensive that I feel bad for even taking them. Even with my insurance I am paying up to $400 per ninety days and about $300 for the other. What do you mean by the manufactor's discount? To be straight forward and not to depress you.......massage is the only thing that has worked for me. The problem....$$$$$ and the results only last a short time. Getting out and going somewhere helps me mentally but getting that "push" to even go out is very hard. I am not trying to discourage you, as I am 64 yrs old and I am sure my age doesn't help. Never had any "ear problems" before this past summer. I began having pain, drainage and went to our Urgent Care about three times. At first they treated it as a sinus infection and ear infection. The last time I went the doc. said my ear drum had burst. A lot of useless meds and $$$$$$$ for those meds. When my ENT doctor got back in town I went to him. Before he had examined me he said it is probably a fungus. It was! He had to vacumn out my ear (no pain) and blow in a powdered medicine. After about two more visits it did clear up. I hope this doesn't have anything to do with Fibro but I had not been in the pool nor outside in the humidity that much. I have no idea where it came from. I feel bad writing you with the all this negative stuff! Please email me if you would like. firstname.lastname@example.orgView Thread
When my doc. started me on Lyrica she also started me on Cymbalta. It is for depression and pain. You might ask about taking it with Lyrica. I was taking 150 mgs of Lyrica 3 times a day. I would shake and my legs and arms would jerk. The doc spread out the Lyrica, giving me more time in betweeen doses. That helped a lot, however, my arms will jerk once in a while but I can deal with that. It seems that all drugs have side effects! As for Lyrica, I think it has saved my life. I would probably be in bed had it not been prescribed to me. Depression is a serious problem and you need medical help to get it under control. I hate being depressed, it seems like I am in a deep black hole and cannot get out. I hope you get feel better.View Thread
I have a problem somewhat like yours. I began to feel so bad and so tired that I have to go to bed. I will sleep all day and all night and sometimes the next day. I think that I may have tried to accomplish too much and FM/Chronic Fatigue just causes my body too be so over tired that I must sleep. I don't know that for sure of course, but I never had any problem until I was diagnosed with the above. I hope you can find out what is causing the problem. Maybe Chronic Fatigue????? A lot of people that have FM also have Chronic Fatigue.View Thread