Hello all, I am new to this whole thing, and was doing some research on webmd and just thought i would come over to this community to see what it is and if i can share my story and also get some support....Currently i am being treated for Degenerative disc disease, RA, just diagnosed with FM, depression, sleep problems.....lalala, anyway, i guess my questions are mostly about pain, and looking for feedback on some of the meds that i am on...my dr started me on a new anti depressent call VIIBRYD 10 mg as i was on paxil but it was making me crazy and aggressive. this new med seems to be more Calmer, for lack of a better way to put it. I am also on meloxicam, allopurinol, hydrocodone, valium 5mg, for sleep, 81mg aspirin daily and i think thats most of my meds....My doc says that the allopurionl will stop the production of uric acid which in turn helps with the arthritis/RA but im scared to take the gabepentin he wants to put me on as the VIIBRYD seems to help with my mood and sleep. Therefore, it seems i can manage the pain better when i get a good nights sleep...i wake with bruises and when you touch me, i bruse. Is that normal? I see my doc every month and he always squeezes the heck out of my arms, legs, head, neck, back etc....and everytime after my appt, i have brusing....but gads, the pain afterwards if incredible....so i am just wondering about anyone elses expeiriences with this and what i can expect....im assuming there is not cure? So i guess my goals are the same as anyone elses....as much excercise as i can handle, eat right and try to get sleep.. Any thoughts would be appreciated......thank-youView Thread
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