The best mattress for me and my husband was the sleep number bed system. It allowed me to adjust the numbers to firm or soft to my needs. It was the best bed I ever had, get the best one you can afford.View Thread
My husband while being trying to be compassionate and understanding, sometimes becomes angry with my fibromyalgia illness. Not with me, but the chronic nature of the disease, yesterday, was a particularly hard day, because of the thunderstorms, it not only triggered the migraine but it also triggered the fibromyalgia flare up. Saturday I also did an arts & crafts event selling jewelry. Which always wears me out.
But he was angry that I remained in bed all day yesterday because of the pain. It is not something I enjoy doing, sleeping to avoid hurting, it is frustrating to be a freaking zombie drugged up just to get some rest and to escape the pain. He asked me how I can live with it. I told him I have very little choice, that is why sometimes I get very depressed, despite the antidepressant. I'm working with my doctors to get work through this and try different medicines.View Thread
Has anyone else noticed the increase of co-pay for Cymbalta since Obamacare has started to take into effect? My copay was originally $50, two years ago. January of this year it increased to $60, now its $66 per month! It wouldn't be so bad if this was my only prescription, but I have several. Its getting to the point that I will no longer be able to afford to get this medicine. I've heard of substitutes, such as Savalla but I've also heard that they do not work as well, any advice? When I go off Cymbalta I experience very disturbing mood swings, including intense and nearly uncontrollable anger.View Thread
Fibromyalgia is a journey, some days will be good and others not so much. All in this forum understand the frustration, the pain, and even the anger. Little things help, its almost like taking baby steps and forcing yourself to do little things at a time. For me taking hot baths/hot showers, not pressuring yourself to do everything at once. Ask for help, do little things without pressure, if you have to take a nap to recharge yourself and give your body a chance to recover than do so. I pray you have a supportive family. Most importantly, you are not alone. Take care of yourself, GwenView Thread
True enough, especially since I hate going to the doctors, particularly specialists. Unfortunately they are a necessary evil for folks who have FM and other chronic health issues. Take care of yourself.View Thread
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia ~10 years ago and it has only been in the last year and a half that I have been unable to work. I was calling out sick every other day. It has limited me and frustrated me to the core that I am unable to work anymore. I am currently fighting with the Social Security Administration with the help of an attorney to get benefits.
In addition to the FM pain I have the ugly return of severe migraines.
The blessing is that I have a wonderful and supportive husband and family.
Perhaps once I get benefits I will be able to take better care of myself. Right now money is so tight, that sometimes we and to choose between food or paying for my overly expensive Cymbalta.View Thread
Some people mentioned the cold as being a trigger for FM, but for me its the heat and the humidity. I live in Florida, so we get a lot. I feel better when its in the seventies and the humidity is low. My energy rebounds, especially if drops to the lower forties at night. If I wake up in relatively low pain, then I know it will be a good day, but lately here its been a very rare treat.View Thread
Acceptance of your condition is a difficult challenge, but it is worth the fight. I am only 42 and have been unable to work for the past year and a half. Since I've always been so independent, even with the Fibromyalgia, this is a big blow to my self-esteem. I still carry a good amount of anger of my condition and the limits it has placed on me, so I redirect my anger into something positive, I make and sell jewelry. Perhaps you can find something you enjoy doing and try to sell some of your projects, it won't be a magical fix, but maybe it will help you redirect your frustration to something positive. The important thing is not to give up, when life gives you lemons make lemonade.View Thread