I have noticed a difference here as well (WV). I was getting prescription that was good for 5 refills and my current month. So only had to get it every 6 months. Now I have to get it almost monthly one refill. So basically went from 6 months to 2 months with authorization. What a pain in the butt! I too do not take any class drugs so rely on my Tramadol.View Thread
Boy can I understand. My libido went down too. I think like you say it has more to do with the pain. I have taught myself to take my meds about half hour before. This way at least they are usually kicked in and less pain. We are never in no pain. I manage to for his sake then. He understands some what? But there are times I cannot even take being touched. I have to tell at these times I just cannot do it.
Talk to him. Let him know how you are feeling. Find ways together to make it work. You are still going to have some pain but our husbands need it and we need the intimacy as well at times. Working on it together may bring you closer. But he needs to know how you are feeling and not him but the pain.
WOW!! Again hope not stopped cold turkey, this could be very dangerous. My husband has had 5 back surgeries and I think he has FMS as well from it all. He too was on the patch and opiates and zanax. I finally had enough when I was driving and he swore he saw Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine. It was a colorful van that had passed us. I laugh now but at time was very upsetting as he too at times was out of it.
Well he walked in one day to PM doc all loaded up as in pain that day. She finally saw what I was dealing with and began the slow down process. Let me tell you he was not happy at first. Swore she was trying to kill him. It is a very difficult road! But he is much better now and much more here now. He is completely off the patches and only takes opiates now for pain.
It is very difficult but if lowered down slowly it can be done and she will be much better for it in the end. It is a hard road and I am so sorry you are going thru this. She needs you right now, like I said my husband thought the doctor was trying to kill him at first. I just can't believe though that some docs just don't see it or like said patient is complaining of pain and trying to help them, but just builds up til no longer a person. He because a walking zombie which killed me seeing him like this. For this reason strongest pain pill I take is Ultram and I have several issues. But rather live with some pain then walk around and not be here and be myself.
Hope she is getting the help and glad you are there for her. It is a long process and horrible to watch. But she will feel better in the end if do it right.View Thread
Good afternoon all. Well called for snow late in day yesterday. I went into Walmart get a few things. Came out around noon and snow had already started and schools were letting out. It snowed until about 7pm. Said cloudy cold today, NOT! It has snowed again all day. Probably good foot of snow between both days, and storm on Wed with snow as well. What can I expect I am in the mountains of WV now. It is beautiful. I didn't have to go anywhere after getting home yesterday.
So since snowed in I have been cooking. Freezer is full here too. My son said something must be working as doing more than I have in long while. I was in an awful flare since the Sunday before Christmas. I think all the stress and I fell.
I have to give kudo's to people on here. I have listened and tried a few things. I do miss Caprice though too. But Vit D is very important. I am now taking the Fibro Responce too and feel it is making a difference too. I take other supplements as well. I really believe they help, have been taking way less ultram for pain. My dear knees though really don't like this weather. My pinky finger on my left hand no longer touches the finger next to it, so starting to extend out from the darn FM.
I am so glad I am off the Cymbalta and Savella now. I am only taking Gabapentin and the Fibro Response with supplments. I talk low dose predisone too for my other probs. I think this combo is finally working as I am feeling better. Now if could just find something for the fatigue! I am taking B vitamins but don't seem to do much for the fatigue doc wants me to take Frolic acid with my supplements too.
Do want the thank you all for the good advice on here. I was in so much more pain. MiMi and Nancy both give great advice. I have also enjoyed conversation with Xperky as she has the R/A as me too. This community as been a God Send to me!
Well snowed here all day. Closed schools at noon. It wasn't suppose to start until late in day so I was out went it started. It was done by 7pm. We had a couple inches the other day too. But by Wed it's supposed to warm up. Yes!
My doc changed my meds. I am off the Savella and Cymbala. I am taking 300 mg 2x per of Gabentin and 25 mg Elavil at night. I now take the Fibro Responce 2x per day with my Vit D too. Thank you MiMi for the Fibro Responce & D I think both are helping and happy to be on less meds! And no side effects. He also put me back on low dose Prednisolone and methotrxate. View Thread
Crystlynn please get your blood work done. Then see a Rhuemy doc. I was dx with R/A in high school. I too had many but not all symptoms. I was told many times it was growing pains! Until one doc sent me to a specialist and told R/A not growing pains. I took meds and had shots and went into remission for a long time. Get checked and hey you just may be okay for that management position.
A good doc will take you seriously. You may need to shop docs for this reason. Mine understands both R/A and FMS. You like me may have both, so symptoms of both, but not everyone has all of them but some of both. The two also run together.
I actually ended up having a good day today. I did several loads of laundry. Even folded and put them all away. I took the swifer around the house and dusted too. It feels so good when I only took one Tramadol to get me thru the day. Now let's see how I feel tomorrow! lol View Thread
I'm located in WV, just moved here from South Jersey. I'm really not sure if from Fibro as my insurance ran out and couldn't afford more testing. Rheumy said maybe from Lupus or FMS. I have R/A, FMS, and Lupus so really not sure. So until I get insurance again, it's soup mostly for me.
I hope they find out for you with all the testing. I have not been hospitalized to date. They all say need a psychiatrist when we have FMS. Shame but many docs think it is all in our heads!View Thread
Nancy thanks, not rambling on, I think you helped me understand the article very well. It good to have someone with your expertise on here to assist us at times. We do tend to panic and come over anxious at times! LOL View Thread
I too have had esophagus loss of appetite. But feel I can afford to loose a few pounds. I didn't really notice it was that bad though until my son started asking me, Hey mom did you eat today? He apparently had noticed the loss of appetite in me too. I am glad though clothes are feeling bigger on me! But he has begun to ask it almost daily now and is trying to make sure I am eating every day. Most times I will have a bowl of soup all day and that is it.View Thread