Good morning all, it is just after 12 noon and just hitting 30 now. Supposed to be cold week! High tomorrow is 19. We too are stocked up with wood. I love my wood stove, so do my cats! My older cat however has taken over my new heating pad. I think she thinks it is her cat bed.
Oh, good luck with that tooth. I am very lucky at 51 my teeth are the only things I think still good! I have yet to even have a cavity. We joke and say Navy experiment my brother got the placebo and I got the real treatment when we were young. He has false teeth now.
Happy Anniversary ! In today's standards that is a long time. Congratulations!
Cold is getting into my bones but nothing not used to by now. I am fine with my regular pain, it's just the flares that really get to me. It seems when I flare it brings it all on from other probs too! My fingers and toes were really swollen and red last night, but have gone considerably today. Thank goodness!
I take Cymbalta and believe it helps me. I take a low dose 20mg in the morning. I also take a low dose 25mg once per day of Savella, usually lunch. I find the low dose combo works for me. I tried Lyrica and did not like it. It gave me double vision.
However remember we are all different and what may work for one may not for another. I have the same problems as you mentioned above! Right now my cat is sleeping on my heating pad I keep on the recliner! LOL Guess she likes the warmth too. She is my oldest cat so her bones need it too I guess.View Thread
We are expecting snow too. It rained off on for 2 days. And at times really hard. So my body has felt it. But late yesterday was horrible so thought I would wake up in total pain today. But am actually not too bad so far. I had a headache that just rendered me useless on top of the joint and muscle pain yesterday. It must have been the weather coming in, now here adjusted? I don't care what is good so much less pain today!
Hope others find some relief as well. I did also notice I ran out of my vitamin D and supplements. I am now back on them so this could have made a difference too in helping take some of the pain away. I have felt bad since the week before Christmas. So this is very welcome relief.
Doc wants to drain my knee and do shots in it again. I feel last Sunday in the house and it is all blown up. I'm staying off it hoping it will go down some on it's own.
I get a lot of calf pain and pain behind my knee. I went thru all the testing to make sure not blood clot etc. I used to take flexril at night before going to bed. ( 0ut of my meds)
Last night though was different I kept waking to my foot, the bottom it mostly cramping and my toes trying to curl up. I usually get this if my body thinks I have been driving too long. Which varies by the given day! lol But I don't usually get it a night. I drank water all day too as doc said keep hydrated for the muscle cramping.View Thread
Hello again. Second time doing this who knows what I did and lost the last post as I was finishing! Have been lurking but not posting much for while now. I have been out of meds since Sept including supplements. So has been very hard on me. Each time I think maybe can pick up something it goes to Christmas for my son. The things we do as mothers!
I am going back up to NJ to see my Rhuemy doc on the 15th. It is a 4hr drive but worth it to me. He usually gives me samples and discount on fee as knows I am still unemployed. Been almost yr since I have seen him!
But between the R/A and FMS and the cold weather it has taken a toll on me. I have been recliner bound since the Sunday before Christmas. Guess it was all too much for me and no meds! Tylenol only med have been taken. I have decided this this last flare so bad I am going to apply for disability. Its not getting better and I just can't do what I used to do anymore. Very hard for me to face this. My poor son I almost fell asleep driving one day with him. The fatigue came out of no where. I pulled over let him drive.
Supplements and Vit D can make a big difference !!! Hope you all have a great day!!
I too get this at times. So bad I don't want to walk or do anything. I usually get it when I am in a flare. This everything else will begin to ache really bad too. I also have a lot of pain behind my knee when I get this, but only my right knee??
My doc sent me for all kinds of tests too. Pressure tests etc on my legs again make sure was not a clot. All came back fine no clots? I did show less blood pressure once past my ankle though. Thought prob from Neuropathy though. Good luck just make sure to tell your doctor about it.View Thread
I forgot to add that I do take both, but low doses of each. I take one 25mg Savella and one 20mg dose of Cymbalta. Savella in the morning and Cymbalta at night. I tried Lyrica but I had problems with it such as double vision which I have never had berfore! It also increased my fatigue.
Glad you told the docs. Fibro fog does make us forget things. I hope you find the cocktail which is right for you. I also take at night a small 25mg Elavil too. Again I take all small doses not the higher recommended dose of anything. We are all different. And of course natural supplements. Vit D is a must as it really does help with your pain level.View Thread
I have taken both at the same time with no problem. In fact I am currently out of both and in terrible pain. I go back to my Rheumy the 15th and am asking for both again. The combo worked very well for me only reason not taking now is no insurance and on unemployment and moved out of state. I am going back to him though (4hr drive) as he give me samples and break on payment to him.
Everyone is different though. I know some people on here can not take either let alone both together. Are both aware you going to be taking both? I would ask the doc prescribing the new med if aware already taking Cymbalta. But again this was the best cocktail for me.
Also if you google celebrities with FMS 5 come up!
Susan FlannerySusan Flannery is a New Jersey-based actress known to many as one of the original and current cast members of the hit TV soap opera Bold and the Beautiful. In 2007, Susan made news headlines after she asked the show for medical leave, in an attempt to treat her ongoing battle with fibromyalgia. Thankfully, the medical leave was short lived, and Susan continues to work on the show,View Thread
Freeman and a friend to be pulled from the car using the Jaws of Life. Despite surgery to repair nerve damage, he was stuck with a useless left hand. It is stiffly gripped by a compression glove most of the time to ensure that blood doesn't pool there. It is a clamp, his pain, an icy shot up a relatively useless limb. He doesn't like to show it, but there are times when he cannot help but lose himself to a world-ending grimace. It's such a large gesture, so outside the general demeanor of the man, that it feels as if he's acting. "It's the fibromyalgia," he says when asked. "Up and down the arm. That's where it gets so bad. Excruciating."