Everything I have read really covers it all. It's horrible that you are so young and going through this. I was 29 when mine first flared. Besides what all of the advice others gave, make sure your closest friends and family get educated with you on the true nature of the beast. It is so important to be surrounded with support if at all possible.
It took me three weeks to get used to Lyrica, and now I take it and Cymbalta, the cymbalta replaced the zoloft I was taking. Nurotin made me really sick. Lyrica creates a lot more brain fog and I gain so much weight with it, but it helps me the most.
I do a lot better when I take my supplements, like the vitamin D, fish oil pills, Malic Acid with Magnesium, Vit B 12 ...
I had lost a lot of weight about 4 years ago, went real OCD on this diet...no sugar, no fat, no processed foods, and no sodium. I also had started on the lamictal at the same time. The exercise I did with my diet was walking, started at 5 minutes at a time and worked my way up to some days I could go for 2 hours. I SOOOO miss that. I hit several bumps in the road, and then one sent me back into a horrible flare that I am having a hard time recovering from.
I pray you can find the right doctor. There are a lot that really just have no clue about FMS.View Thread
Wow, that is a lot! How did you give birth with your hips and inch out of place? Wow.
Okay, so does all the ibuprofen and excedrin help? That is one thing my doc pointed out with me. Way back when I first started seeing her, a long time ago, she pointed out with Fibro, those medications really don't help the pain.
I don't know how close you are to Cleavland, Ohio, but I've been told that the Cleavland Clinic is amazing. They will have a team of doctors, each specialized in their own area, and will do a battery of tests of a day or two. Then they meet, one day a week they don't take any appointments so they can work on diagnosis and treatments. I am seriously thinking of flying out there, even though the cost of the plane ticket alone would be a hardship. But to have a TEAM of specialists working together for your treatment would be SO worth it.
My rheomotoligist ran every test that fit any of my symptoms to rule everything out. I have so many symptoms of Fibro that he made the diagnosis right away, but I did go in telling him I had it, but to see if there was anything else it could be, or that I might have that could be treated.
Perhaps you could call around and ask Doctors offices how many patients they see with fibro. Then make an appointment with one.View Thread
Thank you everyone. I have been doing okay this week. The boys were home for Fall Break. I was a bit short with them every now and then and a lot in the evenings, but dh was home and took care of things.
I love FALL and so have done some things this week that has cheered me up with the kids. Trying very hard not to overdo it.
Next week they are back in school. I'm a bit nervous. But with all of your prayers, I'm sure I will make it. Thank you.View Thread
txted my doc today. Have been needing a refill and the pharmacy was waiting to hear back from her. Don't know if she purposely hadn't gotten back to them and was making me call her or what. I texted her, she called and we talked. Am calling her scheduler person to make an appointment for next week, but stopping by this afternoon for a few samples to get me by until then.
Thank you all so much. I love being able to ask you guys for prayer as I know I won't be judged and that you know what I'm going through.
Kids are home all week, Fall Break, so I have little time to be depressed. Plus friends have scheduled something with me 4 days out of this week, which mainly involves me and them sitting and chatting while the kids all play together. So that is helping.
But most of all, all of those prayers. God is helping me see things to be cheerful about.View Thread
Thank you so much. Your prayers are being answered! In many different ways things are better one day at a time. I am forced to call my psychiatrist now as I need a refill on cymbalta but want to change to something else. lol, so will have to make an appointment, even with my "phobia" for making appointments and phone calls. Thank you so much for your prayers. I can't tell you how much it means.View Thread
That sounds like a great book. I have a book called praying the Psalms, I should read through some of it today. Thank you everyone. Yesterday was a much much better day. Thank you for your prayers. I hope today is okay.View Thread
If you pray, can you please pray for me today, this week. I am so depressed. I just don't feel like I''m unproductive and why bother to try anything. The pain prevents me from getting it finished. Anyway...Would appreciate prayers.View Thread