I had been keeping some notes on my phone for different drs--so I don't forget. got to thinking it would be better if I had a little help -and when I was reading here today I saw an older post that mentioned the Webmd pain tracking app. I have an android phone so I just typed fibromyalgia into the app store and found that there 2 apps and the webmd one seemed better.
So I had wanted to track today cuz I noticed today that my emotional mood dropped really low--and I was not wanting that to happen. I chalked it up to having injection yesterday and general different routine with hubby home all week this week and a disappointing family issue that we've been dealing with.. anyhow I decided that I need to track moods too--so I was happy to see that was something I could include.
Got the app put in all my meds and started to track today. looks like this will be handy when I see drs. I can just open my phone and tell dr what I want to tell her/him.
This is something I have continually been learning the HARD way--by doing things wrong and then paying for it.
Whatever painful area you are currently dealing with--especially those who have myofascial pain with their fibro or arthritis, etc.. You need to learn the RIGHT exercise for you and the RIGHT way to do things.
I find I can do a LOT more without adding to my pain level if I listen to the Physical therapy folks or find proper info maybe on internet someplace-- youtube often has great matches for exercise and body mechanics-- you can google for a video of the right pilates or yoga or stretches for your personal owie.
How you lift, reach and do other things matters. That's called 'body mechanics'. You can look for videos on that too if you are not in physical therapy someplace.
does it have guaifinesin in it? that was touted as a possible cure for fibro some years ago . I know a study was found that I don't know.. I think it only showed it was not doing what it was supposed to. Still there are some people who say it helps them.
It might be one of those thing. My husband takes mucinex quite a lot- he says it helps him breath.
There are things that do help some people--not sure if they are safe or work long term. I notice if I take pseudofed I feel awesome--but its not a good choice long term.
Hi Mel.. I can tell you what RX I got--but I don't know if the same thing is right for you. I have other issues-- not just fibro-- But anyhow
amrix-- which is a muscle relaxant w/ a serotonin reuptake inhibitor. (ssri) at bedtime.
Vimovo-- which is 500 mg of naproxen with 20? mg of nexium 2x a day as needed.
they also helped me as my insurance does not cover these very spendy meds--so they helped me get them via coupon and a specialty mail order pharmacy.
I'm not saying that every pain clinic will do the same thing but I think one thing we are always doing with fibro is seeing rheumatologists and I know there are good ones but for me--with fibro they have been horrible. They have had zero interest in treating fibro patients.
I have seen multiple primary care docs, 2 rheumatoligists , a spine dr, several chiropractors and massage therapists, several physical therapists and a neurologist over the course of almost 30 years with fibromyalgia.
The BEST and FASTEST pain relief I have ever experienced came from a Pain Clinic doctor who has treated many people with fibro and other chronic pain conditions.
he knew exactly what to prescribe for me and within one day I was feeling better and able to be more active. From now on I will always reccomend this-- have your primary care dr give you a referral to the nearest pain specialist. MaryView Thread
I was kind of amazed my last PT therapist claimed to have a great deal of knowledge about fibro then prescribed 30 reps of a particular exercise. It put me in a great deal of pain. I had to eventually just give up on her.
I did keep the exercise sheet she gave me--but I do 5 or 6 reps of each exercise every morning.
There is some use in PT--but like everything else we need to take it in hand and apply it in a way that makes sense for us.
I went from using a cane to being able to do all my daily activities without one. and I maintain it using my low reps daily as well as all my other tricks/meds etc. MaryView Thread