We all know we need good deep sleep to feel better. I would ask your doctor for a short trial of a sleep med. I like Ambien and have been taking for a while. It might work for you. You don't have to take it long term, but just to get you through this hump . It's probably better that you don't take it long term.
SouthernStarrz, I've never taken Ambien and Elavil together. It is interesting that your friend takes both. Do you find that you're really groggy in the morning with the Lunesta/Elavil combination?View Thread
Thank you for the great suggestions. I get upset because I can't do everything on my list anymore-I work part-time and still have two kids at home. Fortunately, I have learned to live with a messier house and find myself delegating a bit more. Years ago I had to do everything myself so it would be done "right".
I try to take a walk a few days a week in a county park near my house and it gives me a lot of joy. I am in SE Michigan and it was cold here this morning . It's time to break out the down comforters and heated mattress pad.View Thread
Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences with me. I have an appointment with my physical medicine doctor this week so I plan to discuss the tight bands of muscle on the left side of neck and shoulder that at times go into spasm.
I also have the tight thigh muscles and calf muscles that I stretch quite frequently. I have recently read on this sight that we are lacking in ATP (energy) and because of this our muscles will be tight and go into spasms.View Thread
You are very straightforward in your replies and very informative. Finding medications that work for fibro is a trial and error process and can be frustrating. I am going to start keeping a daily log on how I feel so I can judge how well these meds are working for me.
I took elavil for a while in the beginning because it was the only medication offered. I also take Ambien CR every night and would to wean off that one day. How is it that you only take it a couple times a month?
Are the nerve blocks for your fibro and do they help?View Thread
I was 29 when I started developing symtoms. I was working full-time and stopped working when I had my first child. I am raising two children while having fibromyalgia; one is 19 and the other is 13. I am 49. Fortunately, I did not work during most of those years, but have gone back to work in the last couple of years on a part-time basis. Life with fibro can be very hard, especially the winter months. I have been very present in my children's lives, but I have pushed myself and suffered through a lot of pain.
I would not want to go back in time and am quite happy with my children getting older ( the older one is in college). My fibro pain is still very active and the medications that are available really are not that helpful to me. I continue to keep doing my research and try new things as they become available. I hope a cure is found in my lifetime.View Thread