Thank you for bring the toolbox forward...it lives on! There is so much shared by all the FMILY there for the people in need here. It is actually 5 pages long now and it is a testament to the endurance we have had over the years in battling the many problems this presents.
The toolbox is self driven and shows the similar but not the same factor that we know to be true.
Again, thanks for bringing it forward for the newbies.
Thanks for the link, this may help people who think they are going crazy???? Those who don't understand why they can't feel better.
I remember neurology in the beginning telling me, short of anesthesia Nan I can't get it right*. I was also looking for painfree.........I was still in the ICU and trying to lift patients and do all I did. The toolbox hadn't been invented yet.
So many years of honing all those tools.
Thanks so much for this, for those to come, the link should be put in the toolbox? I htink a newbie need to read this, so expectations are lowered in that arm of medicine. What do you think? Take care, Nancy BView Thread
OK, so, when I go in to see a physician I always have my journal or list to discuss new changes or benefits of the therapy I do.
My meds include...soma for muscles, tramadol for pain and now (recent add) Savella.....which helps with that theory of adrenal fatigue. This is an SNRI...who really acts as a NSRI as norepinephrine is raised much higher 3 times more then other meds...so be gentle with it if you try it. Plus supplements Ca , Mg, CoQ10 Omega 3,6 and Fibromalic.
Heart rate up...energy and pulse rate as well, BUT major change in pain level with the savella. I am on the tiniest of doses...12.5mg a day.
Look in our toolbox to the right and see all the NON Medical things people do for this pain who follows us everyday. You can't depend on a pill for all the answers and really...we are never totally pain free.....I use alot of distraction as a med during the day, also laughter and sense of humor help me out of the black hole as well.
I hope you begin to see as you walk around the board and check out the toolbox, that the rope is NOT that short.....it just is going straight up right now and it is SO HARD to pull yourself up it. It does level off (like a tight rope) and you can walk a bit without struggle. You need the right doctor, meds and positive lifestyle to go with it all to help survive...............
Hope things get better with you soon.................Nancy BView Thread
Adrenal Fatigue is one of the theories out there about us, but there are more.
I am sorry the rope is so short for you right now. I too struggled with finding the right doctor or diagnosis for quite a while.
The class of physician that deals with this is Rheumatology or I have a great neurologist. Before making the appt. ask the person on the phone if they are the one in the office who cares for people diagnosed with FM. There is a good start.
There is a book called "The Advocate" written by Dr. Devin Starlanyl and it has tips and so much help with going to physicians or dealing wit family that don't understand you.
Try this as an adjunct. I need to start a new reply....problems with the computer View Thread