For years now, I have been experiencing all over body pain leading to my awful period each month. My hands, neck, back, hips, legs, ankles and feet hurt. I am super tired and emotional. Normally, I am cheerful and optimistic.. but during these "flare-ups" I am weak and gloomy. I have been taking Hydroxychoroquine, Mobic, Tramadol, sertraline, Nortriptilyne, vit d and zantac. I often get constipation, heartburn, headaches, dizziness, emotional highs and lows. I don't have proof of none of this so ... I got denied short term disability. I really just want a solution. I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. What the what!!! It's the undetected debilitating disease that ruins lives and not traceable. I really think it has to be something else... why only during and around my periods. Why doctors don't have a plan for us?View Thread
My doctor is trying something called nortriptyline. It seems to work leading to my period... I take it at bedtime. I also take 150 mg of Sertraline each night for 1/2 the month. Then 100 mg for the rest of the month. I wean down and up by taking 125 for two days when I switch. I thought it was working... I felt better overall each day. I didn't over do it. After work I did very little activity. I still did stretches but rested. 1. because I was exhausted after work and 2. because I wanted to preserve engery. Since there is no way to prove Fibromyalgia, I'm stuck working. I don't mind, it's just hard a lot of the times to get up and out of bed. During flare ups, I am useless. My job wants to part ways if I can't work consistently. I'm so worried. Now that my period has ended the pain has begun... so the nortiptyline 15 mg dose wasn't enough for the big bad period. I had such high hopes!!! My doctor told me to double up and take 30 mg tonight to see if it helps. We'll see... overall before my period I had little to no pain.. where in the past months I was in pain daily.View Thread
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