I am glad you finally got a DX but all I know about Fibro is that it was once considered a "Catch-all" for Dr.'s that had no idea what was wrong with their patients...I don't think it's like that now, but that's all I know...I also know that it is more widespread then ever... so sorry to hear that you have it, but now you can continue with this knowledge and try new drugs and hopefully they will come up with something great in the near future...
Just remember, that just a few short years ago they had no idea what it was...Jump ahead to now and things are so much better...Jump ahead to 5 years from now and who knows? They may have a cure....
Good Luck and pain free days and nights for all here...
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
I hope that doesn't mean that you will be leaving us for the Fibro forum...We would miss you...
So sorry to read you have Fibro. But like you said you thought that was it was and finally have a name for it. I have had it now for 10 yrs and still have not accepted it yet. It is complicated bizarre condition to have to live with.
It sounds like you have a good doctor. It takes a while to find the right meds for the different symtoms you have then guess what the symptom change a bit. Like I said weird things.
Lately with this current flare I have been experiencing more fatigue and dizziness than before.
I hope you many painfree days ahead of you and esp to enjoy with your child.