to Cathy, I fought having antidepressants for the three years I have had fibro, they always made my pain worse which made my doc think I was a hypocondriac. Finally I went to see a phyc to see if there was anything for me and I was pput on a mood stabiliser which works diff to normal antidepressants and my pain levels eased dramatically plus it helped me sleep. Here I was telling the doc an antidepressant wouldnt work and for once he was right. Does anyone else have probs with taking meds, my symptoms become tenfold with every antideppressant I tried , plus other meds for arthritis and colinitus have all cause immediate flares which is making my doc getting sick of me. by the way the drug I tried was zyprexa. I was shocking before it. Fear more than pain took over my life.It was the first pill I was able to take without a prob. I would love to tell me doc that others have probs with meds bringing on symptoms of fibro so let me know. p.s xanax and alepam both good for anxiety but my body adjusted to them very quickly.
Sue2z, hello. I'm a new member as well and finding all kinds of helpful answers here as well as some understanding support--always a good thing. I do think you have to do the research yourself. It's not like a common cold with a pretty standard course of treatment that everyone pretty much agrees on. It's hard to find doctors who know much about it and a lot of us doctor shop for this reason. There is an on-line course physicians can take for free and get credits for and it would be great for us if more of them were more educated on fibro. For now though, annoy the doc, every day if you have to. it's your health. Also, some medications are available on the internet. I don't know how to do that but I know provigil is incredibly expensive in the US but comes in the generic in Canada and some people get it on canadameds.com that might not be the right website but I have it written down somewhere if you are interested. The past few weeks I have come down with a severe case of CRC. anyone else have this? CRC--Can't Remember Crap!
Good luck and have a super day if possible (My son is bored with me doing this and is chosing emoticons for me to post--this one is mine )
Good Morning Everyone!
I was reading all of the posts on this thread this morning and I must say Jeannie, you have helped me understand why my doctor insists on me taking prozac and pamelor (generics, can remember the names this morning). I knew it had something to do with serotonin levels but I didn't understand it. I have been taking low doses because I can't handle the weight gain with it but maybe I should consider a higher dose. I also didn't know why I crave carbs so much. I have cut out most refinded sugar and flours, yet all I seem to want to eat are pancakes, I have a gluten free pancake mix (its really good). Knowing that we need to eat carbs, what do you do? Do you stick to healthy carbs, when I eat those I find I want the unhealthy ones more. I'm confused (no suprise I'm having a very bad day with the fog). Ok, I started out wanting to thank you Jeannie, so thank you for the information. It has been very helpful but now I need to do some thinking (maybe later though, I'm to foggy).