Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled) Also angioplasty, and angiogram, high bp, well controlled, high chol, now normal, well controlled
Medications: Hydrocodone, triamterene, cyclobenziprine, lorazapam, Synthroid, Cytomel, atenolol, fluoxetine (in the process of weaning off of it), Niaspan, crestor, ambien, plavix and protonix.
Supplements: Probiotic pearls, Olive Leaf Extract 18%, cranberry tablets, calcium, vit b complex, evening primrose oil, CoQ10, omega fish oil, vit C, ribose, L- carnitine, mega dose of vitamin D, once weekly
mamanan and Shanon
Thank you both for the welcome and the help. I look forward to getting to know you both too.
Hi Larkspur and Welcome-
Mine was the menopause from "h_ _ _." I started menopause just before hitting 40 and I am 52 now. I battled 30 to 40 hot flashes a day for four years and I finally hit my bottom and gave in to HRT. It was like night and day after starting to take them. I know there is a lot of controversy re: this but it did change my quality of life for the better. This past winter we lowered the dose to almost nothing and I would like to be off them by next winter. For me the quality of life won out over the risks. I'm sure there will be more with their stories. GamJill
Thank you for your response.
I hear you. What a challange. All the hormone changes are causing flare up after flare up.
I am 52 now and am going to try to make it without the HRT.
I have endometriosis along with the fibromyalgia and am looking forward to making it through to the other side. No more endo pain!
I guess I will just hang on and make it to the other side.
Thank you for the warm welcome. It seems like I have found some great company.
I know that this is just what I needed. It's nice to be able to talk with others in the "Know".
Thanks for the info, I look forward to being involved.
Hi Larkspur and many, many welcomes. Since I was 12 I prayed for menopause. Sort of joking, but not completely. I had a miserable time w/ periods and PMS. I finally had to have a hysterectomy 5 yrs. ago, but didn't go into menopause till exactly 1 yr later (kept my ovaries) I have terrible night sweats, moody, the whole thing. I can't take hormones due to breast cancer possiblities (my mother had it and it's a no no)
I try to keep busy, exercising and involved. It has helped to an extent. Just those blessed night sweats, oh, joy, oh, rapture!
Keep posting, this is such a good group. We can't make the Fibro go away, but we can all 'enjoy' it together. It does make it easier to deal with. Hope you have a good day.
God bless. Alice