I do have Fibro, I'm not questioning that and neither is my doctor, he is the one who sent me to a Rhuemy (sorry can't spell today) and she tested me and said I had a classic case (whatever that means). I guess I just don't understand how five doctors missed this and if they had caught it would I not have Fibro right now. I guess I can't go back so I will manage whatever they find.
I am very excited about trying the supplements. I need to go back and look at exactly what I need to get. I'm just going to play it safe and go with the one from Puritan.com. I have had a lot of blood work so I'm not to concerned about being deficient in vitamins. I think something would have showed in one of them. My iron was check by my gyno, so I know that is ok.
I am having a pretty tough day after the doctor manipulated my shoulder yesterday, it was really painful. It seems to have sent me into a minor flair-up. I had restless legs last night and today I cannot seem to find my words and talk about an air head. I'm glad I don't have to work today. My husband said he was taking me out tonight so that is something to look forward too. I think I'm gonna need a nap first.
Thanks for the info!
Meggie, hi how are you doing? I have had Fibro since I was litttle, only dx since a couple of yrs ago. 13 yrs ago I was dx w/ bursitis in left sholder, then 11 yrs ago same thing in my right shoulder. For that bout I was given cortisone, developed Shingles a wk later, 1 of a dozen rounds. My shoulders have been a prob for yrs., can't hold them up to long, to hang laundry on the line, shampooing, hair drying, torture! It got so bad I have it from my shoulder down into my wrist/hand. I went to ortho dr. I also have same prob w/ my 2 knees. I have had first series of shots in both knees OMG that hurt. He is trying to build cartilage in the knees, cause they swing backwards and I lose my balance. So far haven't hit the floor. Yeah me! I'm in PT for my arm and hand. I just started my 2nd round of PT. My tendons are shot, the exercises exhaust me, but I keep going. The other day the therapist asked me to make a fist. Slowly my hand started to close and I tried to clench. He watched and started to laugh, not mean, just like he couldn't believe it. My grip is horrible. My back is a mess, getting on the flat table is hard, getting off the table is worse. He said do you always move so slowly, I said I'm happy I can move. I have been trying to get him to understand FMS, he couldn't understand why I'm always nauseous. No matter how rotten I feel, I show up and do every exercise he has. Then I go home and collapse, lol.
My ROM is better, but still some stretches take every ounce of courage to keep from screaming or punching him. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments are the areas hit by FMS, so these are our weak areas. I also have severe OA thru out my body.
Sometimes drs. see one thing and figure they found THE answer, sometimes there are other problems, too. Hope the malic/mag works for you. Take your nap, and have a lovely eve out w/ your husband. God bless. Alice.
Thanks for all of the support. I did have a good time out last night, we went to see a funny movie, Tropic Thunder, if you like silly humor (really silly) this is a good one to see. I haven't laughed that much in awhile. It was just what I needed. I have to just give up on this need to find out what caused the fibro. I'm never going to know .
My doctor was supportive and kind even though I didn't like what he had to say. He is very compasionate and at least open to the idea that supplements are worth a try. Mamanan, I would remind your doctor that you need an MRI and tell him that you want the blood work done. I know my doctor is overworked and can forget. We need to keep our doctors working for us.
I'm a little nervous about the MRI, not because I'm claustraphobic (?) but because whenever someone tells me not to move, I get itchy. Strange, I know but I've always been that way. It should only take 20 minutes once I get into the machine so I should be ok.
Lisa, I don't know what part of the U.P. you live in but the trees are changing colors already and the leaves are falling to the ground where I'm at. I hope Winter doesn't come early this year, I'm not ready for it. Winter is tough on my body, I rarely go out but I'm hoping to change that this year. I'm gonna be brave and give snowshoeing a try.
I hope everyone has a good day!!!!!
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
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 8/24/2008 11:50:33 AM (GMT-6)
I wasn't even thinking of a pain killer, excellent advice. I have to work tomorrow right after the MRI, school begins for the university I work for tomorrow and my office should be very busy. I wonder if they will get ditzy Meggie or I'm with it today Meggie. It should be busy enough no-one will notice, I hope .
I need to be up bright and early tomorrow (not sure how I'm going to accomplish that), I will check in when I have a chance and let everyone know how it goes.
I survived the MRI. I was like a stiff board in that machine, so afraid to move. As I figured, as soon as that machine started my face got itchy. I hope there are no cameras in there because I must have looked pretty funny scrunching up my face and sticking my tongue out to get what I could (I guess I shouldn't admit to that but I will). I left the hospital with a headache and stiff muscles but I was relieved it was over. I'm still recovering from it, I feel like I have a hangover so I am taking it easy today (I'm at work but taking a break, not so busy today, thank goodness). I don't know when I will hear the results, I couldn't get back in to see my doctor until Oct. 2. I don't think I can wait that long. If I don't hear within two weeks, I'm gonna start bugging them.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!