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Tapestryloom
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   Posted 8/28/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on vacation and not around this week. I had a lot of fun playing in the waves on Cape Cod! Unfortunately my 2 children got ear infections. I am home now with 2 of them and the other 2 are coming home tomorrow.
 
Anyway.. I weaned myself off of the Zoloft (only took 12.5 mg.) because it was giving me chest pains and a "wired" feeling. I also didn't like the way it made my brain feel. It gave me this 'flat' feeling cognitively. I really liked the energy boost it gave me but because of the side effects I had to stop taking it.
 
The 1st thing I noticed was the fatigue and brain fog returning. The next thing I noticed was the aching in my neck, legs, hips and hand. Of course I have not been hiking so that could have something to do with it. I have not felt depressed or anything.
 
I was wondering; How could an ad drug take away aches? How does that work?
 
Also, the fatigue is tough with 4 kids. I am finding that I lose my patience more easily. Now I am going to my primary for a follow up on taking the zoloft. I will be telling him that I dc'd it. I know you can't just request the drugs of your choice but I was wondering if anyone had any success with some of the others? Like Adderal? or Provigil? I would much rather add a drug than us the re-uptake inhibitor ones.
Thanks,
Carolyn
 
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.


hhh
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   Posted 8/29/2008 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Carolyn,

The fatigue is such an issue when you have children (and a job working with children redface ).  My four year old has a lot of anger towards me now that I don't play with him as much, take him to the park, etc.  It's tough.  Cymbalta has helped my energy level some.  I'm also taking a ton of vitamins, minerals, supplements.  When I first got ritalin, oh my.  I got my life back.  I started grocery shopping again--major, major deal for me.  I was on it for a year before it stopped working.  I went into a flair and tried upping my dosage but nothing helped, not even provigil.  I'm coming out of this flair, I think, but find that ritalin is still ineffective.  I've started adderall and that is helping.  It's not like when I first started ritalin though.  I don't have the energy to grocery shop.  I had to get through some rough GI side effects the first couple of days but it was worth it.  I don't think I could work without it.  Also, I had free samples of Provigil, which is expensive in the states, which kept me alert, again not like the ritalin in the beginning but it caused acne.  It's funny which side effects we choose to endure and which ones we will not tolerate isn't it?

Holly


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/29/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   

From what I've read, antidepressants elevate the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, including serotonin and norepinephrine.  Low levels of these chemiclas are associated not only with depression, but also with pain and fatigue.  Increasing the levels of these chemicals can reduce pain in people who have fibromyalgia.  This information was from an arthritis site.  Your doctor will probably try a different antidepressant.  Many members do get help with them.

Sherrine



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Tapestryloom
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   Posted 8/29/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine,
Yes, I reported to my primary that the pain seemed to disapear while on it. He wrote me out a prescription for Cymbalta which is what my Rheumy had recommended when I wean my baby. We agreed that it was safer to wean him before starting this ad drug. I only have a month and a half to go! I think the zoloft was getting to him because last nite he slept right through the nite! wahooo!
We talked about the pressure I had been under. The stress was awful. He said that I have made strides from where I was and he recomended that I exersize; find time to unwind and de-stress every day. and continue with the therapy. (I am seeing a psychotherapist currently).
He gave me a hand shake when I left and I felt good about that. It made me feel like I was heading in the right direction. It was still foreign for me to talk about having fibro since I am still in shock over actually having the disease. I think my case is classic.
Thanks everyone for listening to my rants!

Carolyn
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.


mamanan
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   Posted 8/29/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carolyn, I hope your dks are doing better! And that you are too. I have a hard time with the patience thing too with the kids. I just can't handle it anymore when they tattle and whine and fight. Today was not one of our best days :( If you can find time to unwind, I'm sure it will help greatly with the pain and fatigue. If you have a good system for getting that into your day, please share! I hope your baby keeps sleepign through the night for you. Mine has been getting up now since we went camping a few weeks ago. Seems she got used to sharing a bed with me again. It sounds like you have a fantastic team on your side, and that along with your positive attitude will surely make you feel better! Take care :)
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!


Tapestryloom
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 8/29/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everyone. I'm off to bed. Busy day tomorrow since my hubby works Saturdays

Carolyn


I am a mother to 4 children; James 11 mo.'s, Davey 2 1/2 yrs,
Dana 4 1/2yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.

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