I have stopped taking my zoloft for a week now. Right away I felt the fibro fog and fatigue. I am trying suppliments to see if they work while I wean my son. In 7 weeks I can start up on Cymbalta (PCP wrote my out a script)
So I have been taking the 5-HTP and I notice that I have more energy during the day. I am also trying to exercise more consistantly.
The only problem is that my fibro pain has returned and then some! I was also experimenting with the Guaffensein syrup for a while. But lately I have been backing off of it. So maybe it was working and when I stopped taking it the pain returned.
From what I have read here on the boards, I must be at the beginning of my fibro. I was starting to worry that this was going to get more and more painful as time went on.
So for right now I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and going forward. I am so very busy with the kids and school and my studying.
Basically, my pain feels like I have arthritis in my legs. Injury areas hurt too. I discovered that I have these wicked tender areas on my outer thigh and along the side of my lower chins. Also, when I walk I feel that my leg muscles are weak.
I still use the castor oil rubs at nite. I also take a melatonin to help me sleep. If the aches are too severe I take tylenol.
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.