Moods and meds?

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SheTiger68
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   Posted 11/14/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, gang. Happy Friday! Need to know some info about taking Flexeril and Mobic. I take the Flexeril at night, and the Mobic in the morning.
 
I have had some noticeable minor mood problems for about a year now, and was told by my gyno last year that it was because I was in perimenopause. And most of the time, I'm extremely good at keeping them under check. The rheumy I saw recently, that diagnosed me, told me he didn't think my problem was perimenopause, but the FM. I figured, I've been doing so well with my moods that I shouldn't have a problem still keeping myself under control. But, in the last couple of weeks, it's become almost a tangible battle between me and my moods. Anymore, the slightest thing seems to set me off, and trying to hold my tongue seems to mentally tire me out. In fact, earlier this week at work (I'm a phone customer service rep), I got upset, frustrated and angry with a woman on the phone, cussed at her because I had to explain the same thing to her a half dozen times, called her an idiot, and hung up on her. I NEVER do things like that. And even worse, I didn't feel bad or guilty about it. What is wrong with me?
 
I was wondering if either of those meds, or a combination of them, could cause an escalation in mood swings? I have also gotten to the point where I don't feel much like doing anything, and it's not from pain. Every day at work, I can't wait until 4pm to leave. Every day seems to get longer and longer, and I used to love my job. Now I seriously entertain the idea of telling anyone up there that asks me for any kind of help to keep on walkin'.
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Shannon


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   Posted 11/14/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon,

I don't think that either one of these medications should be effecting your mood. Flexeril is a muscle relaxer and mobic is an nsaid. You could be moody from the fibromyalgia or the perimenopause. I would think about talking to your doctor about some relaxing techniques or maybe some talk therapy. If nothing else maybe try an antidepressant for your moods. It is understandable that anybody with fibromyalgia would get moody. The pain can be in the back of your mind and make you uneasy. It is pretty much normal.

I do meditation, that relaxes me in the evenings, you can do it anytime of the day that is convenient for you. It relaxes the mind as well as all of the muscles. The peacefulness is wonderful.

Either way I hope that you feel better soon.

Hugs Karen
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SheTiger68
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   Posted 11/14/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Karen, thinking about it, it does kind of seem to me that now I am aware of the condition, it seems to always be lurking along the edge of my consciousness. Sometimes I think it might have been better to not get the official diagnosis, because even though I promised DH it would not affect me or our lives, now I feel resentful to him and the kids when I push myself to do something I feel they should do or help me with and they don't. I've never been good at asking for help, and I don't feel comfortable doing so now, since I swore the FM would not be a burden on my family.

I think perhaps when I go back to the rheumy on Dec 16 I will ask him about an anti-depressent. I am scheduled for my first physical therapy session next Wednesday to help me cope with my back pain, and to teach me stretching and exercise techniques, since I have to be mindful of the aftereffects of the lumbar diskectomy I had a few years ago, and a small herniation now, which I refuse to get surgery on. I am hopeful it will help, and maybe I can ask the therapist about some type of yoga regimen or something.

Thanks, always, for being there, and helping me and others fight the FM dragon, lol! Have a good night, and a great weekend. <HUGS>
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Shannon


Marlee2
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   Posted 11/15/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, apparently your rheumy has never gone through peri-menopause. smilewinkgrin It could be a combo of the peri-menopause and the pain. I know it doesn't make for job security when you tell a customer they are an idiot but it was probably true. turn I don't have the tolerance for people I use to but those I don't have tolerance for deserve it cause they are petty whiny people.
 
I think the meds I take for anxiety has helped me control my moods. I think about whether something is worth a battle before I say anything or maybe it's cause I don't have the energy to spend on things that are not important enough to waste energy on.
 
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   Posted 11/15/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon,

Thank you for the lovely comment. That made me feel really good. In the meantime while waiting for some medications, try some deep breathing. In through the nose and out through the mouth. Also a little meditation might help. You are a wonderful person just going through a hard time right now. I moderate the depression forum also, and there are a lot of depressed people right now, and I believe it is the weather and the season. I hope that you feel better soon.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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