I was lonely until I found this forum too. The people here have been an absolute blessing to me. I have been given wonderful advice and a lot of support. I hope you find this as well.
I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.
Hi Patsie and welcome-
The plague descended on me late last March. I take Tylenol 4,000 mg daily and Darvocet for back up. That is even starting to give me an upset stomach. I am allergic and sensitive to almost all meds too. I had no choice to take an anti-depressant as I got depression with it also and it was severe. I started Zoloft and by some miracle I did not have any reactions and it makes me feel normal. Whatever normal is in a fibro body!
I hope this flare eases up for you soon- what kind of dog do you have?
It's amazing how animals can sense immediately when something is wrong with you- I have a yellow lab granddog and watch him when my oldest son and his family go out of town. He is the sweetest, dearest (tough when he has to be) dog. He was over during Thanksgiving week and I had a few tears sitting at the kitchen table figuring out my finances- he noticed in a heart beat and ran and grabbed his ball and tried to give it to me and was getting all upset. Bless his heart, if that didn't pull me right out of it!
So I know what you mean. Only a year old- ahhhh. And to lose a pet- it's like losing a family member. Marlee, one of our moderators just lost her dog and she was 15 also I believe.
Good luck with the malic/mag. I am going to start the calcium with D like Sherrine mentioned.