Fibro Pain and fatigue

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Corrie_1
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   Posted 1/16/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Lately I haven't been able to keep up with my fibro pain... it's like its never in the same place for more than a day, right now my left shoulder and neck hurt really bad, but on other days it's my arm or my leg.

Or I'll be fine and painless and my leg will suddenly give out... or my arm won't cooperate.

The muscle fatigue is what I'm struggling with the most right now, I feel like I have energy until I try and do something and then all my energy seems to leave me out of breath and struggling.

Does anybody else's symptoms vary over time?
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008


Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety


Ativan... when things get real bad.


Binki
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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya know, I get similar stuff goin' on too. Like I start doing the dishes and I can't hold a plate to wash to save my life. Or when I feel pretty good, minus my hips, and go shopping I can't put a jug of laundry detergent in the cart. Thank goodness my husband always shops with me. It can pretty much be a hit or miss with my weaknesses.

I was diagnosed January 2008 and I still come up with stuff that happens where I am taken aback by how slow or weak or very forgetful I can be, besides all the pain that I have to endure or medicate. Since my diagnosis I have many different symptoms come and go. I've shared a few on this forum already. It is part of having fibro. Everything I have read about FM says the symptoms do "wax and wane". So, it can be intense one day or a week or even months to pretty low another, like stress is not good for me at all but I am trying to manage it. We all as humans have stress in our lives no matter what kind, it just doesn't sit well with me.

Anyways my dear, get lots of rest, maybe a hot bath/shower and have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Lori
 


SleepyBug
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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
my symptoms change all of the time. some days it's numbness and tingling. some days it's fatigue. some days it's fibro fog. some days it's the burning feeling in my muscles. some days it's shooting pains. the only thing that remains constant for me is the gerd, ibs, and the tender spots.
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fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

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tyno3
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Corrie_1: I have noticed with my antidepressant, that if I take the entire dose 150mgs. Zoloft, in the mornings, by 2 -3 PMI  25am exhausted. I can barely walk to the bedroom to lie down. My AD is a one dose a day medicine when I think it would help much more if it was slow release or extended release. My PDoc gives me 100 mgs. tabs for mornings, the remainder (2x, 25) I can take later in the day, it saves me. I also suffer anxiety and really bad muscle spasm and muscle tension. For this reason, I only take SSRI, not SNRII have no way of knowing what I'll, b/c the norephrenephrine causes me greater anxiety and therefore incleased muscle tension. I have valium, 5 mg. on hand as well as Flexeril for the really bad muscle pain and tension. Also, from one day to the next, it is really hard to plan anything, as my body may not be up to anything. Hard to commit. Therefore I have to take it day by day and not become too upset when I cannot make it to where I'd like to go. Some days are just days to be gotten through. I hope you get some sense of control over what is going on with your body.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


Corrie_1
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   Posted 1/16/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It's releiving to know that my symptoms can change... the constant uncertainty gets to me.

I'm having a hard time because I have two friend's going through rough times. One just found out she's pregnant unexpectantly and has been for 2 months (her doctor told her she could never have kids, and her lifestyle isn't what it should be if she wants to have a child), and the other who has just lost her close boyfriend might lose her aunt.

I think that's why I'm in more pain. I think I might take your suggestion, take a bath and relax.

Thanks guys :D
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety

Ativan... when things get real bad.


tyno3
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   Posted 1/17/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   

 Dear Corrie; Were you were diagnosed as having Fibromyalgia? By PCP, a Rheumatologist, or another type of doctor. Please take this as well meaning as it is meant to be. I used to "take on the woes of the world". I had some very painful experiences when I was younger, a dysfunctional homelife, BiPolar Mom, alcohol abuse, all aroung, for a while myself also. I had to go to Detox several times. There were horrors lying close to my heart. Being "Date Raped," and many other things. I had to learn to focus inward, to my own self and try to deal with my inner demons. I will be doing that for the rest of my life. I suffered horribly from co-dependency. My loved ones and the men I dated and the friends I chose all had a lot of problems. I was always trying to "fix"them. It made them more miserable, and nearly killed me. I also went to a group (AL Anon), to learn to stop taking on the woes of the world. I also attended a group called co-dependents anonymous. I learned we all have to walk our own paths in this life. We cannot walk other's paths for them, as much as we would like to take their burden away, as much as we love them. Those trials of others, we can surely offer them consolation, listen to their woes, but they are on the path they are meant to be on, and although it is very hard for them right now, and that hurts you, if you take on their troubles, you internalize the pain, and let's face it, don't you have enough pain of your own? I know I sound like I'm ninety and "think I know it all", I don't mean to tell you what to do, but I discovered I was hidng from my own demons by adopting other's demons. We never know while experiencing life's trials and tribulations, while we are in the midst of them, why they're happening. Later you will have a moment of clarity, through which you will see why some things happen, as we are being prepared for something greater. We are being tested to see if we are strong enough to weather our storms. Unfortunately, while some may pace the floors for hours, or even days, others may pay large ammts. of money to psychics to try to find out what is going to happen and why something is happening to us, keep in mind, we Fibromites tend to internalize the pain and consternation, and it actually takes up residence in our bodies. I hope that things work out for your friends, but even more so, I hope you can find a miracle solution for yourself to deal with your pain. I'm still waiting for a miracle.

Stress is at the very centre if Fibromyalgia for me. If I can carve out a period of time and stay focused on myself and my well being and what I need, and try to avoid outside stress, as much as possible, I can actually get my body (Fibro) settled down and have some good days, some very good days. I cherish those. I know they won't last. But each bump in the road has taught me an invaluable lesson, well worth learning, unfortunately, It comes at a price, pain. 

 

Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


dolphinfire
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 1/17/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
My pain moves around on me too. I never know from day to day. It can be very frustrating.
Fibro, interstitial cystitis, migraines, rotated femur, bunion on rt ft, hiatal hernia, for just a few.

reglan, prilosec otc, nadol, citrilipram, flexeril, and peroxicam, and Tylenol.


Corrie_1
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 1/17/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed by a rhumey in october. I had symptoms for 5 months and a number of tests done before my diagnosis.

I'm working on my personal issues... (unfortunatly it's a long list) but in reality I've only been seeking therapy since november. I'm having a hard time with it since I usually just handle things on my own, and my anxiety gets bad whenever I'm put in a situation where I feel like I have no control.

I understand stress is very connected to my level of pain, and I avoid things that cause me stress, but there are certain things I can't avoid (such as coffee with my parents in an hour) that I know will cause stress. My friends and my family, I know i have no control of what decisions they make, but its difficult handle.

I'm working on it... but it seems like such a battle.
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety

Ativan... when things get real bad.

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