Thank you Julieleaps,
I also have a rheumatologist and they have started me on Lyrica and also methatrexate but I have been unable to take the methatrexate because I am fighting another lung infection.I was wondering how long these flare ups last and I guess they can last a long time(yuck yuck yuck).I have been off work now for 1 week and I am going to go back on Tuesday and see how it goes.I cannot believe how painful Fibromyalgia is,this has to be the worst type of pain a person can have.I have a verry high tolerence to pain but this is horrible,it is actually taking my breath away.Thanks again for the reply and take care,,,
Sorry you are in so much pain. It does get better, we never know how long a flare will last. There is alot of good information on the thread 2nd from top called "Fibro 101" and of course you will learn alot on the forum.
I was diagnosed in August, '07 and my Rheumatologist still has to try different medications once in awhile when my pain changes or the medication no longer works for me. I've found that showers and heating pads help for awhile. I also do the stretching exercises in "Fibro 101"
Stick around and you will find that there are some great people here to help you through the bad times and to give advice when we all need it. This has become like a 2nd home to me. I hope you start feeling better!
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Hi Tammy and Welcome-
I'm 52 and just got fibro late last winter. I had all sorts of symptoms to start with and had an MRI and tons of blood work done with all tests being normal. Then came the pain! Literally dropped me to my knees and I have a high tolerance to pain also. I have not been able to work since this hit but I am starting to get my life back with the group here, support from family and friends, a good Dr., Physical Therapy, and walking. It was slow going but I have gotten quality of life back. You will manage this and start to live your life again too.
Keep posting, vent, ask questions, and join us when you can for our daily Koffee Klatchs, was nice to meet you!