I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Well I'm glad you finally had your doctor's appt. Sorry you didn't get your dx (diagnosis) yet. I know we've posted to eachother before, but I can't remember (fibro fog) if the doctor ruled out Lyme Disease?!? I've had ALOT of experience with Lyme and I always remind people that are getting dxd to be sure their doctor tests for it, because Lyme and Fibro are very similar to one another. The difference is, Lyme can be treated with antibiotics and Fibro needs to be treated differently.
I take amitriptyline too, 50mgs (same thing as Elevil). It has really helped me with my sleep issues and I think its helping with pain. It takes atleast a week, if not more, to kick in. So don't expect a miracle overnight. Hopefully it will work for you as well as it has for me. Another thing is ... and this is the bad news, even when your taking meds you can still have a flare, they will come and go. But I do think the meds will made it better, atleast for me.
We all suffer differently with this horrible syndrome, some folks have more pain than others and some folks have more cognitive problems than others and the list goes on and on. Some people have other problems aside from Fibro ..so they have different issues to contend with on top of the fibro nightmare.
Keep reading and learning as much as you can. There's so much to learn on Fibro 101 it will keep you busy for a while. I also recommend doing any web searches you can to learn other bits and peices.
Hope you feel better soon!!
Good Girl.. LOL.. I've had FMS for atleast F O R E V E R.. actually probably most of my adult life. It took me forever to get a confirmed dx - mostly because I was in total denial and I didn't want some stupid disease that would last for the rest of my life (go figure.. that's normal) Anyway, its taken me about 8 years to learn to pace myself and I still have to remind myself everyday that I just can't do things the way "normal people" can, but I never give up atleast trying. It will take time but you'll learn your limits.
Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight!!
Hugs till later..