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
Welcome Aboard Chauncey!!
Glad you chose to join us!! We love our newbies!!!
I used to take Traz and it helps alot!! I was recently changed over to Elevil. I've never taken Cymbalta so I can't tell you much about that.
As for the hypochondria, alot of us have been accused of that and unfairly so. We certainly understand that problem. We're here for you and respect your problems. I used to think I was a hypochondriac or a weenie or something. I never understood why everything seemed to hurt me so much. Was it my back?? Or was I light sensative or did I just get really bad headaches or was it the Lyme Disease... what the heck was it. Now I know and trust me, I'm not happy about it, but at least I have an answer.
Sounds like you've really got a full plate going to school and working full time. I don't think I could do that!! I give you alot of respect for that!!
Again, welcome and I look forward to getting to know you!!
I am new too, but have been lurking for quite a while now. What kind of schooling are you doing? I want to start LPN school in two years (then my 3 year old will start school). I look forward to hearing more about you, and this is all there is about me.
I have had pain for about a year, which started in my back. I went to my Dr. and he told me to go for a ct scan of my back and kidneys. Of course that came up negative. Following that it seemed to spread like wild fire.... To make a long story short, I finally got sent to a rheumatologist last week who confirmed I have fibro. It has been a hard and bumpy road, but at least I have a dx now! How do we go on living is what I want to know? I'll be glad of the day, I wake up and feel free of pain and fatigue, without the aid of drugs. I know wishful thinking, huh? Oh well, if I don't have dreams what do I have?
Glad to meet you, and welcome.
Welcome!!! I'm glad you found us. This is a great site for support and encouragement. I honestly do believe that unfortunately, unless you have fibro, you never really understand all that comes with it. That all in the head thing...sometimes you get mad, sometime you just roll your eyes and say . I also like the "you just don't have a high tolerance for pain" That is what makes this place so special, everyone here understands and nobody judges. I too am questioning if Cymbalta is doing anything for me. I hope that the trazodone helps you get some much needed sleep!!!