Hey Kit Kat,
Right now Mrs. C is running a threat called, weight loss.. she's having problems keeping weight on.. so you might want to check out that thread regarding appetite.. I unfortunatly have a huge appetite.
As for the elavil.. I take it too. I take 50 mgs at bed time.. I actually take it around 2 1/2 hours before bed .. along with a xanax. I still have some trouble sleeping.. I wake up a lot and have a hard time falling asleep. (right now I'm going through some sleep issues because of a schedule change, last night I only slept 4 1/2 hours)
I'm sure the differences in our sleep problems has to do with a diffence in our size. When I was taking 25 mgs of elavil I knew right away I would need an increase in my dosage.
Hope that helped a little!!
Hi KitKat and Welcome!
I have arthritis in my neck and had not had x-rays done in years till last spring- so I was very curious on what it was going to show. Mine showed moderate arthritis, and I thought that was pretty good as it had not changed alot over all that time. I take it you have had back problems?
I am not on any of the meds you are taking, so can't offer any advice there- I do try to walk everyday, that helps keep my muscle strength up and the pain. I can't walk far- 3 long blocks if it is outside, a third of the mall, or the perimeter and a few aisles in the grocery store. I may try to push my body a little more this summer, but for right now that is all I can do without my muscles cramping up and I can't move! The ROM is good and I also do gentle stretching exercises.
When the fibro first hit me about a year ago I could not eat anything except like you are doing now, maybe a couple yogurts a day or pudding. I had to get the Nurtrition drinks in a can because I was not getting any nutrition. Now my appetite is back, believe me to the tune of gaining 13 pounds over the winter. And maybe this flare is not helping things either-
Nice to meet you!