At first, before I was officially diagnoses, I was taking Tramadol, but it didn't do anything for me. Now, I take Lortab 5s. This is all my insurance covers. They help, but because they are such a low dosage, I have to double up on them usually. I take Robaxin, which is a muscle relaxer. I take Lyrica, Luvox, and Trazodone.I do try to take some time for myself. I usually retreat to the bathroom with a book and read in a hot tub. Our bathtub, unfortunately, isn't very comfortable, but I manage.My son is 18 months. So instead of helping me clean, he helps me mess it up. LOL. My husband does help me, but not as much as I would like. He has some health issues of his own. I am going to switch doctors. Mine is wonderful, but he doesn't really listen to me. I'll tell him about my pain, and he will just say, "Well, unfortunately, that is the fibromyalgia." He just gives me my meds. This other doc that I want to start seeing, when I saw him last, he really wanted to work with me on my fibro. So, I want to start seeing him. This is all just so hard. I wake up and I am stiff and in pain all over, and then the pain is so so during the day, and then it gets really bad again at night.
(((((Hugs)))))! I know exactly how you feel. I have two young kids and my husband has chronic migraines. He has a migraine almost daily and even though my fibro causes me pain, his pain trumps mine. When he feels well, he does the big chores like mopping, scrubbing, etc, but the daily chores like cooking, cleaning up the kitchen, ironing, etc are left to me. I'm trying to get my daughter to help more since she is old enough, but she has about 2 hours of homework every night and only a little bit of time to play, so I hate to do that to her. I take Flexeril, but it doesn't always work. When things get really bad, I go for the hot bath. Hot baths feel soooo good.
You ARE doing the best you can! I think sometimes, it feels good just to hear a "Thank You" for all that you do and all that you sacrifice. Prioritize the stuff done that NEEDS to be done, but then pace yourself for the rest...even if it takes you a month to get it done. Sounds to me like you are a wonderful wife and mother. Hang in there.