I just wanted to share some good news for today.
I've been in a major flare since November and was finally diagnosed with fibro last month. After having a melt down in my docs office last week, he agreed to give me some time off work to level-set with meds and a lifestyle change. This is my first of 3 weeks off from a very very stressful job and stressful working conditions. (Yes, I used the work stress multiple times on purpose)
I received a gift cert for my b'day from one friend for a massage with another friend (who is a licensed massage therapist) Yesterday I treated myself to that massage. As my massage therapist, of course, she couldn't tell me if she thought I had myofascial pain and fibro.........but as my friend, she said that I have tons and I mean tons of trigger points consistent with myofascial pain syndrome as well as fibro. That's the bad news. So, for this point, should I go back to my GP who is treating me for fibro and share?
Now the good news ------ She gave me a myofascial massage and today I feel GREAT! My pain level is way down and for the first time in a LONG time, I'm hopeful that I might be able to walk to my mailbox and not look like Frankenstein. Then it hit me......is it because I'm off work or is it really the massage....or a combination of both?
Thanks for your thoughts!
Meds this week: Cymbalta and Lyrica, Vivelle (hormone replacement)