I have my energy back!

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K9
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 5/18/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I can finally say it out loud and not worry about jinxing myself. When I was at the lowest of lows with fibro - last fall - I really thought my life was over. As in - all the hopes and dreams (career-wise) that I had for myself just gone down the toilet. I prayed DILIGENTLY for just one thing - please, please God give me back my ENERGY. I didn't care about the pain anymore. Well, the two are obviously related because once I got the pain under control with the right drugs the energy returned. Feb. 12th I had major surgery and took 2 months to recover from that but since April 12th when I went back to work I have FINALLY got my energy back.

The last 2 weeks I've worked full-time for the first time in nearly 2 years. And it was GREAT! And I felt GREAT!

One day last week I went out and forgot to take my Tramadol in the morning. BIG MISTAKE. So I am not "cured" but the pain is managed well and thus the fatigue is gone.

I love it ~ I'm so happy.

This site has been a great source of both information and comraderie during the darkest times. I plan to keep coming here, although my time is more limited now.
FIBROMYALGIA - that's it!
Dx @ age 50
Lyrica 75 mg 3X/day
Amitriptylene 10 mg
Tramadol 150mg time-released 1X/day


Starynight
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/18/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
AWESOME!! I am so happy for you! Congratulations and keep optamistic!!!
Pain is temporary.  It might last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year but eventually it subsides and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
 
 
Fibromyalgia, that is all my body can take :)
 
Amitriptyline and Mobic


MT Lady
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   Posted 5/18/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
K9, that is really wonderful news...good for you!
Miriam

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.


jliven01
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 5/18/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats. Glad to hear that is hope for ALL of us............if we find the right drug
 Fibro, depression, sleep apnea, high cholesterol (all diagnosed since Sept. 2008)
 
Will I ever be normal again???


Dagger
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   Posted 5/18/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, I love to hear stories like this.

If you've been taking the tramadol for a while, you might have actually felt lousy due to withdrawal rather than from your fibro.

Statgeek
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   Posted 5/18/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
That is wonderful news K-9! I am so glad to hear you have your energy back.
Sue

K9
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 5/19/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Dagger - you're right about "withdrawal" - you can't just stop taking Tramadol. But I meant the PAIN was horrible without it that day. Feeling well and relatively pain-free has fooled me into thinking the fibro is just gone or whatever.

My point was that I couldn't believe how much pain sucks the life-energy out of a person.
FIBROMYALGIA - that's it!
Dx @ age 50
Lyrica 75 mg 3X/day
Amitriptylene 10 mg
Tramadol 150mg time-released 1X/day


debimum
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you tell me the side affects of the Tramadol? And do you experience any from the Lyrica? And what is the Amitriptylene for? I have been struggling for years now and not getting anywhere for relief and things keep getting worse. So I am going to be my own advocate to get relief some how some way. Can't stand the sweating though.

thanks ahead of time for any input.


deb
back to square #1- off meds for now-dx with fibro.  Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. lodine- possibly neurotin 300mg, (not sure about that yet) sublingual B-12 , Chronic shortness of breath, sinus infections.  Asthma/COPD.
 
 

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