I have my energy back!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

K9
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 5/18/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
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
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 5/18/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 956
   Posted 5/18/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
K9, that is really wonderful news...good for you!
Miriam

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.


jliven01
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 5/18/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1522
   Posted 5/18/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1495
   Posted 5/18/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
That is wonderful news K-9! I am so glad to hear you have your energy back.
Sue

K9
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 5/19/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 712
   Posted 5/19/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
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.
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:15 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,814,064 posts in 308,966 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151480 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, binette16659.
485 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
island time, dacarte3, Scaredy Cat, KippyCat, Megan, sfc425, Dewayne, FlowersGal, Jeanna Durant, Tall Allen


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer