Cindy, Welcome to the forum, you are among friends here, people who understand the daily
struggles of living with Fibromyalgia. For some good info check out fibro 101 on the left
top side of the page.
I am sorry you are hurting so bad. Finding a good doctor is sometimes difficult. I have been
through a couple before I found one who I thought was knowledgeable, uderstanding and
I lived in Chattanooga for three years before any of my fibro problems, it is a beautiful
city. I miss walking the pedestrian bridge, a breathtaking place to excercise. I don't know
how many rheumys are in that area, but you could contact your healthcare provider to
see what your options are.
Have you tried Cymbalta? My body could not tolerate it. Others here found good luck.
Savella just started to work for me, I am one of the lucky ones who didn't have any of the
bad side effects. It kicked in on week seven. Hoping you will be able to find a great rheumy
who can provide you with a great med combo.
Sometimes soaking in a hot bath can help with the pain, it helps relax the muscles. I found
the more stressed I am the , the more I hurt. I do deep breathing relaxation therapy
during the day, it takes the edge off a little bit. I also take flexeril if I am flaring.
Sorry I could not provide you with a name of a good rheumy in your area. I did want to
welcome you. There might be a member here that can provide you with that info.
Hope you find relief soon!!!!!!
Come here to vent, comment or ask questions. There is always someone here willing to