Hi danab, I have seen you on the lupus forum. I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and
Fibro. I am glad you have found a good rheumy. With all the bloodwork they are doing, I am asuming they are checking your complete blood counts, comprehensive metabolic panels,
sed rate, ANA and antibody profiles. That is good they are checking everything. I get my blood
work done every six to eight weeks because of the methotrexate I am taking.I feel like a
Zanaflex is a muscle relaxant. I take flexeril which is also a muscle relaxer. I do not take
it on a daily basis, only when I am flaring. It really helps take the edge off. I do take it at
when I am not planning on driving, it makes me super relaxed.
Are you on Plaquenil for the discoid lupus? I was on that for awhile and took the flexeril with
no problems. I am no longer on plaquenil, my rheumy put me on methotrexate.
There are other meds that can help fibro. I am taking Savella daily and it is helping with the
burning muscle achiness. As you probably know fatigue is a big factor with fibro.
Excercise will give you an energy boost, relieve stress and build muscle. Pace yourself.
Sitting around will make your muscles more stiff and sore. Soak in a hot bath.
Be sure to check out the fibro 101 thread on the top left side of the page. Lots of good info.
Come back to comment ask questions or vent. There is always someone here to help.
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative