I haven't posted in a while, but I finally had a short break from my flare.

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   Posted 12/9/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
i got really down, and feeling really really worse so i sort of pulled out of the forum for a bit.  recently though my dr put me on xanax to sleep and night and lexapro to help with the depression.  the lexapro hasn't done much, but the xanax is a godsend.  i don't know if it will be this great this time, but i had 10 whole days of normalness.  i hadn't felt normal for even a 1/2 a day in over a year.  it was so nice to want to clean and go out.
most importantly this was a major rejuvenation, it only justified further those fears in my head arewrong.  you know the ones that, maybe this is in my head, maybe i am being lazy, but how do i make it stop sort of thing.  well, no i know when i feel good, or normal, i do not sit still, i clean constantly, i want to go out, i cook, i take my son places.  it was awesome.  i hadn't had that in sooo long.  it is over now, but still, the fact that i had that short time period has given me such a better outlook on ths disease.  thank you, for your support and positive talk on here.  i truly think it helped. 
i just got xanax again and i already feel tons better.  don't know what it is, the dr says it's a combination of allowing me t sleep at night and relaxing tight muscle's and relieving spasms.  or it could just be that it depresses the cns system therefore calming all those "over reactions".
thank you

27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 12/9/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
im so glad you had that time of relief and you enjoyed it so much! I hope you find the xanax will continue to help you!
Probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Along with: Bipolar,OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, anxiety, gastroparesis,pcos,add Meds: Neurontin, Lyrica, OMEGA 3 Fish oil and vit d3, tenex wellbutrin i stopped taking.

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   Posted 12/9/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy, happy, joy, joy! Somebody is feeling better somewhere! Glad you found some relief.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 12/9/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back! So glad you are feeling better... doing the happy dance!!!
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

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