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Marie76
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 1/20/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So I went to Dr #2 today again. He had me do a sleep study a few weeks ago and it was normal. The sleep study doctor wants to do more tests (joy!). I talked with Dr #2 and he said it IS fibro and has a game plan. He upped one of my meds (amitriptyline) and gave me an anti-inflammatory for my hip pain. My ribs are inflamed too right now (??)
He also gave me 2 trigger point injections in my back today and oooo I am sore now on one side, I hope that's normal! I hope they work. I hate shots but I will do it if it helps.

He'll probably try me on lyrica in a month. We want to see what the other med does first on its own.

I finally feel like we're getting somewhere and it feels good!
Fibro/CFS


Nana Monster
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 1/20/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Marie,
I was on amitriptolyne until my hair started falling out. The dry mouth was horrible. It got to the point I took 3 or 4 and it never cut
the pain. I finally chucked it and tried other stuff but none of it helped. The dr. kept upping drugs or adding newer ones. I tried Cymbalta and it was devestating and the price of Lyrica was even worse. That's when I went herbal. I got a bottle of True Calm by NOW brand for my best friend and she said she had the best night sleep she's had in years. I found the same thing between the True Calm and Super Cissus RX. The sleep patterns are so much better than they've ever been.

Nana Monster

Marie76
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 1/20/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
the amitriptyline is to help me sleep, not so much for the pain because it does nothing in that department. I was on cymbalta and it worked ok for the pain but didn't do anything for energy. The old dr told me to up it and that was a nightmare! I hope I'll be ok with lyrica, we'll see. I've seen some people swear by it and then others have horrible side effects.

I've been on the amitriptyline for about a year now. I was on the higher dose, I just don't like the thought of taking something to sleep but I need to get over it.
Fibro/CFS


FMsaddenedspirit
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 236
   Posted 1/20/2010 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Marie,
this is good news.. finally starting to make progress. it does take time Hon.
I'll be praying for you .

Take care ~Hugs
Spirit ~
 
Fibro, Chronic Fatigue ,Anxiety ,( arthritis,, hands, feet, knees, back , neck )  , disk disease in neck with bulging disk , adhesions , Migraines, High blood pressure ,Gerd, IBS , Sever sleep apnea
Med's ,,,  fentanyl patch, Perc, Soma, anxiety meds, Ect.

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