Hello...I am new to the Fibro forum but I usually post on the CP forum as I've had CP for well over 20 years. I've been seeing the same PM Dr. for over 5 years and she just told me that I have Fibro at my last visit in Feb. It has been bad enough having CP...nor to add this to it? I'm not handling it well. I have been in such bad pain for the past week...just like when I had a ruptured disc back in 1999. I can't stand up straight, I'm all hunched over...in such pain...
She gave me sample packs of Savella to take...ending up at 2/50mg. a day. It makes me so nauseous that I can't take them like I should. I've taken Lyrica, Neurontin, Celexa....currently I take 120 mg. Methadone a day along with 4/30 mg. Oxy IR's for BT pain.
Since I'm not familiar with Fibro can you help me out? What can I expect?
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Post Edited (crazykitty) : 3/6/2010 5:47:16 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 3/7/2010 6:22:24 AM (GMT-7)
Wow!! Once again I am blown away by this site...I have been on the CP site for a long time and they are wonderful to me....now I have a whole new family here.... I didn't know much about Fibro...I thought it was just a "Catch-all" DX for pain the Dr. couldn't figure out....Bouy was I wrong... I have been told that I was a "Drug Seeker", a "Hypochondriac", a "Depressed woman looking for attention"/ What else? Hmmmmm.....not to mention what the jerk pharmacists have said to me.... Now I have something else....I hate it!! My family thinks I'm looking for things to be wrong with me.
I didn't want any of this....Who would? I (and all of you) don't want to be sick or feel sick....I'd much rather be and feel normal...whatever that is/ So I'm gong down this new road with all of you...we are all at different stages of the game, but it's nice to know you are here...
Welcome Nana2B.....Glad to have you. This is a great site....lots of info. and support. Glad that I go between here and the Chronic Pain forum....These people are my family.
You are lucky to have such a great family at home and now here..