Mary over the years my soft tissue trigger points were tested by soft palpitation. My trigger
points were always sore. Because of other symptoms my rheumy suspected osteoarthritis,
X-rays confirmed this. He also thought that I might have fibromyalgia, but suspected I had
something else going on too. Lots of bloodwork, a skin biopsy determined I had mixed
connective tissue disease(lupus, scleroderma and RA). It is hard for me to know what really
came first ... the fibro or the MCTD. All I know is that I have had three rheumy's and more
bloodwork than the average person.
You said your doc was putting you on lyrica. there are members here who take it. I'm on
Savella 50mgs 2x daily and take Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) when I'm flaring for .
Hope you get some relief!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements