Ok I went to the Reumatologist.

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   Posted 5/13/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I had 6 tender points. She is going to try lyrica.

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   Posted 5/13/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I saw your other post where you were concerned about not "passing" the trigger point test. Don't worry about it - it sounds like your doctor thinks it is fibro since she has prescribed lyrica? My first doctor never even did trigger points, just tested me for everything else it could be and then went by my symptoms.

The first time I had a trigger point test, maybe three years ago, I know I probably only reacted to half of them. The last one this year - all but two. :(

Hopefully the lyrica will work for you - let us know how you do!
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   Posted 5/13/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I hope it does work. I do have about 40 of the symptoms on fibro 101. She wont give me any pain meds though.

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   Posted 5/13/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with the Lyrica.  Keep us posted.

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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary,

I'm glad you had your appointment and I'm happy to hear your doctor has prescribed something for you. Lyrica seems to help a lot of people, but one of the main side effects is weight gain, so just be aware of that. You might need to monitor your eating much closer than you have in the past, just to make sure you're not overeating without realizing it.

I hope the Lyrica works for you. Did she tell you that you can take a mix of acetaminophen and ibuprofen together to help with pain? Taking the maximum a day of each might offer some pain relief if you're not taking any other medications. You can ask your pharmacist for advice on that as well.

Good luck,
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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks MSBunky!!!!!

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   Posted 5/13/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary, Hoping the lyrica works for you and you see better days ahead!

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   Posted 5/14/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Know that you know some of the pressure has been lifted, praise God. Hope the meds work for you.

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   Posted 5/14/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad that it is over, I know you were so nervous.

I hope the lyrica helps.

My reheumy. won't give me pain med. either, don't understand it.
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