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FibroNana
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   Posted 9/11/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I was finally dx with fibromyalgia in June of this year. I had my first episode 2 yrs ago. As usual they weren't sure of what was happening..Just keep pushing you can do it!!  I've pushed for the past 2 years and when I finally thought I had got my life back..BAM!  down I went again..this was in June. I'm starting to gain more stamina but the FOG is still there. My question is has anyone gone back in the work force and made it? I am afraid. I am at a crossroads..I'm on short term disablity and will be screened for long term. My fmla ended in Aug. they are telling me I'm coverd for a year as loa. I honestly don't know what to do..and what makes it even harder is I LOVE my job..advice please..
 
Nana

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   Posted 9/11/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi FibroNana and welcome! I'm sorry you are having such a confusing time. I am glad that you have disability income! Tell us more about your work, what do you do in your job?
All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Lucy Van Pelt

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Meds: Ultram, Toprol, Cymbalta, Amitriptyline, Trazadone

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   Posted 9/11/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nana,

Welcome to the fibromyalgia forum. I am so happy that you have joined us. You have come to a good place, you will like it here.

I went seven years without working and went back to work part time last year. I loved it. I worked just enough to where it wasn't over doing it. I am sure that you want to be able to work full time, but even part time helps. I was so proud of myself. But you can go on disability for a while until you feel that you can return to work. I was so fortunate, my boss understood my situation and really made it easy for me to work. She worked around me when she wouldn't have had to. I was so happy for that.

You are lucky that you have your foot in the door for disability. If you need full time, you probably wont have any trouble being accepted. So in a way, you have the best of both worlds. If you want to look at it that way. Take it one day at a time. Try not to lose faith. The right thing will happen.

In the meantime, if you are interested, there is a thread called fibro101. It is the first thread on the fibro forum. It is very interesting. I think you would benefit from reading it, if you haven't already. If you were a lurker, I am sure you have read about it before. We try to mention it to all the newbies.

I hope that you have a good day today. It is raining here, so it isn't the best weather for a fibromite, but it isn't really cold, so it's not that bad. I am going to bake today. Feels like a good day for it.

Take care, keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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FibroNana
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   Posted 9/11/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lucy and Karen,
I replied to you both a few minutes ago but must have done something wrong as it didn't show..I am a surgical coder. I code medical records for doctor's vistis and surgery for patients. very stressful job but I loved it and I was very good at it..In June I started feeling very fatigued and it got worse and worse. I tried to make it through work and that moring I could not put together how to do my job. Freaked me out, because something that I was doing everyday and doing well all of a sudden I don't have a clue of what to do..they won't allow parttime. I have allot of thinking and praying to do. I want to go back, I feel like if I don't it is like the death of what I do...I don't know how to explain it...I have to run..church function..more later..so excited about meeting you two..
have a wonderful weekend.

NNL

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   Posted 9/11/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nana and welcome to our fibro family, I dont know what to say as far as your job. I know that it is hard to give up doing things we love because of our limitations. I ended up quitting my job last October due to extreme fatigue. I worked at customer service at a local grocery store and was handling alot of money all day long. I was starting to make mistakes and I could tell that my concentration was just not there anymore. It was taking 4 alarms just to get me out of bed in the morning. And even then I would barely make it to work on time. I have found out though that life is more than just what you do at work. There was plenty to keep me busy here and still will be once I kick this cancer fight Im in right now. I will be praying that things work out for you so that you will be able to go back to your job. Do try to remember though that it is not your job that makes you special, its whats inside.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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   Posted 9/11/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Nana,

I take medication for my fatigue, and when I was working the doctor upped my dose. Maybe you don't want to take medications but I thought that I would mention it.

I hope that you are feeling better. I hope that you find something to help you. I also take malic acid and magnesium. You can read about it on fibro101. It is a supplement that is found in apples. It also helps some with energy as does vitamin D3.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 9/11/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nana, welcome to the forum. I have done the books for my hubbies businesses but I am having a really hard time wrapping my brain around the numbers but we can't afford to pay someone else to do my work. I do keep busy around here but there have been times that I just couldn't get off the couch.

I would be afraid to go back to work. It always seems like when I have plans is when a flare hits and a job would be a major plan.

Sorry I couldn't help with your question but wanted to welcome you.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

FibroNana
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   Posted 9/11/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to you all, you are all so kind and thoughtful. I am taking Neurotin 300 mg x2 3 times a day, soma twice a day. weaning off predisone, cymbalta 60mg, ultram er 300mg. 50,000 vitamin d once a week along with tons of supplement and some new ones I just ordered. I list those later. I have recently had tons of test done to rule out MS and thank the Lord is was ruled out. Now they want me to have an EMG I have recently developed this jerking in my muscles. Very wierd and I never know when it's going to happen. It doesn't hurt but sometimes it is very strong in my hips and pelvic region it often wakes me out of sleep. I read up on restless leg but this isn't that at all. I get twitches in my face but much stronger jerks in my arms, shoulders, legs even in my stomach muscles. Neurologist said it could be peripheral neuropathy. I look at pictures from 2 yrs ago of myself and think I want that girl back!
I agree with you Denise in that everytime I plan or maybe it's because I start to stress a flare comes on with avengence. I love to fish and we ride motorcycles. But since this last flare in June I haven't been able to tolerate the heat at all and sitting on a bike isn't going to happen either. My big adventure these days are going to the grocery store, church and the doctor's office..
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday, I'm thankful that Fall is right around the corner,

NNL

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   Posted 9/11/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Nana, we rode bikes (harleys) or should I say I was passenger and he was driver for many years.  Probably a big reason I chose to go out with him tongue .  Yep, my idea and I chased him for a while (I was too much of a barfly 20some years ago, but here we are.  We rode from Pittsburgh to Sturgis South Dakota in '97.  We had to sell the Road King to get the mortgage on this house but to be honest riding was starting to hurt me too much.  When I quit drinking is when the pain was very noticable..I guess I was self medicating.  Keep reading and asking!!

crazykitty
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi FibroNana, Welcome to the family! Sorry you are in a difficult position. It
is hard when the things we love become difficult to do. I haven't worked in years
but had to give up activities that I can no longer do. I did find new interests and
things I could do that I enjoy.

I think all of us could share a number of crazy fog stories...and we do and have
fun laughing at ourselves. At times though the fog can drive me crazy.

Fatigue can be overwhelming along with the pain. Exercise usually will give
me a boost of energy. My rheumy suggested, I start taking 5000mcgs of B-12
and it has helped with the fatigue. I find that doing deep breathing and daily
relation therapy...meditation helps with stress and pain.

I'm glad that you have joined us. This is a wonderful place for great support
and understanding, We care!

Hugs, Robin
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
 
 

hisfaithful1
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Welcome Nana,   I'm glad you found this site, I'm sorta new too, and really love it.
 
It's late here, and I'm getting up early for church, but when I read about the muscle jerks I had to write this to you now. I went through the exact same thing, only it got really bad for about a week. I wrote and told everyone here what happened. You can find it if you look maybe 3 or 4 pages back.  You may have the same thing happening to you. It's called Serotonin Syndrome.
 
 Actually I just remembered Sherrine one of our moderators wrote about it when I was in the middle of being quite sick from it. I was so grateful, and know God was helping me. So go back a few pages or so and read it, she also provided some good  links about it. It made me pretty sick and I'm hoping it doesn't happen to anyone else, including you!  You are dealing with more than enough already.
 
Hope this helps and I'm really glad you joined us.
 
God Bless
 
Debbie S   
 
 
 

just_grace
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   Posted 9/12/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nana.  I don't know how helpful my post will be, however I am still working fulltime by some miracle.  I'm a server in a busy restraurant.  I write down everything!  I manage to get through by the fact I can pace myself, have coworekers who are willing to take an extra table or two if I need to slow it down.  My bosses work with me on things I cannot do such as heavy lifting, opening things, and cleanup like mopping.  I'm very fortunate in this.
 
Two years ago I had thought to switch jobs and applied for quite a few office assistant positions.  I am so grateful I did not get the jobs now.  I know I could not do them.  I cannot concentrate that long these days, sitting hurts worse than constantly being on the move.  I know now I would have to leave such a position due to my inability to complete the tasks had I gotten the position.  It's very frustrating. 
 
In the pasts, I have done bookkeeping, ran my own business, done all of our home computer set ups, graphic art on the computer, been the family member who set up all of our electronics.  Any more..... I cannot wrap my mind around the tasks I have done many times over the years.  I find myself having to read the same things over and over and still not knowing what it said.  The fibro fog is that bad for me. 
 
I have learned to pace myself in my activities both at work and at home.  I have been fortunate I have  not had to take medical leave at this point, but I know there have been times when I have pushed myself to my absolute limit and have come close.  I've ended up spending much of my off time at home in the recliner or in bed trying to work past the pain.  I work so hard because I owe so much.  I was dx'd 2 years ago. 
 
My husband and I used to fish, have a wonderful huge boat which has set unused for two years now because it's just too difficult on me.  I love to motorcycle ride on our harley, but this year we only took the bike out a whopping total of two times.  I hurt too much the rest of the time to go.  Often my husband has to help me off the bike at the end of the ride and we've had to make frequent stops to stretch while out riding.  Good thing we never got around to spending the money to buy me my own. 
 
I'm learning to accept I can no longer do some things, and trying to shift my interest to more things I can do.  It's not easy.
 
My best wishes to you.
Grace
 
 
Dx'd with fibro, oa, and carpal tunnel.
Rx's: Lyrica 150mg 2x day, Savella 100mg 2x day, Nortriptylene 100mg at bedtime, vitD3, fish oil

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Nana, and welcome!  I'm sorry we have to meet this way but we do have a wonderful family here. 
 
I saw that Debbie mentioned the Serotonin Syndrome thread.  I did put that in Fibro 101 so you can check it out there without having to hunt for it.  Fibro 101 is the first thread on the forum and has links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot.
 
I take a malic acid/magnesium supplement that has helped me with pain and and fatigue.  There is a link about these in Fibro 101, too, and it explains how it works in the body.  Malic acid is found in apples but I'd have to eat a bushel to get the amount I need!  So, you might want to check that out.  It has helped others on this forum.  But, with fibro, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another.  These aren't expensive so it would be worth a shot to try them.  I get mine at Puritan.com and they are having a sale...buy one, get two free!  Can't beat that!
 
Since you love your job, I wouldn't throw the towel in just yet.  I'm glad to see you are getting off some medication because some medications can make you tired.  Also, pace yourself when you are at home.  Save that energy for work.  Try to get up as much as possible and walk around during the day.  That helps with pain and helps with energy.  I walk at least a mile before breakfast and that helps give me more energy.  Also, there are some stretching exercises in Fibro 101 that you can do at your desk and this might help, too.  They are done sitting down.  Do put  yourself on a sleep schedule.  This helps in falling asleep.  Rest is so important with this illness.
 
By the way, one of our mods has a wedding cake business.  She has fibro, diabetes, and arthritis but she still works...a lot in the "wedding months".  I can't imagine leaning over to decorate cakes!  She has found ways around her problems and continues to work.  Her motto is "Keep on keeping on"!
 
As far as the fog goes, don't stress over it.  That makes it worse.  Dig out your sense of humor and your great attitude and you can take on the world! 
 
I hope something that I've mentioned helps you to feel well enough to keep doing what you love to do.  A positive attitude works wonders.  Let us know what you end up doing.  We really do care about you.
 
I'm so glad you joined our family and I hope to hear more from  you soon.
 
Sherrine
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Post Edited (Sherrine) : 9/12/2010 11:47:39 AM (GMT-6)


FibroNana
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   Posted 9/12/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again everyone!
Thanks again for sharing all your experiences. I am going to make some phone calls this week and made a doc appt. with my rheumy and PRAY! I checked out the serotonin info and am going to mention it to my doc. I do take a liquid magnesium but I just ordered a magesium jelly, and you rub it on your body. along with some other things. I'll work on my profile to let everyone know all my supplements, right now I actually just don't feel like gathering them all up. (lazy). My job involves sitting all day! and working on the computer. When I was there before they'd know that I was taking a break because I'd be the one walking around the cubicles humming and stretching. My biggest fear is that I go back and everything is going well and I have a flare and am off for a few days and because I won't be protected by fmla they could fire me! then I'd wouldn't have long or short term disablility and loose my retirement. and the sad truth is you just don't know about people. Friends or no friends, work is another thing. Gotta meet the numbers and be productive...my job was stressful! but I liked that then, just not sure I can handle it now.. I gotta go, my hubby is in the living room screaming his head off about his fantasy football running back . what??? we live near Galveston, Texas so he's screaming for the Texans! MEN, are always going to be little boys!! and that's why I love him! I'm going to go read and puts some earplugs in! :-) hope that you get to enjoy whatever makes you happt on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.

NNL (not Nana like) this is what my 12yo. grandson tells me all the time.. NNL!!

getting by
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   Posted 9/12/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
NNL,

Try to be optimistic. And take life one day at a time. You sound like you love your job and that really makes a difference. So does a positive attitude. So keep your chin up and as Jeannie would say Keep on Keeping on!!! One day at a time is my motto. That is really all that we can do. Things have a way of working out for the best. As long as we are trying. And that you are.

Hugs, Karen
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bwfm
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   Posted 9/13/2010 12:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, FibroNana. I don't post much, but I can see where you're coming from about work. I was a medical transcriptionist for 20 years. I started working from home in 1995 because it was too hard to work at the hospital. I also have sensitivities to perfumes and other chemicals, and I never knew when someone was going to wear perfume to work...etc..

I had a bad experience in 1996 when I was working at home for a national transcription company. I was getting the hard reports from a hospital with mostly ESL doctors and it was very stressful. One day I was sitting there transcribing suddenly I forgot how to type! I had been typing since I was a freshman in high school, almost 20 years, and I looked down at the keyboard and nothing made sense to me. After a few hours, I was okay. Then I had two more such experiences in 2008, and I finally gave up working later that year.

If I could have taken any kind of disability, I would have. And if you need to survive financially, I would think long and hard about trying to go back to such a stressful job. Just my opinion, though.

I think you should also see if Ultram is contraindicated with any of your other meds.

Getting By, are you also taking B-12 for fatigue? Neither my rheumy nor my doctor has ever offered me anything for fatigue, even though I have complained about it for years.

FibroNana
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   Posted 9/13/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
To bwfm,

I'm not sure if you'll see this post. I'm new and not sure how to send a direct reply to you. I too worked from home several years coding, then decided to go back into the work force of UTMB for the benefits and I'm so glad I did. I thought I was going to try and go back but after speaking with my manager this morning I'm not sure at all. She said that she would expect me to come back full time and meet my productiviy and 100% accuracy within a couple of weeks. I don't know if it was me but I kinda felt like that was a threat. I'm no longer covered by fmla and if I do return they could legally let me go. Then I would loose my retirement. I went on line this am to work some coding tests from a online magazine. It gave me an awakening. I am having a very difficult time trying to figure things out. To process the info. I am going to call my rheumy to make an appt and I'll ask about the Ultram. To be honest I can't tell where it's helping my pain level at all. It does help me sleep. I just orderd B-12 the other day along with some other new supplements that is suppose to help with energy and brain function..who knows? look forward to speaking with you again.. Are you on ss disablity?

NNL
Fibromyalgia,degenerative disc disease,depression,asthma
Cymbalta,ultram,neurotin,soma,vicodin for breakthrough pain
Juiceplus,coq10,chlorella,acetyllcarnitine,mucana,d-ribose,probiotic,fish oil,magnesium

Agmaar
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   Posted 9/13/2010 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Is one of your Dr's supportive of long term disability?  It would be good to get input from them in making your decision.
 
I understand the problem of wanting to go back to work - on the good days.  But we have to make it thru the bad days too.
 
It's so difficult to separate out our emotional involvement with both work and disability.  So ... one of the things I do is to ask myself, "If I had a friend in exactly this same position that I'm in now, what advice would I give to him/her?"  Then it's pretty easy to be objective and give good advice that really makes sense.  All we have to do then is internalize it ..... which is something I'm still working on.
 
I discussed alternative work with my Dr. a couple of weeks ago.  She said, "You shouldn't be spending ANY energy on that!  Put your energy into looking after your health issues."
 
edit  - on a side note, we've had to be realistic about our financial situation.  We decided to put our house up for sale.  The broker is outside putting up the sign now.  I'm feeling pretty emotional about it.  So many difficult decisions.  On the positive side, we'll be able to move to a much lower cost of living part of the country and alll the kids/gkids will be close.  But not TOO close .... turn

Post Edited (Agmaar) : 9/13/2010 1:49:25 PM (GMT-6)


FibroNana
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   Posted 9/13/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Agmaar,

I am trying to get my rheumy to call me back.When this all first happened she said she didn't like LTD. On my last appt.with her, I asked how long does this fog last? her reply was a long time. and she walked away. You know even though I've been crying off and on all day it has served a purpose. I truly thought I was ready. Then I began to complete the forms for LTD, I can't remember my job skills or how I performed them..again I cried. I think the reason I feel so confident is because in the world I'm in now, home, church, grocery store when I can..I feel good about myself for the most part..there is no thinking process challenged..

I'm sorry about putting your house up for sale. but it could be a blessing being closer to the kiddos..and I agree not to close!! :-)
we have to find something positive and try to handle it with a sense of humor, but it sure is hard! I know HE won't give us more than we can handle but these days I feel like I've reached my limit.

look forward to talking to you again. what part of the country are you moving too?
Fibromyalgia,degenerative disc disease,depression,asthma
Cymbalta,ultram,neurotin,soma,vicodin for breakthrough pain
Juiceplus,coq10,chlorella,acetyllcarnitine,mucana,d-ribose,probiotic,fish oil,magnesium

sobermommy
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   Posted 9/13/2010 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
It is really hard to realize you can't go back to work but I am finding it even harder to find out I can't get disability. Now it leaves me wondering what to do and how I can contribute. We need 2 incomes...but somehow have made in on 1 for almost 2 years now. My hubby is very sweet about it but I am the one having problems dealing with it. I hope you are able to get coverage so you can relax and take care of yourself and whatever each day brings without having to worry about finances.
Trying to keep my focus...

Fibro, deg/bulg discs in neck, rotator cuff tear, exteme nerve pain in hands after carpal tunnel on both, multiple foot surgeries with pain still, IBS, tension headaches, (Lap band)

Savella, MS contin, Vicoden, claritin, prilosec, flonase, vitamins, calcium

bwfm
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   Posted 9/14/2010 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I have changed my profile so that people can email me, but I don't check it daily, so don't be discouraged if I don't answer right away. I also have a spam filter on my email, so I have to approve of your email address so it will be added to my email address book.

I'm soooo sorry that you are going through this and that the test online didn't work out well. Before I decided to quit, I was making all kinds of little mistakes, I couldn't remember words that I had typed thousands of times, and I just couldn't justify trying to keep working knowing that my mind wasn't working right and that I might adversely affect someone's medical report, and I finally had to face the facts. I love medicine and I loved working as a medical transcriptionist. Of course, now with all the outsourcing, the transcription industry has gone to pot...my specialty, radiology, is being taken over by voice recognition, and the pay to edit those reports has been cut in half, so that where I once typed 500 lines at 10 cents a line, I would now edit a report (sometimes having to retype complete parts of the report), and would only make 4-5 cents a line. I would have had to be retrained to a different job at some point if I had continued to work. The last time I worked in-house, we were expected to produce 1100 lines in an 8-hour shift and at the same time we answered the phone, tracked down reports, and had to go to ultrasound to pick up the OB ultrasound forms. No way I could do that, so I finally went back home to work.

I applied for SS disability in November 2008 and was turned down in June 2009. I applied for an appeal and sent that paperwork in in either February or March. Am waiting to hear if I have to go to a hearing. My doctor thinks I'm a malingerer because he doesn't believe in fibromyalgia, so his PA filled out the paperwork for me. I think my rheumy has lost it because he tells me things like, "Well, fibromyalgia usually gets better in the long run" and "I find that most of my fibromyalgia patients do okay taking ibuprofen." I don't know what planet he's on lately, so I have depended on my PCP's PA to handle my symptoms.

We went from 2 incomes down to one starting in Nov 2008 and it has been very hard on my husband to keep everything afloat. I feel so bad for him.

I went to the doctor today and they are going to run B-12, Vit D, and arthritis panels on me this week. I asked about a medicine to help with fatigue, and the PA didn't know of any. Sherrine, I'm going to check out that malic acid/magnesium supplement. Thanks for sharing that.

sobermommy
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   Posted 9/14/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
bwfm...Sorry to hear that you are left hanging...wondering if it will go through. I pray that it does. I understand completely how it feels to leave all the burden on your hubby. I am so thankful to have him...he is wonderful...but at the same time he is afraid to even get sick and miss a day of work. We have so many medical bills and cost for my meds...uhg. Our insurance changes at the first of the year and my copays for meds will triple. I don't know what will happen then. I do hope it all works out for you.
Trying to keep my focus...

Fibro, deg/bulg discs in neck, rotator cuff tear, exteme nerve pain in hands after carpal tunnel on both, multiple foot surgeries with pain still, IBS, tension headaches, (Lap band)

Savella, MS contin, Vicoden, claritin, prilosec, flonase, vitamins, calcium
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