Yes Ginny, gave you great info. It has been over 12 years since I was told I had Fibro. I have got over a year with every day, every day feeling like a Semi had run over me. I hated taking something for pain so I wouldn’t do it all the time but did start with the amitriptyline and it was a God send. It may have been about 6 weeks but I still remember the first day when I realized that I wasn’t in pain. I know when I don’t get my sleep that the pain will come back.
Take care Oldhippyrebel
Hi. I also have fibro. It's not easy dealing with Fibro and lupus. I have a lot of joint pain and muscle pain and most days the energy level isn't there. I have learned to take one day at a time and try not to plan too much ahead of time ( as we don't know how we are going to feel later). The best thing that has worked for me is Walking in a pool that is 100 degrees and then hitting the hot tubs afterwards. The hard part is dragging myself to the pool. I tried Lyrica. It works for some people but didn't work for me. I thought it helped at first as I did see a raise in my energy level. However, after a while it just stopped working. I gained 35 lbs for it. One of the side effects of Lyrica is weight gain. I hope you find something that works for you! I'm always reading these threads and find it extremely helpful!