I appreciate your reply. I was dx with FM about a year ago. Back in Jan. I started having more stiffness and pain that has lasted since in both elbows, fingers, knees, shoulders, and ankles. When I had to go on predisone for a herniated disc, it was the only time that I went pain free. My mom has had Fm for 20 plus years so what I know about it, it's not an inflammatory disease. So when I begun to have that reduction in pain, it was my first clue that something else was going on. I couldn't get in to see my Rhuemy(he doesn't listen and hasn't ran any test anyways) so his RN saw me. She said my joints looked inflamed as well and noticed the rash i had tried to point out to him. She ran crp levels and they were elevated. Ran them a month later and they were elevated again even higher. He saw the results and blew it off. Needless to say I started looking for a new Rhuemy. I take Tramadol and Cymbalta but it doesn't come close to helping. My new app. with the new Rhuemy is in 9 days and I hope he is a good as people say. I am so over it and ready for some help. Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6
DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol
Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.