Hi, Tyno! Well, just because the doctor doesn't "see" fibro doesn't mean you don't have it. What's his explanation for your pain? Does he think you are imagining it? Grrrrrr!!!!! (Sherrine's growling again!!!)
People with fibromyalgia can crave carbohydrates...about 60% of them, I have read. Also, "possible carbohydrate intolerance" is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. If I were you, I would try to stay away from as many carbs as you can and try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. I think you just might start feeling better. Yes, the jelly donut is yummy and it is a "feel good" food....as long as you are eating it. But, your blood sugar will spike and then drop like a rock. You will be very sleepy, too. If you have sweets, you will crave more sweets. But if you stay away from them, the cravings will lessen. So, please try eating nutritional foods. You are only hurting your body the way you are eating now.
I hope you are not drinking alcohol. That works against the antidepressants. Someone I know is on Paxil and was having a horrible time, but she was drinking alcohol after work. Once she stopped drinking alcohol, the Paxil could start doing it's job and she says she is feeling terrific now and will never drink alcohol again. She didn't realize what an effect it had on her and her medication.
Now, for your pain. Have you tried malic acid/magnesium supplements? I started them and they have helped me a lot. There is a thread all about it if you are interested. I take ibuprofen (with food) and Tylenol for my pain. I also use hot showers and moist heat, light massages, and light stretching to help with pain. I also walk. That is a wonderful exercise for fibro and for your general health. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about these and make sure this would not interact with the medication you are taking. You may look into a pain doctor or a doctor that believe that fibro exists. It doesn't sound like your doctor does. You are in pain! It's not all in your head. Don't let someone that hasn't walked in your shoes tell you that! Don't settle. Keep looking until you find someone that will help you. Meanwhile, we will help all we can. Let us know how things go, Tyno. You CAN feel a whole lot better!
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 8/4/2008 10:47:01 AM (GMT-6)