Hi Groaner and welcome. I'm sorry you have so much on your plate to deal with. Fibro is not suppose to be progressive, well something is progressive cause I keep getting more and more knots in my muscles. I didn't use to have any in my arms and now I have them down to my elbows. On my legs they are now to my knees and on both sides of my knees. It is getting more difficult to find a comfy position to sleep since I have to sleep on my sides.
I'm not on narcotics and use tylenol and TENS unit for pain control. Moist heat in any form, soft bed and massage helps. I do take 100 mg of amitriptyline and 1 1/2 mg xanax at night to sleep. Without that I don't know how I would sleep.
luv and hugs
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Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin