Hi Ele and welcome to the family. I like to call this great bunch of people my Fingertip family. We are always here for each other during good and bad times. You have a great attitude and that goes a long ways with fibro.
Read as much as you can especially the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, it contains a lot of good info.
We all try different things to get relief from this DD. Some have had great results with malic acid/ magnesium combo. I can't take it but I'm happy for those that can. We use moist heat in about any form we can. Some make their own rice bags out of long tube socks that you can heat in the microwave.
I have had three doctors tell me to try cymbalta so I guess when I get a chance I will give it a try. Things are kinda hectic right now to start a new med.
I try to get by with 4000 mg of tylenol a day, moist heat and TENS unit if it's a bad day. I also use lidoderm patches for osteoathritis in my hands. If you want to know more about them let me know.
Many of us are getting to that age where we are also fighting wear and tear on our bodies along with fibro. I'm sorry about the knee replacements.
Ask questions, read and vent when you need to we are here to listen.
luv and hugs
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
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