Post Edited (jib) : 1/5/2009 9:39:01 AM (GMT-7)
Hi & Welcome,
So sorry that your wife is having these problems. It is good that she has you there for support.
Finger pain and numbness are symptoms of Fibro. It is not good to go off of any medication without your doctor's instructions. Most medications have to be taken away a little at a time. If she is having thoughts of suicide, please get her to the hospital or her doctor. The stress of Fibro and all of the symtoms can make a person depressed, but if she is not taking her medication then it is worse.
I am so happy she has you there to look after her. Please get her some help immediately. She needs to get back on her medications and maybe take something stronger for depression.
Keep us updated and feel free to come back if you have more questions.
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PLEASE GET YOUR WIFE TO SOMEONE THAT CAN HELP HER IMMEDIATELY!!!
Fibromyalgia is such a complex syndrome and depression is very common. When your in constant pain and confusion it's tough on both the patient and the family.
Its wonderful that you are looking for a place to figure things out. But I think under these circumstances you really need a health professional. And she needs to take her meds exactly how her health care provider has suggested.
Please keep us posted on how both of you are doing.
Yes, you can get depression with fibro- I had it severely when this first hit me to the point I could not function. I am now on Zoloft. I also get numbness easily in my hands and feet. It does not harm her but it can get annoying. If my feet start to go numb, I get off of them for awhile and the feeling will return. If my hands and arms go numb, I rest them also for awhile.
Please get her in to the Dr.- the depression needs to be treated first and then you can go from there. Also let her know she can come on here and just talk or vent or do whatever she needs to do. This is a great support system here at this forum, you cannot find a better group!