What a lousy night I had

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/10/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I was doing so well.  After being diagnosed in the beginning of Feb. I started taking amitriptyline at bedtime and diclofenac twice a day for pain.  I slept better than I had in years.  I've also started malic acid and magnesium like I read about here.   I still had pain but some days not as bad.  Then the last 2 nights I have not been able to sleep-just a few hours.  Last night my hands were so sore and numb, kind of the sensation of 'pins and needles'.  I ache all over like how I feel before it rains, but there is not a cloud in the sky.  I did some extra cleaning yesterday because we are going to have out of towners staying with us soon, but I don't think I did anything too strenuous.  I got up finally at 3:00 a.m. and did Sudoku puzzles for an hour.  Finally went to sleep.  Does the effect of amitriptyline decrease after using for a while?  I'm on 10 mg.  I see my doctor in May.  He wanted me to try this for a while.  Oh well, fibro is really a big pain in the rear (sometimes literally).  I'm going to try to take a walk soon with my golden and then try some stetches.  This usually helps-at least it puts me in a better mood.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
P.S.  I just saw a news story that they found a scientific link between the weather and migraines.  Duh.  We could have told them that. turn

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/10/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Puppylover,

Do you think stress is getting to you? I know when I am having company sometimes it bothers me now. It never use to bother me a lick but now it can overwhelm me!!! I hate to admit this but it seems to be true. Example I was doing very well, as you mentioned, and friends were coming from NH that are not the easiest to have. Well my pain went right up with my stress. Do those stretches and walk that pup.

I just walked my pup and already feel better. He is peacefully napping too.

I saw the migraine study related to hot weather.... also saw the one on Total Heath narrated by a Cornell Dr. saying fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis. Now I have not believed that to be necessarily true as we mostly have little to no inflammation in our bodies.

Have a good afternoon, Patsie

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   Posted 3/10/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, stress is a possibility I think.  I want everything to be perfect.  Our place is not real big, so pretty easy to keep up.  But we have pretty much company during the winter months because I'm in a warm climate, and there is planning involved because we want everyone to have a great time.  It is their vacation.  I took my walk, did some stretches and I feel much better now.  Thanks for the reply.



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   Posted 3/10/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   


I agree with Patsie, any little bit of stress & my body reacts with pain & fatigue & lack of sleep.  I have also gotten so I don't like anyone coming over.  I can't seem to be ok with my house the way it is now & have to make it seem like it is always clean & organized.  I do as much as I can each day but I live in a large house (had 4 kids at home when we bought it) & I can't to it anymore.  My husband works long, hard hours because I can't work anymore.  So, we think the house is fine until someone says "I'm going to come by for a visit" or to stay.  So, do I think stress will cause your lack of sleep?  Absolutely. Stretching exercises are a great idea.  Also, try Flylady.net for cleaning tips that really do work.  Alot of Fibromites use her techniques.  I use some & have totally decluttered my house using them, so at least I no longer have piles of stuff sitting on every surface & all over the floor. 

My house is probably fine but I am such a perfectionist, I don't see it.  One of my many downfalls.  I love Sudoku too.  Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11

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