Hi Alli and welcome. The good news is you don't have lupus. You sound like me with the fibro, IBS, arthritis and fatigue. We have had so much rain this year and the constant changing weather is so hard on us. I'm not on narcotics, partly my choice and partly cause of so many bad reactions to them. I take 4000 mg of tylenol a day, use heat, use lidoderm patches on small surface areas like my hands that have arthritis and fibro and I take 100 mg of amitriptyline at bedtime which helps the pain. I also use a TENS unit to interrupt the pain signals to the brain when I get really bad. I take xanax for anxiety but I think it helps the muscles to relax too. I try to keep moving even if the body doesn't want to, today it's not going to want to cause I way over did it yesterday so I will find things that are easier today. We all seem to have different things that work for us and a lot of it is trial and error cause what works for one doesn't work for everyone.
Read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, it contains a lot of great info. Read and ask questions and we are here for you.
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
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