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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/17/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
idea  i Fibromites,
I am new to this site and this is my first post.  Just a bit of information about me.
After taking prednisone on/off for about 3 years I developed Avascular Necrosis(dead bones).  I had to have both of my hips replaced, one in 2005 the other in 2007.  Needless to say my fibromyalgia has made it a slow recovery.  I still use a cane today, and I am declared permanently disabled my my Orthepedic Surgeon.
I am on my third round of Botox injections, 13 shots to some of my triger points and both hips.  At first I didn't think they worked, but after about 3 months when they have worn off, I really notice the difference.  It takes the edge off but my pain does not totally go away.  I still need oxycodone, vicodin, and flexeril if I want to do anything like grocery shopping or light gardening.
In addition I have an overactive thyroid, depression, anxiety, ulcerative colitis, etc...  With all of this I have gained about 30 pounds and can't get rid of it due to all my medications.  Anyway, to late to make a long story short, and what I was wondering is this:
Has anyone had similar problems with prednisone, and has anyone tried the botox injections?
Thanks for listening,

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 1713
   Posted 6/17/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome,welcome,welcome. You have chosen a forum with a lot of wonderful people who all have various experience and a ton of caring.

As for myself, I have had fibro for nearly 30 years and the past ten have darn near done me in, I tell ya. I am familiar with avascular necrosis, because I am a retired RN, but do not have the condition like you do. You poor thing. You must have had your share of severe pain. I really feel for you.

I have not taken the botox, not the steroids either, so I cannot give you any advice there, but all I can do is sympathize. I do however, have the weight gain problem from inactivity and medication. The Lyrica alone, has put 30 pounds on me just this last year and I really really feel it. The depression and anxiety I can relate to as well. I take antidepressants as well and try to keep a balanced level. The stress sometimes affects the fibro and off I go into a flare. I am also on disability.

Well, enough about me. This is your thread and I just wanted to be among the first to welcome you. I hope you continue to post so we can get to know you and you can get to know us.

God bless and gentle hugs.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 6/17/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to our forum! After you have been here a short while, you will be calling it "My forum" also!!lol
Everyone here is great.
I don't know anything about what you asked about, but I wanted to say hello, and welcome.

Fibromyalgia, Bipolar II, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, etc.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 6/17/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Linda and Vickie,

I look forward to this and know I have a lot to learn.
anxiety, avascular necrosis, depression, cfs, fibromyalgia, gerd, thyroid, uc 

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 6/17/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Noklu and welcome to our FaMily! You will get lots of support from this forum -- we really do care!
Can't help you with your questions, but wanted you to know this was a great place to ask/talk/vent/whatever......
Have you looked at Fibromyalgia 101? It's at the top of this site, second thread from the top, and it's a must read for newbies -- at least I think so -- it was useful for me...
Dx: FMS,OA,depression,anxiety,DDD with 7 herniations so far,HTN,IBS,cardiac
stent,failing aortic valve,angina,migraines with aura,many surgeries,+misc.
Rx: Nifedipine,Atenolol,Enalapril,Simvastatin,Levothyroxine,Cymbalta,Bupropion,
Dicyclomine,Lorazepam,Darvocet,Percocet,albuteral inhaler,nitroglycerin,+
( novice with computer - patience, please!)

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