Welcome to the forum Mrs.Idaho, This a great place, lots of friendly people who are very
supportive. I feel blessed to have found this forum.
It is good to hear that you exercise. I enjoy walking too,it is a good stress reliever and the
less stress the less pain. I also take long hot baths daily besides my shower to help
relax my muscles. Pacing yourself is very important. Somedays I can walk a few miles
and other days can go 1 block.
Many fibromites have low levels of serotonin. I do not suffer from depression and my
rheumy prescribed Savella for me. I am taking 50mg 2x daily and I use flexeril, a muscle
relaxer when I am flaring. Everyday I do relaxation therapy, deep breathing exercises
and I find it helps me.
Right now I am flaring like alot of others here, so I have limited my exercise to gentle
stretching and very short walks. Even when we are flaring we need some exercise so are
muscles don't get more stiff and sore. Knowing your limits can be tricky.
I am glad you joined us!
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins