Hi Zep and welcome to the family. It is natural to grieve when first dx'd with fibro, it is a life changing dx. People with fibro have a low serontonin level is why your doc recommended you go back on anti-depressants.
Read the fibro 101 thread, second thread, it contains lots of great helpful info.
I was on amitriptyline when I was dx with fibro for anxiety which is an anti-depressant but it also helps with sleeping and pain. I also take xanax for anxiety but it relaxes you and helps with sleep. Many with fibro have low vit D and B12 so you might want to make sure he checked them. I was dx 6 or 7 yrs ago, lost track of time, and I just recently started taking a little vicodin which may help a little but nothing seems to take all the pain away. I held out as long as I could without narcotics.
Each person with fibro is different and each have their own protocol as how they manage it. But heat is a must for all in many different forms.
Most of us live a normal life we just have to simplify and pace ourselves. It takes time to learn but you came to the best place to learn how to live with fibro.
Don't stress, stress and fibro don't mix.
luv and hugs
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