Hi Singler, welcome to the family. Sometimes finding the right med combo takes time. We
all tolerate meds differantly. Even with the meds most of us are not completely pain free but
you will learn what helps you. Heat is something that generally makes us feel better. Soaking
in a hot bath helps, using bed buddies or heating pads help too.
I take Savella 50 mg 2x daily, and use Flexeril when I'm flaring for my fibro. Stress will
increase your pain so it is important to find ways to help eliminate it. I find walking helps
me and doing relaxation therapy, for me it's deep breathing exercises, listening to music.
It also helps if you have a hobby or something you love to do to distract you from pain.
You will learn to live with fibro. Initially I went through a grieving process, after I accepted
it I began to look for ways to help myself and it does get easier. Take one day at a time.
We are here to help and support one another, Glad you joined us.
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins