Hi Tressia, I am so sorry you are going through so much physical and emotional pain.
First off I recommend that you find a therapist to work through your rape and abuse issues.
You have been carrying around alot of stressful baggage for a long time. Stress adds to pain.
Your husband being shiped over seas must add to your stress also.
If you haven't already , check out fibro 101 on the top of page one. There is wonderful
info for the fibromites.
Along with fibro I have multiple health issues, some the same as yours. My lupus is part of
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma and RA). The most important thing you can do is take one day at
a time. Do what you can do to relieve stress. STRESS is horrible! Find an exercise you can do.
I find walking helps relieve stress and gets the body moving. Inactivity is bad for you.
Soak in a hot tub, or use a heating pad or bed buddy. Heat always feels good!
What medication are you taking? For fibro I take Savella 50mgs 2x daily and Flexeril
(clclobanzaprine) a muscle relaxer for flares. For my MCTD I take Metotrexate, alow dose
chemotherapy drug 1x weekly, it is an immunosupressant. I also just started taking
B12 5000 mcgs a day. It is good for nerve health and fatigue.
Hope you find some relief soon Tressia. Sending gentle hugs
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins