Welcome to the family, Alhea and Shannahsmom, As you are probably aware fibro can
feel differantly from day to day. Your pain levels can vary. Finding a med that works is
trial and error. We all tolerate meds so differantly. Many of us are on a SSRI or SNRI, it
is supposed to help with serotonin levels.
I have tried Cymbalta, and couldn't tolerate it. My rheumy put me on Savella (SNRI) and it
took almost 2 months before I thought it made a differance. I also use a muscle relaxer
when I'm flaring. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is a common muscle relaxer prescribed. I
had no weight gain taking the Savela, and in fact lost 10 pounds I was trying to lose.
Exercise is very important when you have fibro. Your muscles will feel more stiff and achy
if you don't exercise on a regular basis. Gentle stretching and walking are good, many enjoy
water exercises. Find something you enjoy. Heat is a fibromites friend, it feels good!
I am so glad that you both have joined us!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements