Welcome to our family Dr. Mike. It is great that you have already checked out fibro 101.
Sherrine has compiled a great resource for us fibromites.
My fibro started after my back surgery in 2002. I too am unable to play golf anymore. I find
it difficult to even ride along in the golf cart with my husband, just to watch.
The Vitamin D is something many fibromites are deficient in. My levels were very low
and my doctor prescribed 50,000 IU weekly for 6 weeks to get my levels back up.
I now take 2400 IU daily.
Fatigue is horrible for many of us. My rheumy suggested that I start taking Vitamin B 12,
5000 mcgs daily to help. Exercise does help give me a boost, and I enjoy walking.
My legs ache alot, so I spend time soaking in a hot bath. Heat always helps make me
feel better, although not pain free. I take Savella 50mgs. 2x daily and use a muscle
relaxer for flares, cyclobenzaprine. Keeping active helps.
I'm glad you have joined us. There are wonderful caring members here that understand!
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