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   Posted 3/21/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
     I just wonder when the flare will return....This time last year I found you all, and even though i didn't post to much all the posts I read were so helpful.....thank you.
       It wasn't till late Sept that my flare settle down, and I could return to work my full hours. I had an awful summer, most of it was spent in bed. At the time I was also being tested for rhuematoid arthritis, the bloodwork was all coming back positive but the rhuemy I saw said he didn't think so.... and for the fibro his advice was the amitryptline(spelling?), vitamine d3 and buy an eliptical machine, for as bad as i was feeling he didn't seem to be much help. I was more reassured by this forum that a flare can end and days can be better than others.
     I have been doing well lately, I try to pace my life, no more pushing threw tasks....I only do what I can, I rest when I need to and sleep is still difficult I wake with so much hip and back pain, but that passes as my morning goes on. Since it seems to flare in the spring i am just waiting for it to return, in the past my flares would only last for weeks not months....I fear what it will do next. I have alot of stress in life at the moment, and I'm sure that won't help.....trying to stay focused on me and keeping myself going.
    I really enjoy the Fog stories i have read in the past, I can relate! tongue
  Thanks again...wink

  Its Fibro!!!! with elevated RF and ESR but stablized.
  Managing with:  Vitamin D3, Omega 369, naproxen, amitriptyline.
   Miss*CK*1   Lets gently keep in (((touch))).

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   Posted 3/21/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Miss *CK*1, Glad you feel that you have it somewhat under control. I'm finding that the people here are so friendly and helpful - and are kindred spirits. Also glad that you don't have something worse. As my doctor says, fibro won't kill you, it'll just make you miserable! And then he laughs!! Then, he tells me to get more exercise. But somehow, he always makes me feel better....I guess because he BELIEVES me.

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   Posted 3/21/2010 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Miss CK,
Ask your doctor for an SSRI med. (prozac, zoloft etc) Because of our lowered serotonin levels this is a frequent helper. Also, some of the NSRI meds like cymbalta and effexor might help instead of the SSRI. See what doc says, ok?
~ Jeannie
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   Posted 3/21/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say Hi again and glad you're back and posting. One thing you said really caught my eye and my heart. You said.. "I fear what it will do next. I have alot of stress in life at the moment, and I'm sure that won't help.....trying to stay focused on me and keeping myself going." To me those are such words of wisdom that I wish I had learned many years ago.

I still fear what this will do next and I'm much older than you are. But fear only adds pain and gains nothing so I work on trying not to worry. But the wisdom you have to stay focused on 'me' is what really got my attention. I'm 59+++ and am just starting to learn this lesson...and it's come the hard way. Some of us learn a lot of thins the 'hard way' But many of us have spent our entire lives taking care of others, raising kids and have never focused or taken care of ourselves first. But if we don't how can we be any good to those we love when we are falling apart, like I am now. My best friend, hubby, told me this recently. It's something I've told others many, many times but when the words were directed at me it was an entire different story. And yes, I listened. I'm so glad you are learning this life lesson much younger than I.

Warm Hugs!
Chutz your profile and we have a lot in common. I had Cocker Spaniels for many years...bred and showed them at one time. Also I always have loved gardening and growing plant so much that I turned it into a part time business...until the fibro took over. But I still do all I can around our home. And your Labrador retriever...we are into Golden Retrievers! How fun is this!??? After over 25 years of owning and being owned by first a male and then a female (all of them we had fixed) we now have a nearly 3 month old female who we're hoping to show and breed. I may not be able to work any more nor run and own a nursery but I can and do love our Golden and will pour every ounce of love and energy into her.
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."

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Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

Post Edited (Chutz) : 3/21/2010 11:08:05 PM (GMT-6)

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