Thank you everyone who replied. I am sitting here nearly in tears... I do not know any of you, yet your responses meant sooo much.
Yesterday even though i awoke with a headache the achiness and even the fatigue wasn't as bad as usual. Today is another story. It's back, and a shakiness that is really annoying! On the days that aren't so bad I find myself wondering if it's all in my head!! Then the bad days always come back... and I'm like... there's no way this could not be real. It's too miserable.
Donna, I agree whole heartedly about laughter; it is so very good for the soul, and probably for our physical well being too. At least it helps. I just read the post about forgetting to turn the stove off and such, and sorry, can't remember who started it, and am just too tired to go back and check, but it did give me a good laugh, and so did the responses! I have done so many things like that it's not even funny! Well sometimes it is... sometimes it's embarresing.
Trish, It sounds like you deal with alot of pain. I am so sorry to hear that. Thank you much for the good info.
Do you think it is okay to get all the tests to rule other illnesses thru my MD ? Gee , now that I think about it, I will have to, as I'm only covered there at a clinic where you pay on a sliding scale. I hate it when I can't think straight!!!! If I do go to a specialist, like a Rheumy, I'm on my own payment wise, well, me and my husband. I'm not working and Jim my hubby is on disability, but can still work part time. We thank God for that, otherwise we wouldn't make it. Thankfully Jim has coverage thru the VA for himself. Again thank you very much for the encouragement!! It helps more than I can say.
Shirley, thank you for the welcome, and advice. I wish I could just go to a Rheumy, but like I mentioned above it will have to wait awile. One good thing about my Dr. is she does seem to recognize Fibro as a real illness, she even told me she treats others with it, and that the Savella was helping several of them. Ohhh boy though, did I ever feel so nauseus yesterday when the dose went up to 50 miligrams. The worse I've had in years!! And I did take it after I ate. Last nite and this morning I was too scared to take 50 mgs again so I only took 25. So far no nausea. But still feel awful.
Do any of you have the achiness? to me it feels like the flu. Sometimes it subsides after I've been up awhile, but the fatigue is always there. My joints ache, but not always, except my hips, and I have pretty bad osteoarthritis in them. I have to turn over alot at nite because of the pain. And something that just started a few weeks ago is pain in my fingers, feels stiff and achy like arthritis, but no swelling? My Dr. did already test me for RA, and it came out negative. So do any of you know if this is a symptom of Fibro? I have read alot about Fibro the past several weeks, but I can't retain awhole lot. I hate that!!
I have to go back and reread alot. At least I love to read !!
JP, Sorry I wasn't able to go to your story. But, thank you for reaching out.
Again thank you everyone for the kind welcome and advice. I think I'm going to like it here. You each helped make my morning a little brighter. Hopefully I can do the same for you as well. My heart goes out to you all, from what I've already read on here some of you really have so much pain and suffering, but you are somehow able to keep your chins up, also the support here I'm sure helps tremendously. Looking forward to gettin to know you all.
I CAN do all things through Him who strengthens me!! John 14:6