Yep, I took the soma with my other stuff and slept some better. I got a 5 hour stretch for a change. Usually it's only a couple hours at a time. It's funny about
you saying specialists won't prescribe soma. Many times it's the first thing they offer. But I've also given the speech that flexeril does absolutely nothing and skelaxin did only a little. When I was in the Air Force, I had what they eventually diagnosed as non-infectious mono. I was VERY sick for like 8 months and one of my symptoms was super tight muscles. They prescribed me flexeril, 30 tablets with 5 refills!! I think I took 3 tablets and then left them alone. they did nothing. Along with the tight muscles, I had diarrhea, vomiting, super weak, fever of 103 most of the time. None of those symptoms reflected mono. I wound up seeing the top Dr at the military hospital who ran TONS of tests and the mono one was the only one that came up positive. I was on leave for 2 solid months of home rest then had 6 months of half days. It was crazy. Thank goodness I was in the military and my time off didn't reflect in my pay. Now I just plain can't work..lol. and I've got no money to show for it. Wow... I just got off on a tangent...lol.
Anyway, we did move south, washington DC, but right now we are traveling for my husbands work so we are in Chicago. It's FRICKEN COLD here!! 20 - something outside. Thank GOD the cymbalta is still working really well. Or I'd be in trouble with this cold. And as far as Pittsburgh goes, my family is actually in West Newton now, about
20 miles south. I'm home alot cuz my dad is up in years and not in the best health.
I didn't start all meds one at a time. I been on Ambien for years. I was on Lyrica for about
2 months before it crapped out. So we added the pain patches which worked for a couple weeks then I got into a really bad flare. Thats when we added the cymbalta. Really the only side effect that I am left with (from all the meds) is that I am not sleeping very well. I wake up several times a night. But the pain relief as of late has been so good so I am dealing with the night time waking by taking a nap during the day. It's helping. When I see rheumy next, I'll ask if there's something I can switch up to help me sleep. If not, I'll deal with it.
it's funny, when I go to the pharmacy, people get annoyed with me (in line behind me) cuz I am the question queen!! I can't know just a little bit about
something, I have to know it all..lol. When I go to the Dr's I take my list of questions that I've compiled since the last visit. They usually give me a chuckle cuz at some point they know I am going to whip out my list during our visit. Just once I'd like to go in there and when he says "do you have any ?'s" I'll say "NOPE!!" lol
OK, nap time. I've got a headache to sleep off
Fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, PCOS, IBS, anxiety, chronic insomnia; Lyrica, ambien, yaz, cymbalta, lidocaine patches, midrin if needed, (fish oil, D3, Co-Q10, multi) PS: I think fibromyalgia is a jerk!
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