Well, I was diagnosed about 2 years ago with Fibro. My mom, really was a huge help, I hate that she had to go thru what she went thru but, she was with me and told me what exactly to ask the doc's for. She's had fibro for about 20 years but went thru about 10 different diagnoses. It first all started for me with my feet. They were the worst. My Doc sent me to a foot doc and he did surgery in three places on my left leg and foot. But, did nothing. I still had all the same pain even after the surgery. It clicked with my mom and we started asking q's about the fibro. After that went to different docs was diagnossed, finally had something I could call it!! Was also experiencing other things such as sleeplessness, sore muscles all over, tired, depression and so on. I tried the Lyrica and didnt get any relief from it. My Doc said again lets try this new drug out now that they are using to relieve pain for fibro. I was all over it.. I thought Yeah!! I did feel better for a while but over the last year and a half since starting the medication, I have had so many bad things going on with my body I just cant seem to come to terms that my body got that bad in year all on its own. There are just too many to believe.
These are symptoms I have had since taking the medication savella:
High Blood Pressure, Heart Palpitations, High Anxiety, Insomnia (worsened) sleep study done:nothing wrong they say, Extreme Migraines (never had headaches before) ER twice for these, Extreme Chest Pains!!! ER twice for these thinking I was having a heart attack!! Sadness, Anger, Worsend Depression, Thoughts of Suicide( I never ever would have ever thought about that ever in my entire life), and just really not wanting to do anything, just being tired!! My family hates me:( They know all I want to do it is lay in bed and watch tv... Thats Bad!!
I think right now the migraines would be my most severe disability. It affects my life daily!! I just feel like every aspect of my daily life has changed so much and I wonder if it is the result of this medication. I am at ends with my doctor and all the other ones that tell me that there is nothing wrong or they cant help.
Thanks for replying, and maybe here you guys can help answer so of my questions!!