Hello all, I have been lurking for a few weeks while awaiting my first appt. with a Rheumatologist. For months, my pcp and I have treated my aches and pains as fibro. and yesterday the Rheumy. confirmed that. I have been on Cymbalta for several months with minimal success and at this point I would like to work with my Psychiatrist to come off of it. I do need to be on an antidepressant, as my depression has been severe for several years. In addition, I have anxiety and panic attacks, but with therapy and medication, have that pretty much under control.
This fibro. just makes me so angry. My symptoms came on in September prettymuch full blast. I have had flares that last for weeks, and some that last just days, but pretty much have some type of pain all of the time. Before September, I was running 2-3 miles a day and lifting weights, and now I can't even think about those things without starting to hurt
Then the fibro. just makes me sad. I feel like I am losing my life with this diagnosis. Does everyone feel this way in the beginning. When the pain is a 10+, I don't even feel like living. I crawl into bed and wait until it is over. I still tend to overdue it, because I still don't know how much is too much, but I am learning.
I am so thankful I found this community. You have already been so helpful in answering questions and calming my fears. Thank you so much, and I look forward to chatting with you.