Hi! I'm new to this forum in that this is my first post, but I've been following and learning from everyone here for many months now since I started suspecting I have fibromyalgia. First, I'd like to say thank you to all of you guys who are so dedicated to sharing knowledge and helping each other live life well! Such a lovely bunch.
I'll try not to make this long.
myself... I am 23 and was just diagnosed with fibro TODAY after just under a year of chronic pain. It started very localized and intense in my forearms, but over this year has spread to every area of my body and this winter I have been almost overwhelmed with episodes of joint and muscle pain, fatigue, chronic headaches, and just recently, increasing occurrences of skin pain and irritation. Such fun. :)
Now, my main reason for finally posting on here... To those who have taken Nortriptyline
: Have you found it helpful? Any unpleasant side effects? Did it stop working at some point? My doctor said she thought this med would be the best choice for me and prescribed a 10mg dose to begin with. She said I should do my research and chose for myself if I want to fill this prescript
ion or not, but I'm conflicted. My symptoms are bothersome, but not to the point where I ever can't get out of bed or anything (I count myself lucky after reading some stories on here.) Is it silly to want to hold out so I can accurately monitor my symptoms and see if they worsen?
Thanks everyone, glad to finally have a diagnosis and to start making progress on feeling better.