New here. Hi all
Does anyone have flares like this... months long sometimes that barely allow you to sleep or functions with new symptoms and then no symptoms that cause distress for many months or even a year at a time? I have had three major flares in my life so far. In the middle of my third right now I think. Consisting mostly of being woken after an hour or two of sleep with burning pain in the neck and back area and chills, sometimes with headaches and sometimes with left arm numbness and dizziness or nausea. Mostly though it is the burning and tingling neck and back all night long. Sometimes I get it during the day and sometimes not. And I get it 5-6 nights a week until I am so tired I finally sleep 6-7 hours at a time. I have already had trips to the ER, an MRI, visits to my general doc, my Rhuematologist, a neurologist, the chiropractor, and a massage therapist. Some things help a bit like trigger point injections and nothing major has been found. Any ideas?!
Trying to adjust my meds a bit from amatrityline to nortriptyline and still seeing if that helps.