I just want to thank those of you who recommended therapeutic massage. I wasn't sure how to find someone in my area and Sherrine gave me a link to check things out. I asked my neighbor if she knew anyone (her husband owns a wellness center right up the block from me). I got a name, checked her on the website Sherrine gave me (she wasn't on it, but one thing led to another), and I actually found an old friend of mine who I completely forgot was a massage therapist on the site. Turns out not only does she specialize in Fibromyalgia but she also has it and works right in the same town as me.
I've gotten 2 massages so far. They are very different from the typical spa massage I've had in the past. She focuses a lot on what I think are my trigger points although they seem to be in the same area as the tender points, but just more of them than 18. I had no idea how many spots were causing me trouble. I wish the result of the massage lasted longer than it does. I am so sensitive though, even though my legs didn't hurt when she was working on them I have black and blues. This is typical for me. I could blow on my legs and get a black and blue. My tender points on my glutes are another story altogether. She didn't work on them the first time, but she did on Saturday. I saw stars!!!
-2005 dx UC proctitis, 2006 UC pancolitis, some pathology reports have suggested Crohn's Colitis
-2018 dx Fibromyalgia
-Current Meds (UC): Colazal, Canasa, Bentyl & Omeprazole
-Current Meds (Fibro): Cymbalta
-Past Meds (UC): Lialda, Asacol, Prednisone, 6-MP, Cortifoam, Levaquin, Cipro, methylprednisolone, Uceris, Lexapro
-Supplements: Probiotics, Cal+D3+K2, Magnesium Malate, Tumeric, COQ10