When the Drs. first told me I had fibro. they put me on a low doseage of amitriplyine to help with the sleeping.
I have been diagnosed with Fibro but it was the doctor that died who diagnosed me, and just like with Lupus, they did not trust Dr. Marlowe's diagnoses. Dr. Marlowe delivered my second baby 42 years ago. We had a good doctor/patient relationship. But he was a recovering drug addict, and I am sure that this has something to do with doubting his diagnoses.
However someone provided a really good list here of the symptoms of Fibro. i have 29 of those symptoms provided on that list, so will ask my rheumy to consider fibro, when I go into see him next month. I will also take him the list I made of the fibro symptoms that I have.
The cycle has changed again, and I was able to sleep last night. This cycle of good days/bad days are reflective of where my mental mind is at the moment. Usually the good days last two weeks. Not this time, only lasted very few days. It might be my mental illness, and not just Lupus or Fibro. I believe I have lupus, it is time to stop denying it. and I believe I have fibro, but this mental illness may have more control over the bad days/good days than I want to admit.
someone on here, Sharky I think, admitted so easily that she has a mood disorder. For me that takes a lot of courage, and maybe for her too.
still it is good to know that others have this good day/bad day cycle.
I will ask my family doctor for something to help me sleep during the good days.
Thank you for responses
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
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