You're very welcome. As you've noticed, I like asking questions. That's the only way I can learn.
I take Ultram. I am very sensitive to medication so I have to be very careful. I don't think I could handle anything stronger. A regular Tylenol knocks me out! The Ultram takes the edge off but if I wait too long to take the next dose, I suffer pretty bad until it takes effect. It's does help calm me down a whole lot too.
What do you take/do for pain?
I've already built as resistance to a lot of 'lesser' pain meds - although I can still take Aleve (2 @ a time of course!) for the generalized low-grade pain. =)
all I can do right at the moment is take some vicoden & pray once the "real" pain starts. I am very concerned about
getting into the stronger pain meds.
I may have a long time yet to live & I know I will be desperate for pain relief later on as well.
We don't have a tub - only a shower- so no soaking in that nice, warm water for me.
I tried to go through warm water rehab, but after about
2 1/2 weeks, I over-loaded on stress, so I never completed it.
It actually helped me to feel better - other than the lovely extreme exhaustion. Now, I MUST do whatever I can that helps even a little bit! Ice packs, heating pads, & whatever else I can find!!!
I do a lot of sitting on the couch (surrounded by 3 dogs!!) crying, not moving unless I must(!) as well. Fortunately my hubby does understand that I have those days.
Any one tried both Lyrica & Cymbalta? If so, what kinds of differences did you experience? Also, has any one tried the newest one (Savella)?
Having lived with this 'stuff' for most of my life (infected with LD & STARI @ the ripe old age of about
5 or 7), I am soooo tired of the pain & over-whelming fatigue!!
BTW, as for the FM - I have 18 out of 18 trigger points reacting strongly!!