Fibromyalgia

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    Does anybody have this syndrome...If so, how do you deal with it and what meds do you take???
     
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    I also know it's hard to diagnose and treat but there are many help sites----I think it's also closely related to chronic fatigue syndrome--(yuppie flu)--good luck with it!
     
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    you're right but when I researched CFS once there were many cross references to fibromyalgia and many belonged to the same support groups. Thought she might get more info if she searched both conditions--yes more pain is associated with fibromyalgia !
     
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    yes I have recently been told by a Reumatologist that this is my problem...I was sent to a specialist a few weeks ago for a nerve study for possible Neuropathy, which the test proved nothing is wrong in that department. I will see my doctor tomorrow to see which direction we will go next. I am presently taking Lodine which is an anti-inflammatory and Paxil to help me get a full night's sleep. I am in constant pain.
     
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    yes you are right about CFS...they are very closely related. In fact I have been told that I'm eligible for disability but in order to receive compensation, I should file for the CFS instead of FMS because it IS so hard to diagnose. You are also right about the yuppie flu...lol...I do feel as though I have the flu all the time. You know when a person starts an exercise program it's normal to feel some soreness...so jump back in there and work the soreness out...Not in this case. The more exercise a person does, the more sore he gets. It's like there's no working the soreness out. I try to do small amounts of treadmill, ABLounger, pilates and yoga on a regular basis but if I exercise 3 or 4 days per week, I am so sore I can barely get around. It then takes me a few days to get over that...then back to square 1..."They" don't know exactly what causes it and don't know of a cure for it...:huh: BTW...love all the smileys....
     
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    Oh believe me, it's much more than Chronic Fatigue...It's real pain...it's stabbing, burning, piercing, throbbing, nagging...
     
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    well actually Paxil, as you probably already know, is a anti-depressant for stress but "they" have found that certain drugs such as Amitriptyline and Paxil help with some of the pain associated with this syndrome. As for me, I took Amitrip...for a few weeks, 2 different strengths and it did not help me at all. I took 10 mg Paxil a little while and still was unable to get a good night's rest...always sleeping in REM...I am now trying 20mg Paxil and I still really see no difference. I feel as bad today as I did last May...I have some Ambien that I use from time to time. I also have some pain killers for the pain. I just would love to figure all this out and get back to normal, if I ever will...
     
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    Thanks guys... :dance: I really like this dude...Lots more smileys than at another site I go to...
     
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    thanks...be back soon
     
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    Dittos on the welcome--most importantly hang on to hope---having a condition that is difficult to treat is NOT a life sentence . ( I like the dancing dude too ) :dance:
     

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