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    Sick of pills

    I understand how you feel Forgetmenot. I'm finally getting weaned off of fluoxetine only to have the doctor increase my Gabapentin and it doesn't help with anything. In the beginning the gabby helped with my headaches, not so much anymore. I love when they say "Here take this" and when that...
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    Anyone else expierience extreme upper back pain

    I can honestly say that its not a pulled muscle. I have done that so I know what it feels like. It feels like red hot meat hooks trying to pull or split my back apart. I believe this is another part of fibro that I'm experiencing. Seems like every time I turn around (so to speak) there is...
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    Anyone else expierience extreme upper back pain

    Thanks Forgetmenot. I have tried muscle relaxant. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. I do have an appointment with my Dr next month and I will bring it up. Gentle hugs to you.
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    Anyone else expierience extreme upper back pain

    I've been having extreme pain around my spine. From mid-back up to the top of my shoulder blades. At times its like having a binder clip squeezing my spine. I've tried heat, cold and light massage. I have even tried mild stretches. If I move the wrong way suddenly it takes my breath away. I...
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    Gabapentin and weight issues

    Hi there. I know how you feel about the gaining weight. I had finally reached my goal. When the dr. increased my dosage I started putting the weight back on. I'm currently taking 300mg Gabapentin 4 times a day. I can honestly say that the only thing it has helped me with is my headaches. I use...
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    Hand/Finger Weakness?

    I have the same problem. I drop things, can't open things, and my fingers stutter when I type.
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    I don't drive because of the fibrofog. I have a hard time keeping my mind on more than one thing at a time. Besides it scares me to be on the road here in Florida. :)
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    How old were you when you were diagnosed?

    I was diagnosed at 50, but I believe I was dealing with it for far longer than that. I have not yet been able to pinpoint when exactly but I believe it was in 20's or 30's. Back then I just thought it was part of working and being a single mom. :)
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    What do you do for vacation? Yes, I am being serious.

    I understand how you feel. My son wants me to come to Rhode Island from Florida (in November) to there when his first child is born. Believe me I want to be there for that. I don't know how yet. How about finding a nice bed and breakfast. I know its not camping but maybe one in the country side...
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    Hand spasms?

    I have hand tremors when I do to much. I also get the spasms too. It happens when I'm typing on the keyboard. When I want one letter I get two. That's why I try to check my words before I post anything. :)
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    feeling like a zombie and venting

    First of all I want to say thank you. This is why I'm glad I joined the forum. I'm doing a bit better now, all things considered. I'm weaning off of one of my meds and increasing my gabby, so it makes for some interesting times. I'm a little more balanced now. I do have a loving and...
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    Throat knot?

    You might go see an ENT Doc and have them do a scope on your throat. Also tell the doc about your swallowing issues. Just a suggestion. Hope it helps. Gentle hugs
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    feeling like a zombie and venting

    Hey everyone. I haven't been on for awhile. I dislike my meds making feel like a zombie. I think I would rather handle the pain without meds. Its just so frustrating. :roll: I feel like a test dummy for some of these meds at times. It's like here try this, maybe this will work. The other thing...
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    Fibro Fog?

    We use a dry erase board and a calendar to remind both of us about appointments and other important things. :) I also keep a note pad and pen handy.
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    Recently Diagnosed- So Many Questions!

    Everything I learned about FM I learned on my own. I've done a lot of research online. I know the only way to find out what works for you is by trial and error. Everybody is different. I have been taking fluoxetine twice a day for over a year and a half. I was also put on Gabapentin a little...