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    major changes as the weather changes?

    We had a big thunder storm the other night (12 inches of rain in 1 night) and I have been in pain for 2 days now. It's been raining off and on since the thunderstorms and will rain for another 4 days so I don't see if ending soon.
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    Extra Sensitive Skin?

    I get that skin pain all the time. I can't even handle a breeze going across my skin. Usually these episodes only last about 36 hours for me or I would go crazy. I haven't found anything that helps even ease that particular symptom. My pain specialist and my rheumatologist both said it is a...
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    Opinions about Baclofen ...

    I have a LOT of experience with baclofen. I took baclofen orally for 4 years trying to get to a dose that would control the spasticity that I have in every extremity in my body, but most severely in my right leg, which is my most effected area from my MS. It was mostly paralyzed for a while...
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    Gluten free?

    I have IBS,GERD, gastroparesis (my stomach doesn't digest food properly) MS and fibro. Many people have recommended a gluten free diet to me over the past several years. Being a family of 5, I was reluctant to take that leap. My kids are older now and can make their own breakfast and lunch...
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    Savella vs Cymbalta

    Savella is very similar to cymbalta in almost every way except it won't treat depression. I don't really have depression most of the time, so that wasn't an issue. The ideal would have been to increase the cymbalta to 60 mg, but we tried that with initial dosing and I had really Bad night...
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    Having a hard time accepting the diagnosis

    I had a hard time accepting the diagnosis too. I was told I probably had it in November first, but didn't take that as a true diagnosis until it got really bad in April and I saw the rheumatologist. I just didn't think it was fair to have aggressive MS and then get fibro on top of it. I...
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    Savella vs Cymbalta

    Has anyone ever tried Savella for their fibro pain? I've been on Cymbalta for a while. Now it just doesn't seem to be helping much. My neuro wants to increase it to help my migraines and to help my sleep (I only sleep about 4 hours a night) but when we have tried that, I get really bad night...
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    Working Or Not, What Type of Work?

    I have been unable to work since prior to my diagnosis with MS in 2007. I used to be a pediatric nurse. I quit working in October 2006, initially due to pain, but then because of waling difficulty, weakness on my right side, then I was having memory issues. I qualified for SSI disability in...
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    Sex and Fibro

    When I was first diagnosed with MS, my husband and I had a difficult time adjusting. We had a healthy, regular sex life, although I never really had a very strong sex drive. I was having problems with low back pain, urination that required self catheterization, and sensation issues to my...
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    gabapentin and weight gain

    I had a lot of trouble with weight gain on gabapentin. For me, it wasn't that effective against the MS nerve pain. I have not tried it for the fibro pain though.