1. G

    Orange County, CA doctor recommendations sought

    I am not happy with the GP/Neurologist I have been working with since August. I won't go into details, but it basically comes down to the fact I don't trust her anymore. I asked to be taken off of Savella, and she said ok let's try Fetzima instead. It is almost an identical medication AND it...
  2. G

    I love/hate Savella

    I have had FM/RA symptoms for over 10 years. All I have managed to do for years is rule out my having an auto-immune disease like Lupus or MS. Which is good. But it doesn't get me any closer to help or a pain free life. After years pursuing RA treatments, we switched to FM treatment. After...
  3. A

    Unsure what's next

    Hello everyone, You will have to excuse me I'm not sure what to really say here. I am new to support groups, fibromyalgia, and really everything that is going on right now in my life. I'm a 31 year old mother of two.(12 and 9) Not really sure when all of this started but the downward spiral...
  4. V

    Hi I'm new

    Hi All, Here is my story diagnosed with fibro in 2002. A car accident in 1992 is a culpit. I have been on various antidepressant and pain pills, I was on Cymbalta about six years. It worked great at first except if I missed a dose within 12 hours I was very ill, headache nausea, that would get...
  5. J

    walking on treadmill

    Well, I have been going to the gym the last few weeks and walking two miles+...trying to tone up and maybe lose a pound...I like the endorphin high I get but not do much the feeling of petrified all over muscle ache I get several hours later..I take two advil or sometimes half a pain pill to get...
  6. L

    why even bother waking up anymore?

    I just don't see the point. I'm only 18 and already I can't work, I can't leave my house, I have to cancel appointments left and right because moving is just too painful and the motion itself makes me impossibly nauseous. My girl left me because we haven't been able to see each other for a...
  7. L

    How long did it take you to find medocation that works?

    How long did it take you to find medication that works? I'm at the end of my rope here, I really am. Quick background: I'm 18, male, been having symptoms for a little more than a year now, and I just got diagnosed on July 30, with fibro, CFS, and orthostatic intolerance. Since last year the...
  8. L

    Running out of Ideas

    Have had Fibro for 23 years, did okay on meds nortryptaline, Cymbalta, savella, ...but became tolerant of those and now started Effexor , a little help after three weeks..will it work better if I stay on it? Lots of low back and hip nerve pain.
  9. C

    New here

    I was diagnosed with Fibro last year, but my pain started a few years ago. I dealt with leg/hip pain for two years, went through a couple months of physical therapy twice, saw several doctors and had several tests done. At first it was mainly my hip and IT band, but eventually the pain spread...
  10. K

    Hi from MO

    Hi there. I'm Kalli, 28 from Missouri. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Syndrome at the age of 26. It's been thought I've had it all my life. The 27th of this month I had serotonin syndrome that sent me to the hospital. My doctor is weaning me off of Cymbalta to put me on Savella...