- Mar 6, 2022
- DX FIBRO
Hello to all. I was diagnosed in September 2021 with fibromyalgia. I definitely had to be my own advocate and switched general practitioners. I was referred to a rheumatologist doctor who diagnosed me, however, does not treat. Since that time, I only feel like I have had a handful of good days. I am on duloxetine, gabapentin (which doesn’t make me tired) turmeric , iron, and vitamin D as well as thyroid medicine. I am mostly plant based since January 2020. I have tried melatonin and trazadone for sleeping. For a couple days it works and then stops. My watch says I get only three to four hours of deep sleep. I am in bed by 9 pm and up at 5:30 am. I feel some of the brain fog returning and usually only have enough energy for work, thankfully from home. However, we will be starting back a couple days per week. I walk a mile daily - which isn’t like before and do daily stretching. I use the computer a lot for work so my hands ache. Hands, wrists, up the arm. My hips ache or the crease of my ankles. I have headaches. I use ice, heating pad, meet with a massage therapist for myofascial stretching. My feet or hands may feel swollen. I sometimes have sit bone pain. Once in awhile I will have a slight tremor on right cheek when I smile. I have no patience for people which I’m sure is not sleeping well. And please do not make me make a decision after working. It has taken me a few days just to return to this page after signing up. Will I stop having symptoms for a period of time? What may I try to sleep better? I think I saw another thread that discussed how to explain this to loved ones. I am very thankful for my daughter who has been my rock through all this. I keep a log for about a week to two and then I do not. No idea why I don’t continue. How do you balance work and fibro? Thank you for having this forum. The dr office did find this website for me. They just are not familiar with how to handle chronic pain.