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welshbit wrote: »
Hi Steve, I get pain around my rib cage, I get pressure points there, can feel the tough muscle in spasm with my fingers/hand (physio showed me how). From what you describe though, if it's your Right side, and when in your back the pain seems under your shoulder blade, it could be gallstones. Obviously no-one can diagnose online, but have you been to your GP about this? (I have gallstones myself)
yellowrock wrote: »
Anyone tried the epileptic drug - gabapentin I have heard it is really good for fms.
try to keep positive,
Wazz42 wrote: »
Hi, I too have fibro. I was fine until 2002 when I had 'sudden onset' rheumatoid arthritis. I was a teacher of a very active class of 9-10 yr olds. That was in feb half term. By Easter I had 2 weeks off in addition to the holidays to get my head round the whole thing and solve the pain issues, and never went back!
I've got raynauds syndrome (cold, white then red fingers, toes,nose and ear tips)
I've recently come to the decision that although I didn't ask for this and it's not my fault, I still have to deal with it day to day and with regard to my mental state too. Since having a ltc I've put on a lot of weight, and been angry and frustrated and couldn't do anything about it. I've now decided that yes it's going to be difficult, no it's not my fault but it's still up to me to tackle it. I've started off by aiming not to put on any more weight this year, so far on track. I'm now trying to do similar with exercise, seeing a physio for help.
I have a lovely GP, I too have worked out my dose for amitryptylene, and for tramodol (pain) and have a 'normal dose' and a higher one for when I know I'm going to be pushing it (when I had to get my Dad to hosp in Liverpool for a heart op) so I could do what I had to (not driving lol!) I also take anti inflams and really do work hard to keep positive. The thing that is hard is the fibrofog and the sort of mental mush I seem towade through sometimes, repeating what someone just said to try and work out the reply!
emilyt wrote: »
This poem was sent to me. Hope you don't mind me sharing.
'Ode to FibroFog'
Just a note to say I’m still living
That I’m not among the dead
Though I’m getting more forgetful
And mixed up in the head.
I've got used to being tired
I get it all the time
I can manage my frustration
But, Oh God, I miss my mind.
For sometimes I can’t remember
When I stand at the foot of the stairs
If I must go up for something
Or have I just come down from there.
And before the fridge so often
My poor mind’s filled with doubt
I have just put food away
Or have I come to take it out.
And there are many times when it’s dark
With my night-cap on my head
I don’t know if I’m retiring
Or just getting out of bed.
So, if it’s my turn to write to you
There’s no need for getting sore
I may think that I have written
And don’t want to be a bore.
So, remember I’m always thinking of you
And wish that you lived near
But its nearly mail time
So, I must say goodbye my dear.
There I stand before the mail box
With my face so very red
Instead of mailing my letter to you
I opened it instead......
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