Hi, I'm a newbie and I just wanted to introduce myself

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mischuv, May 26, 2006.

  1. mischuv

    mischuv New Member

    Hi my names Sally and I'm from australia. I just happened to find this site while searching for info on FMS and I am so glad I did... I have had FMS for about 7 years now and am at the moment going through probably the most painful flare up I can remember so I really wanted to try and find out about diffrent treatments etc.
    When I was first diagnosed I was on zoloft for about 12 months which helped and then I was fine only having minor flareups that would last for no more than 3-4 months at a time. About 12 months ago I started having another flare up which has gotten worse as time goes on GGGRRR!!!! anyway I tried zoloft again but no help this time so I have been looking for other treatments preferably not involving meds....
    I look forward to being involved with others on this site and am really glad to have found others with the same problems to chat to....
    Thanks Sally
  2. suzette1954

    suzette1954 New Member

    of friends anywhere. There is always someone (like prickles) who will go out of their way to help you, or just listen to you.

    You said you were on Zoloft. You do know it is an antidepressant dont you? Im on several along with all of the other meds Im on (27of them). I havent heard of using Zoloft to help you sleep, but maybe they do things different around you. I take nortriptaline at night to help me sleep better and our body heals better with sleep.

    This is a very depressing disease and the Zoloft works for me. Or, as good as anything can. Again, jump right in. The board moves very very fast and your post can end up on another page soon. If you want to keep it near the top, type bump and that will put it back if you havent gotten the answer you need.

    If you want to read the answers to your post. type in your screen name at the top and click search. That will get you to any messages thats been left for you. You can read about each of us by clicking on our name beside our message to you and if the person has filled out their profile, you can read about the person you got a message from.


  3. taniazcatz

    taniazcatz New Member

    Everyone that has posted a response is right, this is a great site!! I was on zoloft for a year before my doc switched me to effexor. Zoloft didnt help me but the effexor was a life saver. A lot of people aren't fond of effexor, it is fairly strong, but I haven't had any problems with it.

    Anyway, welcome aboard. We're always here if you need to vent or bounce around ideas or just feel like talking. For whatever reason, flare ups for a lot of us have been the worst we've ever had here lately. They seem to last longer as well. I hope you can enjoy your weekend.

    Nice to have you in our littlr online family!!

  4. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    I'm from California.I also have fibro.The people here are wonderful.Linda
  5. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    A WARM welcome to the board; I know you will find much information here as I did, and still do. Everyone is so nice and understanding; as a matter of fact, this board is becoming my "best friend", that is of course except my babies on my profile picture.

    Again, WELCOME!!!

  6. nice2meetu

    nice2meetu New Member

    I have had this DD all my life but was only diagnosed about 2-3 years ago. Isn't it fun?! Ok its not but making friends here makes it a bit better!

    I've always wanted to visit Australia, I'll be arriving in your home next week, kidding again! Wish I could though :)

    Flare-ups are awful. I am going through a divorce and the stress has put me in a tail-spin. Pain, nausea, dizziness, anxiety etc. But I always try and think "it could be worse" and it really COULD.

    Hope you find relief soon. Glad to have you here!
  7. kalina

    kalina New Member

    Welcome to the board!

    I have FM, but it's mostly the CFS that has kicked my butt. There are a lot of FMer's here who are more familiar with FM treatments than I am, but we can all offer support.

    I'm sorry you're going through such a bad flare right now. I hope you can find some answers soon.

  8. Dee50

    Dee50 New Member

    Hello and Welcome:) Lots of great folks here hope you feel at home.
    Started Guai Protocol 3/8/2006
    [This Message was Edited on 05/27/2006]
  9. mischuv

    mischuv New Member

    for that welcome!! I was searching around a little last night and found answers to some of my questions already which was great.... For insance i didn't realise that the pain I have in my hands and feet is probably fms and not peripheral arhritis as my gp had thought as I didn't realise it also affected areas other than your tender points. ( recent xrays showed no arthritis and given my age i was dubious of the diagnosis anyway) At least I know I'm not actually imagining it lol....
    The reason I was on zoloft was because my gastro specialist ( he was the diagnosing dr as I also have ulcerative colitis and he sees fms alot in his patients) said that a low dose of some antidepresants can help symptoms and for me it did that time... I can't take alot of the meds due to my colitis as they cause my colitis to flare and I would much prefer to put up with the pain of fms than the stomach cramps and diareah (sp?) of colitis.
    Again thanks for your welcome :)

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