I need some advice please help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by liz16, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. liz16

    liz16 New Member

    For the past 5 months I have been having cronic pain in my muscles and joints. I also have daily headaches and I can never sleep. I have been put on 30 mg of anitriplyn and 10 mg of flexeral. MY doctor also gave me darven 65 mg every 4 hours it doesn't help I will be seeing a arthritis doctor to be checked for fibromyalgia ( my mother has it) RA and arthritis ( runs in my family). It is a constant fight with my doctor for any pain medication,Or anything. It will be a couple months before I can get in to see a specialist there are only 4 in my state. What can I do I have 4 children and the doctor keeps telling me I am doing to much. I feel so alone its like my life was ripped out from underneath me. does anyone have any suggestions. thank you
  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Liz18:

    Since this is your very first post, I would use the directory above to catch up with symptoms, etc. It is at the top of the message page and you can check by subject.

    After that you may have more questions, yet some leads.

    You might narrow it down to the basics and ask away about anything you want.

    This is what I did. I am glad you had the courage to make a first post.

    These are all suggestions, you know.

    nyrofan
  3. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    Can you ask your regular doctor about chronic viruses? Just make a phone call and talk to the nurse. Ask about Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalo virus. They are common viruses but in us CFS/FM ppl, they become chronic. Sometimes ppl have Lyme disease.

    A great book, since you may have to be your own detective, is From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum M.D.

    Also you can do a web search on William Wong N.D., he has done some great research on Systemic Enzymes in helping FM/CFS.

    Another thing to do is get a hair analysis done. If you have elevated levels of toxic metals, this could weaken your immune system and cause a long list of problems. I got a hair analysis kit from 1to1vitamins. They cost ~$60 and Dr. Cinque will help you interpret it and give you some advice on how to chelate out the metals if that's the problem.

    Fill out your bio on what you've tried so far and what your major symptoms are. Tell us about what didn't work too.

    Far Infrared Saunas work for some. It helps us sweat out toxins from the sweat glands. They are called the third kidney of the body.
  4. liz16

    liz16 New Member

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who replyed to my post I don't feel so alone now I feel like you all understand. I am going to try some of your suggestions ecspecially the ones for sleep I would give anything for A good nites sleep.