Message for Clifford

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by EllenComstock, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Clifford:

    Wasn't sure if I would get any response to my message. Glad you wrote and hope you continue attending the meetings. I assume you have fibromyalgia. I am not familiar with your doctor at U of M. I see a fibromyalgia specialist in Monroe-Dr. Barbour. For awhile I was going two times a week for message therapy, but with limited success. I finally realized that I couldn't expect miracles from a doctor when we are dealing with a condition in which there is no cure. He does seem to be quite knowledgeable about fibromyalgia, but I have to warn you. Be prepared to wait in the waiting room a good hour or more. I always take things to do with me. I am continuing to do the stretching exercises they showed me, working out regularly, eating well, and taking my medication. Like you, I am struggling with pain and exhaustion, but the medication does help somewhat with the pain. Dr. Barbour also has me on melatonin (3 mg.) and Elavil (10 mg.) to help me with sleep. It isn't successful every night, but I do get more sleep than without it.

    Like you, I am still struggling to work. Working takes up most of the little energy I have. I can give you Dr. Barbour's number if you would like it. Hope to see you at the January meeting. You probably heard that we don't meet in December.

    Ellen
  2. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Clifford:

    Wasn't sure if I would get any response to my message. Glad you wrote and hope you continue attending the meetings. I assume you have fibromyalgia. I am not familiar with your doctor at U of M. I see a fibromyalgia specialist in Monroe-Dr. Barbour. For awhile I was going two times a week for message therapy, but with limited success. I finally realized that I couldn't expect miracles from a doctor when we are dealing with a condition in which there is no cure. He does seem to be quite knowledgeable about fibromyalgia, but I have to warn you. Be prepared to wait in the waiting room a good hour or more. I always take things to do with me. I am continuing to do the stretching exercises they showed me, working out regularly, eating well, and taking my medication. Like you, I am struggling with pain and exhaustion, but the medication does help somewhat with the pain. Dr. Barbour also has me on melatonin (3 mg.) and Elavil (10 mg.) to help me with sleep. It isn't successful every night, but I do get more sleep than without it.

    Like you, I am still struggling to work. Working takes up most of the little energy I have. I can give you Dr. Barbour's number if you would like it. Hope to see you at the January meeting. You probably heard that we don't meet in December.

    Ellen