NEW TO CHAT ROOM HAVE CHRONIC SEVERE FM

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BEAR70, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. BEAR70

    BEAR70 New Member

    COULDN'T EVEN GET OUT OF BED TODAY. THAT WAS A FIRST THIS SEEMS TO GET WORSE BY THE DAY. I JUST MOVED TO OHIO FROM PHOENIX. I SAW MY DR 3 WKS AGO AND THE MEDS HE PUT ME ON AREN'T WORKING. SHOULD I PUSH HIM TO SEND ME TO A RHUEMOTALOGIST AND PAIN MANAGEMENT DR? I AM VERY STUBORN AND EVEN HAD TO USE A CANE TO HELP ME KEEP MY BALANCE TODAY WHEN I HAD TO FIX MEALS. ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO EASE SOME OF THIS DEEP PAIN. I'VE TRIED LAYING DOWN ALMOST ALL DAY, A JACUZZI, AND PAIN PILLS. PLEASE I'LL TRY ANY IDEAS. I CAN'T EVEN SLEEP ON THE SLEEP MEDS BECAUSE OF THE PAIN.

    THANKS FOR ANY HELP
  2. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Welcome to the message board. It's always nice to have new blood!!!

    I know what one of your problems may be! Moving to Ohio from Arizona! I don't know which part of Ohio you live in; however, if it's close to the lakes, or the southern part close to the river, the damp weather has a lot to do with your aches and pain. The dry climate in Arizona benefits all arthritis pain as well as fibro.

    I have lived in southern Ohio/northern Kentucky area all of my life and the climate is murder on your bones, joints, and muscles, as well as murder for asthma and allergies. I have had a really tough winter dealing with my extreme pain. People living as far as 50+ miles north of the Ohio River still have these problems.

    I hope you go back to your doctor soon and tell him that the meds that he has you on aren't working and see what he suggests. I would mention seeing a rheumatologist if I were you. It never hurts to see a specialist. However, I know that the rheumy's in my area don't do any more for me than my internal medicine doctor does--but he has been my primary doc for 20 years and knows me really well.

    I am on Cymbalta (30 mg in the AM and 30 mg in the PM to alleviate the drowsy feeling all day), Neurontin in the AM and PM, and Zanaflex at bedtime. I also use ice packs and a heating pad a lot.

    I hope you get to feeling better soon.
  3. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    Hi there!
    I'm sorry you're in such pain - I certainly understand it.

    I'd go back to your Dr. and tell him that what you're on isn't working. If he doesn't have an alternative, then I'd ask for a referral. I wouldn't think you'd have to push, just say you need help.

    Many "regular" Dr.'s can help as much as rheumatologists, just really depends on the Dr., their willingness to help and their experience. However you may need to see a pain specialist if you need additional pain medication - again depending on the Dr.

    We're tough to treat. That's for sure. It's often a matter of making ourselves comfortable to get through the really tough days. I live on my heating pad. Put everything else aside - including meals. (unless it's for you), don't do any housework, nothing.

    What meds are you on or have you tried?

    Janalynn