It is so wonderful to find this board!!! I am 33 and was just dxed 2 weeks ago, after suspecting for over a year, but hoping the pain was just the remenants from back fusion l5-s1. I have gone from being very active tobarely able to move, no sleep, flu-y feeling all the time with sharp pains in shoulders, back and legs. I have suffered migraines for 10+ years and have had various menstral issues this year culminating in an endometrial ablation. I am currently taking (from ortho surgeon that did fusion, who is trying to wean me off - meaning increased pain and other symptoms): Elavil 100 mg at bedtime for sleep (and average 1-2 hours falling asleep and wake up 3-4 times a night) diclofenac (NSAID) 2 per day propranalol 40 mg a day to prevent migraines skelaxin 3 per day iron (for anemia) darvocet - 2 per day I am wanting to transition everything to the rheum that dxed me and changed several of them, including the darvo and elavil, as I am not sleeping and in pain constantly. I will see her the day that my refills are due to be called in from ortho (so I am cutting it close as he takes 3 days to call them in), but I don't feel that this regimine that I have been on for a year is working. Any suggestions? I can't tolerate cymbalta (tried it for migraines and broke out into hives) or neurontin or topamax (took for my back and made me totally batty and had no effect), so I am scared of lyrica, although they are currently running research on it here. I feel lucky in that I work and live where Dr. Crofford is, which makes it more open to fms, and I currently go to her clinic (I see a NP), but I am a little fearful of the path ahead of me, especially here in KY where they dislike anything that can be called a recreational drug (like vicoden, etc) given the pain that I am in now. I am fortunate that I can work right now and I have started pilates (can't walk for long yet with the back) and hope to build up exercise capability, but there are so many other things I miss (like being with the husband intimately), shopping, playing sports, etc. that I want to do (fortunately the hubby does all the cooking and any of the pushing and pulling house and yard work, so I do what I feel up to and also the dishes I would enjoy gardening again (what little I do like) and helping my elderly widowed mother around her house, but I can't, and as an only child... Any suggestions would be great on any of these, including talking to the doc about meds and a reasonable treatment plan given where I've been before. THANKS!!!