Hello Everyone, I notice when I'm on the boards and I'm browsing around, that so many people are on meds. I have FMS, TMJ, myofascial pain, bulging disks. I currently do not take any medications because I just can't tolerate them. However, in the past, while I was going from doctor to doctor back in the late 1980's and 90's, doctors didn't have a name for what was wrong with me, (sound familiar?), anyways, I was given drug after drug by these MD's just because they did want to help me. Within an 8 year span before I was diagnosed in 2002, I was given, Zoloft, Paxil, Elavil, Wellbutrin, Zanaflex, Vioxx, Skelaxin, Ultracet and maybe a few other I don't remember now. ALL OF THESE MEDS gave me side effects so bad that I couldn't justify taking any of them and felt they were counterproductive. The only drug I got any benefit out of was the Elavil because it did make me sleep, but I also gained a lot of weight. Other side effects of these meds were: Weight gain, breathing difficulty, headaches, urine retention, messed up menstrual cycles, weird thinking, I could just go on and on. Again, how is the world can anyone tolerate the number of meds they are on? Just so curious, and feeling very abnormal. Hugs, Chelz.