The last 6 months or so have been a real struggle for me. I have been having loads of problems with Fibro pain. It’s been a constant struggle with that pain and the tummy problems to boot.
I’ve been talking to my Dr. about it and we’ve been trying to make it better. The problem is, Lyrica, the medicine that helps Fibro pain causes me to be a zombie at a certain dosage. The dosage that most Fibro’s need to really feel better. So… balance that with the Hydr0c0d0ne, which will also cause sever muscle ache when taken too often has been a real struggle.
I received a message from my Dr last week to come in because we’ve something new to try for Fibro pain and she instantly thought of me when she heard it. It’s called Savella and it’s the first medicine used and generated exclusively for Fibromyalgia.
I am not ramped up to the full dosage yet, I’m still on the increasing dosage to the full dose. I do notice a different type of feeling where the Fibro likes to sit in my muscles. There’s not that stinging pain so much as an ache that feels like tingly thick fluid sitting in my muscles. When I move the areas that I have the most problem with, feet, neck & upper back and thighs and upper arms, I do notice a difference.
I’m really hoping that this does me some good. My NP states that she’ll be really happy if I get 25 to 50% relief and that’s really all the more I’ll possibly be able to hope for. That’s not really good. I mean, my quality of life is greatly effected. I would love a possibility of greater than 50%. Realistically, knowing my body, I’ll only get the 25% improvement. That’s going to have to be good enough. How long I can work full time with this sort of pain, I don’t know. Do I want to work until I’m 65? Yes! But realistically, with what I have going on now… I’m not so sure it’ll happen. I won’t give up, though.
So.. happy Monday to you… I wish you all well and all the best. Papa is going to be in Michigan starting on Wed. I don’t want him to go… I’m going to miss him terribly. The good news is my Mom is going to be here starting Saturday for a week. I’ll drop her off at the air port and pick Papa up for his return.
Mom and I are going to see the Terracotta warriors, they’re at our Museum of Natural Science. I’ll let you know what that’s all about!
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