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!


© ‘Fizz’ 2009


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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7 Responses to Hope…

  1. Ann says:

    Wishing you the best in your recovery. You’ll do fine without Papa, much as you love him. Your trip to the museum with Mom sounds like fun.


  2. Terry says:

    Praying this new med. helps. The museum will be fun and interesting. You and Mom will enjoy it, I’m sure.


  3. Joe says:

    I do indeed hope you can find the right dosage and medication to do the trick. Fighting that fight day after day must get old beyond words. I hope that you have a good visit with your mom in spite of your dad being gone. Bless you my friend, have a great day!


  4. Beth says:

    You poor sweetheart. I am sorry you have to suffer so much pain. I do hope the new med works for you. Enjoy the visit with your mom.Hugs,Beth


  5. john says:

    Pain is so tough to deal with and takes so many out of comission…..hope something clicks for ya.Take care


  6. Babblelot says:

    Oh girlie thanks for the mentioning of the new medication. I’m pretty well on the Tramadon which cuts the pain quite ah bit most (?) times. Fight it girl and never surcumb. Passion for life and a positive attitude really helps. We can’t predict the future with chronic pain so we have to knock it in the corner ring everyday. Hope Papa has a nice visit in MI and so nice your Mom will be visiting you. Now I never heard of the Terracotta warriors. Them must be some big flower pots!! LOL!


  7. Cindy says:

    Hopefully the new meds will make a big enough difference in your pain that it will change your whole attitude. You never know unless you try it and keep hoping! Terracotta warriors? Hmmm, I can’t even imagine what that’s about.


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