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Old 05-18-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue????

I am dealing with both conditions & it can be awful. Lately the fatigue is so bad I can barely make it through the day. It is not a sleepy tired just bone weary exhaustion. Currently taking Effexor Xr & it seems to have helped a little with my fibro symptoms/flare ups but the fatigue is so bad . Anyone else?

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Re: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue????

I have not been diagnosed with CF, but I have with fibro and myofascial pain syndrome and am on Effexor XR. I can make it through about a 1/2 day and then I am cooked. Just can't do more than sit or lie around. It stinks to be home and the weather is cool and breezy and not be up to walking in the yard to enjoy it.....sigh.
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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HI Tazz,
I too have FM and CFS and a few others to go along with it. I am also on Effexor Xr 150mg three times a day. My primary told me he likes for his FM patients to be on the highest dose. Unfortunately my pain and other diagnoses require me to go to a Pain clinic so I couldn't say if it actually helps. Are you on the highest dose of 450mg?

 
Old 05-23-2006, 02:56 PM   #4
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Hi this is the first time on here for me so bare with me if i get it wrong please.I have had fm and cf now for 2-3 years and i was told that once you have it thats it.I wondered what the hell was happening to me.I feel so tired ache mood swings and tearfull.Some days i feel godd but when its bad it gets me down.But know how that feels.Ihad never heard of it before, my doc tells me its only been recognized here for about 10 years.(uk)Finding this page and reading your letters has helped me so much as i thought i was loosing my mind.At last someone else knows how im feeling. thank you take care
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I am dealing with both conditions & it can be awful. Lately the fatigue is so bad I can barely make it through the day. It is not a sleepy tired just bone weary exhaustion. Currently taking Effexor Xr & it seems to have helped a little with my fibro symptoms/flare ups but the fatigue is so bad . Anyone else?

Keep smiling......

 
Old 05-26-2006, 09:33 AM   #5
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Re: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue????

Hi guys,

Thanks so much for your responses. It is good to know there are others out there experiencing the same thing. I have been feeling this way for the past 1 1/2 years I guess. I had an automobile accident in Aug 2004 & things have just progressed from there. Just taking things day by day & trying to find a way to deal with each days pain/symptoms!

Pepperchick: I am only on a low dosage of Effexor right now,taking 150 mg per day. Just began taking it a short time ago & my dosage has been increased gradually. Are you having problems sleeping since taking it?

Take care All,
Tazz

 
Old 05-26-2006, 11:26 AM   #6
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Re: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue????

Hey there, Franny the Frog! Welcome to the board!

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i was told that once you have it thats it.
Don't you ever believe it! There are many therapies helpful for fibro. Too many docs are unknowledgeable. Mine said, "I think it's fibro ... unfortunately, there's very little we can do."

Might as well sign a permanent self-pity warrant. NO WAY!

FORTUNATELY, my doc was a little limited in his outlook, and I was able to prove otherwise. About 25% of fibro patients are helped to some extent w/SSRIs and/or antidepressants. Hooray for them, I say! But not everyone w/fibro benefits from that treatment.

HOPE is your best ally! What gave me the most hope (and actual help!) was reading the book From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. I found a copy at the public library; you might visit a bookstore if you strike out there. Teitelbaum is a fibro specialist, and fibro sufferer himself. His book discusses many, many ways to treat fibro. Some are medical treatments, some more alternative med. There are many ways to help yourself, many ways to advocate for treatment.

Best wishes.

 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
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hi, i am new i also have fibro and cfs my doctor told me the 2 go together after being tested for sleep disorders we found part of the problem, but sleep still doesn't come easy or at all. i have had these illness for 10 yrs and would like to share and to get advice my doc said its not fatal,but there is no cure and it can be disabling

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Old 05-27-2006, 11:38 AM   #8
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i have been to pain clinic, antipresant, try just about everthing,but you are we have to have hope and fight it everyday also my family and church family are very supportive when BAD days are here i know there will be better days

 
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