Has anyone ever had something strange work really well on your fibro symptoms?? Back in 2009 I took some benedryl for what I thought were seasonal allergies (sore throat plus a strange rash on my hands). It never did help my allergies but I felt so much better in regards to my fibro. At first I thought maybe it was in my head and have gone off several times to find my symptoms come back.
My internist and rhuemy cannot figure out why this would make me feel better and both keep telling me they want me off it and to try all these other drugs to see if they help the same way. They have tried anxiety meds and meds to help me sleep (as they think it may be helping me sleep). But my sleep patterns do not change when I am off or on the benedryl.
Last time I was at my internist we fought because I refuse to take any more anti depression meds or anxiety meds because they make me feel so much worse- I was basically bedridden and couldn't walk through a grocery store without extreme fatigue and muscle aches. I am back on my benedryl and feeling very good. I have been able to garden, walk, canoe, clean, etc. I almost feel back to normal- just lacking some muscle tone that I used to have.
I am at a loss as to why I feel so much better on this strange med but just wonder if I am the only one to find such a strange relief--