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Old 06-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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respite from fibro flare

I dont get to post on here too often but i just wanted to tell my fibro friends what has happened to me.
My regular dr stopped seeing me because i had an allergic reaction to savella and i needed more care than what she could handle. It took me 2 months to get into this new rheumatologist. One of the first things the nurse said (after seeing i was on narcotis) was that this rheumy didnt prescribe narcotics. I was not happy, i was freaking out because it did lessen my pain. She listened to my story and gave me tramadol and neurontin. I have just been taking it for about a week and have noticed quite a difference and improvement in my health. I dont hurt so much and have more energy to get things done. This is the first time in a long time that i feel this way-however long it lasts, i am grateful.
This next week my hubby and i will be traveling across the country to meet and bring back our daughter we are adopting from foster care. I worry about being a good mom having fibro, this gives me a little hope in the nick of time.

Dont give up hope, find a dr that will listen and work with you and wants to help you.
I'm not "cured" by any means. . .just seeing a little hope and grateful for any good days i can get!

 
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
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Re: respite from fibro flare

Hi, congratulations on your upcoming adoption. I have 6 young children, 3 adopted 3 fostered we are in the process of adopting. I believe even with fibro it is possible to a good mom. I remember saying to my doc that I felt guilty that I could not do all the things I wanted with them, run in the park etc. He replied that anyone could do that bit, but the constant care and nurturing only a mother can do, even if they are unwell. He was right. I do not feel now that they miss out on anything, they accept that I have bad days but know I am still there for them.

I am delighted you are getting some relief, good luck with next week.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:37 AM   #3
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congrats new mommy!
for many of us with fibro less meds is better. enjoy your window of feeling great. i am going to hope you found your right mix and you stay feeling this good.
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ps personal thanks to you for taking a child already here. i have 6 adopted daughters and 3 sons. 1 birth child, a boy.

 
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Re: respite from fibro flare

Congratulations on finding some releif & also becoming a mom!
It won't be easy but nothing in life worth having ever is...
We have 4 kids (12, 9, 9 & 2). Luckily my older kids are a huge help with the youngest. Especially since he wants to live outside... They take him outside to play allot & it's great! Of course, they are allot of work also lol
I started having problems while pregnant with my first child. I always thought I'd be out there playing with my kids. But just never have been able to. But, we find other things to do together. We have favorite shows we like to watch together. We try to spend one of one with each kid when we get the chance, take them to subway to eat We find things in common. Most important of all, they can talk to me about anything. I have a good relationship with them all. They do have more chores then their friends, but it's good for them! Anyhow, like Agenda said, anyone else can run & play with them outside... It takes more than that to be a parent...
I'm glad you found a good mix of Medicine that works for you! Go oft are you taking the tramadol? I have a prescription for the one you can take every 4 hours. But I tried to stay away from taking pain meds unless I had no choice. But got to the point where I was taking it each day. My new Rhum told me to take it every 4 hours & that I jut wasn't taking it enough. It has helped improve my daily life doing so, not such a struggle & able to get more done
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Re: respite from fibro flare

Congratulations on finding some releif & also becoming a mom!
It won't be easy but nothing in life worth having ever is...
We have 4 kids (12, 9, 9 & 2). Luckily my older kids are a huge help with the youngest. Especially since he wants to live outside... They take him outside to play allot & it's great! Of course, they are allot of work also lol
I started having problems while pregnant with my first child. I always thought I'd be out there playing with my kids. But just never have been able to. But, we find other things to do together. We have favorite shows we like to watch together. We try to spend one of one with each kid when we get the chance, take them to subway to eat We find things in common. Most important of all, they can talk to me about anything. I have a good relationship with them all. They do have more chores then their friends, but it's good for them! Anyhow, like Agenda said, anyone else can run & play with them outside... It takes more than that to be a parent...
I'm glad you found a good mix of Medicine that works for you! Go oft are you taking the tramadol? I have a prescription for the one you can take every 4 hours. But I tried to stay away from taking pain meds unless I had no choice. But got to the point where I was taking it each day. My new Rhum told me to take it every 4 hours & that I jut wasn't taking it enough. It has helped improve my daily life doing so, not such a struggle & able to get more done
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