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Board: Fibromyalgia 04-03-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By rosebuddy
Flexeril Memory Loss?

I take 7 meds and flexeril is one of them. I'm trying to figure out which ones are causing memory loss. I found out that my lamictal and percocet do cause it. I am trying to take a class and I cannot...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-01-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,060
Posted By rosebuddy
Any help for the Percocet w/d blahs?

I took my last 7.5 on Sunday. Yesterday wasn't so bad. Today i am lethargic. Don't want to do anything, not even tv or a movie and definitely no house work. I'm not due to start the Ltyrosene til...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-07-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I no longer have fibromyalgia

thank you so much. you have no idea how much your words have encouraged me now, during this difficult time. I am ok now. The last 10 days were hell, but things are getting better. I stretched this...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-06-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I no longer have fibromyalgia

Fibro is caused by cortisol levels in the blood--stress hormomes. My brother just killed himself and now I have his 3 small children living with me. I hurt all over. So there. My fibro is not gone.
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-25-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I no longer have fibromyalgia

I really don't know what happened. I sware. It was just like when you have a good couple of days before a flare or before you get back to your normal fibromyalgia symptoms, but it never came back....
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-20-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I no longer have fibromyalgia

Maybe my cortisol level was higher in the past and now is not, and when it is, my body can handle it better than it did when i had onset and fibro?
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-17-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I no longer have fibromyalgia

I don't know for sure. It's been a couple of years. I am from chest to thighs with trigger points though. Went to my pm doc today and had 4 injections, but hadn't been since Jan, 7 mo's ago. I was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-16-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I no longer have fibromyalgia

I had fibro. I have been having trigger point injections since 2004 for cmp along with seeing a rheumy for the fibro.
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-16-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I no longer have fibromyalgia

I had fibro. I had all the symptoms was not mis-diagnosed.
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-15-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,468
Posted By rosebuddy
Smile I no longer have fibromyalgia

Hi all,

I still have chronic myofascial pain and have to have trigger point injections sometimes. (Not tender points)

I never feel the weather coming on, no fatigue, no pain then good days...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-15-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: How to tell the difference between Fibro & Other Pain

Check with your doctor. Did you have an MRI scan of your head/brain before your fibromyalgia diagnosis? This test rules out MS. I would check with a pain mgmt doctor also. He or she will probably...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-12-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Stopping Diazepan

Just an idea...Could your mom stay on a psychiatric floor and be followed by a psychiatrist and a primary care or gastroenterologist?
I have tapered from 80 mg of valium to 30. As per the Ashton...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-27-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: withdraw hydrocodone

I don't understand your question. I have tapered once off of percocet and went cold turkey over 60 days ago. I have a blog if you want to read about my experience.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-27-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Coming off Xanax after 20 years

I agree. Your doctor has you tapering to quickly. Find a different psychiatrist or a physician that specializes in addiction.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-26-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Percocets

There is a blue line under the blog post, click there.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-26-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Percocets

I used the Thomas Recipe the time I tapered off. I went cold turkey over 30 days ago. It is very freeing. It wasn't that bad compared to all the side-effects of being on the percs.

You can get...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-19-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Going to stop drinking...cross those fingers for me

Day 2 sober for me. I drank vodka. My husband and I would polish off a 5th of Stoley a day. I am so tired of being tired. It has taken me 2 days to get over the last bout. I have been in AA before....
Board: Fibromyalgia 01-25-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: I need to talk to someone who doesn't say it's "in my head" help please? Do I hav

rheumatologists see more people with fibromyalgia than arthritis. I found mine because he was involved in clinical studies on fibro. I also see a pain mgmt doctor and have been for 9 years. I was...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-24-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: need help

I understand how you feel. I was on percs for 9 years, mixing them with alcohol which is totally stupid because it damages the liver. I have also tried to keep it a secret. I was taking between 6 and...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-23-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Question about how to quit narcotics

I was on 60 + mg of percocet.I tapered off once successfully, but relapsed and am now on my 6th day of cold turkey withdrawal. I suggest a taper since you can't rest and recover for 4 days. I have a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-22-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Hi, I'm Paulos and an opiate withdrawler.

use the Thomas Recipe. I have 5 clean days. You can too.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-21-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Switched vicodin for Neurontin: is it addictive?

Hi, Thanks for the advice. Please check my blog for the answers you want. Thanks.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-20-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Switched vicodin for Neurontin: is it addictive?

Hi again.

Wow, since Jan 1! You just about have it beat. I am miserably starting on day 3. Up at 3, Freezing, my joints and bones hurt. My nose isn't as runny as it was. And I'm not yawning quite...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-19-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Switched vicodin for Neurontin: is it addictive?

so how long have you been off the vicodens? I'm on day2 of percocet w/d. So much fun. My nose is so runny, it is raw from me blowing it. I hurt all over. I got a bunch of movies at thelibrary to...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-18-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Switched vicodin for Neurontin: is it addictive?

I was on Neurontin for nerve anproblems stemming from fibromyalgia. I took a high dose. I couldn't drive. I could work etc. I don't think they are addicting. People take them for leg numbness and...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-18-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By rosebuddy
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-18-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Hi, I'm Paulos and an opiate withdrawler.

I have been on oxycodone since 2004. I am going cold turkey using the Thomas Recipe. I did it one other time and I could handle it. The L-tyrosene does help with the blahhs that I experienced for...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-27-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Should I tape or cold turkey?

I decided to just go cold turkey...I was just dragging out the inevitable.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Started my taper yesterday... Have a question

Thanks to everybody who took the time to respond in the thread. I am tapering off of oxycodone 10/325. And I have been all caught up in how much to take and when and if I should just go cold turkey. ...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 12-27-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By rosebuddy
Should I tape or cold turkey?

I have been on oxycodone 10/325 since 2004. I was taking 1 1/2 a day. Sometimes more if I am going out or drinking at home. (I start AA on 1/1/13 and want to be clean too.) I have been in and out of...
Board: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 11-02-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: It's really over

Do you have any idea how common HPV is. It is very, very, very common. That's why they developed an immunization for it. It can cause cancer of the cervix. Have your pap smear every year. Tell the...
Board: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 11-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: It's really over

You have a greater risk of developing cervical cancer and your guy has a greater risk of getting tonsil cancer.
Board: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 11-02-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By rosebuddy
HPV linked to throat cancer!!!

Women may get cervical cancer from HPV.
Men may get tonsil cancer. It is VERY common. If you feel a lump on your upper neck, see a doctor immediately. My guy waited 4 months and ended up with stage...
Board: Cancer: Throat 11-02-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,317
Posted By rosebuddy
Exclamation HPV has increased number of tonsil cancers

You will have a lump on one side of your neck. Go to a ear,nose,throat, who specializes in head and neck cancer. He will give you a biopsy in the office adn then schedule surgery. You will have he...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 10-01-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Think am addicted to Xanax....

I used the Ashton Method to get off of xanax. Instead of trying to wean off of a shot term med, you switch to valium that is long-acting and taper off of that. i had no trouble tapering this way. My...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-03-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,913
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Board: Fibromyalgia 05-03-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,702
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: First post, and curious for your opinion on Fibro symptoms.

Whrn i was being diagnosed, i had a blood test to rule out lupus and an mri of my brain to rule out MS. No diarrhia. But did have shooting pains, weird electric pain which was from pinched nerves...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Burning Pain

When I had it on my body, I used neurontin from my neurologist. I think it was 600 mg -a high dose, but it was the only thing that worked for me.
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-21-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Fibro & Burning All Over

I had burning pain too and it seemed to precede flares. My skin felt like I had skinned it on the sidewalk. I took Generic Neurontin 600 mg for it. I wore very soft clothes (or none) I haven't had it...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Question about Fib. and back/buttocks pain only

It get trigger point injections for pain in my glutes. Before that, I was given a heal lift so that my pelvic bones would be even. That worked for quite awhile. Doing core exercises helps pull my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-21-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: is burning sensation bottom of feet related to Fibro?

When I first "got" fibromyalgia, I had pinched nerves that caused tingling, pins and needles, and crawly feelings in my feet and toes. I had trigger point injections to release the muscles mostly in...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,691
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: What do you do for your feet?

I had plantar fascitis. The pain was in my heels,but as the day progressed,both of my feet would ache and burn. I went to my pain mgmt doc and she gave me trigger point injections into a hard lump in...
Board: Fibromyalgia 04-03-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Ever relief?

I can so relate to your situation. I was referred to a wonderful pain mgmt doctor in St. Louis. She saved my sanity and restored my health. I am no longer ever bed-ridden. I no longer flair. I work...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-20-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,910
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Cold Intolerance, shivering

I could not tolerate cold/ air conditioning especially. It triggered flares. My skin would burn. I had to shut off the vent in my room and stay in there. The muscle spasms may be impacted nerves due...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-20-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: New have some questions about your symptom experience..

i had all the symptoms you mention except for the dental. Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder. Chronic myofascial is a muscular disorder. I reccommend reading Devin Starlanyl's book...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-20-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: question for those of you with disability

6 months but I also had 6 years of psych notes. I also wrote many pages and added to the back of the application. I thought they had to let you know one way or the other in 6 months. Do you know who...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-16-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: burning pain

At onset and for about 6 months or so, I had terrible burning sensations on various skin sights or even all over my body at once. I couldn't stand for even my most soft clothes to touch me or even a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-05-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: fibro onset, fibro fog, hypersensitivity, CMP

I have tried to 3 times but I only last a few weeks. I have a great deal of difficulty learning new tasks and working around lots of people makes me very anxious and then I flare. I think I'm doing...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-01-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,684
Posted By rosebuddy
keep relapsing alcohol and oxycodone

I have been in and out of AA so many times in the last 6 or 7 years. I can't make it a month w/o drinking. I have had 3 1/2 years and 10 years of sobriety in the past. I know the steps, I've worked...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-01-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By rosebuddy
Re: Depression during Detox

I used L-tyrosene 1500 mg. It is in the Thomas detox recipe. It causes blotchy skin if you take it and then get in the sun. It works though, gets rid of the blahs.
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