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Board: Fibromyalgia 08-31-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Spasms from he**

WW- I have had two flare ups like this in that area and I know what you mean about wishing it was just anywhere else! Mine didn't last nearly as long as yours have though. I've never had problems...
Board: Fibromyalgia 08-31-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Elmbabies3
So disappointed with PM

Hello everyone. It has been a while since I have visited. It's been a busy summer!

So I was finally able to get in to see a PM doctor and she looked over all of the info that had been sent to her...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Gluten Free??

Mom477- I have been GF for 5 days now and so far I am with you. I know it's still early but I have noticed a definite "clearing" in my brain. It's a little easier to think. I have also noticed I have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-09-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Elmbabies3
Gluten Free??

I think I am also going to post more questions on the celiac board, if there is one.

This morning at my rheumatologist's office we made the decision to not do any further fibro meds. I can't...
Board: Fibromyalgia 07-09-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Possible Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosis?

Hi! I am still in the learning process of my diagnosis but I can tell you it is completely normal for your symptoms to come and go. My rheumatologist just this morning gave me the same suggestions as...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-22-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Pain Management

Blue- Thanks for the reply! YOU crack me up. It is very inspirational to read your outlook on all of your ailments and I strive to be more like you! I try to remain positive and focus on what I CAN...
Board: Fibromyalgia 05-21-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Elmbabies3
Pain Management

Hi All!

I haven't been on in a while. I've been having way more bad days than good, unfortunately. I am still working with doctors and had an EMG yesterday. Just waiting for the results.

My...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-19-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,260
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Glojer- I am so happy that your news was good!! And I wish for you continued recovery :)

WW- Hooray for you to finally be done!! I hope that everything is good and you haven't suffered any crazy...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Venting... again :/

Awww... I just want to say I understand. I don't have any great words of wisdom to make you feel better but want you to know that I am here. And please, please don't think you are unworthy of close...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-08-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,260
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

For me, the symptoms showed up not the day of my first missed pill but the next day. I've read that some people have symptoms within hours of the missed dose. That wasn't me. Maybe because I have...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,260
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Consider yourself lucky you don't know what they are! You are dealing with enough to not have to have those added into the mix, lol. I've heard them described differently but for me, if I turned my...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-06-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis

WOW! 40%. That's crazy. It did make me feel comfort that she didn't just pass over the negative test results. She did say I definitely have fibro when I started questioning if it could be something...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-06-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,260
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

Definitely!! I am better mentally for sure since I stopped taking it. When I was on it I did have somewhat decreased pain. But I also wanted nothing at all to do with my husband and just felt...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-05-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,260
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

WW- I am by no means an expert on anything but I also had ringing in my ears when I quit. If I remember correctly the worst of it was over in the 10-14 days after I completely stopped taking it. And...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,260
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

WW- I do hope things get better soon, no matter what it may be!
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-01-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: anxiety

I am so sorry you are struggling right now! I have suffered with anxiety a time or two and I know its no fun! The process of getting disgnosed can be tedious and long and overwhelming at times so I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-01-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,260
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: This may be the time... coming off Cymbalta

WW- I just read all the posts in your thread and I also admire your patience! I just thought I might share my experience in going off Cymbalta cold turkey! (Well, I lowered the dose for almost a week...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-01-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thank you for your kind words. So I guess it is still possible with negative test results! My grandmother has suffered with arthritis for years but I don't know if she's ever been tested for RA. I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-01-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Elmbabies3
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hello everyone! I have not posted much but I do read along on a regular basis.

So after several communication issues with my rheumatologist I have finally gotten in to see another one! She didn't...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-08-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: New member, FMS, fentanyl, DHEA?

Pam- I have a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a 1 year old. Although I have had problems sleeping for years I can contribute some of the more recent problems to them!! But they are the reason I am very...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-06-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: New member, FMS, fentanyl, DHEA?

A little off topic but...Oh what I would give for a good, full night of sleep! Lol. Its been 3 years at least!!

OP- I do so hope you get some relief! And I can't sing the praises of topical creams...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-06-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Can't take much more!

Hi there neighbor! I'm in Ohio too! You've gotten some good advice here and while I don't really have anything to add to that as I've not found my mojo yet;) I just wanted to say that my heart goes...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-06-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Can't take much more!

Hi there neighbor! I'm in Ohio too! You've gotten some good advice here and while I don't really have anything to add to that as I've not found my mojo yet;) I just wanted to say that my heart goes...
Board: Fibromyalgia 02-01-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: for those who second guess themselves

I can totally relate! I've often wondered if anyone else felt that way. Some days I wonder if maybe I exaggerate the pain or if I am feeling aches and pains like most other people do and being a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Anyone else? yep one of those

Blue- I've had those days!! ugh! I think I'm still in a bit of denial about my diagnosis. I keep thinking there is a quick fix somewhere!! I certainly can't live the rest of my life like this,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-26-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Elmbabies3
Anyone else? yep one of those

When my problems with pain, etc. started it was a couple of months after I delivered my last child. I know from reading other posts that others have had this same experienhce after a baby. But I was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 12-19-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Just Diagnosed and Prescribed Wellbutrin, Anyone had success with that?

Hi! I'm sure you will hear better information than I am able to give but I can tell you about my experience:) I haven't been diagnosed long either but I was given Cymbalta. After a few weeks I...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-19-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Jitters

Nevermind what I said above. I didnt think the info was on the bottle but it is. It is 2 per day. It can be at the same time. I think I will actually skip it tonight and start taking them in the...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-19-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Jitters

tmrj- Are the jitters getting any better? Do you take it in the morning or at night and what dosage are you on? I got a free 30 pill trial from cymbalta while my insurance company worked on some...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-18-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Jitters

Hmmm.... I have been taking it almost a week now and couldn't fall asleep at all last night. I was a little jittery but mostly just AWAKE! I double checked the side effects. It didn't say anything...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-17-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

I finally got my medication!! I have been taking it about a week and I'm sure it can't be from the meds yet but I've had an awesome couple of days. That's why I'm just now getting back on. I've been...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-13-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

Grow a pair. CHECK!!! Will do first thing Monday morning. Ha!!

I KNOW you are right. I really do. And I AM going to address this. IF I do decide to run away and find a different doctor it will be...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

Round 2!!!

So I was prescribed Cymbalta over a week ago. The pharmacy sent a request for prior auth back to the doctor's office. The nurse sent the request to the insurance office and we waited. ...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

bluelakelady-
Someday I'm gonna be signing exwimpyoldchick#2!!! HA!!

I LOVE your positive attitude and am currently trying to be more like you:) I am very newly diagnosed and still trying to deal...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-03-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

Thanks Poookie! And you described me to a T. I always feel guilty for going to the doctor and then I only went when I couldn't stand it any longer. Even when I called this nurse back I was...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

Oh my goodness!!! I will have to try that. lol. I admit I do get terribly intimidated. My husband is definitely one to speak his mind. He's brutally honest and doesn't take crap. I am going to try...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-02-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Ugh, rant ahead

I'm sorry :( I don't really have any advice as my family is very supportive and understanding but I wanted you to know I sympathize. I would definitely try talking to them though. If you are having a...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

Ha! yes, i did ask what you would do. And your answer is hilarious because that is exactly what my husband said we should do! Go into the office and say "since I can't get messages through to the doc...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-02-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Elmbabies3
Annoyed with rheumy's office!!

I was started on nortriptyline about 2 weeks ago. After a week I called to ask when I should start feeling some relief because I wasn't told that and my pain was worse than ever. It took them 2 days...
Board: Fibromyalgia 10-01-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Flare or Flu?

Thank you so much!! I actually logged on this morning and started typing a response but then the kiddos started getting up and I couldn't finish, lol. Last night I did exactly what you recommended....
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-30-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Elmbabies3
Flare or Flu?

I have several areas where I feel pain but not usually all at once. I laid down on the couch and dozed off for a bit while the kids were napping today and when I woke up I hurt from head to toe. I've...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Need help before I see rhuemy

I'm sure there are lots of people on here more qualified than I to answer as I have only been diagnosed about 2 weeks. But I did want to say that I have all of the above symptoms and discussed all of...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-29-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: I'm new to this and I'm so sad...

Hi Jessica,

Just wanted to say welcome to the board and you should find a lot of support here:) I too am newly diagnosed and started having most of my problems right after my last child. I have...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 09-29-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Small update

So this will be my final post here. But I did want to come back and give you all the diagnosis I was given. Fibromyalgia. I still don't really know how I feel about it as I have always been one of...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-27-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: Flare but good news

I'm sorry that you are feeling so bad but finding a good doctor that you can trust is very encouraging! Hopefully you will feel better soon.
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-25-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: I'm new - anyone else have these symptoms?

I am newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia and my rheumatologist handed me a packet of papers that included these as symptoms. I have never experienced incontinence but do have an urgency issue which is,...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-24-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Elmbabies3
Re: New at this- Would like guidance

Thank you so much for your reply. My doctor started me on nortriptyline- start with 1 daily, can take 2 daily if 1 doesn't work well. I know this is one of the medications that can take a while to...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Elmbabies3
New at this- Would like guidance

So I am very newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I don't fully understand my diagnosis. I have started on medication but don't think it has had time to help as it has been less than a week.

From...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-21-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By Elmbabies3
Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

I had my follow up appt with the rheumatologist today. The final diagnosis is, I guess, Fibromyalgia. They ran lots of tests and they all came back pretty normal except my Vit D levels were low.
...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-17-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Elmbabies3
Fibro and weight?

I have read a lot of people on here have weight issues as well as fibro. Such as gaining or losing without a big change in diet. I now weigh 7 pounds more than when I delivered any of my babies and...
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