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    Old 11-20-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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    Everything Starting At Once

    Hi! I'm Meghan. 21 years old this Tuesday.
    Starting last Christmas I've had intense pain in my back/neck region. It's about a 6 on the pain scale on average, where some days it goes as low as a 4, and some day it's a super-fun 8. Joining the pain has been lots and lots of crepitus, which has been pretty painful for the last few months.
    I also have panic attacks often, anxiety attacks often, and both me and my therapist believe I can finally say I have depression to slap onto that list.
    I'm constantly plagues by fibro-fog (as far as I can tell!), which is obviously very hard when trying to graduate college, work almost full-time at retail, and still maintain a life.

    I'm about to see a third specialist on 12/7, this one specifically a fibromyalgia specialist. I've already tried physical therapy, and all it did was put unneeded pressure on my lower back (because, according to my physical therapist, I can't actually stretch my shoulders. Go figure.). So now my lower back is probably a 4-5 on the pain scale constantly. On top of that, in the past month I've had hip popping, leg spasms (kind of like the pain you'd experience as a kid with "growing pains," except stronger and shorter), and a dull pain in my arms. It's very fun

    As part of the panic attacks, I can't do much exercise without leading myself right into a doozy. Now that it's no longer sweltering in Miami I'm going to start trying to push my boundaries, though.

    My big thing for me is, how do I help myself. I've tried over-the-counter Advil, Tylenol, Naproxen, even Excedrin. All of them put me to sleep - which at least I'm not in pain when I sleep - but I can't be knocking myself out even more when I need to do work. Especially when all I WANT to do is sleep.
    I've been trying to do research leading up to my next specialist appointment, on what I should ask. As far as I've found all I can see is antidepressants being a help. But I'm not sure how that affect the anxiety/panic half of the cocktail. Something else I saw was Adderall and antidepressants, because a low low dose of Adderall should help keep me awake during the day. But of course that makes me terrified on how that will affect my panicking.

    Does anyone have any other ideas I should ask about? Or other options?
    Please help, and thank you!
    -Meghan

     
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    Old 11-21-2016, 06:37 AM   #2
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    Hi Meghan...so fibro is different for everyone and by trial and error you may find things that will help. My fibro hit me like a ton of bricks after 4 rounds of chemo for early stage breast cancer. I had pain for years before this but it went off the rails one day and I could barely walk. I went to my PCP who referred me to a rheumatologist for the fibro but first ran a ton of blood work to rule out thryoid, lupus and a host of other
    auto immune diseases...all were fine so we tried a few things and the things that helped were taking a klonopin am and pm for the anxiety and a 10mg flexeril PM(muscle relaxer) to deal with my leg cramps at night. It does help some but I still have to stretch lightly every day...I use a yoga dvd and just do what I can. I have considered lyrica which some say works great but I don't do well on alot of medications as the fibro or the chemo has caused me to become extremely sensitive to medications with horrible side effects. I also take warm baths with epsom salts which also helps a bit. If the new Dr. you are going to is a fibro specialist I'm sure he will go thru a bunch of info with you. I wish you luck on your journey and hopefully some pain free days too!!

     
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