Hi, I'm not only newly diagnosed with fm, but have never joined a forum before. I need to now cuz I really want to learn from other people's experience treating & coping with fm. I live in Rockford, IL and haven't been able to find any support groups to attend...maybe I'll start one. Anyway, I have a great doctor who is carefully working with me to relieve my symtoms. I currently take tramadol which has really given me a huge amount of relief AND energy, however, it does not help the "breakthrough" pain (which I have frequently) so we're trying to figure something out for that. I tried celebrex, lyrica and he now wants me to try valium cuz it has muscle relaxer "qualities." Any advice or experience anyone has I would GREATLY welcome your thoughts. THANK YOU!
Hi Marla, welcome to the forum. Tons wonerful folks and always here to listen. Difficult to sum up just what is best for you. There are different stages of Fibro and we go were the journey takes us.... more
I am posting a website that is awesome for information on FM. They will actually write you with any answers to questions you may have. Here it is: firstname.lastname@example.org... more
Welcome to the forum, Marla. It's great that you've got a good doctor who is working with you. I don't know where I'd be without my team of doctors. I am overly sensitive to medication and couldn't... more