Hey… OK so it’s taking me over a year with multiple diagnoses, but the current and seemingly final is fibromyalgia- no RA or anything else added in, as was previously thought.
While relieved to have some concrete idea of what’s going on, it has been a long and extremely painful and depressing & anxiety filled process. All of which, not the least being the often excruciating pain, have taken their toll.
I really need to know about others experience, SPECIFICALLY with fibromyalgia. The amount of pain I am in nearly all of the time is shocking to me! I can’t believe that fibromyalgia causes this much pain! including in my joints and bones ( at night it’s like my whole femur/ leg, hip joint, knee joint and top of shin, have been broken- they hurt so much), & my weakness & fatigue is so much I’m operating at 20% of what I used to be. My muscles ache and throb just from standing.
Please describe to me with as much detail, what types of pain you have? Where? On a scale of 1 to 10 what is the worst, and how often?
What medications are you taking and what dosage?
I have just stopped taking sulfasalazine, but am continuing the Cymbalta & raising my dosage.