@parus I'm so happy to read you are cancer-free, Congratulations!
Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Chronic pain, Healthy Living, Mental health disorders, Women's health issues, Other
@leemayle I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2012. I believe that I had it for 25 yrs at that point. For pain, I have been on most of the "approved" drugs at one time or another. Savella/milnacipran, Lyrica/pregabalin, Cymbalta/duloxetine. My current regime is Cymbalta 30 mg once a day, Lyrica 75 mg 3x day,10mg medical marijuana twice a day. Leemayle, how is your sleep? It is so important to get a good night's sleep. Some nights I count sheep and then get up out of bed if I can't fall asleep. The other members here on Mayo Connect have shared how they distract themselves from pain. You can check out the discussion here https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-distracts-you-from-the-pain/?utm_campaign=search
Sat, May 2 7:36am · I'm having a medial branch block, does it hurt? If so how? in Bones, Joints & Muscles
@faithann64 When are you having your Medial Branch Block and what part of the body?
Mon, Apr 27 7:59am · Feeling very sick, is it Fibromyalgia flare or something else? in Chronic Pain
@247pain I know you are counting down the days until you see the doctor. I have leg pain which I attribute to fibromyalgia. Keeping you in my thoughts.
@summertime4 You are welcome. I was where you are with medical marijuana. A fellow mentor gave me the advice I give now. We have to find our personal best. Focus on the good, take a short walk— even if it’s laps around the inside of your home. Swing your arms, get your heart rate up.
@summertime4 I understand and empathize with you over anxiety and pain. I use medical marijuana also. It helps fibromyalgia a great deal for me as long as I use a dosage lower in THC higher in CBD. When you have anxiety my research through my doctor and LEAFLY, shows that higher THC can increase your anxiety or make it more pronounced. I use a 1:1 ratio during the day in a tincture. At night 1:4 ratio helps me sleep with out extreme pain. Go low, go slow.
I hope you can get relief.