Help....can't sleep or I feel I haven't slept. ...the pain is excursion can't shake it off ...does it get better because the way I feel is like getting worse ...nothing is helping me the more medication I take the worse it gets and on top of that my knee is constantly getting swollen. ..help
Hil66, there's an actual word for when more medication causes more pain. But my fog brain won't let me think of it right now. When I was put on cymbalta for fibro it helped about 6 months then started hurting worse. The increased pain was a side effect of the cymbalta, but it also made me psych unstable so I was taken off of it, and put on gabapentin. It helped only minimally. I was later dx with sjogrens and put on plaquenil, and my fibro pain dropped from avg 7-8 to a 3-4. I started taking magnesium, vitamin D3, & potassium, plus I'm eating less processed or fast foods and decreased my sugar. I walk 15 min at least 5 days/week, and do relaxation. Those were suggestions from Gotobef & others, and it's helping. There is a big connection to sugar intake & inflammation. Not everything works for everyone, so be willing to keep looking and trying alternate things until you find the best relief method for you. Hugs & prayers you'll find relief soon! 🙂💕🙏🌼
I'll just say what my rheumy tells me: Drink plenty of water Move (gently) as much as you can do comfortably Eat nutritious food that's right for you ("healthy" varies, salads aren't for everyone) Find something that makes you happy Prioritise sleep. Tiredness and stress make pain worse, so you may need to arrange your pain meds differently to provide best relief around bedtime.
The exhaustion is part of not being able to get deep restful sleep (common with fibro). The lack of good sleep also causes pain and it's a vicious circle because the pain can also prevent you from sleeping. Late last year it was recommended that I try trazadone to help give me restful sleep (there are several different ones that can be tried) and it has made a world of a difference. I actually fall asleep and feel rested the next day (most of the time, still have occasional bad days) Anyway, worth asking about
I couldn't tolerate any fibro mess, however Marciano trigger point injections helped me for a couple years. Now I am on low dose naltrexone. I agree about seeing a naturopathic Doctor, they are much more open minded and treat the entire body and person , not just hand us band aid fixes that never work for long. Gentle hugs all