Had health issues back/leg pain since I was 8. Docs always told me it was growing pains, at 17 I was in so much pain I was on dyhracodeine (rare for docs to prescribe it here for someone young) at 24 I had a 2 kg cyst on my ovaries that ended up necrotising Facitiis, my left side of my abdomen was cut up and cleaned out.was in a coma for 5 days. Since then I have had so many more problems, Docs just keep giving me more medication but reading up on fibromyalgia I learned tramatic surgeries like I had can bring it on, any one else had theirs brought on my a tramatic event? My current doc does believe in fibromyalgia. I meet pretty much all the symtoms. Sorry for the long post but good to finally have people to talk to about this x
I've been suffering with insomnia for a couple years, I would have a night or two with no sleep or at the most 2 hours, then after a couple nights like that I would sleep most of the day and night of the next 24 hours and then it would repeat. It's really frustrating to be so exhausted and not be able to sleep or feel rested. I just recently started taking Ambien for it. It helps, I now am able to get about 5 hours a night. Have you tried taking anything?
Thanks, i tried tramadol but ended but with 5 day migraine, I was going insane. Unfortunately I have had bad reactions to a few meds and allergic to ibuprofen and diclofenac so doc not happy to prescribe more than i already take, thanks hoping this spell of insomnia is a short one x
In your case you had multiple traumatic events. Not just the surgery but the necro sends your body into a crisis as well. It sounds like your body might have responded to trauma but your body also may naturally since childhood have an immunity problem.These immunity problems can have a way of creating chronic pain/chronic illness on a cellular level, I've read.
Oh my gosh yes. My fibro was definitely brought on by trauma. No doubt in my mind. In retrospect, I've had symptoms for as long as I can remember. A series of traumas back to back turned it on overdrive.
Without taking nortriptyline, lexapro, and a good indica CBD rich strain, I cannot fall or stay asleep. I've found this to be the magic combo for me for sleep. Oh also if I drink kava tea once during the day and 2 teabags steeped for 10 minutes when I take my meds, I can get a good 9 hours with three perfect full sleep cycles -- if I've been consistent with ALL of those things, including having drank a bunch of water throughout the day, for at least a week.
Isn't it a full time job keeping up with ever changing symptoms and how to manage them?
Hope any of that helps someone, even a little bit.
PS - I am in a legal cannabis state, and I have a medical card.
@Auna Then tell him to give you some good explanations! Sometimes I think all Dr.'s are good for is making you feel crazy! It took a couple of Doc changes and research of my own to get a decent diagnosis and treatment. Never give up!