Hello, everyone. I am a 47 year old mother of two adopted children who are now teenagers. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Since then I have contracted Lyme Disease, developed RSD/CRPS after breaking my ankle and have most recently been diagnosed with rapidly progressing small fiber polyneuropathy & arthritis. My body has high levels of inflammation that has been chronic for years. Needless to say, I experience a great deal of pain on a daily basis. I have been unable to work for years. in order to even function and be present for my spouse and my kids I have been taking Cymbalta, Trazadone & Morphine Sulphate daily. Without the Morphine I am completely unable to think & be part of the family because of the huge amounts of brain energy it takes to just keep the pain at bay.
I am currently waiting for my neurologist to get back to me with a decision about whether or not I will be able to begin steroid & IVIG treatments to hopefully slow or reverse the neuropathy.