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Bad Fibro Day & Baclofen

I had a very rough day today.  The pain started at 3 AM.  I tried not taking anything because I needed to be some where today.  But when I rolled over at 6:30 AM, I couldn’t take the pain and needed to take my meds.  It was a pain like I haven’t had in quite some time!  It was widespread pain.  My arms, legs, back, and neck were killing me.  It was awful!

My doctor gave me a new medicine called Baclofen.  It’s another muscle relaxant.  It is stronger than Flexeril.  My insurance company said they were not going to insure the Flexeril any longer.  I was very nervous because it was helping with my pain.  But my doctor gave me some samples of Baclofen to try.  It works. It does appear to be stronger.  So I can now begin using it for my pain, along with my other basket full of meds by my bed.

Fibromyalgia and PMS-wrote 6/23/10

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fibromyalgia awareness (Photo credit: veganjoy)

So I have really bad PMS right now and the pain is causing my Fibromyalgia symptoms to flair too. I woke up this morning in a complete fog. My upper and lower parts of my arms, upper thighs, and stomach all hurt. It took all I had to get out of bed to let my poor baby boy (dog) out today. He is really the reason I get out of bed on most days. He really gets me motivated.

My hormones are really bad right now and my period just makes my attitude worse, too. The pain throughout my body makes things so much worse. I had a bout of shingles last week and now this. I just seem to have 2 straight weeks of pain throughout the month. It’s really bad.

I found an article about Fibromyalgia, supplements and PMS. It touches briefly about PMS. But I liked all of the supplement recommendations (but check with your doctor before you take them, please): http://www.diethealthclub.com/fibromyalgia/nutritional-support.html.