Oh! And to let everyone know, I was not officially diagnosed until after I graduated High School. I had multiple doctors say that Fibro was what I had, but I refused to allow them to write that in my charts on the basis that my parents insurance company would charge them higher premiums and/or kick me from the plan. I finally went and saw a rheumatologist thinking and being told that I had RA. He did a full exam and told me he thought I had Fibro.
At first I was like "Nuh uh! No way. This is not going to happen." Until he handed me a pamphlet about Fibromyalgia that said it was similar to the chemical deficiencies that happen in certain types of depression. The more I researched it, the more I came to understand that the medical community had finally moved away from the whole 'it's all in your head' mentality into the 'this is a real problem and it can be treated'.
I have taken Lyrica and Neurontan off and on and am currently on nothing as it is so expensive. The medication helps and I do have an increase in attacks when not on them. But so far, I have been doing fairly good as far as the pain and sensitivity goes. I hope as I loose weight and get more active again, the pain and fog and fatigue I have continue to recede.
| current weight: 350.0