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    An_200153 posted:
    I'm 52, I've had chronic migraines since I was 19, and I started have pain everywhere 8 years ago after a bout with s 5-month long depression/anxiety episode following my dad's death. I have two grown kids, a daughter who is 24 and a son is 21, and a husband who is 54 but acts like a teenager. I've worked since I was 18 (clerical) and I've been working the same job for the past 23 years at a university.

    My meds are lopressor, effexor xr, dexilant 60mg (for the stomach problems), lyrica, topomax, indomethacin and tramadol. Anyone see any problems with that combo? Any suggestions? I've been humming along here pretty well, my main problem being migraines that just won't quit around my period, and I'm taking the topomax and indomethacin for that. Seems to be helping. Not with the body pain, though. It seems with every b-day, the harder it gets and the more breaks I need to take.

    Anyway...I'm new to this list. I've been with the same doc since I was 18...he's an internist...had me go to a fibro specialist for the diagnosis, but assured me he could treat me here in our hometown (I'd have had to travel a bit to go the the specialist).

    I have quite a bit of a problem with the "fibro fog" these days...and got a bad progress report on my job this past year...I've had to organize myself to the point of being neurotic to keep myself on task...but I was actually happy to read that there IS such a thing as "fibro fog"...I thought I was just losing my mind! I forwarded the article to my supervisor and she put it in my file. My doc seemed unimpressed by it, but feels that the combo of meds I'm taking can also affect my ability to concentrate, etc. Anyway, any suggestions there? They don't make enough post-its to keep me organized!
    agingslowly responded:
    This is my first post. I have had headaches since I was a teenager and they just progressively became worse over the years. My neurologist has started Botox for my headaches/migraines and over the course of 6 months they are becoming less and less. I have tried everything else except cutting my head off. I am now 65 and diagnosed with fibro.

    For the fibro have tried Savella, did not like the feeling. Tramadol did nothing! Now I am on Lyrica and worked up from 25 mg to 100 mg twice a day. At 100 mg I would be dizzy and when I went to bed the room would spin. I would feel like I was walking sideways. So now down to 75 mg b.i.d. to see how that works as it was helping my neck problems. I am always tired. No ambition.

    I am also on Cymbalta for depression and pain. I do like the Cymbalta after trying many others. I just hope some day I will get out of bed feeling refreshed and raring to go. It has been a long, long time since I have felt that way.

    Sorry for blabbing on. I was hoping to find someone who could relate.
    patsyann64 replied to agingslowly's response:
    • You have to try to stay positive. I have had fibro at least 10 years. I retired 2 years ago. I am new to the group too. I never thought I would do thing I ever did! People here are feeling the same thng you are.
    agingslowly replied to patsyann64's response:
    Dear Patsyanne,

    Thank you for the encouragement. I look forward to talking with others. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

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