Hi I have had fibro for app 8yrs it was well controlled with medication but app 4 months ago I was very emotional I went to a new GP as my regular GP had retired she decided that I would be better on a newer antidepressant I was on Dosulepin it was changed to sertraline. I did feel better emotionally but gradually my muscles would not relax my body was constantly tense I just could not relax, I was also on pregabalin the doctor thought I would be better coming off that I was on 6 a day, so I cut it down and she put me on amitriptyline I had been on this previously but had come off it as I was waking up convinced that someone was in my room I thought I was going mad!! and I also had tinnitus because of it, but because I was aching all the time I am prepared to give it another go.
October I had blood tests the doctor called me in she was concerned that it was a connective tissue disorder and not fibro I went to the hospital and the consultant confirmed it was fibro the usual advise lose weight and exercise easier said than done.
I live in Glasgow and my family live in Manchester 16/12 I went home I always seem to have the energy when I am there to clean from top to bottom my dads house and visit everyone, I always come back a few days before I am due back at work.
i was due to work from the 30/12 I was extremely tired I was aching I felt dizzy I got in the car to go and then realised I could not drive I got a GP app I was told that it was viral I put a self certificate in feeling guilty about being off work.
I was so exhausted and still in pain also not sleeping I was off work until Tuesday this week I did not feel better but as it is an invisible illness I felt I should go back I have got a good boss so I am on a phased return just now.
i went back to the GP today she was pleased that I had gone back to work she did say to take care not to do to much. today she increased the medication to 125mg amitriptyline and she has made me a referral to a fibro doctor at Monklands hospital I think it will be good to see someone who specialises in fibro because they should understand everything about how I feel.
I just want the tiredness to go and I want to be able to have a good sleep and be pain free is that such a big ask?
it will be good to join in this community to get advise and suggestions or just support from people who understand.
i hopefully will be able to be of help to others and I dont always write such a lot you will be glad to know.