For those of you who were able, I hope that you could enjoy some relief over the Xmas holiday period. Regrettably this grandpa had to decline family invitations to avoid being a nuisance to the adults and a kill-joy for the grandchildren.
The years drag by against a backdrop of shrinking horizons. One tries not to get depressed, but It requires a concerted positive effort. The relentless, protracted bouts of acute muscle pain, which leave you feeling as bruised as if you had been run over by a truck. I have an electric PROTEA hand massage vibrator which can be soothing at times, but one is frequently too sore to use it.
Have cycled through pretty well the full range of drugs, virtually all with unacceptable side effects - ranging from Amytriptaline to Fentanyl. I am currently on Zomorph 100mg. Diazepam and Oromorph as back up.This is only partly effective. I am up virtually every night as it is impossible to stay in bed. Tea and perusal of Fibro Action posts - the latter to make me realise that I am not on my own. Sometimes I wonder if half my symptoms are - as previously - just med. side effects.
I won't ramble on. I just get so frustrated and exasperated that in this 21st century, no-one, anywhere, knows anything about this totally debilitating scourge. Thank you for sharing my woes. An optimist might wish you all A Happy New Year!