Hi,this is the first time i have written on this blog but i do visit the site and read other peoples comments and have to say that it is very reassuring to know im not alone,and everyone seems so nice on here.I was diagnosed with fibro about 4 years ago when i went to see a rhuematologist about my joint pain,at first i kind of brushed it under the carpet because i was also diagnosed with osteoporosis.I am 47.As time went on i began to experience more and more different symptoms and was in a lot of pain.I was put on Amitriptyline which helped for a while and then went back and saw another Dr who told me that Fibromyalgia was a name they give to something when they dont really know what it is thats wrong.Imagine my horror!! The rhuematologist reccommended pregabalin which just left me like a zombie and that wasnt good when i had work and school runs to do so i continued on.Last year i started to become really bad with it so i went back and saw a different gp who was really helpful and understanding and he wanted to start from scratch to see what meds were best for me so he put me back on Amitriptyline but a higher dose and i am actually getting some sleep now but not when hubby goes to bed at the same time,and i know this sounds awful but if he cuddles me the pressure on my ribs is intense,can you tell me if this is normal? I am experiencing a lot of tummy problems too.No two days ever seem to be the same.Sometimes i cant bear to touch anywhere on my body because it feels so sensitive.I am writing this at 4.27am as youve probably guessed it,my hubby came to bed the same time as me!!!! Im telling myself im doing the night shift so will go to bed when OH gets up.Can i also ask,does anyone else thats taking Amitriptyline suffer with a mega dry mouth when they wake up? Thankyou for your time and hope you are all keeping as well as possible.
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