As I go through the Fibromyalgia forums I am finding across the web, I begin to see many of the same things I have always suffered with, but never made any connection about. I am amazed at how familiar everyone else's story is to mine.
I am beginning to think that I have had this for a very long time, but only got diagnosed with it now, as I never thought to speak to a doctor about any of my pain before this other stuff with my hands and feet happened.
For the past week or so I have been racked with upper back pain that reached a crescendo yesterday. I wanted nothing more than to not be here any longer. Sleep was difficult last night as I am not taking the narcotics any longer. I woke up with horrible scalp pain, the kind you get from wearing a pony tail too tight. Apparently that is a common complaint among Fibro suffers. I never knew that.
I started the Cymbalta yesterday. I was fine for the first 5 hours, and then Bam! I was hit with the worst panic attack. I went to bed and stayed there for two hours. I have read that it may take a few days to stabilize in my system, but if anything like that happens again today, I will call the doctors office and let them know that I can't take the medication. I've taken Lexapro in the past and had a similar reaction.
Today I will take a shower, get comfy on the couch with pillows and heating pad and just try to stay there. I told Aaron to keep an eye on me in case anything happens.