I am a 30 yr. old mother recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia & even more recently Lupus. Within 2 yrs. my life has flipped completly! From a MMA fighter & Dancer to a woman in so much pain I can't function 1/2 the time. Now I'm overwhelmed & scared of all these medications the Drs. are throwing at me. I'm already on a few & adjusting well. However I'm especially afraid of the steroids (20 mgs of prednisone 3x's/d);My 1st question would be,is this a good idea? The other,the BIG 1 is the aderall or vivance for the "brain fog". My question there is how much does this help? I'm a recovering addict & I'm trying to weight my options.If it helps greatly with close monoriting I'm willing to try,I know I can handle it.On the other hand if it's only slightly benificial I'm not sure it's worth it.So please if you could give me your input I would so greatly appreciate it.Thank you & God Bless!
18 Dec 2011
I have been suffering from the fog for a bit now, too and I was wondering if Adderall would help. This is the first post I have seen that someone was rx'd Adderall. I am sorry I don't have an answer for you but I would like to know if/how much it helps you? I understand not wanting to be on so many medications. I am weaning myself off of the Amitriptyline because it was rx'd for sleep and I am getting sleep now... albeit not very good. :(
I am sure someone will stop by to help soon.
Best to you!
18 Dec 2011
Li'lLoca, welcome to the site. I have fibromyalgia also, along with a lot of ofther diseases, but I do not reccomend prednisone for anyone for long term use. It eats away bones & will cause you problems in the future. Taken for short periods of time at a low dose is ok for like a breakout of poison ivy or something like that, but it really is not the answer for fibomyalgia or Lupus. Are you taking it for the joint pain with the lupus diagnosis?There are other meds that can help with that without having an adverse effect on your body. After a while on prednisone your own adrenal glands will quit producing the natural cortisol your body needs. This can really lead to a host of other problems. I wouldn't reccoment it to anyone unless it's the only thing you can tolerate.My dog was on it for extended periods of time, & developed Cushings Syndrome & diabetes also. Please do some more research into lupus the the possible treatments.
WebMD has a great newletter & discussion forum on fibro & lupus. I think you could learn alot from that site about your diseases & the best possible treaments. I wish you the best...
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