My mother went to the er about two months back and was told she had a mini stroke and the numbness on her left side would stop. It hasnt and she continues to get worse. She forgets how to do everyday things, shes loosing hours in the day..she doeant go to sleep she just sits down to do something and all of a sudden its six hours later and she doesnt know what happened!(she was home alone when this happened) im affraid to leave her alone. shes 38 has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia she has severe diabetes and neuropathy her doctor says he thinks she has been having mini strokes but the neurologist says all her symptoms are due to the fibromyalgia. I need someone with personal first hand knowledge please.
You bet. Its called "brain fog". I sat around like a potted plant from age 36 until recently when I began taking double doses of Provigil which worked wonders.
Foe years all kinds of anti depressants were given to me for nothing except to worsen my life. Fibro pain was first notice by many around 1820 where a sort of ruling took place and anyone who complained of neck pain was ruled as having "depression". This may have even been taught in recent medical schools-don't know never been there. But like you I have been reading about "me" for many years. Something else also helps me.
After many years my last anti depressant was taken the last day of 2013. (I'd tried for years to stop them-always cried so I knew that this would happen). But most of January 2014 was spent in tears and I hated it but I'd warned my family this would happen. But by March and certainly by April I was so glad all of me was again whole.
Because I was still taking the dose I need of Provigil, which works for me, I'm able to shower every day. When its still daylight. Yes I have insomnia terribly. A new CFS drug was just released in the last month which helps people with this type of insomnia called Suvorexant (the chemical named) its made by Merck. I personally won't touch it yet. Its too new and is in the body after a patient awakes. Newer the drug, the less a side effect is known about. So I'm not going near it, because it could what ? Yes, cause more brain fog.
Most of my answers are in detail because I was once licensed to fill prescriptions and give answers and tell folk what to expect about a drug. Please don't let anybody convince you that an anti depressant will help her. I've tried most. OK? One gave me Grand Mal seizures! I only had 5 but one of them left scars.
I will be honest with you. Yes these pills make an attempt at helping types of pain. Thanks I would prefer to be in horrible pain than take any anti depressant! I still see a neurologist and take Maxalt, neurontin, norco and some robaxin. Bu don't recommend all of them at once. I'm sure your mom in in there. Was she once an active person? Did an MRI confirm a stoke? For mom's sake even 2,000 1st rate opinions wouldn't convince me to take another Effexor, zoloft, or even "pills claimed for fibro", Because maybe it will help 15%.
My husband is type II. This means he has type II diabetes but doesn't use insulin but does take something like that.
I have certain circumstances though. Please visit the m.e. hummingbird foundation.org Because while I do have fibromyalalgia, I also have M.E. which sorry but would rather have CFS, thank you. Myalgic Encephalomyelclitis reading can be heavy and doesn't always include all the things which are listed. Keep that in mind. If I can "somewhat" re-join the living, (after living in a bedroom for years) and attend my daughter's wedding last month in LaJolla. There's hope. Take care.
Ya know, I have to put it out there to help other people which is the reason I respond. Are you positive that your mom hasn't been exposed to some type of toxin? Toxic black mold hides behind wall paper all the time. If not that there are hundreds of 1,000's of molds since the beginning of time. I'd make certain that every possible test were around if I still had my mom.
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