As you know, I have had a great deal of trouble with my arms. I was uncertain if it involved my neck or it was the fibro. I had seen my doc twice. She put me on Lyrica, 300mg a day on the last visit. It seems to be making a real difference in my life. In the last day or so, I've regained some of the use of my right arm!!! It's not at 100% yet but it is better than it was!! I just wish my left arm would respond like the right one has. It still causes me terrible pain trying to use it. I try doing little things with it but its tough. I'll just have to keep hoping and praying that it will resolve itself some day soon.
You all have been so supportive and caring with your notes and emails. It means so much to me to know I have you all to turn to when things get rough. Thank you just doesn't seem enough.
Update on my fibro affecting my arms?
- 9 May 2012 by Tee6759
- 10 May 2012
- lyrica, anxiety, pain, fibromyalgia, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and stress
Added 9 May 2012:
Please note that somehow my question posted twice. I don't know how to remove it. Im sorry for the confusion.
Added 23 May 2012:
Things seem to be more difficult today. My pain level is just as bad as when I first wrote this letter. I barely have use of my left arm right now. I can't raise it above my waist. My left hand twitches all the time. It makes me depressed that I am so limited now. I no longer drive because I have to keep my arm in a sling. My right arm shows the same signs but its not as bad as the left one. I have to have help getting out of my chair, getting dressed and other things I normally used to do. I get so depressed about it. I guess Have said all I can say for now. My shaking makes it hard to type. I will keep in touch as I can.
In search of peace,
Any time you have ANY decrease in pain, it is a good thing!! I once had a Dr who told me that pain pills only decrease the pain about 30% and I was like "Well I'll certainly take it!!! 30% is better than no decrease! Even 10% is good!" I know we wish we could be pain free, and that would be ideal, but at some point you just get to where any decrease is good! Keep on the medicine. I know Lyrica can sometimes take time to work so things may yet improve-dont give up hope!!!
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