Check In – March 3, 2019

I am feeling very unwell today. The barometric pressure has been doing this rollercoaster thing for the majority of the winter. It’s been really rough. Particularly with having to recover from surgery.

The symptoms I’m having right now are the ones that really get to me. I’m used to pain and stiffness and having to gently push through it. These symptoms I can’t really alleviate the I can with pain and stiffness.

The list includes: dizzy, exhaustion, lethargy, light headed, unsteady on my feet, upright is hard. The longer I remain upright, the harder it is to do so. Shakes, swelling, feeling like I’m going to faint. Ugh.

Friday, May 8th 2015

Today was beautiful but the sudden 21C heat totally wiped me out. Having Fibromyalgia and arthritis is a catch 22. The cold weather is bad for my joints but pretty good for my FM. The warmer weather is the opposite. Recent medication changes are as follows:

  • Lyrica – stopped
  • Cyclobenzaprine – one tablet at bed time
  • Paxil – two tablets at bed time
  • Hydroxychloroquine(Plaquenil) – two tablets at bedtime three days a week, one tablet at bed time the rest of the week
  • Naproxen(Aleve) – 500mg/twice a day
  • Tylenol 1’s (acetemetophen, codeine and caffeine) – one to two tablets daily

Once I run through my Plaquenil I won’t be refilling it. We have REALLY lost our minds and are going to try for a second child. Plaquenil has a two to three month half-life. Everything else is a week or less. That being said my arthritis is flaring quite badly as well as my newly diagnosed TMD(TMJ). I can’t stop working yet though, we need it. There is a lot of stress going on that I will jabber on about in a different post. Today was a lower pain day then I’ve had for a good two weeks. Thankful for small blessings. 

Much love,

Angel