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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Update From Last Post

At first I thought, ugh, the drugs no worky for cah cah . But I have to say I am wrong. They are starting to work. Slowly but surely I am starting to feel a bit better. Last night for instance, I was thinking I wasn't getting drowsy like I was the night before and this Amitriptyline shit ain't working at all or my body has already adapted to it.

WRONG !!   I misjudged the time that I had for it to work. It takes about 1 to 2 hours before it takes full effect and when it does boy does it take over the body fast. I only woke up once last night and that was because we had a thunderstorm and the loud thunder woke me plus I had to pee. But I went right back to sleep when I got back into bed. Probably took about 10 seconds for me to do it but I slept all night long until 7:30 this morning. I did wake up with that hung over feeling again but it wasn't as bad as yesterday. I felt like I got 8 hours plus on the sleep.

One problem. It doesn't kill the pain it just overrides the brain and MAKES you sleep. Literally it forces sleep. You have no control. You can get up to pee if you have to but you WILL fall asleep once you hit that bed. I tried it already. I felt like a Zombie when I got up.  Yeppers, the walking dead.

My doctor said I will get used to the drug and the drowsiness will fade with time and my nice 8 hour sleep time will dwindle. Then we will change to something else. Shit, it's an antidepressant. of course my body will get used to it. All I can say is that it is working for what we want right now and I do feel happier during the day.

Taking the Cymbalta is helping too. Since he upped the dosage. It's not perfect but it's better. I have a bit more energy and I can stay on the treadmill or the ellipto-cardio machine before the pain starts to kick my ass. Otherwise I feel better than I was.

I see my Rheumatologist  this Thursday. God/dess that man is fine!!!  I will ask him to up the dosage on my Cymbalta a bit more and see what the lab tests say. Personally I hope it's not Lupus and just the Fibromyalgia. We will see and I will keep you all informed on the outcome of my tests on Thursday night or Friday morning when I can.

Julie,  I hope this does work and will possibly work for Aaron. I will call you on Thursday evening with all the news.
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