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    MatchboxLizard
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    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

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    MatchboxLizard updated her weight

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    I am: b
    I have:
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    MatchboxLizard was feeling very bad

    All of the usual, and a bad icky cold/flu/something...cough, runny nose, bad sore throat....wahhhh!!

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      MatchboxLizard about 2 years ago

      Thank you. I need to tell it, and I suspect there are people out there that need to read it, need to know that they are not alone.

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    MatchboxLizard updated her basic information

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    MatchboxLizard updated the condition Social Anxiety Disorder

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis: ?

    My mother threw a surprise birthday party for me when I was five. I was overwhelmed by the noise, motion, unfamiliar people, and the change in my family. I was accustomed to a quiet home, with little contact with anyone other than my family. I retreated under the kitchen table, and bawled. This behavior that was so necessary for me was unacceptable to my mother. She dragged me out from under the table and insisted that I have a good time. I retreated inside, but managed to fulfill my role. Now this isn't technically a function of Social Anxiety, but is as close as I can come to put a label on it.

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    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard updated the treatment Meloxicam

    • Started:
    • Current Dosage: 15 mg daily
    • Purpose: Inflammation, Fibromyalgia
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    MatchboxLizard
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    function: Some
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F55y
    FM:2y Dx
    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard updated the treatment Paxil

    • Evaluated
    • Changed Dosage
      • Dosage: 20 mg daily
      • Mar 06, 2012
    • Added
      • Started: Jun 01, 2002
      • Dosage: 10 mg daily
      • Purpose: Social Anxiety Disorder, Sleep Apnea Disorder, Depressed mood, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
      • Jun 01, 2002
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    Description:F55y
    FM:2y Dx
    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard updated the treatment Trazodone

    • Added
      • Started: Apr 20, 2012
      • Dosage: 50 mg daily
      • Purpose: Sleep problems and Sleep Apnea Disorder
      • Apr 20, 2012
    • Stopped
      • Date: Apr 19, 2012
      • Reason: Course of treatment ended
      • Apr 19, 2012
    • Evaluated

    Works beautifully without a ton of side affects

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    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard updated the treatment Gabapentin

    • Started:
    • Current Dosage: 1800 mg daily
    • Purpose: Fibromyalgia
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    Stickman: most
    Description:F55y
    FM:2y Dx
    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard updated the treatment Lyrica

    • Evaluated
    • Stopped
      • Date: Aug 15, 2013
      • Reason: Expense and Change in health plan coverage
      • Aug 15, 2013
    • Added
      • Started: Apr 18, 2012
      • Dosage: 50 mg daily
      • Purpose: Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Fibromyalgia
      • Apr 18, 2012

    Working well for the pain, but the other symptoms continue.

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    function: Some
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F55y
    FM:2y Dx
    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard added a treatment evaluation for Lyrica from

    • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
    • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Slight
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Always
    • Burden: Very
    • Dosage: 50 mg Daily
    • Advice & Tips: This was very helpful for me, and I had good results with it. My advice: be consistent in taking Lyrica. Do not skip doses. I know that it gets old, always having to take a handful of pills every time you turn around. But this is about restoring your quality of life. This medication was like standing in the sunshine after having been locked up in a damp cave. It makes that much difference!
    • Cost: $50-99 monthly
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    function: Some
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F55y
    FM:2y Dx
    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard updated the condition PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:
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    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard completed the PFRS survey

    • PFRS: 36
    • Fatigue: Most
    • Sleep: Most
    • Stiffness: All
    • Pain: Most
    • External Stress: Moderate

    I'm worrying more. I'm on leave from work due to my disabilities, and while stress is lower because I am removed from the very stressful work atmosphere, I now worry about finances, healthcare, and worst, the possibility that I may no longer be able to see my psych. No insurance, no psych.

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    function: Some
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F55y
    FM:2y Dx
    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    MatchboxLizard was feeling very bad

    Pain flickering all over, stiffness, knees very tender and achy, all the normal stuff. Also swollen, painful throat and night-time cough. I feel so blessed to have life, even if I hurt.

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    Sleep: Most
    Stiffness: All
    function: Some
    external_stress: Some
    Stickman: most
    Description:F55y
    FM:2y Dx
    I am: b
    I have:
    Fibromyalgia

    I feel like a Christmas tree, lit up with pain all over. Worst is my knees, which are both swollen and crunchy. Happy to be back, though.

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