I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after a severe motor vehicle accident. I was on anti depressants and a prescription anti inflammatory for a year, but didnt like how they made me feel so stopped using them. I have been drug free since.
I live with pain daily. 7 years ago I contracted a virus that has given me a multitude of symptoms that force me to be bedridden alot of the time. The severity of all of my symptoms varies from day to day. The best way to describe what I deal with is by saying that a sypmtom is a piece of dice. The numbers on the dice are the degrees of that symptom being problematic. I have about 5 or 6 major symptoms. Every day one could roll the dice and each would still be there but would be a different number of pain. Does that make sense? So it is dynamic. It is even dynamic through the day.
I am considering taking medication for this but dont know what to take. I currently dont take any meds as I dont like the repercussions and other side effects. But the pain is starting to take its toll and make me wonder if I should just succumb and hope that I can cope better.