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By October 27, 2011 - 7:15am
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Ive lost the past 4yrs of my life and now im on disability at 50yrs old. My body goes through these flare ups i cant barely move. I have a very sensitive stomach to medication. Im actually afraid to take any due to certain medication have landed me in the hospital. Im looking for help therpy i need my life back I only have medicare as my health insurance. my joints hurt 24/7 for months now i also am battleing lymes. I started feeling a little bettle after taking doxcylcine for mayb amonth than flare ups come back. frustrated My flare ups are bad now i havent slept in 3days seems like i get worse the middle of oct. Im keeping track. I cannot sit nolonger than 2hrs or i can barely walk and when i do walk i have a limp and my left side hip painful. please i need to be me again. ppl look at u and say u look fine. but my body dont want to move. any help would be greatly appreciated thank you

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November 1, 2011 - 7:05am

My biggest problem I cannot find a doctor that really understands my symtoms. Also that dont keep giving u pain meds. I need to function. dont want to be a zombie on pain meds. imgong to try a new lymes doctor its 2hrs from my home but so far he seems to be the only one out there to help I hear and was recommended by a friend that this doctor is the best.. wish me luck i needmy life back.
no Im not on doxy anymore. I can barely exercise when i do than i cannt get up off my couch/chair. Thanks for your feedback

October 27, 2011 - 10:56pm

Hi BlueStone99,

I'm so sorry to hear about your battle with Fibromyalgia.
Are you still on doxycycline? If this antibiotic wasn't successful treating the bacteria, then that explains why the flair-ups came back and why you are experiencing joint pain. You may want to contact your doctor regarding this.

What other measures have you taken to help ease the pain? How about some exercise? If you do not normally exercise please remember to start off with short walks, then gradually increase the minutes that you walk for. You can also consider alternative therapies since medications are not the best option for you, please find the article as well as our members suggestions here: https://www.empowher.com/fibromyalgia/content/exercise-still-best-treatment-fibromyalgia

Best Wishes!


October 27, 2011 - 7:58am
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