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I seriously developed fibro seven years ago after a hip replacement. They tried me on every drug going. Pain relief patches and an infusion. Nearly all these options did nothing for my fibro but did give me horrid side effects. In the end the only drug that helped was amitriptyline. Only mild dizziness being the side effect and mild slurring of speech.
All has been on a relatively even keel. It allows me at least a decent nights sleep. Without it I'm lucky to get a total of two hours sleep.
I've still suffered with all the usual symptoms but they were just about bearable.
I also went to the pain clinic but that didn't work. Nice folk there but they could not understand how much the fibro disabled me. I think when the lady started talking about my sex life that the penny dropped. They really didn't understand.
They put me in a room with other fibro suffers who were all chatting away and full of life. I was shattered by the time I sat down. I realised that some people must have very mild symptoms!! My situation was very different to these jolly folk.
Unfortunately the Ami no longers work. Life is now getting unbearable! My GP said there is nothing left. I'm pretty much suicidal now. I'm at the end of the line.
Can anyone give me hope?! I've always been an optimist and thought there would be a cure by now.
The GP told me to talk to the Samaritans. There was talk of sending me to a gym to do gentle strengthening exercises. I have already been doing this myself as I learnt of its benefits online. Unfortunately it's not alleviated my symptoms.
I am always looking online to see if there have been any breakthroughs. Help!
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