Hello and welcome. I also have fibro (diagnosed 9 yrs and counting). You sound as if you have found, as I have, a wonderful group of drs. to help you (as much as fibro can be helped). That is a rare find from what I've been told. We are lucky; no blessed. Fibro can take over your entire life if you let it. It sounds as if you have a good attitude about it and you are well informed. People with fibro seem to be very well educated about their disease. I think it's b/c we are always seeking new information hoping something will help. I take Flexiril, hydrocodone, cymbalta, skelaxin, ziac for high blood pressure, and nexium. I took lyrica but could not tolerate the side effects. I also took tramadol but it was like popping a tic-tac for me. It did nothing! I also use a C-PAP machine for sleep apnea. Sleep disorders and fibro seem to go hand in hand. I have tried several meds for cholesterol, but they all made my fibro worse!!! Every morning, I could hardly stand when getting out of bed. As of now, I am on nothing for this which scares me. I can't lower it on my own either. What do you take for this? Has it ever bothered you?
I am pleased to meet you, but not happy you are suffering from fibro. Only those who suffer truely understand. I, too, am blessed with a really understanding and supportive family. They still can't understand as well as people who have fibro can. Yes, you have found a very supportive group here. I hope you stay. If you ever want to talk or vent, send me a message.