I think that you are on track with your suspicion that your symptoms may very well be related to sleep deprivation... that would make a lor of sense with the new baby...
hi there :)
In fact there seems to be connection with fibromyalgia and sleep deprivation....
ok.....there are a lot of things that I know I can do to improve my health, I haven't been eating very well, etc, and I know that eating well, exercise and sleep are key factors in good heatlh
I have found many patients with fibromyalgia to benefit from sleep aid such as Ambien (I realize that this is probably not practical in your circumstance though...)
well I have thought about fibromyalgia off and on for a few years actually
right, can't really do that right now
would it hurt to have a doc prescribe some pain meds in the meantime?
It is possible... main symptom with fibromylagia is muscle pain and tenderness>> especially specific points ....
I don't want to be on them for a long time, but just until I can get back to the gym and exercise, do yoga, etc
Are you breast feeding??
yes my muscles and joints are killing me all the itme
yes I am breastfeeding
A mild pain reliever like Ultram may be very helpful and it would not be as addictive...
ok, is that through a prescription?
what about increasing my dosage of ibuprofen?
is 1200mg at a time too much to take?
It is classic for fibromyalgia to lack benefit from anti-inflammatory meds.... this would make sense with your lack of benefit from the ibuprofen....
wow that makes sense
yeah im getting minimal to no relief
I would NOT advise trying to go to 1200mg however... just increases your risk of side effects with no real benefit I/m afraid...
so if I go see my MD I can ask about Ultram
Cymbalta, Lyrica, Neurontin are better options if you have fibrromyalgia(i need to check their breast feeding recommendations or your doctor would need to check...)
ok I can ask him
im afraid to take anything so potent though....
I would rather just take something to minimize the pain for a bit until I can start exercising again
These are not high potentcy but two are also anti-seizure meds and one is also an anti-depressant... they just happen to modulate the CNS response to pain as well.. work by different mechanism than narcotics and are NOT addictive...
oh ok...well I will take this list to my doc and see what I can do
OK Good luck!!
I hope this helps!
thanks for your help
oh one more thing@
Congrats on your new baby!!
what do you think about taking naproxen instead of iburprofen?
I realize it is a life changing challenge at the same time however!!
yes defintiely challenging, but amazing
Oh I would expect about the same response with Naproxen as it is same class as ibuprofen...
ok good to know......thank you for your help!
You may have increased benefit to combine some Tylenol with ibuprofen OR with Aleve...
oh ok I do have Tylenol...what dosage should I do for each
Tylenol is metabolized differently and is not a true anti-inflammatory...
Tylenol you may take a max of 1000mg/dose but do not exceed 3000mg/day for many days....
Ibuprofen you mayu take up to 800mg/dose and 2400mg/day MAX....
ok should I take it together with ibuprofen?
oh ok sorry didn't see that lol
Yes you can or may alternate....
so I can take 1,000mg tylenol and 800mg iburprofen at the same time?
I hope this is helpful for you! I hope that you feel better soon!!
or off and on?
Yes that is OK as well...
ok, will take those 2 together and see if they work until I can get to my MD
thank you doctor!!!
OK it sounds like a plan!
You are very welcome!!
thanks I hope to feel better soon too!! can't wait to get back in the gyn
take care :)
OK good luck to you! Let me know if you have further questions and I will be happy to get back with you!!
Thank you and you as well!!
I will do that ....cheers!