Monday, September 12, 2011

Carpel Tunnel and Blogging - Not a good Mix

I can't tell you how much I appreciate those of you who subscribe to this blog and keep coming back looking for new posts.  As you know from my last post, my carpel tunnel has been giving me fits.   I can't get in to see my hand doc until the end of the month although I'm close to calling and begging to be worked in.  I've stayed off the computer for what seems like forever (I think it's been about two weeks)  and it seems to be getting better.  Of course, "better" is a relative term. Instead of a hot poker in my wrist it's warm poker in my wrist. LOL  Mr. Supportive hasn't had to open jars, comb my hair, etc for two days! :-) I'm hoping if I take it slow, I'll be able to start posting again.

My fibro pain had actually stayed down in the Level 5 range which is my "normal" and I'm glad for that.  My fatigue level has been really high.  I can't get a good grasp on what's causing it.  My first thought was that it was from my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but I'm beginning to wonder if it's time to change my antidepressant.  Since sleeping about 18 hours for 3 days in a row didn't "fix" it like it normally does, I'm going to make an appointment with my therapist.  I'm taking the maximum dosage of Cymbalta and have been taking it for quite some time.  I know that it's possible to take a drug for so long that it stops being effective, but I have to admit that it scares me a little to think about losing my old "friend" and going through the process of finding a new one. Since I was taking it prior to my fibro becoming as bad as it has, I wonder how coming off the Cymbalta will effect my pain levels. If any of you have been through this transition, I would really appreciate hearing how it went for you and what your doctor used as a replacement.

Enjoy these wonderful cool days we're having.  This is my time of the year!

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