Dear Friends,

Welcome to K2's Walking Wounded Blog, my personal blog and online support resource for women living with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other fatigue and pain conditions.

It is my hope to share my experiences and alternative remedies that work for me, with a strong emphasis on moving forward toward recovery and enjoyment of life.

Please feel free to post remarks and questions, and thoughts about health and wellness, or anything else you'd like to talk about.

The rules are simple:. No personal attacks, no foul language, no racial slurs, no bashing of any groups or people, and no political discussions.

Join me in my personal journey of health and recovery!


  1. I too have been diagnosed with Fibro, June of 2005. I have been on Trazodone 50 mg since June or July of 2005. It does promote sleep for me. I started with a full tablet. Side effects lasted until 1 PM next day- sleepy, groggy. I cut back to a half with good results. I also took Flexeril and Ibuprofen 400 mg as needed. Since then(June 2007) I have been switched to Ibuprofen 800 mg and Tizanidine 4 mg as needed. Two weeks ago(Oct 2007), I was aksed to take Tramadol 50 mg, Tizanidine 4 mg( both as needed), Etodolac 600mg 2x daily, and Trazodone 50 mg at night. I went off all meds in December of 2006 for two weeks. That was not a good experience.

    I still have the same pain, brain fog, weakness in both arms and hands, and fatigue, just to mention a few conditions. Now I have migraines every day all day. I too am searching for answers. I refused to accept the diagnosis for nearly two years. Since I have had to quit a few jobs and was let go of one, my concern is how to survive this condition. I have applied for SSI. I would describe myself as similiar to your self, except I have raised three children and have one left at home. I do not have a professional career as yet, I have only recently graduated with my last degree. My husband split when I was diagnosed. I hold a couple of degrees and should be working paying off school loans. Laugh! Instead, I am currently searching how to feel up to a forty hour week. I find it hard to even keep up with my daily life conditions as in addition to the house. I refuse to give up. looking for answers. I am not honestly sure when my fibro started. I fell to the floor at work with muscle spasms April of 2005 and have never recovered actually. I read in your blog how things started slowly for you after a vehicle accident in 1980. I would like to discuss this more. I had a serious vehicle accident in 1989, but I have led a normal life until I started working in 2001, packing parts for Caterpillar. The job entailed heavy physical labor, however I was raised on a farm and am not afraid of hard work. While finishin gmy degree I worked as a stock clerk in a grocery store with no problems. I could go on and on. I need to discuss this. The doctor sure isn't discussing the tomorrow. Just take this med and see if it works. Sometimes "we" have to adjust until "we" find something that works. I guess the "we" part is I am taking the meds and he is prescribing. Bitter right now.
    My apologies.


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