I have Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease and Fibromyalgia. I understand how you feel. It does get to be frustrating at times.
Originally Posted by juanab
I am so sorry you have RAD and FM. But thank you for understanding.

Sometimes I feel like I'm all alone in my head with this! Especially when someone asks me, "Why don't you just take ________ ?" Insert latest FM prescription medication into that blank and say it in a condescending voice like I am too stupid to take care of myself.

I have tried Cymbalta with no relief whatsoever and it actually made my insomnia worse! I took Lyrica for over a year and the side effects were not worth the relief that deminished over time. It took a long, miserable 4 months to wean off of it and I will hopefully never get it in my system again.

I try to eat healthy and take supplements of B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, bromelain, fish oil, flax seed oil, some other anti-inflammatory thing I cannot recall the name of along with the regular daily vitamin/mineral and calcium. I feel like a walking science experiment some days.