It's now absolutely official. My appointment with a new RA Doc confirmed I do have Fibro/CFIDs. It is good to have a firm diagnosis. Evidently I have a fairly advanced level. It had been shouting for sometime but only this year got loud enough to be heard over my bad ankle.
Now to jump through a few hoops at the insurance company to get the med least likely to have weight gain as a side effect *shudder*. I hope to be starting the new med sometime next week. If it is effective, it should make some difference in pain level by the end of the month or early next month. So IF it works, I should be feeling better anywhere from 3-5 weeks from now. If not, we'll shoot for a happy June. The doc says as long as I listen when my body says to take it easy, I should still be able to work out at the center. Probably not until the new med kicks in though.
I did get some good news. At my sleep study for retitration they found that I am healthier than a few years ago at least as far as the apnea is concerned. I only need the setting at 10 instead of 14. I guess those chair exercises and deep breathing exercises have made a difference! That and finding a mask that fits.
Despite the high pain levels I have right now, I got a better night's sleep than I can remember. About 5 hours at the clinic and 3 more at home. I've been getting from 3-6 hours of broken sleep a night.
I am sure there will be a few hoops to jump through to acquire the new mask with insurance, but it is always good to have a quest, don't you think?
The writing is going well. I grab a cup of coffee and do my writing thing as soon as possible while my mind is fresh. I have only missed one day this week. That was yesterday, because of the doctor appointment and sleep study.