With me, I have severe fibromyalgia for 16 years and when it flares up I am stuck in bed. Sometimes for weeks. Right now it’s mid-May 2019 and I’ve been in bed for most days since mid December. Winters, with the damp cold, always are the worst time for me. I usually start feeling better in April or May. My main symptoms are all over flu-like achey pain, extreme exhaustion (more than normal exhaustion; I raised 3 boys by myself without having any fatigue even close to this—it’s a whole different sort of fatigue 20x a normal person’s—- they can’t even comprehend ), sharper pain in joints and muscles- especially base of skull, neck, shoulders, wrists, back, hips. Often hard to concentrate. Stress makes it so much worse, certain foods, loss of sleep, changes in weather. I’m on Subutex and Tramadol.
Cymbalta, aspirin, Advil, Aleve, and anti-inflammatories helped but I was allergic to all so can’t take those. Not much help with Lyrica or Neurontin. Neurontin gave me blurry vision which got better after I stopped taking. BEWARE, if you try Subutex, note that it is addictive and very hard to get off of. I did over a year ago and it was hell. It took at least a month of severe withdrawals. I stayed off for 9 months, but didn’t have a life so I got back on it.