Fibromyalgia medication for life

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Avatar f tn (even after years of not even growing!!). I am not on anything specifically for fibromyalgia pain however I find that my medication for my mental illnesses (will list below) have been helpful in managing the pain. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, ADHD and fibromyalgia + currently I have a shoulder injury.
1336585 tn?1275709112 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a year and a half ago but have had chronic pain for about 6 years. The pain is constant and only with medication can i even function on a daily basis. Some days, the meds only help a little and the achiness is so intense all i want to do is lay down and sleep. With 4 young kids, that's not always an option. The worst part about it is that no one understands the pain i'm in except for those that have this conditon.
554442 tn?1221235225 Fibromyalgia (FMS or Fibro for short) is a chronic condition which causes widespread pain and fatigue as well as a variety of other symptoms. The name Fibromyalgia comes from "fibro" meaning fibrous tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), "my" meaning muscles, and "algia" meaning pain. Fibro does not cause joint pain or swelling. The pain from Fibromyalgia is produced in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles and tendons. http://www.mayoclinic.
3202069 tn?1345404482 I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 yrs maybe longer. It is very hard to deal with. My legs bother me alot. I am on pain meds and eating certain foods make it worse. I go to an Integrative doctor Steve Windley. I would say that Diet and exercise help the most. Stretching is very important. My doctor told me that alot of Carbs cause the body to be inflamed. I also know that soda causes me to hurt all over. I get tightness in my legs and calves. I used to have alot of shoulder pain.
2126606 tn?1346345124 Over the past few years we’ve seen an increased number of fibromyalgia patients that have started receiving prescriptions for painkillers to address their chronic pain symptoms. As a Registered Addiction Specialist, this is extremely concerning to me especially at a time when we are also seeing prescription painkiller use exploding nationwide. Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that is marked by widespread aching and pain in the muscles and joints.
Avatar n tn for ADD.; Levsin SL for neurogenic bladder and irritable bowel syndrome; Calderal and Calicium for secondary hyperparathyroidism; Deconsal II, Zyrtec, and Humibid L.A for chronic allergies which cause sinus infections. Since placement on the Flexeril and Ultram, I completed an online medication interaction form which came back with some really scary information regarding Zoloft's interations with Ultram, Adderall and Flexeril; and Flexeril and Ultram.
Avatar n tn I know someone who has been on OxyContin for about 9 years for Fibromyalgia pain. This person gets about 90 OxyContin a month. I personally think that is outrageous. I really wish the FDA would get rid of this drug completely.
Avatar f tn They will not authorize any medication or treatments for it. Period. If they want people to get better so they can WORK and get OFF THE SYSTEM how the hell is that supposed to happen if they don't give people treatment for things that could possibly get them to that point? I understand now why they do so much coverage for mental health... they have to do something for the people who are depressed and distraught because they can't get medical care.
690327 tn?1255354511 Fibromyalgia has to be one of the worst things I have had yet, but, I am sure thre will be something worse! That seems to be that with life. I never used to be ill much at all, even though at 16 I was told I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. Now, I have those plus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, IBS, Restless leg syndrome. Do you think I am falling apart?!HA! Not funny! The Fibro is absolutley got me. I am in pain all day every day!
Avatar m tn it is also used for nerve pain in patients with arthritis and fibromyalgia ,etc....hope this helps you out some....
939964 tn?1288017024 I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, acid reflux, diverticulosis, diabetes and fibromyalgia syndrome. Had FMS for a very long time, probably most of my adult life. Diagnosed with hypothyroid condition about 12 years ago, and with diabetes was about 3 years ago. I am on Armour Thyroid, 2 gr. per day; Aciphex 1 a day, both in the morning; then I take Metformin at night, started with 1, then 2, and now am being bumped to 3 a day. I have a very difficult time sleeping through the night.
Avatar m tn Unfortunately, the pain police (DEA, FDA) are forcing quite a few changes via regulations and outright fear for doctors of losing their practice. There are studies cited that opioid treatments for Fibromyalgia isn't effective. I happen to disagree but what do we know, we're just the people who are suffering. I'm not dealing with Fibromyalgia myself, but the same pressure is being applied across the board for any non-malignant pain treatment that is narcotic in nature.
587071 tn?1218542387 Once he found more lumps he then examend my groin area.That is were he found more.I then went in for a biopsy of my groin area.Every thing came out okay but I still have the lumps.My family doctor thinks fibromyalgia is all in my head and its not a real disease.How ever the rumatodaligist thought the other way.Since I had know swelling of my joints they ruled out arthrities. Even though I dont think I have fibromyalgia it could be that I do.
Avatar f tn My fibromyalgia is so painful in winter but no one seems to think it's anything to bother about its really made me depressed. I take 1 celoxhib 1 tramadol and they help but mornings are awful to get going. What should I be on do u think?
Avatar f tn Hey there I'm new to this site, but I've had fibromyalgia for about 5-6 yrs. It took my Dr about three mnths to get a diagnosis. Since there is no diagnostic test for it. Its a process of elimination. I know your frustration. Your insurance sounds whacked! Please tell its not an HMO ?! Lyrica is not an experimantal drug for this treatment the FDA approved it for the treatment of fibromyalgia. I took it for a few yrs.
Avatar f tn My doctor in Kingston ten years ago, felt strongly that I have Fibro, because I have had TWO recent tests for arthritis, but it came up clear from that. I was on medication over ten years ago for depression, but I am off those now. I will leave that with you for now. Thankyou SO MUCH, you gave a great response, and I will search for the eye test.
1763264 tn?1313369590 One reason many conventional doctors do not think fibromyalgia is a “real” condition is that no specific medication is effective for treating this illness. Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica.
465042 tn?1207231112 I am a 33 year old female with way to many medical problems!!..I am very happy with my life. I am not happy with my health. My 4th child is now 7 mo old and I am at the worst health in my life. My fibromyalgia is always there. I have been getting these awful sulfur burps that make me throw up and have terrible runs...yikes!!!...My weight will not come off.. I sweat for no apparent reason...this stinks..
742330 tn?1350364850 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia today...wicked pissah!
Avatar n tn I have been taking Savela 50 mg twice a day. I"m feeling very hyper, agitated and am an insomniac.. Should I just cut back and then quit all together ? I have liked having my energy back . It's for fibro but I think I'm losing friends over it. It sometimes feels like I'm using again ( recovery from alcohol and drugs 8 years now) I don't want to go back to bed.
Avatar f tn went to doctor for assessment for ssd for fibro, he was very nice, came home , hurting but felt like working in yard, did for about an hour, aftermath, extreme nausea, hurting all over could barely move, had to take phenergan to be able to eat, couldn't fall asleep till 0300, i am so sick of not being able to do the things i use to, i could work in the garden or on house work for hours, now, it really sends me into self loathing and sadness.
1770280 tn?1314584960 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome back in the mid 1990's and was given amitriptyline for it a few years later. I went on a vitamin and supplement regimen which kept the pain to a tolerable level for four or five years. Then I started with Elavil/amitrip for about five years before that wasn't working too well and I was placed on Effexor XR. NOT a good drug.