Fibromyalgia pain management

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia pain management


Avatar f tn Does anyone know of a doctor who will prescribe me methadone in low doses for my fibromyalgia. I've tried all kinds of pain meds, including natural and methadone is the only drug that gets me out of bed.
Avatar f tn The only other thing is to maybe switch your current opiate regimen with some different types in order to deal with tolerance issues. My pain management doctor switches mine around on an as needed basis. It helps me alot. We also switch nerve pain drugs somewhat frequently- say from lyrica back to neurontin, etc..
Avatar n tn Does Savella seem to help with your symptoms of Fibro? I hope so and I hope that your pain will be better controlled. Please let us know how you are doing. We'll be interested to hear how you are adjusting to the medication.... and if it is effective.
Avatar f tn Foxy I was on hydrocodone also. 10mg 4 or 5 times a day. It was for nerve pain. It got to where it was not doing me any good. I quit over 2 months ago and my pain is less than it was when I was taking it. The pills mess with our own receptors and get then out of balance. It takes a while for them to start working again. When you first stop the pain is worse than when you started the pills then it gets better as they begin to heal. The Dr. put me on Lycira but the side affects were to bad for me.
358486 tn?1294776388 In my case, 15 years of constant, non remitting pain, not even for a second, has turned into intractable pain. Yes I would see a pain management specialist if you are in moderate to severe pain due to Fibro. Fibromyalgia is a real disease, not a hypochondriac's disease du jour. Ignorance and lack of compassion are not prerequisites for using the pain management forum in fact the exact opposite is true.
Avatar n tn org/forums/Fibromyalgia/show/44 Please feel free to post and ask questions or express your concerns on our Pain Management Forum. We have Chronic Pain which bonds us all together regardless of our diagnosis. I hope this has been helpful. We'll look forward to hearing from you again.
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3975676 tn?1348865219 I have fibromyalgia.. Is it normal with fibro to have pain to the touch on the upper thighs and hips, the shoulders, the forehead, the knees, the lower back and the neck. By the middle of the day I ache everywhere and am tired and must lay down. Is this somethiing more then fibro. I also get chills.
Avatar n tn What can be done about the chronic Fibromyalgia pain when I am allergic to pain medicines or the pain relievers do not give relief.
Avatar f tn I never expected to be in the pain I'm in at 44 years old. I look around and at others my age and they're doing so much better. I've never smoked I quit drinking alcohol 6 years ago I have "Fibromyalgia" ....*Hypothyroid" ...."Depression" ...."Arthritis" ....too many meds ....
Avatar f tn You have to find a Pain Management doc in order to get decent pain meds. Usually your GP doc has to refer you before a PM doc will see you. But, you have to have a decent general doc that believes in the pain of FM so that he will send you to a PM doc. There are PM docs there you just havent found them yet and a lot of them dont advertise themselves too much. I guess they dont want the "real" drug seekers to bother them. Your general doc knows who the PM docs are....
Avatar n tn Good Day...I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which complicates my chronic daily headache condition to say the least. I am wondering if Fibromyalgia is considered a neurological problem, that is would my neuro be up to date on treatments and info on this condition? What are some of the typical treatment plans to help with muscle pain and morning stiffness? Do you see patients in your clinic for this? How long does a flare up usually last?
1568087 tn?1296360186 Pain very bad all over today. Fatigue in morning and at night.
356518 tn?1322263642 I just wanted to remind everyone here about our pain management community. Fibromyalgia is very painful and our community would be really great for you. Please stop by and see for yourself, we have some wonderful members and there are many that do have fibromyalgia so they can offer support, advice and knowledge that will help you. We would love to have you as part of our community.
1568087 tn?1296360186 Pain body-wide all day fatigue really bad in morning and at night.
462570 tn?1273632977 There was a study done on pain neurotransmitters by a doctor in my area who researches specifically Fibromyalgia. He uses Mirapex to block or work with the Dopamine transmitters. His name is Dr. Wood out of Renton Washington. You might look for the publication on pubnet. It might answer your question fully.
Avatar f tn I was referred to a pain management clinic for chronic upper back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. I had already had surgery on both knees to repair torn meniscus and chip away arthritic bone (I was a gymnast). PAIN CLINIC: After making sure I was already doing all the things you are already doing, he prescribed Vicodin (generic) 3x a day and offered acupuncture, which I couldn't do due to cost ($80 a session not covered by insurance).
564491 tn?1320360393 I have had physical therapy (several times), chiropractic care, acupuncture, aquatic therapy, steroid epidurals, radio frequency ablations, seen pain management specialists, and am now seeing a physical therapist who specializes in cranial-sacral therapy. To top things off, I feel last week, flat on my face, exasberating the pain I already feel, which is pretty severe.
769745 tn?1345746412 In particular, fibromyalgia sufferers are apt to feel neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pack and pain in the waist, ribs, buttocks, and knees. A common example of one such symptom is pungent or strong-smelling urine. The patient may feel embarrassed to even bring up the topic with her physician. Genitourinary symptoms involve the private parts and it is never easy to discuss these details, even with medical professionals.
Avatar n tn Hello, recently I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and placed on Flexeril and Ultram by an arthritis specialist. I also take Zoloft 150 mg. to help with mental focus & energy; Adderall 10 mg. 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.
Avatar f tn how do i get my pain management dr. to try another pain pill, i have told him the 1 that he has me on which is 10mg.oxycodone 3x a day is not working, i no that there are many, many other stronger pain meds.
4666823 tn?1358084510 Very sore all over. Fingers so sore/weak can barely type this. Neck & Back pain. Emotionally upset.
Avatar n tn i have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 5 yrs now i recently moved to baytown and my pain management dr does not believe in fibro can you suggest any fibro drs in baytown that treat fibromyalgia