Fibromyalgia pain med

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia pain med


589008 tn?1218709368 Could you possibly create a tracker for pain levels for those of us with fibromyalgia? This would be great to take with me to my doctor appointments.
Avatar n tn I suffer from fibromyalgia and neurophy daily. When the pain is severe I can hardly stand it. Are there any new approaches to this condition. I am taking vicoden, cymbalta, pamelor and neurotyn?
Avatar f tn This doesn't really sound much like fibromyalgia pain - that pain is typically widespread and not just in one area (although certain areas can feel worse at times than other areas). It also usually affects both sides of the body pretty equally. It sounds more like maybe a shoulder injury (have you fallen or stretched your shoulder at all? heavy lifting?) I could also be a pleuritic type pain (inflammation of the area around the lungs).
Avatar f tn theres times my pain is so bad i just cant hardly take it and although my doctor has me on pain med. it doesnt work so great all the time. i dont even know what to tell myself anymore. goodluck!
Avatar f tn I take Opana ER which is an extended release pain med and I take percocet for breakthru pain. I also take Lyrica for nerve pain, Trazadone and Flexeril at night to help with sleep and muscle spasms, and I am on Zoloft and bloodpressure meds. I went a long time with no pain meds then to Tramadol then to Lortab, etc.... I have very high pain levels on a daily basis plus I have a high tolerance to meds so the weaker ones never worked well for me.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year. Since I have been a child I have dealt with severe leg aches and pains. At 27 I had "fibrocystic" breast disease and bilat. breast biopsies for large benign tumors. At that time I had the surgeon remove a "fatty lipoma" from my left thigh. I had a large "fatty lipoma" removed from my bra-line in the 1990's.
1184051 tn?1264438908 Hi I am new to this site, but my doctor said in I probably have fibromyalgia about a year ago. I had an MRI done today and it came back negative. My dr. had me have the MRI because of increasing fatigue, tingling body parts, headaches, major memory problems! Now I have to go to a neurologist. I just feel that I will have a bunch of tests and they will say they don't know or label me with fibromyalgia, but do they take it as a serious condition?
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.
Avatar f tn A pain tracker is definitely already on our list of trackers we'd like to launch. Thanks for the suggestion and we'll let you know when it's available.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome over 7 years ago. My dr. started out with the lowest pain med (Ultram) and then we worked from there until something helped. At this point in time, I have been taking morphine sulfate extended relief (100mg) 2 x's daily. I also take morphine sulfate instant relief (30 mg) x2 for break through pain and flare-ups.
Avatar n tn How do I know if the pain that I live with DAILY is from the fibromyalgia (which I have ALL symptoms of and have been diagnosed with for over 7 years) or from my 4-5 hydrocodone 10/650 that I take daily to relieve the pain?
Avatar f tn I need a tracker that covers fibromyalgia symptoms not just pain. Im going to see a specialist and need to keep track of where and when the pain is.
358486 tn?1294779988 Considering that this is the Pain Management Forum, I dont find that Brandy F should be limited to the Fibro forum. Pain is pain.
Avatar n tn I recommend finding a pain managment specialist because they are familiar with the needs of those with cronic pain and can prescribe pain relievers in a sensible manner.
Avatar f tn I've always had a low pain tolerance to begin with probably due to my fibromyalgia so I'm very worried about this. The hand surgery I'm having is a resection arthroplasty and I've heard it's very painful. Is there anything else that can be done for pain management? I need something strong.
4939681 tn?1361302899 It isn't used for depression. Its original use was for epilepsy but it is now widely used for neurological pain (eg fibromyalgia) as well. The skin pain you describe definitely sounds like neurological pain from Lyme to me. I took it along with an anti-inflammatory painkiller. Lyrica for trigeminal pain and ibuprofen for joint pain.
Avatar m tn She is Hypomanic, not Bi polar. I do know the pain med doctor who she says sent her to the new doctor. She is my doctor too. I introduced them! Would she give me answers if I asked her? I have thought about doing this. And yes to all who think so, I am being lied to. I have a very hard time with that. I'm not such a great friend either. When she overdosed, I told her to call 911. I didn't want anything to do with it. She called someone else.
Avatar f tn The main thing to keep in mind (and you may have to stress this to your doctor) is that pain knows no age restrictions and fibromyalgia pain is no different. It IS very possible to have fibro even at your young age. If, after your doctor appointment, you don't feel like you are getting satisfactory care or results, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion, even searching for a rheumatologist. A rheumy doc tends to deal with fibro more often than a lot of GP (general practitioner) doctors.
675329 tn?1297291978 i want to stop this because i don't want to depend on this med. i was put on gabapentin 100 it does help me fairly well but i noticed some weight gain and i don't eat too much with this med. the dr switched me to zonegram when i read the side effect of it can cause a rash which can cause death i threw it out. then we tried topamax. i was on it one night. i also have to take serequel 100 for anxiety and wellbutrin 300 and buspar 7.
Avatar m tn 25mg increase per week is acceptable to let your body get used to it to avoid confusion or anxiety. I started to feel pain relief of my nerve pain once I hit that dose. I have nerve dysfunction in my spine and I have a numb left foot. It began helping me once I reached that level. The important thing to remember though, is medication management is highly individualized. What works for one person, may not work for another.
Avatar f tn I am 71 years old and outside of the pain issue, I am pretty healthy. The only med I am required to take is Synthroid. I have recently been experiencing pain that seems to be related. It starts along the outside of my right wrist, extends to the heel of the hand and terminates in the middle finger. The finger seems swollen a bit, and is very painful. I've lost most of the gripping power in that hand.
4861077 tn?1360159739 That low cortisol can make for more pain. If you are going thru bad morning pain, that could be an indicator--cortisol should be highest in the morning. And hormones can play into this. For example progesterone is the precursor to cortisol. I hav been thru all of this. Take one thing at a time, maybe read symptom lists for hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. That helps when it's gone too far. In some places the endocrinologists you really want don't take insurance.
Avatar f tn Getting a proper delta sleep has improved my muscular pain-not that I don't have the pain anymore but it is not as exruciatingly painful now. Its great to hear you have a new doctor who seems to be giving you all the right messages. I have a great relationship with my rheumatologist ever since she said to me "Look at me Mary, look at me straight into my eyes. I WANT TO TELL YOU-I KNOW YOU ARE IN PAIN!" We haven't looked back since then-almost ten years ago.
Avatar n tn I have the worst case of hep c and fibromyalgia possible, every time I take a pain pill it burns out my liver, they took out my gallbladder and every medication burns my liver I am in true hell, I think of suicide hourly and have a plan if i can not get help have not been out of severe pain in 6 months since the gallbladder came out.I can not go to the bathroom either without enemas daily all i get atr toxins doctors want me to take more pills, mt ggt raised 6 times normal after the operation.
1355301 tn?1287971241 I have been taking 0-3 hydrocodone (.5/50) for fibromyalgia pain for years. I have extreme reactions to antidepressants and also to lyrica and neurotin. As well as many others. Hydrocodone is the only thing that will even touch the pain. On most days I take one in the morning just before I get to work at around 8:00 am. It will hang in there until about 1:30 or 2:00. I'll notice that I'm getting cold and starting to hurt. The more I hurt, the more I tense up, the colder I feel.
553995 tn?1332022440 I live in Canada. I take Tramadol for long term pain. Tramacet for break through pain. My main FM med is Topiramate (an anti-seizure medication). I take Trazadone for sleeping along with Elavil at night to aid with sleep and pain. I have a lot of problems with IBS so I take meds for that also. There that is my med file. I also am on Thyroid medication.
2126606 tn?1346348724 • Widespread pain • Extreme fatigue • Depression • Anxiety • Headaches • Tender points • Sleeplessness While the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, many researchers believe the condition can occur from hormone imbalances that affect the central nervous system, as well as stress, illness or certain types of trauma.
Avatar f tn I know it's lame but I'm bumping my own question in hopes to get answers.