Fibromyalgia treatment opioids

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Avatar f tn I'm new here and I haven't had a fibromyalgia diagnosis, but I have had muscle twitching all over (mostly in my legs) and that has died down quite a bit, but I've have tired muscles and I have been so tired. I get tender spots that hurt for no reason to the touch. This past Saturday I went dancing and almost didn't make it through the first song, my legs started to hurt so bad. I woke up the next morning and it felt like someone had beat my legs with a baseball bat.
1522259 tn?1291214939 I've read that doctors say that taking opioids for the pain have not really been proven to help with fibromyalgia pain, but for me they do wonders. Not only do they relieve my pain substantially, they give me a boost of energy I have never had.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Fibromyalgia can be very challenging to treat, and although there is limited evidence showing that opioids are an effective form of treatment, it seems these prescription painkillers are prescribed frequently for fibromyalgia patients. According to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, approximately one-third of the patients who participated had been prescribed opioids for their condition; and two-thirds of them had received “strong opioids.
Avatar f tn The drug has a wide range of applications, including treatment for restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia. It was developed by the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH in the late 1970s.[1][2] Tramadol possesses weak agonist actions at the μ-opioid receptor, releases serotonin, and inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine.
1684282 tn?1582660848 Our society is agonizingly ambivalent about what role opioids should play in our lives. There is no question that opioids are effective analgesics in the treatment of pain caused by acute injury or surgery, and they are invaluable in the palliative care of patients with cancer and other lethal diseases. But we have criminalized the nonmedical use of opioids and deploy vast armies of combatants in the (largely ineffective) war on such drugs as heroin and opium.
Avatar m tn I responded best to the Opioids, but the docs are loathe to prescribe an addictive treatment plan for fibromyalgia. I was taking hydrocodone 4 Times a day and I hated the initial high and the bottoming out when I needed another dose. The highs were my most annoying side affect since I only wanted relief from symptoms and not a crack den feeling! Finally, in 2007, I heard about the MYLAN Patch.
Avatar m tn A radical group of doctors and law enforcement have submitted a petition to the FDA that would effectively eliminate treatment of chronic pain with opioids. The maximum treatment would be 3 months and the amounts prescribed very limited despite the amount of pain suffered or the amount of medication you currently receive. You may read the petition here: http://www.citizen.org/documents/2048.pdf And respond to the FDA here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!
Avatar n tn Hi apple19682. I know it's a schedule V controlled substances drug. I didn't know of it also being a schedule IV. perhaps it depends what it is prescribed for, as it prescribed for seizures, neuropathic pain, anxiety and fibromyalgia. Under schedule IV, refills would be subject to a max. number (& monitored) within a certain period of time.
547368 tn?1440545385 And the vast majority (20 of 24) felt their opioids still provided the same relief as when they started treatment. All of the patients reported one or more functions or activities they can do now that they couldn't do prior to beginning opioid therapy (i.e., get out of bed everyday, take walks, shop or visit friends).
Avatar f tn Since you were just diagnosed, did you happen to also have a liver biopsy as well and if so what is the condition of your liver? ___________________________________________________________ Pain Management in the Cirrhotic Patient: The Clinical Challenge ".....
3060903 tn?1398568723 33 “Recent reports have consistently concluded that there are insufficient data on the long-term effectiveness of prescription opioids to support their use in the treatment of chronic pain, but there is clear evidence of a dose-dependent risk for serious harms.
3060903 tn?1398568723 33 “Recent reports have consistently concluded that there are insufficient data on the long-term effectiveness of prescription opioids to support their use in the treatment of chronic pain, but there is clear evidence of a dose-dependent risk for serious harms.
3060903 tn?1398568723 33 “Recent reports have consistently concluded that there are insufficient data on the long-term effectiveness of prescription opioids to support their use in the treatment of chronic pain, but there is clear evidence of a dose-dependent risk for serious harms.
Avatar f tn I currently take Savella (an antidepressant specifically for fibromyalgia) and Vicodin 7.5/750 3x daily for my fibromyalgia pain. As bamabred said, opioids can be very addictive - I did not begin taking opioids for my body pain until about 4 years ago. Before that I had some for migraines, but only took them sparingly. I used OTC pain killers, Ultram, Vioxx (until it was outlawed), etc... When my back pain became unmanageable, my physician sent me to a pain management clinic.
1178983 tn?1279667255 Tramadol is an opioid analgesic and as such is associated with tolerance, dependence, and abuse even though it is not a considered a controlled substance. Taking an opiate for an extended period of time usually results in some level of dependence and abrupt discontinuation of the medication can lead to withdrawal symptoms resulting in a failed attempt at discontinuation.
765775 tn?1366028291 Most people who need to take opioids on a long-term basis for chronic non-cancer pain are understandably concerned about what kind of effect it will have on them. Many have mistakenly believed that opioids destroy both the body and the brain – and possibly even shorten lives.
Avatar m tn Hello, I am a 29 yr old female with fibromyalgia being my only medical condition. For the past few days I have been straining to urinate. There is no pain, odor or odd color to it. I constantly feel the urge to pee as if my bladder is full but I can't comfortably urinate without pushing hard causing anal protrusion. I have taken azo's and found it extremely difficult to pass urine while they were in my system. 100% cranberry juice doesn't seem to be helping either.
Avatar f tn A few years back I was in a terrible car accident leaving me with 3 herniated discs, 2 bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, and Interstitial Cystitis - so needless to say I am in a GREAT deal of pain and I am also 15 weeks pregnant! Before pregnancy I was getting spinal injections about every 3-4 months which helped tremendously, but obviously I cannot still get that treatment now!
Avatar f tn I am STILL waiting for my gp to actually start treating me - ive been feeling so ill for ages - nearly 2 years and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia two years ago and taking shedloads of opioids for the pain which don't work. All he would say was he thinks it is an autoimmune disease! he's a GP for heavens sake - surely he should know one way or the other? anyway he says i have to wait another month and he will run more bloods. does anyone have any advice - answers to help meantime?
1580452 tn?1296443303 Diagnosis: Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Treatment: Physical therapy. Anti-depressants. Lyrica and similar. Cognitive behavioral therapy. Muscle relaxants. Tramadol. AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THAT DOESN'T WORK? What's next? As far as I can tell, the medical community has discovered/agreed/decided that these are the things that work. The only actual pain medication which they have decided is effective is Tramadol, which absolutely cripples me with dizziness and nausea.
Avatar m tn It was originally used to treat dependence on opioid drugs but has recently been approved by the FDA as treatment for alcoholism In a much lower doses its being used for all sorts of things MS,fibromyalgia,crohn's and many others .It going to be like any other drug .Know what you are putting into your body and the possible side effects and outcome or many people it has made a major difference for the positive in there lives. I am waiting to see if it will be helpful for TMJ .
296566 tn?1192851074 I am a pain management patient on 8mg of sub every 8hrs along with 300mgs Lyrica (neurontin) it has helped me after post op back surgery (infusion) before the surgery i was on 120mg oxycontin and 80mg Norco, The surgery relieved 60% of the pain but I'll have pain that I will have to deal for the rest or my life, The pain management dr suggested I try the sub and lyrical cocktail to see if I would get any relief, As I was sick of traveling 150miles every month for Oxycontin, Now I go every 3 mont
416625 tn?1203292598 There are exceptions, for those that I detox out-patient, and for those that are on other medications when they come in for treatment…I’ll cover those medications in the following paragraphs. Personally, I urge all to consider in-house Detox for methadone…especially if going cold turkey. Although in my personal experience I’ve never seen any advantage in lowering the dose over time. Especially, if one is at 45 mg or less per day. Methadone Detox can normally be accomplished in 3-5 weeks.
Avatar n tn What to do to help with pain when you suffer from fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, and arthritis? How to switch from opiates to other safer treatments? Help. At the end of my rope. Would appreciate any suggestions.
403399 tn?1201836695 ULTRAM has been shown to reinitiate physical dependence in some patients that have been previously dependent on other opioids. Dependence and abuse, including drug-seeking behavior and taking illicit actions to obtain the drug, are not limited to those patients with prior history of opioid dependence You should not take tramadol if you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol. Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol.
182493 tn?1348056515 There are exceptions, for those that I detox out-patient, and for those that are on other medications when they come in for treatment…I’ll cover those medications in the following paragraphs. Personally, I urge all to consider in-house Detox for methadone…especially if going cold turkey. Although in my personal experience I’ve never seen any advantage in lowering the dose over time. Especially, if one is at 45 mg or less per day. Methadone Detox can normally be accomplished in 3-5 weeks.
Avatar f tn it is an antidepressant. As uk2 mentioned, the patches help with pain as well. My current treatment is with Ultram for both FMS and RSD and Trazadone for sleep. It's much a 'trial and error'...as what works for some may not be right for others. Hope you feel better soon.
5265383 tn?1483811956 I also don't know whether LDN is compatible with the various MS treatment drugs, but hope so. In many ways it sounds helpful, and there seem to be few side effects. I agree--can't hurt to try it.
Avatar f tn I take the meds due to several chronic pain conditons (fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, RSD, large fibroid tumor, arthritis, and the most painful would be my ankle which I have had four surgeries on the latest being a ankle fusion) My doctors all know I take this medicine and I have asked them all for advice tapering off and the only response I have gotten from my ob and perinatal(high risk dr) is if I need them take them if not dont!
1349329 tn?1276988802 I'm a pain management patient with fibromyalgia and debilitating arthritis and RSD. Many years ago a doctor gave me Tramadol for the fibromyalgia and I thought, "Terrific, a non-narcotic medication that's supposed to really work." I didn't go into w/d because after a day or two I realized I hated it. I felt really high and disoriented on it. I never felt like that on any of the narcotics I took. Do you see a pain management doctor or just your regular doc?