Severe fibromyalgia pain relief

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Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and I have severe muscle pain and stiffness. I was wondering if anyone could tell me any kind of medicine that might help? Everything I have tried so far didn't help at all......
Avatar n tn Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms. Fibromyalgia pain is muscle pain and the most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, gentle and low-impact exercise. It keeps muscles conditioned and healthy and decreases the amount of discomfort. It is very important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, and biking rather than straining exercises such as weight training. Heavy exercises worsen the symptoms.
690327 tn?1255358111 It has helped her (as her case is severe) but the medication is very expensive and isn't without serious side-effects. I pray you are getting some relief for yours because I see how much pain she is in. Feel better soon and take care of yourself.
735919 tn?1236448149 I am 30yrs old and i am taking Cymbalta for my Fibromyalgia pain but i have to stop it do to my insurance. It works REALLY well for my pain. I wanted to know if anyone is taking Lyrica for their pain and if it works.
Avatar f tn I've been struggling with health issues for a year now, that started off with a suspected duodenal ulcer. I was very ill with that, then my father was hospitalized with severe illness. This was quite a traumatic event for me, and since then I've had a lot of health issues.
Avatar f tn He treated me for almost a year with no luck in getting my pain to a tolerable point so he FINALLY let me go to a pain doctor. I cannot begin to tell you what a relief that was. The first perscription I got for percocet, I nearly cried from relief!! The pain meds certainly dont solve all of my FM problems but they sure make it easier to endure. The meds Im on now cut the pain tremendously. I tried the Fentanyl patches and they didnt work very well on me. I still hurt way too much.
Avatar f tn Also, at times a muscle biopsy may be needed to diagnose. Treatment usually depends on the cause and pain killers are given if the pain is severe. Discuss these options with your consulting doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Sleep is essential especially for fibromyalgia or any type of pain. If you can get 6 hours minimum you can better deal with the pain. Have you ever had a sleep study? I requested one and I have sleep apnea. I also take trazadone. It is an older sleep medication that is taken at bedtime. You and your doctor can decide if taking something would help. To me your top list would be your headaches, not sleeping and pain.
Avatar m tn Are you seeing a Rheumatologist for your Fibromyalgia? I am seeing a Rheumatologist for my severe Fibromyalgia. It is always best to check with your Doctor. Keep me posted....Thanks!
Avatar f tn I would suggest you taper your dose to prevent any possibility of seizures and ibuprofen or aspirin would be a good pain reliever because they thin the blood and act as pain relief. I would not recommend anything with caffeine because it constricts blood vessels. You could alternate tylenol and ibuprofen during the withdrawal pain and then stick with ibuprofen and adding acetaminophen only when pain is more severe.
Avatar f tn I also take morphine sulfate instant relief (30 mg) x2 for break through pain and flare-ups. I have had two episodes of severe withdrawal (forgot to take or other reasons) and had to go to the emergency room and receive 2 doses of dilaudid till my morphine kicked in again. I am not an addict but obviously my body is dependent on the morphine. I want to get off the morphine so bad!
Avatar n tn And actually Oxycontin is not supposed to be used for short term pain relief, like after surgery but for chronic pain. I don't know your friends case, and why you think they shouldn't take the meds. There are people who abuse all types of meds., but not everyone does! There are some really valid reasons to have this drug available, and when used correctly it helps without causing problems!!
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 f tn “The Fibromyalgia Handbook” By Harris H. McIlwain, Debra Fulghum Bruce, Debra Fulghum, Ph.D. (p 208) The use of magnesium in managing pain is becoming more popular. Research studies reveal conclusive proof that magnesium is an effective tool in pain management. These studies have shown that is actually neutralize pain producing chemicals. Does this means it is the answer for everyone in every type of pain? Absolutely not.
Avatar m tn Over the years since, I have developed arthritis and fibromyalgia. However the pain level was manageable up until the last couple of years. During the winter of 2007 I developed water on the knee and overdid it when shoveling the driveway. Since then the pain has increased 10 fold. I was seen by an orthopedist, thinking I may need a hip or knee replacement, but that wasn’t it. The doctor has put me on Naprosyn, then added Vicodin and that has recently been upgraded to Percocet.
Avatar f tn Hi all- I am a 27 year old female suffering from a very severe case of fibromyalgia. It has left me bed ridden for weeks at a time and when the flare ups are bad nothing works. I have prescriptions for morphine and oxycodone but on bad days they don't touch the pain. I can't do massages because the fibro pressure points are too painful to be touched.
Avatar f tn Gets some relief when some muscle pain relief oil is dabbed/massaged lightly on the pain areas. MRI full body was done but nothing abnormal on the spine or any other part has been found. She needs urgent medication as she is not able to tolerate any further. Looking for a good rheumatologist in India. Awaiting your early response.
7356842 tn?1405621443 50 year old female suffering from severe fibromyalgia/hashimotos disease.I have a PTSD condition too. Any method for best practise to a lleviate pain and stress-even debilitation?
3063937 tn?1352426455 1st ur mom told u tramadol isnt a narcotic and non addictive because its NOT A NARCOTIC&DOCTORS SAY ITS NOT ADDICTIVE.She wasnt doing anything except help u and also support ur sobriety by giving u something no doctors seem2know about.Im waiting2c if/when they FINALLY realize trams r dangerous4a few reasons.1st obviously u know for some people they get u high/the euphoric feeling u got.
Avatar f tn I recently went to my doctor for treatment of severe muscle and joint pain. I was also experiencing extreme fatigue, mental fog, depression, and insomnia. After having multiple x-rays, MRI's. and nerve tests over the years, I strongly suspected fibromyalgia.(I was even tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis 11 years ago when I had my first experience with these symptoms.) Upon examination, I did have almost all of the tender points. However, the surprising results were in my bloodwork.
Avatar n tn This week the cool weather gave me an horrible bursitis pain in my hip and also increased the pain all around my body caused by fibromyalgia. Had to have cortisone shot in my hip..couldn't take the pain anymore and not a single pill was able to give me any relief. Hoping the cortisone shot starts working ASAP.
Avatar f tn Over 3 yrs, I been experiencing severe back pain that causes my back to lock up, in between my shoulder blades, lower back pain that send pain down my right leg and my shoulder joints ache. The pain comes and goes, but in Nov. I had an episode that is still lingering. My doc thought it was Fibromyalgia. I got an MRI, results: Annular tear in C3 and DDD in L4nL5. But told by my Chiropractor that my results were normal. Now im left with no cause,,, I was placed on Cymbalta for Nerve damage.
15916551 tn?1444016133 Hi Tom, Welcome to our Pain Management Forum. You are far too young to have so much debilitating pain - I'm truly sorry. I am not reading an actual question - which is not necessary for posting here or anyway on MedHelp. If you do have one please clarify. RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) can be "crazy". As you may know there are over 100 different kinds of Rheumatic Diseases. Have your physicians R/O (ruled out) the possibility that this is an extreme and unusual exacerbation of your RA?
975514 tn?1325001538 it gives me some relief but certainly not totally. I get severe siciatic which is the result of DDD and nerve impingement. Good luck with you're other issues I hope you get some answers, its always like digging for gold isn't it.
1943833 tn?1349280189 I have wondered often over the last few years if I have Fibromyalgia, but have never asked a doctor about it because I don't seem to have the tender points. I'm wondering how many of these symptoms are "common" for fibromyalgia. Or maybe CFS? -occasional severe sensitivity to noise. I can be sitting in a room, with people around me and noises I would normally not mind (kids playing, etc) will "hurt". I don't really have a headache, and it's not an actual pain.
209591 tn?1267418314 Hi, I am a 25 year old female that was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in August along with many other things...I have been staying so tired, some days sleeping more than 15 hours....Just getting out of bed sometimes is almost impossible...For you all what has been the most helpful treatment (exercise, therapy or medication) for your fatigue? All of my medicines cause fatigue and so do all 8 to 10 diagnoses I currently have...Thanks so much for your help.
434278 tn?1324709825 My body lays down extra fascial tissue which creates more pain. I think for fibromyalgia there are certain pain points that must be tender in order to be diagnosed. Otherwise I would think they feel very similar.
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.