Hi. I wanted to thank all of you who responded to my earlier comment re:fibromyalgia & narco 4x's daily. I do have fibromyalgia & depression and I do suffer from mild/moderate pain daily. I don't think my pain management dr. understands how bad I feel. It's difficult because he is also an addictionologist and treats pt's w/addiction issues. I feel like he thinks I am an addict. I don't think I am. Yes, before I was diag. I took maybe 7-10 500mg vicodion a day due to chronic pain. This was rx from my PCP dr. and I always took as directed. I just now started pain management. This new dr. I chose for hisoutstanding reputation etc.. He placed me on Savella, Roboxin & Zoloft he also prescribed Subutex 2mg 4x's daily for pain. He took me off the Narco all together. I have been seeing him for the past 6mo's and I try to explain how bad I feel. There have been no changes in med's. Now, I do feel like I am a drug addict for being so persistant. I spoke w/my PCP and he is willing to precribe Narco 10-325 4x's daily along w/all the other medications. This is only if I decide to discontinue seeing my pain management dr.. I am just REALLY CONFUSED! I don't know what to do and what would be best for me. I am an honest person and I just want help for the pain. Thanks. Sorry for long drawn out explanation.
9 Aug 2011
I too am a new member, but what is your question? You must not have had fibromyalgia long if only med. is Norco 4x's a day. If you need any more try lyrica... It helps sleep as well as pain. I tried it before and didn't see or feel improvement. Tried it again years later and WOW what a differance. I hope to hear from you again.
10 Aug 2011
What I will tell you should fill you with enormous hope! No matter what anyone else will tell you, this protocol I have been on works extremely well to take away all symptoms that are caused by fibromyalgia syndrome (there are pages of them because it affects every cell in the body and I have had a large majority of symptoms). It is all natural and has NO SIDE EFFECTS!! You can take other medications with it. Nothing else out there will take away the symptoms of fibromyalgia. If you are lucky enough to have a doctor who believes in FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome) and wants to help, he or she will prescribe a long list of meds over the years as you get worse and send you to a variety of specialists.
PLEASE go and get the book and read it very carefully, "WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA." I bought mine at Chapters, and you can also buy it online. It has worked well for thousands of people and given them their lives back. The website is fibromyalgiatreatment.com. I have never been to see Doctor St. Amand but have followed his protocol exactly and the questions I had about it were answered online. He has written four other books about FMS, including one one pediatric FMS. He is working on a blood test to diagnose it and hopes to have it out within the next six months. There is nothing in it for me but the satisfaction of helping someone else with this dreaded disease!
I started this medication protocol 2 1/2 years ago and I no longer have to take 10 tramadol pills per day - most of the time I don't take any and if I really need it, it is only 1-2 pills every couple of weeks or so. No more migraine headaches, no more cracks between my toes, sores in my nose, and I get a pretty good sleep most nights instead of the constant insomnia. I no longer spend most days on the couch and the type 1 diabetes I have struggled with for 23 years is gradually getting less difficult to deal with (yes, fibromyalgia can cause hypoglycemia in 30% of women sufferers and if not treated, can lead to diabetes). Even my hair is a lot thicker and my fingernails are much stronger. I can now read a book and understand what I've read because the fibrofog is so much better. I still have a lot of chemical sensitivities, tons of food intolerances and IBS at times, but have faith that these will gradually improve too.
Don't hesitate to give yourself the best possible life by following this protocol. It works very well and is well worth any effort. If it works for me (and my 19 and 22 year old sons), then it will work for anyone, if you do it properly. I wish you all the best.
25 Apr 2012
i thank you for your honesty i do feel very much the same as you,but i honestly know iam addicted to this drug there is no way in gods green earth iam not.personally i have gone through the pain management crap and the trial of many other drugs (non narcotics) and because of the extreme pain,real pain no make believe or fakeness i go back to the 10 mg Norco. when iam having a bad Fibro attack i can barely walk to the bath room and end up staying in bed.Iam only 54 years old and had so much more instore for my life than this very painfull disease! There are days that i just cry because no one really believes that this is real even my family,how sad is that! All we can do is try and be true to our selves and for me do lots of praying to god today is a better day.One thing that helps is yoga stretching and walking and good vitamens ,Keep on SMILEN OR AT LEAST TRY.
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