I have very tender skin annd my bones ace all over.icant even touch one leg to another.it even hurts to walk.i have been taking ms cotin and this just isnt working.i havean appt with a new dr.how do i approach the dr about changing my pain meds?keep in mind that ive had a hrd time getting a dr.to treat me because of previous drug screans.no i didnt use.it was second hand smoke they arent buying it.a few drs.in the er have.but its convencing the new dr.also when i was on durageesic patches 1 dr knew that the fentynl could cause positive drug screens.but the new dr. just gave me a hard time period.didnt even weenn me down but cold cutme off.now my skin is so tender and i can hardly walk.this is my final chance.i suffer from migrains as well& i was n a bad car accident & have rods & plates in my hip and arms.please someone help!
27 Apr 2011
First of all welcome to the site.
My mother and my best friend suffer from fibromyalgia.-
Here are 2 links with important information which I believe may help you :
All the best and take care.-
27 Apr 2011
You may want to approach the doctor with alternatives to narcotic pain relievers that are prescribed for fibromyalgia. There are several medications that are prescribed for the this condition including Cymbalta, Lyrica or Savella. These are non narcotic, non opiate medicines that the doctor will be less hesitant to recommend becaue they are not controlled substances like the opiates.
Hope that this helps,
28 Apr 2011
Hi jaypee, & welcome. We actually have a forum for fibromyalgia, & it's possible this could be your problem. There is research out there that they think a traumatic physical trauma is the start of Fibromyalgia. I myself have had it for years & years, & yes it is as you discribe. You need to be evaluated by a doctor, & they will check for sore what they call trigger points on your body. This is the only way to diagnose this horrible problem. There are lots of meds out there that help with this pain. I take Lyrica, but there are others like gabepentin, & Cymbalta. Some work for some people & some don't If this is your diagnosis. I had a failed low back surgery when I was 22 & yet another at 28. I believe this is when this started for me. Do you have trouble sleeping? This also a problem, & sometimes antidepressants are prescribed to help one sleep at night. Again this a trial & error process. Good luck to you, & I wish you the best...
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