I just got rid of all my medications. (24 days without the meds I felt great except for the joint pain.) I have Fibromyalgia and need to know what meds I should avoid/try so I do not get addicted all over again. I just started Lyrcia and the side effects are too many to stay on it. Amrix does not seem to work with muscle tension in neck and shoulders, C-4/5/6/7 are herrinated causing tremendous pain. Any suggestions?
Hi tinab555, I am in a similar situation. During my detox off 17 years of methadone, I began having pain problems from fibromyalgia/rhumatoid arthritis. Initially, I was taking aspirin, which didn't do much to help. I used this site to look up non-narcotic pain killers for fibromyalgia/rhum arth. After reading the reviews I came to the conclusion that one of the best pain killers for both is something called Melonex. I looked up Melonex online, and I found a place in England where a ordered some. Of course, it took some time for it to arrive. By the time it showed up, I had gone to my doctor and started taking the Neurontin she prescribed, which seems to be working fairly well. So, I've put the Melonex in a drawer. I would suggest that you use the resources this site has to offer, and do some research. After you have read up on some of the pain killers for fibro. that are acceptable to you, ask your doctor about which ones might be best for you to try.
It's important that you work with your doctor on this. That's what I should have done to start with! I hope you find something that works for you, keemo7
Yeah!!! Very proud of you being off for 24 days is wonderful. If you don't mind I would love to know how you did it and how long it took, etc. And what age demo are you in? I am trying very hard to get off methadone, just can't seem to get below 40mgs. I too suffer from chronic pain. I need all the help I can get. I got off oxycontin in rehab a few years back and the doc just tapered me down 10mg. a week. It's a lot easier if you have someone controlling your meds. Anyway good luck finding a sub for the addicting meds. Just think, you made it... kimmie1
Hello, I found that 800mg Ibuprofen works quite well for me for the joint and muscle pain. Gentle exercise with the exercise bands that are like giant rubber bands is useful to build muscle to relieve some of the joint pain, but ask your doctor what would be the best exercise for you.
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