... recommending because they do little or nothing to help with the pain. Lately even the 10 mg Flexeril are not helping. Do I increase my dosage or does the Doctor write out a new prescription with a higher dose?
I'm sorry you have this nasty syndrome.
You need to get an official doctor's order for any changes.
Think of doubling up now...
You are going to need refills and the insurance won't pay and pharmacy won't dispense because you ran short.
Even if your doc is cooperative, the others have stringent rules.
Momma; I am so sorry that you have to deal with all the problems with Fibromyalgia, But just as windchime said you well have more problems than you need if you increase the dose without the doctor saying so. As you well know with the problems this brings many people it's a hit and miss until they find something to give you some relief. I hope if you have not you well be seeing a doctor that works with people with Fibromyalgia there is still a lot of crazy doctors that don't even have a clue of how to treat people with this and make you feel guilty like it's all in your mind. By the way, a program on national TV was doing a program on this the other day here in the U.S and I do know they now a lot more than they used to.
And mostly it said people with this to take what well give them relief or some relief and do your best to keep moving around and keep those muscles and joints moving which can be very hard for many people but they are finding that those that are stubborn and continue to try and lead as normal of a life as possible do so much better with the pain and all the other things that come with this terrible disease. Stay Positive and know you are not alone. Chuck1957
I'm so sorry you have to hear your having trouble with your muscle relaxer working. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in '08 and the doctors started me on Flexeril. I did some research on muscle relaxers for fibromyalgia and found out that the best one for this condition is called Baclofen. I take 10mg 3x a day and it works great! I rarely have the muscle spasms or the stiff muscles I had when I first got sick. Baclofen was one of my life savers. Without it and the other combination of meds I take I wouldn't be able to function. The Baclofen works differently than the Flexeril. Flexeril is more for injuries to your muscles, like sprains or strains. Ask your doctor to switch you over! You'll be glad you did! Google Baclofen and how it differs from Flexeril and also Google what muscle relaxer is best for fibromyalgia. I believe that's how I found out about it. Good luck and I hope you find something that works well for you!
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