I take tramadol 50 , lyrica, hydrocodone5 and muscle relaxers and get those damn shots and I hurt all the damn time... feel like like I'm going crazy! Doctor won't give me any thing stonger cause I'm only 27 and I'm in Paine managment... what else is there befor I flip the f out!
Hi, i'm so sorry that you are going through all of this, and at such a young age! Rather than me list all the things i can think of/suggest, i would rather refer you to a website specialised in this subject called Webmd - search for 'Fybromyalga cures', i'm not allowed to add the exact link. Also search 'Fybromyalga' on Drugs.com and you will be directed to a list of questions and answers regarding this topic that i hope will help you...
The first thing you need to do is stop thinking of yourself as a victim and the only one at that. There are over a million of us with fibromyalgia just in this country. We all suffer just like you do. I go for those shots and I'm grateful for the relief they give me. Fibromyalgia pain isn't helped by narcotics. Oh, and I've had it all my life. All those days not being able to do what the other kids did, or I'd hurt. so you just need to stop crying about it and get up and do something.
I understand how difficult it is being a young adult with am invisible chronic illness. I have been diagnosed with Fibro, Chronic Myofascial Pain (cervical & thoracic back), Scoliosis with Kyphosis & Lordosis, Early Onset Osteoarthritis, Chronic Migraines... and these are basically just the dx's that throw me the most chronic pain. I see a pain management doctor, and until almost a year ago, he had me on Hydrocodone 5-325 (3x/day), Tramadol, & a muscle relaxant. He would not go above 15 mg. Hydrocodone per day, and I was in a lot of pain while working long hard hours in a demanding, complicated position. I know it's frustrating, but honestly, many doctors will not even consider treating Fibro with an opioid med at all. Sometimes we need to step back and look at the larger picture, get some perspective...
I realize that is probably tough for you right now, but I have found it really helps with many aspects of my problems. As far as your pain, have you tried Physical Therapy yet? Perhaps if you ask your pain doctor for a referral, he can get the notes etc. from your PT sessions--this helped me not only physically but also to facilitate better understanding and communication between myself and my Pain Management Doctor. He was able to see the projected long-term outcome for chronic pain relief from physical therapy directly from my physical therapist's notes and the prospect was not as good as we had hoped. However, this did help me obtain better care for my chronic pain. And really, what can it hurt to give it a try?
Best of luck!
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