I have Norco, Opana, Xanax and Baclofen. I've taken all of them, to no avail !!
I am afraid of the Opana situation, as some of you know my history with OxyContin, my oh so lovely cold turkey withdrawal off of it, true hell on earth it was.
I've taken a hot bath, I am trying to relax, yet NOTHING, any suggestions my lovely family??
Fibromyalgia flare up HELL! Worst flare of my entire life now...
- 19 Aug 2011 by Anonymous
- 2 April 2017
- norco, opana, oxycontin, xanax, fibromyalgia, baclofen
I have Norco, Opana, Xanax and Baclofen. I've taken all of them, to no avail !!
I'm so sorry you are having a rough go of it. I wish I had a magic bullet for you. I just don't know what to tell ya. How much Opana have you taken today? I wouldn't worry about getting hooked on it as you aren't going to be taking regularly.
I know you may not feel like it, but a short walk to stretch the muscles may help. I'll contact my sister and see what she has to say. Hang in there and I'll say a big prayer for ya.
Hi Sweet Lemon:
I find when I am having a major flare up there are a couple of things I do personally. First I try to relax as much as possible, either by reading a good book, taking a relaxing bath with epsom salt which works wonders for those aching mucles of ours, and I also try to examine what it is that has my fibro flared up. Most of time I can pinpoint it. I know you know this, but stress really causes our fibro to flare up. The longer your body and your mind is under stress it has a tendency to make the fibro worse.
When I have identified the cause of my flare up I focus mentally on the situation. I know that within my self, I don't have the means to control every thing that is going on around me. So I pray. Some times the Lord calms the storm, and some times he calms the child in the storm. I hope this help and please know I am praying for you.
Have you tried a massage? See if your hubby will be nice enough to massage out all those tight trigger spots gently or call the nearest place that offers massage. Massage can really help with the pain and stiffness. I also find getting a chiropractic adjustment sometimes helps too, especially when it is my neck and shoulders. Applying a nice hot pack works well too. I have several of these little wonders called Bed Buddies. I get them at Walgreens. They are like a white sock with a blue rope at each end. put them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and ahhh warm moist heat! They are worth their weight in gold. they cost about 8-10 dollars around here. They really help those little tight knots to release. In a pinch you can put dry beans into a clean old white sports sock, tie the end and put it in the microwave to do basically the same thing. I cant live without them. Are you sure it is the fibro and not the RA? Are your joints hot and swollen? Poor girl. I hope you feel better soon!
Spoke to my sis, she rcommends the following which won't help immediately but will in the long run. Glucosamine chondroitin, magnesium, Vit B complex, and Vit C in the highest doses recommended. Glad to read that the Opana is helping. Obviously, these are all over the counter. Hope you are resting quietly soon.
Oh Poor Sweetlemon. Here you are always keeping everyone's spirits up even when you are hurting more than anyone. I applaud you for that!! Having horrible fibro myself, I can add a few more suggestions to the equation. Massage is EXCELLENT, and so is what it leads to afterwards with hubby, even if you don't feel like it. Endorphins are the best way to relieve pain, that is why some people suggested a short walk. I know when I hurt so bad, a walk is out of the question, but you could stretch too. You are way too uptight about the pain, and emotions make the pain oh so much worse!! you have to relax. I would tell you to have a glass of wine... DON"T... too much Opana. Meditation can relax you also. Taking a warm, not hot, bath, and afterwards try curling up warm in bed, and get lost in a good movie, or better, fall asleep to a boring movie. When I have bad flairs, and in answer to your question, yes, I have been flared up a lot lately, I try and sleep as much as I can.
Pretty easy for me, as the pain wears me out. One thing is that Opana doesn't help fibro pain. No narcs do for some reason. They are used for other conditions that fibro can bring on. That is why I am wondering is the Opana working for you? You seem to really want the next dose which tells me that the two doses you have taken already aren't helping. The other person who wrote is right that there are supplements that you can take that help in the long run, but I won't take up time here talking about them. Good luck sweetlemon, and I really hope you take a good hard look about what is stressing you out, and kick it out of your mind, even if it is pain. Endorphins girl, endorphins!! Love ya, Ellen
I wish I had an answer for immediate relief but I don't. My suggestion would be to head to the ER and hopefully they can get yor pain under better control.
My long term suggestion would be to try bio feedback. It helped me with kidney stones and migraines. My bio feedback doc taught me self hypnosis and it really does work.
I'm sorry you are in so much pain right now. I wish I could help. Hang in there! -Mel
My sweet Lemonhead,
I JUST got online and read your sit-che-a-shun. I am so sorry. I truly wonder if I do in fact have fibrofrigginalgia after reading some of these painful posts!! ?? What I have done with my pain regarding the epsom salts: pour in a half bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Cheap as all get out and for whatever reason, it causes the epsom to soak deeper into your muscle aches. Sounds (in your words) wackadoo, but it really works. Go figure. I am here to talk whenever you need to, although that doesn't seem to ring true now does it, seeing as I just got this? Well, I will check my emails from my phone going forward! I think, too, the lack of sleep may have triggered it? You didn't get a wink last night and from what I recall, you were making aNOTHER pot at, oh, say, 12:30am? Lemonhead, Lemonhead... *le sigh*
Try to drink decaf after the bell tolls noon. May help a tad? I would suggest a splash of Bailey's but the meds say, "no no no" (hear Amy W. ?) So, stick to some yummy flavored coffeemate. I am SO addicted to the new Honey flavor. omgosh!
lots of hugs a smooches,
Im so very sorry to learn of your pain tonite. You are truly such a cheery gal to keep everyone's spirits up whenever I come online at night. And here you are, the one truly in pain tonite. A long warm soaking bath followed by a nice massage might be the answer, but whatever you can do, I truly do hope you find relief somehow. I hate to see a Fibro sister in pain for any reason. You're in my thoughts n prayers, Lara, get well soon
I'm so sorry to hear that your in so much pain!! Lately I've too had some pretty bad flair ups, but nothing as bad as what you're describing! As far as medication goes, you know that I would support methadone simply cause it hits nerve pain in a way that almost all of the other opioids don't address, the only real thing that they would do for nerve pain is make you care less about it (for most people)... But... methadone isn't anything to be messed around with either, and isn't a med that would be appropriate for a flair up, especially if your regular routine has been working! Don't know what to tell you except that I sincerely feel for you and hope that your feeling better asap!!!
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