... wellbutrion, celexa, effexer and probably some other stuff I dont even remember. Nothing has helped. Lyrica and nerotion helped alittle but not much. I am in pain all the time. I dont sleep, I am constantly exhausted. I feel like I am wearing a lead suit my body is so heavy. I am young 31 yrs old and have 2 growing boys to keep up with along with their messes. My back hurts the most but x-ray shows nothing unusual. I also have the usual fibro tenderness & pain in my neck, shoulders, arms and thighs. Due to my age my dr wont even consider narcotic pain management. I have been on oxy 20mg in another city & state but cant get records it was years ago. Should I get another dr or does anyone have any advice on things I havent tried that wouldnt require narcotics. I also take xanax 1mg 3x a day and paxil 20mg for PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Just so you all know my other medical issues
Well one i highly hate Xanax i was on them 4 yrs and detoxed off 2wks its horrible i took them 4 times a day 1mg and highly addictive maybe talk to your doc switch to valium alot easier to get off i cant talk straight , or walk constantly dizzy and in motion horrible back pains and neck along with numb tongue and lips ,feet and hands. Much more but here to help you just wanted to inform you before you get addicted like me physically and mentally. I would try massage maybe go out with friend get massage done it will loosen your muscles and get that tension out your body thats why it herts so bad your muscles are tense happens to everyone, before getting massage go to a caropraditor get back and neck cracked feels so good ... then get massage to sooth your back n neck it will hert and be sore for wk helps alot ..my husband is same way with pain and that helped him hot baths are really helpful good luck hope that helped..
You have my sympathy - fibromyalgia is extremely painful, but those of us with fibromyalgia often look just fine, so a lot of people think we are faking. At one point, my rheumatologist even doubted me - so I changed drs.
The 'chemical cocktail' that works for me is:
amitriptyline, trazodone and Lunesta.
I also take, as needed, ibuprophen and tylenol. Be careful with the 'nsaids', as they can cause stomach ulcers..
It took about 5 years to find the right combo of meds for me, but they have worked for a very long time.
Painful as it seems when you have fibromyalgia, exercise is extremely helpful. Start with about 5 minutes a day and work up. Ask your Dr for a prescription for PT to regain your overall strength. I went to a 'pain management' PT program a long time ago, and it really helped.
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