I was diagnosed with fibro 15 years ago. Elivil and aleve worked well at first, but lately its an ongoing battle with hypertension and pain. My doctor just seems to keep changing meds but no blood work has been done in over 8 months. Any suggestions?
I take a number of meds to help with the pain - cymbalta, neurontin ( lyrica worked much better though) and I also used to be on tramadol and Narco and I take clonidine to control my blood pressure. trazodone also lowered my BP but leaves you very tired. I used to take an addittional HBP med, Nifedipine, but that became unnecessary. It has been helping me thus far but I recommend you continue to work with your doctor to find the root cause of the issue.
NSAIDS such as aleve have limited use with fibro pain, because its not a disease of inflammation. Before I was diagnosed I was tried on a myriad of NSAIDS and all it got me was ulcers. I take gabapentin, tramadol, effexor, elavil, hydrochlorothiazide and nadolol. Fibro is a frustrating disease, you have to keep changing meds until you find what works, then when you do, some doctor wants to change them for some reason. And with all the medications the pain and other symptoms just never go away totally. I have high blood pressure but its prevalent in my family. Are you seeing a rheumatologist for the fibro?
Have you tried Savella? It works well as well for depression. Everyone is different some people it makes them nauseated. lyrica and cymba;ta(horrible side effects for me, caused me to be more depressed and heading to the real deep dark side) I take savella, trazodone at night. Have you sought a pain management specialist as well? I found my doctor didnt do much but my pain doc did including blood work etc.
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