I am 60 year old feamle with fybromyalga, scolosis and arthritis. I am a 2 time cancer survivor with a mass that's been monitored for 2 years with no growth by the grace of God. I am on precocet 10mg 4 times a day(hardly touch the pain).150 mg of lyrica twice a day. I was on oxycontin 80 mg for two years and the effects of that wore off after that length of time I can't afford the oxys and I know that dilladud is in the same class of those but I haven't taken that. Basically looking for how do other people cope with similar pain? Sorry for the confusing question ty
I really feel bad for you. You have taken enough pain killers to stop an elephant. Pretty much, except for the Dilaudid, I have gone through the same regimen of pain killers. I am currently on MTX, 20 MG's, Humira, once a week and I have a supply of Oxycontin and Cyclobenzapprine.
Since it's a progressive disease, down the road does not look all that good for both of us.
Having said that, I would suggest very strongly, that you ask your doctor for some type of exercise routine. I'm 70 and when I started, it was a little painful and at times a little grueling. However, right now, and for the past few years, my exercise routine plus a couple of aspirin works better than the drugs. It is worth looking into. Even just walking a little should help to alleviate the pain.
Good luck, don't give up and be sure to at least ask your doctor about the exercise. It really does work for me, hopefully - you also.
Hi trinaldi 13, I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 20 years ago, and it's been very difficult. At least now they call it a disease. Back then they told you it was all in your head. It was such a problem back then, that I got on a methadone clinic to deal with the pain. Presently, I'm 53 and have been on methadone for the last 18 years. Methadone has worked really well for me, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it for everyone. Luckily, I now go to a pain specialist rather than a horrible clinic environment. I find the people who work at these clinics are generally nasty and burnt out. I believe shorta gave you some good advice. I think stretching and other forms of light exercise are very helpful. I also think cold weather triggers problems for people like us. I live in New England, so that's something I deal with every year. Lots of hot showers or baths help a lot. Good vitamins are important. Lyrica seems to help a lot of people. For awhile I was taking Lyrica with Savella. I ended up having depression problems due to Savella, so I stopped that but still take the Lyrica. It does seem to help. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that the road ahead is a tough one. Good solid sleep is essential. That's always been hard for me, and I think it's made my situation much worse over the years. If you're having a particular painful day, you have to take a hot shower, have a cup of tea, and just take a break from everything. If you can find a few small ways to get relief, it can make a significant difference. You've already had to struggle with far too many medical issues, so it doesn't seem fair that you now have this on your plate. It seems life is funny like that. You sound like an intelligent woman, so I believe you will do your research and figure out an appropriate course of treatment. We have to be grateful that we have computers and are able to educate ourselves and communicate like this. I hope you find a system that works for you. Happy Holidays, keemo7
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