I'm afraid to take any other medication(s) since I take 12 medications for heart, diabetes, and blood pressure. Can anyone tell me if they share similar health risks. None of my doctors know enough about fibromyalgia to give me the proper guidance and the specialists I've seen..well, I won't be critical on this site. All of them treated me as if I was crazy. One even suggested that fibromyalgia was a "woman's" problem. As I get older it's getting worse. I first noticed this happening to me in 1986 and finally retired in 2001 after a heart attack. Any suggestions?
I only know a little about Fibromyalga, Becuase my Father thought he had it. He was constantly in pain. 1 Doc did actually say that it is more common in Women, but it turns out, that he is just hurting that bad from all the surgery'she has had on his body,
But if you don't like the way flexiril, makes you feel, especiallt the next day. You can try something like Robaxin, or Zanaflex. I was on all three, and Zanaflex, seemed to help the most.
Hope I was a little helpful.
I thought I answered this last night, but don't see the answer. You need to make an appointment with a Rheumatologist. I do have Fibro & so does my husband whom has all of your same exact problems. They treat his fibro pain with Neurotin (gabepentin is the generic). He says it really helps him to sleep & the pain. Everyone is different. I take Lyrica which should be safe for you also. Cymbalta is something else that can be taken. You are taking a muscle relaxant to sleep. That is not a good thing to do. It may help with some pain, but it's not really a fibrmyalgia drug. So hope this is helpful to you. As I stated you need a good workup with a Rheumatologist. Some doctor still don't understand Fibromyalgia, or recognize it as a separate disease, & that's is a shame. I hope You get to feeling better...
I have Fibromyalgia and have gotten so much better in the last three years all because of a protocol developed by a fellow FMS sufferer who is a doctor and has written 5 books, done research, published papers and is in the process of developing a blood test. It is the only thing that takes away FMS symptoms over time. DO NOT listen to the naysayers out there who don't have the hope or courage to just do it. If it worked for me it will work for you. I used to be on 8 painkillers per day, now I only need 2 every few weeks and it is getting less all the time. There is not enough room to mention the many many other improvements including way less insulin resistance (I'm also a type 1 diabetic) My sons are on this protocol to and have their own success stories.
The book is called WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA and the website is fibromyalgiatreatment.com. I would go buy it immediately, read it through or have someone help you (I know how fogged you probably feel) and do exactly what they recommend. It isn't easy, it does take time, but is so very worth it that you won't believe the difference when you have taken correctly for a while.
Best of luck
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