I'm having a really bad fibro flare up and nothing is helping I've took all my normal medication but is giving me no relief at all I'm delirious with the pain and feel like I'm going to pass out the burning getting worst by the min what should I do
What medications are you currently taking? Are you on gabapentin or Lyrica? Cymbalta? These are all good drugs for this type of pain.
If you do what DzooBaby asked and provide a list of medications you are already taken we could answer your question better.
However, this type of pain, called Neuropathy or Neuralgia can be hard to treat, I've had it since '09 and still have stinging/burning pain in my legs. There are no meds, in my opinion, that really work on this type of pain.
Dzoo listed several that doctors use on people like us, and the pain can get better for some people.
Call your doctor right away, maybe if you get started on Neurontin or Lyrica very soon, you may mitigate the pain a bit.
I hope one of those work for you.
Let us know how you are doing?
The best med for the burning pain is gabapentin or lyrica. Nothing really gets rid of it completely. Usually by the end of the day I have severe burning in my neck, it started at 8am today for some reason. I have never had anything as strong as oxycodone, but I've never found much that really helps the burning, except for ice. I had to work today, so the ice will come when I can get to bed.
Hello ngk and welcome to DC. I know you mentioned a fibro flare but please also be aware that there are other conditions that have bone pain as a symptom. I have Behcets, for instance, and that deep burning bone pain is one of the symptoms especially in my extremities. Rest is very important and so is staying calm and as stress free as possible. Some of that for me included steering clear of negativity, meditating... deep breathing exercises, hanging in a heated pool with a floatation belt and ice packs.
Methotrexate was also recommended for the bone pain. That did change along the way and so did dropping 92 lbs. to take the stress off my joints. I also steer clear of added sugar which can exacerbate pain. These may sound trivial but I assure you that anything that "works" to reduce pain isn't trivial. I had to see a rheumatologist to get to the root of the issue. Have you seen a rheumatologist? Just some food for thought for you...
Be safe... be well... and take good care of you!!!
i have had fibro since a juvenile. leg would go numb no feeling. this is in 97 before the link officially by the medical world to link to depression officially. i had since been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. noticed swelling in my joints with warmth as well as a nerve on my side forming a bump while not able to stand straight up. lyrica etc are for people who are experienceing depression and are actually sad and feel like weights. i wont take mental health meds for real pain especially if i can develop worse muscle twitching and noticeable which is annoying. i deal with the pain deal with the burning. i cry alot of the times. i am a happy individual and yes i do stress but ive never been stressing over which donut to eat then develop a headache. sacrasm. lol.
i really feel alot this nerve degenration i have is a factor along with the fact i have periods of stiffness in my fingers and slurring of words. Its depressing to be labled a depressive stressed anxious basket case which is why i am experiencing pain. its unacceptable. ppl who are depressed hurt yes but dont swell or experience extreme pain for no reason at all.
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