karmathecat

228d

what kinds of treatments do you recommend?

Lidocaine

Gabapentin

Fibromyalgia (FM)

Chronic Generalized pain

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  • Chronically_Awesome

    227d

    Lidocaine infusions

    • Chesbro99

      227d

      is that we're they put shots in your back or something different?

      • Chronically_Awesome

        225d

        it’s actually an infusion, like an iv. Since fibromyalgia is a nervous system problem, this gets the lidocaine right to your nervous system. It’s like a chill pill for your nerves. It worked for me for about two weeks. But there is a supply shortage of it right now, which makes it difficult. But it has worked for me. Worth looking into. I get it from the local university (I’m lucky to have a good medical school nearby.)

  • Lew_Bear

    225d

    The only treatment that’s worked for me is Gabapentin, and that’s really only gotten my pain from an 8 to a 6. But a 6 is much more manageable on a daily basis than an 8 so it’s absolutely worth it. Hope you find something that works for you! The fibro manual by Dr. Ginevra Liptan has a lot of suggestions if you’re a reader. There’s a stretching routine in the book that helps when I get really stiff

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