can anyone tell me what kind of pain reliever helps really good for muscle and joint pain. I take prescription meds that don't seem to be working. Thanks
Chronic Generalized pain
My fibro cocktail is Cymbalta, Gabapentin, and flexoril. I take meloxicam for arthritis
I'm highly allergic to meloxicam was just hospitalized couple weeks ago for a reaction to meloxicam and lamotrigine. Was really bad. Tried Cymbalta and Gabapentin. Go doc Friday . Was wanting ideas to try see if it helps
What level doses of Cymbalta and Gabapentin are you on?
not on anymore. Can't remember what I take now. Been changed to many times. Think my PC don't know what to do with me. Starting to see psychologist in August and started seeing counselor last week.
Tylenol Arthritis, Magnesium, lidocaine cream, and Hydrocodone Acetaminophen
I'm new here but I would seek out a specialist. My PCP didn't know how to help me. I see a specialist minimum once every 3 mths. I'm on plaqunil and another one I forget the name of. I also see a pain management doctor who gives me extended release morphine and it calms it down to manageable. Plus I take ibuprofen in between. Hope you find relief soon.
is your specialist a fibro specialist?
I take the cymbalta, gabapentin and Flexeril like the other person but I also take CBD and D8. It's very helpful.
I am on 60mg cymbalta and 2 - 10mg Flexeril at night.
I’m take 90mg Cymbalta and CBD at bedtime. I swim and walk very often.
This I promise!!!!!!! Or any of the smaller sizes and lower strengths (just apply a bit more often.) https://www.lazarusnaturals.com/cbd-lotion-full-spectrum-75ml
what's the purpose of this cream?? Also interesting name
pain, and inflammation. Like op asked for. 🤷🏻♀️
I did not name the company, nor do I work for them, trying to END peoples pain as mine has been helped greatly!!!!!!
Just sharing I was on Cymbalta for over a decade it made me extremely compliant to abuse. As in, I did not know when I was being taken advantage of used or abused. Everyone’s excuses made perfect sense. so pay attention to your mental output when you’re on Cymbalta it also caused me a weight gain of about 70 pounds while I was malnourished….. so fake weight. It is also extremely painful to come off off if you are taking it for physical pain which I was. Because all it does is block the pain signal to your brain, so you have been putting your body through excruciating pain that normally you would’ve stopped and rested from for the entire time you’ve been on it. it took over a month for my pain to calm down after I got off that drug…. a month!!!!! Never ever again!!!! And I mean all I could do for that entire month was lie in bed on massive pain killers and cry…. Never again.
Cymbalta almost killed me. If not for the love of an otherwise aloof cat, I might not be here. Seeing your experience with it makes me realize why it took me so long to realize I'd been abused. I had no idea. That is another story for another time, though.
there's not enough money to get me to take Cymbalta again. I was only on it for a year. The withdrawal was the worst I've experienced.
Have anyone of you been tested for Mthfr? Look it up I have fibro also can be underlining cause just found out I have
what was the outcome
I have MTHFR. I also have fibro, and major depressive disorder. I avoid ALL folic acid added products like cereal and bread. I take L Methyl Folate and it saved me from extremely bad depression, eased up 'everything' medical related. I have been diagnosed for over two and a half years and the difference is awesome!
I'm still in the process of figuring out my meds because I have fibromyalgia and severe RLS! I have been on a lot of meds! Becareful with gabapentin. I gained so much weight and once I was off of it I lost atleast 30lbs! Also, be aware that Nsaids will eventually kill your liver or give you esophageal problems.
Those of you that use CBD an/or D8, how much do you take? And do you let your doctors know?
Currently, I'm on Lyrica and flexeril. I also take a medication for RLS, but I wouldn't suggest it, it can be very addictive. Like I said I have to wait to see my specialist to get this all sorted out. Good luck finding your right cocktail.
Also, Gabapentin is a type of medication that you can build tolerance to. What that means is that you have to keep increasing the dose. I had increased it to the max the doctor would give so I had to quit it and we are trying to find something else.
Thank you all for the suggestions. I tried CBD oil as capsules for a year or so as well. As soon as I told my doctor about it he asked me to do a drug test😡 that of course came negative.
I stopped because I didn’t feel that much of difference. The cream was also good for a short time.
I just hope they can find a real cure for what they don’t know and call fibromyalgia. I have had the pain for more than thirty years now and i am really disappointed. When I go to the doctors office I cannot even explain things because I start crying! It’s sad.
I actually had an NP tell me fibromyalgia is just the result of several other autoimmune diseased. She didn't say which ones, maybe it's different for each person. She suggested I see this particular neurologist but he didn't take my insurance and I couldn't afford his fees (one doctor visit was $300) I hope we all find out some day.
I have good results with Methocarbamol
I use Baclofen. The first time I took it, I actually felt my shoulder blades relax and get warm/tingly as the blood flow was revived throughout them.
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