What is everyone taking for pain control for fibro? I was on the highest dose of gabapentin for years, but found it wasn’t working for me any more so I was switched to lyrica, but within weeks had to stop that due to extreme water retention and weight gain. Blah…. Waiting on next appointment with my neurologist who manages my meds for my fibro, and I’m looking for some other options to talk with him about!! Does anyone know or heard about lidocaine infusions for treatment of fibro?
Chronic Generalized pain
I was on Cymbalta for awhile and it really helped
Gabapentine did nothing for me. Lyrica has worked best for me with no weight gain. Sorry I have nothing for you!
I have not
Lyrica (sorry it didn’t work out for you) and low dose naltrexone. LDN has made a huge difference in lowering my daily pain!
I take Lyrica for my fibromyalgia but since i have arthritis in my spine, I also take morphine xr.
Btw I love your name! I am on naltrexone and it has decreased my pain some. But haven’t ever tried lidocaine infusions. Hope your neurologist can help. My neurologist only works with me on my migraines. He won’t discuss my fibromyalgia. We have yet to find any medication to take my migraines away.
what have you tried for your migraines?
same boat. I just started with a new neurologist didn’t get to talk to her much about the fibromyalgia but as for migraines going to try Botox again and Vipeti (sorry I don’t know how to spell it exactly but it’s the IV infusion). The actual meds to take when a migraine comes on are the same as before that don’t really work. I just met with her yesterday so it hasn’t been too much experience with her but she looked over records I brought from a previous neurologist and she thinks I might have to go to a headache specialist at a university.
The IV medication is Vypeti. I just got back on that and had a dose in home yesterday. I am hoping it works
I'm sad about the lyrica thing working for some... it made me break out in hives over my entire body. Gabapentin makes me feel drunk, I've never found anything other than green mang dae Kratom that helps the achiness and pain. And it's not a good long term solution.
I used low dose naltrexone. It works for me
I use gabapentin and a muscle relaxer. The biggest thing for me is meloxicam it's an anti-inflammatory and it made me days doable again
Been on gabapentin for 27 years, still works for me. Also on cymbalta..it helps a little more... especially with my arthritis...5 joints surgically fixed, injections in other sites...
Cymbalta! Loved it and it also acts as an antidepressant when it builds up in the body. Loved it for months until I started having the hallucination side effect; I’m sure this happened bc it reacted with marijuana. But my CFS had my weight dangerously low, no other medicines help, and some meds treating other symptoms actually suppressed my appetite so medical marijuana is the only thing that can keep me eating regularly so far. It also helps manage a drop pain wise so it was more beneficial for me to leave cymbalta behind but I would ask your doctor about it!!! Maybe even medical marijuana for pain if it’s legal where you are. Pls nothing off the street they’re putting craziness in tht stuff. Hope something I said helps, be safe & happy healing 💝💝💝
I am on desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) Tramadol and thc/CBD. Effexer worked for me but gave me crazy anxiety
👍I use this💕so far so good!
, wish I could take Percocet, but it is the one drug that makes me loopy.
Tramadol and Lyrica have worked really well to manage my pain. Zanaflex for muscle spasms.
I'm on a patch prescribed by my doctor called Butrans. You change it once a week. It's helped me more than any oral medication.
I think I tried that but no luck and I tried a patch you out in by mouth and it dissolves and is supposed help. I didn’t feel a difference…. Just going day to day living in pain
I have experience with Lidocaine patches, but didn't really get relief. I hope you have better luck.
I'm on 1600 mg of Gabapentin twice a day and it's not really working anymore.
I’ve used Gabupenten and Cymbalta in the past. Now I’m taking Lyrica and Tramadol along with a muscle relaxer.
I was on Gabapentin for years but became allergic. Lyrica didn't work for me at all and only caused weight gain. In addition to fibromyalgia I also have osteoarthritis in my lumbar and lower thoracic spine. Another member here told me she was on TOPIRAMATE for nerve pain so my doctor started me on the lowest dose twice a day (always starts me on lowest dose of anything because of my MANY allergies). It has helped. I'm not waking up in severe pain anymore and my limping is almost eliminated. I hope that info helps. I can't take any opioids as am also allergic to those, so my doctor as to be creative in treating me.
I was on Topiramate and it caused me to gain weight and have fibro fog. It was originally prescribed for migraines. Didn’t help with them either so under doctors supervision I tapered off of them. I don’t know if I said this but I don’t have anything to control my fibromyalgia pain not prescription wise. Try to sleep and hot bath’s, distraction of whatever works in the moment.
Oh, bummer. So sorry to hear that. It's been helpful for me. Maybe there's another med for nerve pain or migraines that will work on your fibromyalgia pain.
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