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SeaJay

818d

Are there any medications that are effective?

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    • OuchiePrincess

      811d

      In my experience nothing cures it. Only takes the edge off. So I have a handful of medications that do more or less the same thing: take the edge off. We rotate them so I’m not always taking the same thing, because tolerance and or decreased effectiveness. All of them are for inflammation reduction or muscle relaxation. Or nervous tension. However more than medication, I find cannabis to be helpful. It does so more reliably and I’ve been able to cut down my long list of medications by half because of it. In my experience, cannabis saved my life. I was suicidal because of my pain levels and this was able to take me down off the ledge and lead me to the couch for some snacks and tv instead. IV Ketamine had a similarly important effect. I don’t know a single person with fibro who doesn’t push themselves too hard. Take a real break! Take some time off. As much as it takes to feel a little more rested, and more energized. It takes as long as it takes!

    • OuchiePrincess

      811d

      In my experience nothing cures it. Only takes the edge off. So I have a handful of medications that do more or less the same thing: take the edge off. We rotate them so I’m not always taking the same thing, because tolerance and or decreased effectiveness. All of them are for inflammation reduction or muscle relaxation. Or nervous tension. However more than medication, I find cannabis to be helpful. It does so more reliably and I’ve been able to cut down my long list of medications by half because of it. In my experience, cannabis saved my life. I was suicidal because of my pain levels and this was able to take me down off the ledge and lead me to the couch for some snacks and tv instead. IV Ketamine had a similarly important effect. I don’t know a single person with fibro who doesn’t push themselves too hard. Take a real break! Take some time off. As much as it takes to feel a little more rested, and more energized. It takes as long as it takes!

    • Cindy33

      814d

      I also take Cymbalta but it helped mentally much more than physically, I still suffer from fibro pain..

    • Hopealaways

      815d

      I don’t think I can take Lyrica anyone … I think it’s messing up my memory. It helps so much with my nerve issues, but the trade offs seem impossible

    • Lora

      815d

      For me Cymbalta helped mentally and also reduced the pain a bit.

    • Persephone9

      817d

      Gabapentin and cymbalta for me!

    • tdmj14

      817d

      lyrica has saved my life

    • SeaJay

      817d

      @hopealaways I’ve tried that and it gave me some strange side effects, unfortunately 😥

    • Hopealaways

      818d

      I found that Duloxetine helps .

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