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molliemegan

754d

Does anyone take a medication that is helpful with their fibromyalgia pain?

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    • craig1972

      144d

      Hi all . Just reading the comments. Their is lots if meds being told about using for pain . I'm on palixa slow release morphine. Gabapentin might be spelt wrong .

    • craig1972

      144d

      Hi all . Just reading the comments. Their is lots if meds being told about using for pain . I'm on palixa slow release morphine. Gabapentin might be spelt wrong .

    • FierceLeoBoss

      144d

      I’ve tried Cymbalta, Gabapentin, Lyrica and LDN and none of those worked for me. Robaxin (muscle relaxer) helps some but can’t take daily or side effects get bad. Seroquel before bed helps for sleep more than anything else I’ve tried and it also helps with anxiety a bit as well.

    • Marjo

      745d

      My doctor retired and I’m seeing a Pain Doctor now: he continues with my Vicodin. I had to start Lyrica again with Cymbalta because of increasing flares! I also have Ra and psoriatic arthritis , cervical degenerative disk disease and Irritable Bowel. Any one have as many problems? I now have long COVID after having Delta?

    • Marjo

      745d

      I stopped taking my Lyrica and started having more Fibromyalgia attacks! I take Cymbalta, Hydrocodone and Lyrica.

    • Limonata

      747d

      I take pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta) and hydrocodone. I also smoke a healthy amount of weed. It really seems to be a good combination and I don’t have side effects.

      • Sherry52

        746d

        @Limonata I’ve tried the CBD and smoking weed and it burns my tongue and throat and just makes me feel extremely tired. However, it really did nothing for my pain at all.

    • katerikat

      748d

      i take meloxicam, though i also have arthritis

      • Marjo

        745d

        @katerikat I also have arthritis

    • KikiMack

      749d

      Naltrexone is helping me and I sometimes use Gabapentin and Zanaflex for flares.

    • AquaRose

      751d

      Lyrica has been a blessing. Nothing helped until I took that, it didn't take the pain away but reduced it enough that it allows me to have relief

    • Mollpop26

      751d

      Savella 25mg twice a day - made a huge difference!

    • Sherry52

      751d

      Literally when my eyes open in the morning I am in pain. It makes it very difficult just to get out of my bed. As of late, my legs won’t support me so I’m riding around the house on my walker. My dog keeps sniffing me and my cat won’t leave my side. My current meds only take the edge off so I’m not rolling in the floor, but the pain is always underlying. I’m only 52. I always saw myself as being much more vibrant at this age, but here I sit. I see a new pain management Dr next week after 7 years. I truly hope he has some new methods, or ideas I don’t know about that will help me become more mobile again.

      • absentgoodies

        748d

        @Sherry52 I'm only 26 so I understand how you should be more living life without the pain. It gets old so quick. I hope they help you I do

        • Sherry52

          746d

          @absentgoodies thank you. I wish the same for you.

    • sunshinemylove

      751d

      They have tried me on Lyrica cymbalta which I am allergic to. Other medicines like gabapentin and I can't remember a few other things. But they were no help to me.

    • Nana_Nancy

      752d

      Naltrexone 9mg!

      • Sherry52

        751d

        @Nana_Nancy I wonder though after I looked up that this was a nerve pain blocker if it would truly be the best thing for me. Yes, it would be a wonderful thing to not hurt but with MS sometimes I can’t breathe and it feels like my hearts coming out of my chest. I also have RA, Spondylosis and Fibro. The Fibro and the RA, again I think would be Point on, but if I truly hurt my spine and couldn’t tell I might do more harm than good. What are your thoughts?

      • Sherry52

        751d

        @Nana_Nancy what does it do? What class drug is it?

    • Sherry52

      753d

      As I’m new here, suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    • Sherry52

      753d

      The only 2 in this list of comments I’ve not tried is amitriptyline and Lyrica. The good thing is I don’t seem to have an addiction to anything. I’ve always been able to stop smoking on a dime, stop drinking just because I decided to and out of fear of being addicted to Vicodin, I quit taking it for 2 weeks with no affects. However, nothing has ever helped to make my pain manageable enough to clean my whole house without so much pain the next day, I couldn’t hardly move.

    • Sherry52

      753d

      I have tried and am on so many different medications and I can’t get relief. It takes the edge off to make it manageable, but when 2 dilauted for break through pain doesn’t help, I have no choice but to go to the hospital an injection of I’ve dilauted will stop my pain, but I have one crutch. I can’t take any pain killer at all without Zofran. I’ll vomit it every time.

    • Nana_Nancy

      753d

      Naltrexone 9mg helps sooo much!!!

    • Kell

      753d

      I use to a long time ago. It wasn’t helping me. So I don’t take any medications now.

    • crazycatlady5280

      754d

      Gabapentin, cymbalta and amitriptyline

    • chloerae

      754d

      I take gabapentin and amitriptyline

    • absentgoodies

      754d

      I just want something I can take every day that isn't for night time. Like I have meds for sleep pain and migraines. It works amazing but it doesn't help for the day. My muscle relaxer helps but not when I get a flare up.

    • mushroom_fairy

      754d

      i take amitryptiline and it shortens my flare ups significantly!

    • shamprock

      754d

      I tried Lyrica, but had to stop after gaining 17 pounds in 2 months. I just stopped Cymbalta recently because it was affecting my bipolar too much and making me manic, since it's an antidepressant.

    • Deborah

      754d

      I take both gabapentin and metaxalone (muscle relaxer). The combination is so helpful and I don't notice any side effects besides maybe being a little tired.

      • kingseijuro

        752d

        @Deborah I also take gabapentin, and my doctor says it is easily the safest of the meds prescribed for fibro. also if metaxalone doesn't do well for author, methocarbamol is on the safer end of muscle relaxers(:

      • Chesbro99

        754d

        @Deborah what I take that's works amazing!!!!!

    • Doglover25006

      754d

      Cymbalta did not help me and gave me awful side effects. I found that combining lyrica and low dose naltrexone help me.

    • Julie_Marie

      754d

      I tried to take Lyrica, but found after the first dose that I was allergic to the medication 😥

      • molliemegan

        754d

        @Julie_Marie thx. Yeah my sister took it with some success and now she takes Cymbalta which is similar. I have been advised not to take either one because when I took Cymbalta years ago for depression it has that crazy reverse affect and gave me suicidal ideation. There don't seem to be very many meds that they even think help fibromyalgia, let alone know.

        • Julie_Marie

          754d

          @molliemegan I too take Cymbalta, but it does not work for my pain, just for my depression. You are not ALONE!

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