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Nonie

645d

what do y'all do for pain control with fibromyalgia?

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    • jerseygal

      639d

      I use cymbalta and it helps but doesn't take away all the pain. I take the arthritis tylenol when needed but need to look into something else.

    • Countrygal304

      638d

      I am on Cymbalta but was on it prior to being dx with Fibromyalgia. I take advil as needed.

    • jerseygal

      639d

      I use cymbalta and it helps but doesn't take away all the pain. I take the arthritis tylenol when needed but need to look into something else.

    • Butterfly9937

      641d

      I take Gabapentin 800 4/day, Baclofen 20 mg 3/day, and Hydrocodone 10/325 3/day.

    • HappilyRetired

      641d

      Lyrica has worked great for me.

    • Pipsqueke

      642d

      Gabapentin

    • Ethereal

      642d

      I take moloxicam for management and duoloxetine. As an SSRI it's nerve numbing apparently and they last me about half a day. I use cannabis to ease the in between.

    • Scoutie

      643d

      D3 and B 12

    • Scoutie

      643d

      Duloxetine, Lyrica, Tramadol, Busparone.

    • Christina61

      643d

      I have been doing accupunture and it helps with pain. Plus no process food, limited sugar and limited white flour. High protein a must.. limited tomatoes also.

      • Christina61

        643d

        @Christina61 Also magnesium a must.

        • jerseygal

          639d

          @Christina61 hi! What kind and what dose? Interested in trying this.

    • 55isMe

      644d

      I had fibro a few decades ago. Mine subsided with starting Imitrex injections. Sonce tablets, i do Imitrex daily and seldom have any pain other than migraine creep through or at least not for long

    • Pearline

      644d

      Lyrica and Arthritis Pain Relief work for me for the pain. Plus heating pads!Topimate for the headaches and migraines!

    • lalasis6

      645d

      I take Gabapentin, and methocarbam for my fibromyalgia, and 2 preventatives for migraines

    • cardeg

      645d

      It was hit and miss in the beginning. No two people are the same in symptoms and what works for them. I've had fibro for 27 years. I've been maintained on gabapentin 800mg 3 x day, cymbalta 120mg daily, cyclobenzapine every night....my pain level is low, my sleep improved...the only thing I still have trouble with is the fatigue....

    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      645d

      Cyclobenzaprine at night. Diclofenac gel in the day and night.

    • MagnoliaBreeze

      645d

      Fibromyalgia can become dormant by diet alone. My cousin is a nurse practitioner in Rheumatology. I’ve gotten rid of processed flours and sugars, fried food, heavily processed food.. and I have very few symptoms. I am trying to do it with my RA but I still have issues. Look up low inflammation diet on Pinterest. Our disease is inflammation and if we eat to bring down inflammation we will see a decrease in symptoms and their severity.

      • PolySammo

        645d

        @MagnoliaBreeze the dialysis diet is so screwy i cant imagine trying to do oher things with it. Vegetables and fruit are generally bad, dairy ,whole grains and beans are all limited Because too much potassium can give ne aheart attack and Phosphorus will make me miserable itching everywhere while also trying to slowly kill me. So basically all the meat and white rice ,bread, pasta sugar and cornflakes kind of cereal i want. Recently i dound out my beloved tuna in oil and really fish has a lot of potassium as well. Also 1 liter of liquid per day. After 11 years i am pretty good at it vut i wa eating tuna and rice balls like japanese bento and looked at the can and its a lot of potassium.

      • BJSTREEHOUSE

        645d

        @MagnoliaBreeze I have also been on an autoimmune protocol diet. It definitely helps. I would never have believed that dairy was effecting me until I eliminated it and my first bowl of cottage cheese had me hurting within an hour or so.

    • TabbysMom

      645d

      I wish I had options. Doctors really don't want to prescribe anything. Ibuprofen 800, or pain management & that's it. I've become a gluten free vegetarian, eat as organic & unprocessed as possible but it only does so much.

      • PolySammo

        645d

        @TabbysMom do you have pain clinics where you are. If you go to a pain clinic they are not weird about prescribing because its what they do. They have you sign a contract saying that they can drig test you and that yey can count your meds when they come in . Since they will actually treat your pain it is Worth it. Also if you go in asking to try non narcotic ways in addition to find ways to not keep increasing your dose they will have options

        • TabbysMom

          645d

          @PolySammo that is what I'm going to have to do. Been through a lot this year! Thank you very much! I've never been to a pain clinic before. I sure do appreciate your input!

    • PolySammo

      645d

      Other than that i use thc/cbd and i get the same 2 5 mg oxycodone per day as i have had available for 14 years. I am licky that being a dialysis patient i cant pee in a cup for a drug test. Which is stupid , but it is the rules. Because cannabis is locally legal but not on federal level the pain clinics require drug testing. As a dialysis patient I cant pee in a cup. This confused the daylights out of them. I have worked hard to find non narcotic ways to deal with my pain because Mommo was on 1500 methadone and 8 Vicodin a day and my twin was on oxycontin. So my 2 5 mg oxycodone for 14 years is not a big deal and my provider doesn't care that i cant test . The office manager gets Rabid over it.

    • PolySammo

      645d

      I go every 3 months and pick 10 spots that hurt the worst and get trigger shot injections. They inject 1cc of steroids into each trigger point that i choose and it basically disolves the knot of pain for 11 1/2 weeks. I would get emotional for the first couple of days but for almost 3 months of pain significantly taken away with me getting to control the places that are treated i can deal with that. Search trigger point injections. My dr does it in the office it takes less than 5 minutes its just a regular shot not anything like a procedure

      • ninners

        643d

        @PolySammo are they lidocaine injections or something else? I’ve gotten lidocaine injections before at my trigger points and they help quite a bit

        • PolySammo

          643d

          @ninners mine are steroids. They last for almost 3 months. Then they all come back at one time and i call and arrange to get shots at my next pain appointment

    • Karmadinorah

      645d

      Simponi monthly injections bc I have psoriatic arthritis and I noticed my fibromyalgia pain ease up a bit since starting the injections approximately 6 months ago

    • Windi

      645d

      I use Medical Cannabis.

      • Deb3

        645d

        @Windi I’m checking into getting a Medical Cannabis card. I just found out there is a dispensary in the next town from me. How long have you been using it and what symptoms does it help you with?

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