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What does the emergency room usually do when you go in for a fibromyalgia flare up? I’m having unbearable pain and took Hydrocodone as prescribed.. I hate the way it makes me feel, so I only take it in emergencies like this.. I have never felt so alone with pain that can only be felt and not seen. I would appreciate any advice.

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    • Marjo

      604d

      @Bubbies do u take any ant anxiety meds? Only these as stated?

    • Doglover25006

      654d

      I found relief with marijuana as well but haven’t been able to use that for pin relief for the last 7 months because I changed jobs 6 months ago and my new employer doesn’t allow medical marijuana use. Highly recommend it though if it’s an option for you. For long term pain relief I take low dose naltrexone and lyrica. I also live attached to a heating pad. For flares I use my oska pulse (it’s expensive but worth every penny and then some!) and a tens machine. I also use lidocaine patches which work better warmed with a blow dried or heating pad.

    • MissAl

      654d

      The ER did nothing for me. Just gave me some zofran and Tylenol after a wonder 12 hr wait. They really do just shrug and say ‘wow that sucks but we don’t see anything wrong in your bloodwork or ekg’. It was very disheartening. I also do not promote drug abuse, however in these pain situations it’s a slippery slope for pills. My body reacts and adjusts to meds so quickly that it may work for 3-4 weeks but then it just doesn’t work and I refuse to keep upping doses. I prefer a natural approach. I really like marijuana. There is cbd that works well too. I have luck with delta 8. But overall, green bud gets me off that pain train and gets me to relax where I can ride it out and relax. Since I e used a regular routine of small amounts of marijuana pretty much daily (though on good weeks I have been able to skip entirely!) I have had far less flares and have been able to work on other aspects of healing my mind and body instead of just numbing pain to survive the day.

    • Jenni_Star

      654d

      I am NOT supporting drug habits, I am not sure if it sounds like I use drugs to fix problems but that is not true at all. Please do not misunderstand!

    • Jenni_Star

      654d

      The emergency room is pretty useless for Fibro Flares. Before finding a diet and supplements that keep the ridiculously intense flares at bay, my primary care provider that I have had for 10+ years now gave me a temporary perception of Tramadol. The pain would trigger a migraine and then my blood pressure would drop and I’d start throwing up from the unbearable pain… It wasn’t a fun time. I found taking 1/2-1 Tramadol initially and then 1/2 later was really helpful and the pills lasted way longer

    • Bubbies

      654d

      Sometimes the ER will give you something for the pain, sometimes they won’t. But if you don’t like the way the Hydros make you feel you really won’t like the way anything the ER gives you will make you feel. Or you’ll just go in and spend a couple hundred/thousand dollars for them to be like “yep that sure does sound like pain. Here’s a couple hours worth of pain meds. On your way now” it’s awful because I wish I had a quick fix for you but until I found the right combo of daily meds for a longterm solution, I didn’t get a lot of relief. The hydros are okay for when it’s just unbearable during a flare but since starting gabapentin and amitriptyline the flares are much much much less. Hope this helps and we’re all here for you.

      • Marjo

        604d

        @Bubbies do u take any ant anxiety meds? Only these as stated?

    • Chesbro99

      654d

      We're here with you

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