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frausto86

673d

Anyone with fibro try a chiropractor for the pain? Or what type of pain meds have helped you? Ive had gabapentin but it did nothing for me so I have gone 7 years with no pain meds but now I am having longer flare ups. Going on my 3rd week of being in a painful flare up. I keep active and work out minimum 3x week.

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    • Jasper_Holiday

      673d

      Medical marijuana has been helpful for me. It doesn't take the pain away but distracts you from focusing on the pain.

    • DebbieDoo

      671d

      OMG you poor baby ! Why can't Dr.s just give us wat works.oh wen I was on Oxycontin, my doc sed lemme know if you get addicted and I'll yank it idiot Rrrrright foolio.those ppl that don't need it and are dealing it screw it up for those who need it

    • frausto86

      671d

      Thank you everyone for your input I appreciate it. I have a Dr's apt soon so will be discussing it

    • Chesbro99

      673d

      It's crazy how gabapentin affect everyone so different

    • Cat.Mom

      673d

      Gabapentin made me sleep walk. Fell several times. Down the steps. Broke both collet bones. At different falls. Never take it again.

      • jax1457

        669d

        @Cat.Mom at one point I was on amitriptyline. It had me tired all day long

      • DebbieDoo

        671d

        @Cat.Mom Gabapentin did nothing for me

    • jax1457

      673d

      I stopped taking gabapentin. It made my ankle swell. I do take duloxetine which is Cymbalta. It seems to work. I'm also taking ashwaganda

      • Cat.Mom

        673d

        @jax1457 what does the ashwaganda do for you?

        • jax1457

          669d

          @Cat.Mom it's mixed with my magnesium. I definitely had some anxiety which could be a result of the fibro or the perimenopause. I've seen my anxiety definitely decrease.

    • Chesbro99

      673d

      I haven't, I was told it could weaken my muscles to get cracked all the time. But not everyone is the same.

    • Raquel226

      673d

      When I could afford it I was going to the chiropractor 3 times a week. I not only got relief, but I was able to walk for exercise again too. I was taking pain medicine at the time as well, but that's because I have several painful conditions. I have tried Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Tramadol as mentioned in previous posts, and for me the Lyrica worked the best.

    • Jasper_Holiday

      673d

      Medical marijuana has been helpful for me. It doesn't take the pain away but distracts you from focusing on the pain.

      • Chesbro99

        673d

        @Jasper_Holiday yes I agree. Makes you feel a little better even if the pain is still there

        • Cat.Mom

          673d

          @Chesbro99 I agree as well

    • HappilyRetired

      673d

      Lyrica has worked for me and there is also a generic for it. When I get really tense and tight and it hurts to move and when I do move my body pop and cracks all over that's when I go to my chirpractor. He always scolds me for waiting so long!

    • doodles_and_data

      673d

      Tramadol helps me

      • Cat.Mom

        673d

        @doodles_and_data me too

    • Cat.Mom

      673d

      I have been seeing a naprapath for 3 months an have reduced some medications an added things changed my diet has changed a little. She is gradually changing me to a better anti inflammatory diet without giving up up every thing I love. She’s also started me on homeopathic medication that are also helping. So if do. Find a good one.

    • frausto86

      673d

      Anyone try cymbalta? Thats what my Dr wants to try next.

      • Vo

        673d

        @frausto86 Talk to your doctor about the withdrawal symptoms before taking. This drug has a short half life (the amount of time it takes to get out of your system) a

        • Vo

          673d

          @Vo As a result if you are late taking or forget a dose you start experiencing withdrawals. I had what are described as brain zaps - very scary especially because I was not warned. Good luck

      • HowPow

        673d

        @frausto86 I had some luck with it. My problem was that if I missed a dose, it messed with my head. The withdrawal was brutal.

        • KareBare

          673d

          @HowPow I was on cymbata for 3 years and the pharmacy messed up my prescription and I was out of it for days. I had a flare on top of a psychotic break at the same the and tried to destroy my house and was mean as hell to my husband and daughters. I came off of it all together

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