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Harvey78

455d

Im going in for my 2nd fibromyalgia screening on Thursday march 2nd. my dr said when i got screened in 2015 i was 2 points short of the requirements for fibromyalgia. but in October she scheduled me for a screening in march she said the requirements have changed and i willl definitely get the dignoses. i was in at the time for my lidocaine trigger point injections. tpi. im looking forward to actually being dignosed with the label then i can get fibromyalgia medicine for the pain currently i just cope with it or take 800mg of ibuprofen when i have errands to run.

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    • Oouchthathurts

      449d

      What ever you decide to do with your medication, I highly suggest you start researching and looking up whatever is used to treat your illness. This includes researching lawsuits on medications they want to give you and what’s used to treat that condition. I’m a legacy patient and I wish someone would of told me this valuable piece of information years ago! Definitely start writing this stuff down so you can have it when you go to the doctors office that way you have information right in front of you and your knowledgeable about medications and the lawsuits and there side effects or other issues you might have that will interfere or things that concern you about that treatment. It’s your job to advocate for you. It saves so much time for you and the doctor. Hope this information helps you.

    • Oouchthathurts

      449d

      What ever you decide to do with your medication, I highly suggest you start researching and looking up whatever is used to treat your illness. This includes researching lawsuits on medications they want to give you and what’s used to treat that condition. I’m a legacy patient and I wish someone would of told me this valuable piece of information years ago! Definitely start writing this stuff down so you can have it when you go to the doctors office that way you have information right in front of you and your knowledgeable about medications and the lawsuits and there side effects or other issues you might have that will interfere or things that concern you about that treatment. It’s your job to advocate for you. It saves so much time for you and the doctor. Hope this information helps you.

      • dolphinblues

        448d

        @Oouchthathurts I have never thought about researching lawsuits involving medications. Thanks for mentioning it!

    • RMSjohns

      453d

      My Dr in PA tested my pressure points, my Dr retired and my new one did a ton of tests to help me get on Humera. I was diagnosed almost 30 yrs ago. I also have Reactive Arthritis. I take an opioid 3 times a day. He said it is not a high dose. The best thing for me is Gabapentin and Flexeril.

      • Harvey78

        449d

        @RMSjohns ive been on gabapentin since 2015 300mg 2x a day. But it doesn't feel like it is helping me anymore. She wants me to stop gabapentin and try Lyrica

    • faerywyrm

      454d

      On Cymbalta and tizanidine for a base. Got a TENS unit for support, plus shots every 3 months. Maybe try some of those???

      • Harvey78

        449d

        @faerywyrm i get tpi lidocaine shots in my back. Ive been on tazanadine since 2015. My pain dr wants me to try Lyrica

        • faerywyrm

          448d

          @Harvey78 I hope it works for you. It didn't work out for me.

    • Rollergirl

      454d

      💕 Best of luck to you. I’ve had fibromyalgia since 2007 and was put on heavy duty opiates at the time (which took years of my life away!) now no doctor will prescribe any opiates or any other type of pain meds-at least in New York State. It’s so unfair and so difficult living with chronic invisible illnesses Maybe Lyrica or Cymbalta will help your pain.?? 🤗 😥 🤗

      • Harvey78

        449d

        @Rollergirl she wants me on Lyrica

    • Rollergirl

      454d

      ❤️ ❤️

    • faerywyrm

      454d

      Good luck! Some still use pressure points as a supplement to symptomology, but most Drs will get it right easily. Muscle relaxers are first, along with a stabilizer. You should get some relief soon!

    • bu88

      454d

      Hi there.. is this in USA? I am in UK

    • dolphinblues

      455d

      Good luck! 🤗

      • Harvey78

        455d

        @dolphinblues thanks 💕

    • eternalgemini

      455d

      Good luck! I think they now diagnose based on symptoms. They no longer do the pressure points. ❤️

      • Harvey78

        455d

        @eternalgemini oh thank goodness i was only 2 freaking pressure points short 😓 last time

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