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virgobutterflies

823d

I am so frustrated! Why in the world can’t someone who has a chronic pain condition get pain medication? I have been dealing with Fibro since 2005 and since have developed lower back pain and arthritis in my knees and hips. It is affecting my daily life now to the point now that I don’t feel like doing anything. I am under treatment for depression, anxiety, and insomnia but none of this helps the pain! I have tried Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, and am currently on a low dose of Lyrica d/t weight loss and it was making me loopy. I am going to start acupuncture but I am skeptical. Am I supposed to suffer the rest of my life? I am only 47 and I still have things I want to accomplish!

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    • Deborah

      816d

      Narcotic pain medication will only help in the short run and Fibromyalgia is a long run condition. I used to be on a high dose Fentanyl patch and took hydrocodone. Over time, people build up a tolerance to pain medicine. Taking too much pain medicine can cause tolerance to happen quicker and your chronic pain may actually get worse.

    • Deborah

      816d

      Narcotic pain medication will only help in the short run and Fibromyalgia is a long run condition. I used to be on a high dose Fentanyl patch and took hydrocodone. Over time, people build up a tolerance to pain medicine. Taking too much pain medicine can cause tolerance to happen quicker and your chronic pain may actually get worse.

    • Saydee

      821d

      Percocet works. It gives me a lot of relief. It doesn't take all my pain away. But I also have other pain issues. But as far as the fibromyliga goes, it does help.

    • AngelBehr

      821d

      You have to find a Pain Management doctor

    • TiredofbeingTired

      821d

      Have you tried low dose naltrexone? Game changer.

    • Stifermax

      822d

      I'm sorry to hear that. Yeah, most of my stuff just help enough to get me through, but I choose to go a more natural route.

    • Fibrofoggirl

      822d

      Pain management dr. Only real pain pills help

    • Stifermax

      822d

      I also use CBD lotion 180mg to help.

    • Stifermax

      822d

      Girl, I'm in the same boat. When I take my lyrica, go to acupuncture, take celeocib, and then I drink amino acids to help with the lubrication between joints

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