See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Sonder0723

778d

Hi! I’m semi-newly diagnosed with fibro. My doctor prescribed me a low-dose muscle relaxer to help me sleep hoping that better sleep hygiene will get my pain under control. I’m definitely sleeping better but I don’t see any progress or change in my pain. Have any of your doctors tried this course of treatment? Did it work?

Top reply
    • Dwight

      776d

      Fibromyalgia isn't a musculoskeletal disorder, if I remember correctly it's a neurological disorder. It affects the nerves. I think the muscle relaxer is definitely helping your sleep, but it's not targeting the pain. I'm on a medicine usually prescribed for seizures (Gabapentin) but it works WONDERS for both my sleep and my pain. Consider taking to your doctor about going on a medicine actually labled use for fibromyalgia! It could really make a difference. :]

    • Dwight

      776d

      Fibromyalgia isn't a musculoskeletal disorder, if I remember correctly it's a neurological disorder. It affects the nerves. I think the muscle relaxer is definitely helping your sleep, but it's not targeting the pain. I'm on a medicine usually prescribed for seizures (Gabapentin) but it works WONDERS for both my sleep and my pain. Consider taking to your doctor about going on a medicine actually labled use for fibromyalgia! It could really make a difference. :]

    • Chesbro99

      776d

      I have one for night time and one for the day if I need it. I think it helps a lot with my sleep and it's helped but not make my pain go away.

    • nat23

      777d

      I wouldn't say that my fibro is "better" but without good sleep I will always have a flare up within a day or two. Rest is one of the most important things you can do for your fibro in my experience. We eventually even bought a sleep number bed so that I could always adjust it depending on my pain level that day so I could have restful nights.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion