I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 21 years ago. I have tried many meds that never worked. Lyrica , savella and gabapentin are horrible. I had the worst side effects from all 3 including my hair falling out. I have been on Effexor,norco and morphine for 5 years. I quit the morphine and Effexor 3 weeks ago. I am going to approach my dr in the am about iv lidocaine therapy. I had my vitamin d. Levels tested and norm in about 35,000 mine a whopping 16. I have worked at night all my life and cannot figure out why I had to get asked to be tested. Since vitamin d helps with synthesis of other antioxidants would one think that I am also deficient in these also? I have bought other vitamins to start but not sure if I have the right ones. Does anyone know what I should be taking. For those of you taking Effexor be careful. I have been taking a different brand for 4 months. And have been even sicker. Ssri withdrawal which includes electric zapping pains everywhere on top of the burning pain I have everywhere. Hence, my decision to cold turkey it. Figured if I was already having withdrawals why prolong it.View Thread
I just found this forum thankfully and posted part of my story. I have fibro, oa Ddd. I have tried all of the antidepressants over 20 years and they are now all gone. Have your vitamin d level checked. It takes 6 months to a year to bring it back. I take 10-15 mg of Valium and some days I can sleep for 3 hours before waking up. Flexeril makes me very groggy and in more pain. I was married for 20 years with no support from him or my parents as this is all in my head.lol with ssri withdrawal I have missed more work in 4 months than I have gone.i take norco and morphine but they don't work during flare ups at all. I took remeron about 10 years ago. It would make me sleep but I was always more tired and groggy. Lyrica, savella and gabapentin make me more suicidal and witchy than the antidepressants. My research on lyrica after I started taking took me to a web page where I found that it had horrible side effects for fibro patients. I don't think it should have been approved for that indication. Others I know have had horrible side effects as well. One thing about the remeron the lower the dose the less it works for sleep. That is what my dr told me. I started with the 30 mg soul tab and would usually be asleep in 30 minView Thread
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