Michelle, No fibro person should be expected to live in pain. But be careful with Tramadol. I used in long term many years ago and it is not meant for long term use. It will eventually creat more pain. It messes with the pain receptors in the brain and caused quite a few serious side effects. My specialist felt it was important to see a pain clinic to controle my long term pain. That is (their) specialty. I take pain medication but pain clinics (good one's) understand the long term issues and beet me to most issues before I am aware of them. Some states require a referral from your doctore. NC does not. I would check into it if I were you. Hope you feel better.View Thread
Hi Debbie, your post made me join the group! I have had been dx'd with fibro or 7 years now. Just in the last few months I have felt like I have the flu! I keep telling my self I must be trying to catch something. It is not my usual muscle pain that comes with my fibro. It is an all over soft ache that makes me feel weak and sickly. while trying to clean the house today I got so fed up I looked these symptoms up in connection with fibro. I was all I had to go on. I was shocked to see so many people expressing the same symptoms. I see a specialist as well as a pain clinic and I have never mentioned the flu like pain as I thought it would go away. I thougt I had experienced all there was to fibro and had come to accept my lot in life. This isly really messing with my head right now. I am 43 and have gone through 2 chiari malformation surgeries so pain is a given for me. But feeling like I have the flu for God knows how long? I will have to work on this one! I will deffinetly bring this up with my doctors. Can you tell me what you have learned so far?View Thread
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