I've just about reached the end of my rope. I think I have tried most of the approved medications for fibro and I am still in constant pain. Im not sure how much longer I can take this.
Its not like im in so much pain that I cant move or get out of bed but its the constantness of it that is wearing on me. No day is below a level 3 out of 10 and I can spike up to a 6 or so just about every day. I am in retail so that doesnt help.
I am on 60 mg/day of cymbalta and take concerta 27mg for energy. I have been unable to tolerate either lyrica or gabapentin. My doc isnt too fond of pain meds and I dont want to get addicted. I try warm baths and heating pads and wnile it feels good it doesnt really help.
Please tell me you have some advice or meds to try. Thanks SarahView Thread
I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling. I think all of us with FM have been where you are at one point or another. I wish I could point you toward something that would absolutely work for you and make everything better, but unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Each and every one of us is different. I encourage you to get on the internet and do some research. Be proactive in your own treatment. Hang in there and good luck!View Thread
I've been going back and forth with my doctor about the drug Amantadine. From the research I've done online, it looks like it helps many with having more energy even though it's not meant for that in the first place. She was unaware of that use of this drug and needed to look into it before she felt comfortable prescribing it.
She has looked into it now and doesn't believe it will offer any real help, however, she is willing to let me try it on a trial basis. I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with this drug? She was also worried about the side effects as it seems to make many nauseous and dizzy.View Thread
For me, it's tiredness and fatigue. For example, if I let myself, I could sleep all day. Do you guys find the same thing? However, on the fatigue side, it seems to me like my body is just much heavier than it should be. It takes so much more effort just to lift my arms or legs or walk.View Thread
Hi all. I'm new to this discussion board, and I could use some help, advice, and support. I've been dealing with fibromyalgia for a couple of years now. I've tried lyrica, neurontin, cymbalta, effexor, zoloft, trazadone (for sleep.) All the approved medications. Right now I'm only on the cymbalta 60 mg once a day.
I also have tried some over the counter supplements. I tried Fibromyalga Relief. That didn't help. Right now I'm taking magnesium, vitamin d, and b12. They aren't really helping, but I figure I might as well finish up what I bought.
I have a full time job in retail which requires me to walk, stock, and lift a lot. I struggle to make it through each day. The cymbalta definitely has helped with the pain, but I'm sure you all know that it doesn't take everything away.
I am constantly tired. I barely have enough energy to make it through each day. Some days it's all I can do not to bawl my eyes out, because I'm just so fed up with everything. The aching is still with me constantly.
I'm trying to get my doctor to prescribe amantadine, but she is hesitant because there isn't a whole lot of research out there about it and fibromyalgia. I wanted to try Nuvigil, but it interacts with my birth control pills.
I guess what I'm looking for is any support you guys may have to offer me. Also, have there been any over the counter energy supplements that you've found really help you? 5 hour energy or red bull or anything?