I am interested in others who have fibromyalgia. It is a very crippling syndrome. I wish there was more research on it and more treatments. I think it is a very misunderstood disorder. Most people who know you think that the pain I experience all over my body is all in my head. It leads to stress and depression which only makes it worse. I am interested in how others are treated for fibromyalgia. I have takin cymbalta which is very expensive but seems to help, and also tramadol/ultram which is a non narcotic but works like one. It controls how your body reacts to pain. which is from my shoulders all the way down to my toes. Also take naproxen as needed for anti inflammatory. It takes all I have to deal with this daily problem.View Thread
I have been on cymbalta for a year now for treatment of fibromyalgia pain and anxiety and depression which I was told is caused because of the pain I get. I also take tramadol/ultram which is a non narcotic but it acts like one. I controls how your brain reacts to pain. In addition to that I take naproxen as needed. The worst thing about fibro is that stress, anxiety and depression makes the pain worse. I really have no complaints about how this treatment works except I stress over the cost of cymbalta. It is very expensive and I may as well not have insurance cuz my deductible is $6,000. Yeah, I know. Crazy huh.But seriously tramadol is a great alternative to any narcotic. It works for me anyway. I have always taken it as prescribed by my doctor but I wonder how long till I build up a tolerance to it and then what. I am just thankful for every moment I feel good and cry when I don't. hang in there.View Thread
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