After months of reading discussions on here I have decided to spill my heart into this post. I am 30 year old mom, wife and full time employee. I have had chronic pain the past 8 years of my life. To me this was normal but I am getting to the point where I feel defeated by the constant pain. I have been seeing my GP almost weekly since May and he has prescribed 50mg Tramadol, ibuprofen and flexeril for the pain and ambien so that I can sleep through the pain at night. Tramadol is not working and he will not prescribe me anything stronger because I have two kids. Every time I take the Tramadol I hope that it will magically take the pain away but it hasn't. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and doctor says that the pain is not going to kill me and that I will never wake up and be pain free. I don't know what else to do. I am naturally a very positive and uplifting person but to say this pain isn't bringing my spirit down would be a lie. Can anyone relate? Anyone? I don't know anyone else that suffers from fibromyalgia and at times I even question myself. Any response to this would be great. Am I the only one???View Thread
Thank you Dave. Since my post I have had a serious talk with my GP and asked him to send me for all new lab work and to one of the best rheumatologist in my area. It took an office melt down for him to see that the chronic pain needs to be addressed with much more of a plan than tramadol and ibuprofen . He has added hydrocodine for the sever pain I was having and gabapentin. My GP is also a pain specialist but he is very hesitant to prescribe any kind of narcotic. I will continue to search for a plan that will keep me working and actively involved with my kids. A positive attitude is probably the one thing that gets me past the hard days.
I will check out the Fibro community! Thank you again! Really helps to know I am not alone.