pain relief

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Hi I'm new to this site, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome in 2010, whilst the pain relief medications I was given to begin with helped, I have found most recently that I am in pain on a daily basis sometimes more severe than other days. I am also experiencing tenderness and pain in both my achilles tendons. Can anyone give me advice on how to alleviate the pain or any advice on pain relief medication I could try. I'm allergic to anti-inflammatories and taking a combination of tramadol, co-drydamol with pregabalin. Any advice would be great as it is driving me to distraction.

Melanie.

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    Anti inflammatory meds won't help anyway as there often isn't any swelling, but you could try alternative therapies I found reflexology good and osteopathy. Hydro and hot water therapies help but you need the time to do them. Hope this helps, it's often a trail and error basis and can take a long time to work out what works best for you.
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    Thanks i'll look into that, the only advice I got from my consultant before I was discharged was to do CBT online.
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    I would recommend cbt too but not online, try and see if there are any support groups meets you or see a councillor at you gp surgery
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    HI, deep tissue sports massage and hot baths work for me. I also have RLS and a small dose of ropinerole works magic cheesygrin JK
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    Hi I'm on ripinirole and keep having to take higher dose, now on 4mg which is as high as u can go! It used to be at night the legs started but now all the time!!

     

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