Pain relief

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I have tried some anti depressants that the doctor gave me but they made me feel worse. Is there any pain relief that works for anyone else? 


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    Lately my pain is located in my legs thighs and hips. It has been like this for days and is excruciating at times. I can't sleep and the Tamaron is not working like it usually does. This is something new. Just came on sudden. Any thoughts or has anyone and this happen.


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    I was looking of doctors that may specialize in FM. Bit there aren't any. Just pain clinics. I am so confused about this. 


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      Hi. I was diagnosed with CFs in 2008 anf fibro just over a year ago.  I've been taking codeine for 6yrs and tramadol for the last year.  I'm also on gabapentin which is an anti epileptic bit also used for fibro.  I was tried on amitriptiline and another that I cant remember the name of that were anti depressants used for pain in small doses but they made me worse.  The gabapentin does help a little but not so much anymore although my gp said they are probably doing more than I think.  It's so hard finding a gp that is actually helpful, im lucky in that mine is really good.  I use a lot of forums online too specific to fibro as the only actual support group that was started in my area f disbanded before I was well enough to make it rolleyes x
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    Same here. They help sometimes yet the side effects usually effect me worse. I just told my doc about each of the side effects & kept diary how drugs effected my issues...I was taken off and I feel mentally so much better. Physically they did not help at all. Pain relief is a big issue in the US. To many have misused them & the system so those who really need them must sin a pain contract. I u ever break it then u are labeled a pain pill seeker and it doesn't mater what real pain issues disc herniated issues etc.

    Cognitive therapy, mindfulness therapy, exercise lightly and my animals help better than meds. I stay in shape. I have seen too many with FM give in & give up. It doesn't have to be that way. 

    Stay strong, stay busy doing UR fav things enjoy life... Adjust to UR level of doing things vs endurance & pain. I take OTC PAIN meds.

    i have 2 hip joint replacements RA..PSA... My fingers my be curled up my scoleosis herniated discs and feet issues... Bones, joints, and tissue disorders but I want to keep a good quality of life. 

    Gardening all my animals keeping my home and 3 acres up is a good way to pace doing a little each day. I luv Coldplay, happy joyful, uplifting music is a great way to improve moods and quality of life. I am my own biggest advocate.... U can be too! 

    I garden at 66 I still work it ,3 horses, cut the hay... Just a lot slower.. So what it eventually gets done.

    And I feel better because of the opportunity to do it accomplish my goals and staying in shape he best way I can.....

    u can too!

    I force myself to do something every day. I am always in severe pain . Fighting it is exhausting. I have learned to just accept it as part of my life.. Pace my days... Take .. My time doing everything using mindfulness therapy. Focus on everthing I do.. Pay attention not to cause more pain..

     I am fearsly independent.. Can u tell... I must stay in shape the best way I can.. I have seen to many give up give in then what? Not me...

    its takes time to develop what works with FM. We are all individuals searching for a positive attitude has helped me the most. Staying busy finding things that u lov doing taking UR mind off the pain.


    Peace,luv& laughter....heeling well blessings sent UR way across the pond.





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    I was  diagnosed fibrositis which is similar to fibromyalgia over a year ago. My doctor has just put me on Duloxetine which works alot better than  tricyclic antidepressant as the side effects are no where near as bad. I would ask your doctor and give it a whirl. There is nothing that will completly take away the pain but there are some good tablets that will ease your pain and make you feel better. Hope this helps.
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