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Has Anyone Been Diagnosed With Denerative Disc Desease And Arthritis In Their Back Along With Fibro? If So What Do You Take?

Has Anyone Been Diagnosed With Denerative Disc Desease And Arthritis In Their Back Along With Fibro? If So What Do You Take?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I have degenerative disc disease with radiculopathy in my left leg , I've had since 2004. Just was diagnosis with fibromyalgia in 2014. I have rhizotomy done on my back lumbar #3-5 and sacral#1. I've had a rhizotomy 4times in the last 11years with a lot of relief!!

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have all of the above and then some. Osteoarthritis, DDD, Fibro, No thyroid due to cancer, major fatigue to name a few. At the present time, I am taking 90 mg Cymbalta, Mobic (inflammation) and Perocet for some of the pain. Pain is a funny issue. Perocet does not help Inflammation, but I have had luck with the chronic pain from arthritis. I also see a psychiatrist for severe depression and he ensures I have something that will help me sleep. I know that if I do not get good sleep, the next day is unbearable. So, with that being said, when you go to the doctor, make sure you explain to the dr your sleeping habits.

edited, originally posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@ mburd
Yes, I have. I had a spine surgery on 2011. The nature of my job made difficult to recover but I think that my surgery was not effective despite the problem been fixed. I think fibromyalgia has a memory by its own because when I have a flare up, I experience the old neck pain again.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have degenerative discs in my back with arthritis also. I went to our local pain management clinic. I had to do physical therapy, but was also given shots in my back. They were to last for 6 months but it has been almost 2 years and no problem. I was BARELY walking and using a cane when it would get really bad and now it is great. Ask your doctor to refer you to pain management to just handle your back.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My GP told me I have DDD but wasn't too concerned. He said it is a pretty normal part of aging. He has offered no treatment for it. I do not have arthritis though. I'm 41.

posted over 5 years ago
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