I have ONE friend that is a little older than me and has the same problems with fibromyalgia as I do. Other than everyone here, she is the only person that understands what I mean when I say "fibro fog". And for that, we have become close and lean on one another. She is being treated by a doctor for the fibro fog and chronic fatigue with an ADHD medication, Vyvanse. Is anyone else being treated for these symptoms with this… read more
My GP just put me on Nuvigil. So far it is definitely helping. I'm starting my second week now. It's isn't a miracle worker but it's as close I think as I'll get.
I recently started seeing a doctor that is very familiar with Fibro cause she has it as well. She understood my struggles with work. She prescribed me Wellbutrin. The first week was a struggle cause I was so easily agitated and mad but once everything leveled out by the following week I could see it working. I wasn't falling asleep at work but was still struggling on the concentration part. I went back two weeks later for a follow up and on that visit she prescribed adderall xr. These past few weeks have been life changing. I have been working and being productive. @A MyFibroTeam Member I did find out that most drug companies provide patient assistance programs which will either discount your medicine or even pay for it 100%. The company that makes adderall and vyvanse will pay for vyvanse for a year for me so I plan to have my doctor change my meds on my next visit. Lyrica is a fairly new medicine so I'm sure they will provide assistance too. It has to be the drug maker otherwise you will get sucked into some scam. Just research and you will find something. That's what I did.
mindy whitten you may be able to get coupons from your doctor, or depending on your income you may be able to get help with the lyrica.
My PCP had prescribed me Adderall and it made a difference for me. Unfortunately, I was on so much medication for FM, High BP, sleep aid and arthritis, she took me off of them.
the drug lyrica helps me for fibro fog but i have stop taking it when it stops working for me. i wait a week or two them i take it again. your body gets use to it then it won't work. some doctors increase the dosage but i don't want to take a stronger drug. exercise helps a lot. the weather causes fibro fog and you just need to wait it out. exercise, exercise, exercise.......