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Side Effects Of Any Medication

Side Effects Of Any Medication

Has anyone found that the fibro makes any side effect of medication way worse? I seem to get the worst side effects ever and my body usually builds up a tolerance to them after just a couple of doses. So then the medication doesn't work plus it's making me sicker.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, the same thing seems to happen to me. At first they seem to help a bit but then I lose any benefit and just get negative side effects. And I have always hated taking prescription meds of any kind so this past couple of years has been hard. I've actually wondered if the first couple of days I'm having a placebo effect!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I think that the majority of the medication that I am on is to combat the side effects. Prior to Fibromyalgia, I never suffered from side effects of medication. Now I get some of the strangest reactions, some that aren't even listed. When my 10 year old daughter was a baby, I was on Neurontin, and it caused me to get really angry and go into fits of rage.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Some meds have opposites of them and often it's trial and error as to which one works better for you for example gabapentine has its opposite reactions in pregabalin. I had huge side effects with pregabalin and yet on gabapentine I've had none ... Maybe ask your Dr for the alternatives to your meds as you shouldn't build up a resistance that fast .... X
God luck x

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I cannot take most medications. I have a list of 18 - same thing, they might work a little bit but the side effects kill me.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

can you do a drug DNA test at your pain dr? I did and it told me how many drugs I hyper-metabolize (lyrica, cymbalta, lydocain) I would need lethal doses to help. It's pretty cool

posted almost 5 years ago
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