I recently consulted with a different rheumatologist who sent me to a neurologist and a pain specialist. The neurologist wants to do a sleep study. My problem though is the pain in my legs. I also have pain at times in my shoulders and neck, and I have arthritis in my right foot at the base of my big toe which is hurting a lot lately. In the past I have taken hydrocodone, but my former rheumatologist switched me to Tramadol. I was taking 300 mg per day. The pain specialist allowed me to… read more
Try magnesium. When my legs and arms are hurting and being restless I take 3 400 MG magnesium. You probably shouldn't take that much to start. Hopefully it will help
Tonic water is good...I hate the leg pain and there are times it feels like all the nerves in my legs just want to jump out of your skin...crazy feeling makes you want to scream. Yes I take Tramadol and Hydrocodone low doses along with cymbalta and lyrica. Getting back epidural tomorrow.
@ WendyM,I have suffered for years with pain in my legs and worsen at night.No meds from doctors has worked but my son-Inlaw told me to try Tonic Water...I actually thought it would not work but it has and I have a little every night...Its safe to try and cheap to buy..It has Quinine in it and although the tablet form did not help Tonic Water has.I really hope you find relief
I have had the injections, I went through five weeks of them only 1 was painful. However they only worked for 2 weeks
And unfortunately I can’t tolerate other meds.. over 200 things tried but I’m super sensitive.. you have other conditions so I can’t say what’s best for you I just know I went from bed ridden w severe fibromyalgia to physically able to utilize my limbs correctly again able to hold a purse lift a dish vacuum keep good hygiene with out that regimen my fibromyalgia is so severe it was a chronic non stop flare 24/7. There is a mew plant condoline “ I posted a link before “ it’s not A narcotic but binds to OPIOD receptors in your brain and helps ur body to naturally stop the neurological Miss fire like you are on MS or hydrocodone “ at least that’s the hope to mimick and give you back the muscle strength vs spaghetti muscle lol from the neurological Miss fire… for me was sheer pain in every bone muscle tissue fat skin fiber of my body including things I didn’t even know I had taking my ability to utilize, move, lift, or stand walk bend move in general the pain was in humane UN comprehensible honestly.. from healthy on the go goal oriented pets to literally on the floor..be honest up front w your Drs if the level of care isn’t acceptable find a new one interview them and there knowledge it does mimic your RA so only u know ur body and can separate what pain is what fibromyalgia feels like it is inside ur bone too though.. it don’t do any actual visual physical damage like mri ultrasound visible… nothing in blood or anything will come back because it is literally a neurological Miss fire in your brain to your neurological system highten sensitivity… hope you get the help soon.. heat works if in cold to keep the pain at more minimal than balling on floor..I required double doses but it was like taking a working Tylenol to be very honest… I just know fibromyalgia is able to be tolerated no problem in warmer weather if you are doing just everyday things flares and all but it’s hard to find an truly educated physician on it that comprehends it fully and the difference in normal person tolerance vs a fibromyalgia person I actually was able to drop 20 mg in summer under a very very diligent intelligent Pcp whom taught me my own body and ways to head off some pain before it would flare.. I wish he’d hold siminars to educate ppl and doctors on it.. we are very very neglect and subjected to ignorance of nurses and Drs whom don’t know the difference between addict and dependent… and do not comprehend that air hurts us, our hair can hurt enough to make us ball.. if it’s that severe it is physically verifiable through TINDERPOINTS period so I find it odd most doctors don’t check and they actually say in some news things not to depend on that.. if it’s swollen or open ur in pain if closed it’s under control on ur regimen.
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