I have other pain issues in addition to my FM and that is always what is focused on. So I am never given any suggestions for pain other than back surgery. I have spasms and sometimes I jerk a few times a minute and very hard so that it wakes me or keeps me awake. I also have stabbing, burning and crushing pain all over. As well as chronic fatigue.
I have found that Elavil and Remeron have helped me. Elavil is a antidepressant and Remeron is an anti-anxiety medicine. They both have helped me sleep. They have also helped me with depression and anxiety.
I will have to check with my insurance and see if they are on my plan. I have tried lyrica several years ago and it made me sleepy and I was falling. Altho, I have occasions when I do that without the med so maybe it was not the medication.
JA you could try going to advanced pain management. They have always helped me. Dr.Saint is very knowledgeable and caring when it comes to Injections which is what he does. I meet with a physicians assistant every two months and they give me refills an ask how you are doing. It is near the west bend theatres. Have you tried lyrical?
@A MyFibroTeam Member sorry you're having trouble finding a decent doctor. I tried the spinal injections and hurt more afterwards I had to take 3 as they said it took 3 in order to start working. They live in Urdu all I did was make it more painful and hurt even worse so I don't blame you for not wanting to take them but who knows we're all so different they may work for you. God bless and try to have a good day today and rest as much as your body needs everything else can wait.
She is a new MD and a pain specialist. My last one said if I was not going to have the spinal injections she would no longer order the medications for me. I have never been treated so poorly. I underst and wanting to get me off the narcotics but not giving me any other solutions just seems unacceptable. to me. I tried lyrica a number of years ago and I found myself falling and being super tired. So it wasn't for me. Thanks for the thoughts.