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Have You Ever Felt Like Your Body Was Rejecting The Medication You Have Been On For Pain And Other Illnesses?

Have You Ever Felt Like Your Body Was Rejecting The Medication You Have Been On For Pain And Other Illnesses?

Body rejecting medications, medications working less for you than before. Body not responding to other procedures that should help but don't surgeries or devices (implants...such as SCS or others) Is this part of depression or something else. After meds, surgeries, and trying other procedures do you feel like your body has gone through more than you can imagine because nothing is working so then why are you still on meds that aren't giving you relief.

posted March 24, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

If you've been on it for a long period of time, your body could become immune to the meds. That's why it's good to try other meds or at least that's what I've read. Let your doctor know and go from there.

posted March 24, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Good answer KeyattaMSmith! Your right! As a medical Assistant student, I learned all about medication and the affects they have on your body. Your body absolutely does become accustomed to medications you've been taking on a regular basis. I also suggest talking to your doctor about other alternatives for relief. They should gradually wein You off your medication and gradually introduce you to another medication. Anything taking away to quickly or introduced to quickly can cause your body to go into shock.happened to me. So just be careful honey! Hugs! XOXO ♡♥♡♥

posted March 24, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes I eventually got to the point that amitriptyine and nortriptyline work opposite in my body. And most opiate pain medications make me sick to my stomach

posted March 25, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

One of the reasons I have trying to get off pharmaceutical medicines is a little known thing called "augmentation" which I have often experienced with a number of meds. This is when the medicine you are taking amplifies or increases the symptom it is meant to treat, and instead of working FOR you, it works against you. Apparently this is fairly common, and I would hazard a guess that it is tied in with how our bodies metabolise medicines. I have had a lot of meds thrown at me recently to try and band aid a severe sleep disorder issue, and every one of them made life worse. I am now going back to my Naturopath (whom I just should have stuck with all along!) and we are starting the long journey to figuring this problem out. She likes to fix problems, not just put band aids on things, which I appreciate. Our bodies are being filled with all manner of toxins that we have little to no knowledge of, I feel this is a large part of the Fibro problem. Adding meds to the equation only adds more fuel to the fire for me. I am now starting to really come unstuck, can't do my job properly, can barely contribute to the running of our household, and I am exhausted and sick all the time. It's no way to live, there has got to be a better way!

posted April 3, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

you could always try a holistic doctor. I went to one for awhile and it did help. I just cant afford to go anymore...The most important things I learned from him is eating healthy. Drinking at least twice your weight in ounces of water every day. Stay away from artificial sweetners, MSG and anything processes. If God didn't make it we should not be eating it. And to eat as much organic as possible. The pesticides on the fruits and vegtables that can not be washed away with water aggravate fibro as does the hormones and antibioitcs in meat. Only eat wild fish..no farm raised. Its difficult to follow because all I want it comfort food and the only chocolate they allow you is dark and it has to be 70 or more cocoa. Its very expensive to eat this way. He gave me a tone of supplements as well. They were pricey...but I bet just the diet would help. I plan on getting back on it soon.

posted March 27, 2017

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