I have been taking 150mg serteraline and 20mg of amitriptyline for a while now and the only change I have seen is that I sleep slightly better than before. These pills are obviously not pain meds as I try to avoid them at all costs but its a real struggle when you can't move for days at a time.
Can anyone being treated for fibromyalgia in the UK tell me what has helped them for the pain etc. I need to research before going to the doctor as they are not very clued up about fibro.
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Hi, I had started out wishing to avoid pain meds altogether, apart from the occasional @@ibuprofen, until like you I couldn't move. My doctor initially gave me amitriptyline, then progabilin then gabapentin, all of which I had bad reactions too (the latter two being epilepsy drugs) they completely zombied me out, my vision was affected and I lost my balance I've since settled for tramadol for pain plus naproxen (for my arthritis inflammation, and reoccurring costochondritis (fibro related chest tenderness/inflammation)) and also take sertraline. The tramadol helps me a lot and the dosage variable dependent on how much I'm doing. I mean I can adjust it as I need to, so I'll take less if I'm staying indoors for the day, and an extra midday pill for a shopping trip for instance. I would say I have a better quality of life since using it.
I hope that you will find what suits you, as I believe we all deserve to be able have an acceptable quality of life. I also try to avoid sugar, especially in sweets, biscuits and drinks, as I have a major joint pain flare if I indulge! Keep searching, you will be successful. Soft hugs 🌸
That's the same patches I'm on I was on butrons 20mgs patches but didn't work on me these are a lot better they actually work 👌
Hi, you have London Pain Clinic they are one of the best.
This is their websit.
Hope it helps
You could ask your doctor about morphine
They usually start you of on a low dose and build you up on them.
They definitely help me with pain in my back and legs, don't know how I would cope without them. Hope this helps ❤️❤️❤️