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How Many People Take Pain Meds To Help Their Fibromyalgia?

How Many People Take Pain Meds To Help Their Fibromyalgia?

I have taken over 40 medications and/or treatments over the last 10 years and the only thing that really helps are pain medication. I almost wish it didn’t because of all the stigma associated around them. Anyone else feel this?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I also use medical marijuana. Yes it does take the edge off and helps tremendously for sleep. On my really bad days all that helps are painkillers. Without them I would not be able to get out of my bed with 8pillows, and electric blanket, heating pads and ice packs.
Jeez maybe I’m being suffocated by all my tools.
I agree it is ashame that people in legit pain are unable to get the relief they need because of the opioid crisis.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t have my percs!!! They are the only think that helps me and it really pisses me off with all the stigma going around about them! I always say “those drug addicts have a choice to take them and can get help”. I don’t have a choice unless I live in my bed moaning all day long. That’s no life! I’m so upset with our government putting so much pressure on our doctors! I would never abuse mine and need them daily! If it goes much farther, I’m getting tempted to step up to the plate and start something!! They have to realize that there are people that need them to live!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I feel the same. It's nearly impossible now to get the only thing that really helps. Why should I have to pay for others' faults?!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I wish I could. Doctors will only give me gabapentin, and I stopped taking it because it makes me feel so groggy. It only helped a little with the pain, so it wasn't worth it to me. Of i have a really bad flare up, I may take some, but then I have to deal with the side affects of getting off again. I just suffer with the pain for now. Lortab works best for me for pain. I don't feel the "high" that others claim they get from it.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I go without medications for pain because I worry about the damage it can do to my liver etc. They are also very addictive. I use marijuana at night in order to be able to go to sleep and just take the edge off. I don't get much done during the day and I'm not a very productive person anymore. I don't do marijuana during the day at all. I can't afford it first of all. Secondly, if I did what little bit I do get done around the house probably wouldn't get done because I would be too tired because that's the effect that marijuana has on me but I know it doesn't do damage to my organs. I highly recommend trying it if it is legal in your state.

posted over 1 year ago
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