Ive been giving antideprassants for my fibro; they had me on duexotine but i stopped taking it after my doctor upped the dosage to 90mg (one pill was 60 other was 30) but it just made me have BAD nightsweats and BAD/STRANGE nightmares. I couldnt even tell honestly if it made much difference with the pain. My doctor percribed me some other kind that i cant remember the name of. But im only supposed to take it at bed time. And i cant be on lyric because it causes weight gain and im close to being… read more
Many times, insurance companies are on line. You can look for their "Formulary" which tells you what coverage is available for all our Medications. They usually identify the payments/ co-payments by "TIers" which starts out as 1 and goes to 3 sometimes 4. I receive my formulary in the mail and it is also on-line.
Weight gain is a side effect of many medications. Generally, they don't show up on everyone. Lyrica is usually prescribed for nerve pain. It has been used for fibro with some success. Neurontin is another..
I think nearly all of us with fibro are on some type of pain pill. They do help reduce our pain so at least we can move! And yes, some of them, anyone can get addicted to. But, if you only take them when they are needed and follow the prescription for the dosage and how many times/day, addiction is lessened. But, because of all the addiction now, government is leaning on Doctors not to prescribe addictive-type drugs very often if something else is available. I have tried so any drugs I couldn't even begin to name them..If one doesn't help another may. Try to be open to what is suggested. If that Doctor and you don't "click" you may need to find another. We need professionals who give us respect and support. Sometimes. it may be a nurse practitioner or Physician's assistant who works with a Doctor.
Don't discount them. Sometimes they are better than a Doctor..more compassionate!
Good luck and God bless.
How did I forget to mention that sometimes antidepressants can take up to 8 weeks beofre you really notice it helping you..So please, don't be in a hurry to change to another. Discuss it with your Doctor and/or pharmacist to get an idea how long it take to "work" for you..God Bless.
I like the tramadol route, least invasive approach without heavyweight narcotics that never work. I have lorazepam for anxiety with combining two antidepressants. Even with xmas stress this was a good regimen.
I am taking zoloft and klonipin. It does help. I cant take cymbalta or lyrica either. Klonipin is a nerve pill and i think it helps me with the dont touch my skin problem. You know what i mean. Other than that i am have no other medications to help with the pain but i am going to ask for something
There are insurance companies that do pay most of the cost of Savella. i know because I have been on Savella for 13 yrs now. Always check an insurance company's formulary for medication coverage. Many companies do not even recognize Savella and then there are some that will place it on tier 2 if an over-ride is given. Generally you
have to prove you have tried other medications without success before you can get a change in tiers (from tier 3 to tier 2 in the formulary) Some companies call it "Prior Approval".
Good luck . Hope this helped you in some way.
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