My rheumatologist and neurologist have both suggested various medications (e.g. Effexor, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Neurontin) to possibly address my Fibro pain and fatigue. I’ve been reluctant to go down the pharmaceutical road. So far, I only take a beta blocker (Metoprolol) for hypertension and migraines with good success and no side effects. Otherwise, its a mix of vitamins and supplements as well as vestibular rehab and PT therapies.
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Also Positive Fibromyalgia Group is great question answer group
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When i went to a fibro specialist the first time i was in excruciating pain and not sleeping. Working 58 hrs week going in at 5 am. Thats when i got on this stuff and over years and me getting older theyve had to tweak and add here and there. If your pain is tolerable i wouldn't get started on all this stuff
I ended up worse off on Gabapentin (Neurontin), I was put on it for nerve pain from a prolapsed disc and ended up with severe muscle pain amongst other disasterous side effects. I have recently tapered off it which has been long and very hard. I would do your research about any medication you may decide to try but bear in mind medications affect everyone differently. Good luck x
Everyone is different. I can’t tolerate many medications. Have allergies today some and reverse reactions to some. I’m lucky when I can tolerate some. The problem with the three medications used for fibromyalgia is that they weren’t developed for fibromyalgia particularly. They were used for other illnesses, like seizures etc. So if you have the symptoms the drug was developed for it may work, like if you have seizures , depression etc. For a lot of us, we are in worse shape eighteen months after taking the fibromyalgia drugs. For some they stop working. For others it’s awful withdrawal to get off of them. Someone in severe pain has no choice but to go on the drugs and tolerate the side effects. It’s a hard call. Best to you🦋Victoria
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