Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 7/14/2009 10:08:25 AM (GMT-6)
Hi Jenny and welcome aboard. I am so sorry you have to be here, but very glad you found us. One thing all of us here understand all too well and that pain. So, you are in very good company.
Yes, I understand why you are stressing as it does sound like your dr is about to pull the rug out from under you and thats not right. People with chronic pain have very much the same right to quality life as a person that has no health issues. If only these drs would understand this. In one respect you are fortunate your PCP has been willing to rx your pain medicine to you. So many drs do not want to get involved with CP ptients because they do not want the DEA or the state breathing down their necks. As the others have stated people can have tolerance issues with any medication, it is not limited to pain medication. I go thru this very same thing with my blood pressure medication every couple years.
I know you said you wanted no part of Lyrica but you may have to reconsider. Also, remember they are required to list potential side effects. It also does not mean that you will have any of the side effects from the drug either. Lyrica is really helping a lot of people with Fibro and having excellent results.
I was surprised to see you were rx'd Elavil for Fibro-never heard of that one. I do know back in the late 70's and early 80's that was what all pain mgt put theit patients on.
Take care and let us know how you are doing.