Gail, I have fibro. deppression, anxity and cronic fatiue. The dr. perscribes prozac for the depression and we treat the fibro with nuerotin, methadone,and percocet for break through pain. I started the malic acid and magnisium with my nuerotin and haven't needed a narcotic since. It's only been 4 days on the malic acid and mag. so I'm hoping for the best. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
My only health issue is Fibromyalgia and up until recently, we were treating it with Cymbalta.
I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. I just have fibro and I was diagnosed a year ago. I take 150 mg of Lyrica at night to help with sleep and the burning sensation in my neck. For pain I take 2 oxycontin at 10mg, and 1/2 tablet of percocet twice a day. I just recently started taking Tramadol twice a day at 50 mg because the achyness was getting too much to handle. Since taking the Tramadol, I no longer need to take the percocet.
Thank you all so much for your thoughts. My daughter has literally become a drug addict and now is having to go thru detox because of the problem. She did something really stupid and now is in some trouble.
She used to take Ultram. She took so much of that stuff she was like a meth addict. She lost huge amounts of weight, never ate and she was just continually popping pills. I know my daughter has pain, I don't deny that, but she also has a serious drug problem now becuz she finally found a doctor to give her whatever she wanted. She was on 80 mg of Methadone with Vicodin 10's for breaththrough. This just sounds like overkill to me. If she got a headache she was mad becuz the med didn't take the headache pain away. I am hearing stories about some of the things she has done, and I am shocked. This was the PTA mom, class aide etc.
I am hoping after this very tough lesson she will find something other than these heavy narcotics to try. I will keep on her about the malic acid/magnesium. This sounds very promising. I would try it for my fibro, but because of my delicate stomach due to Crohns disease I don't think it would be a option for me.
Thank you all again for your opinions. They really mean alot to me.
Post Edited (still_kickin_30) : 9/10/2008 9:39:08 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that Fibro was recognized as an actual disability now. I was diagnosed so long ago that disability wasn't even an option then!
I am able to work, it's just that it's been hard to find anything, the economy being the way it is. I live in a very small town that is rather isolated (Central Idaho) so finding an opening is tough.
The good news is, I got two phone calls yesterday and one today, asking me to come interview. I'm beyond thrilled and being cautiously optimistic that something will happen for me soon. They are not jobs for which I am trained, but I'm glad to announce that I AM teachable!