You will need to learn to cope with the pain to some degree for the rest of your life. Also, if you would take an SSRI (antidepressant) for a few months you will find that it DOES
help with the pain. You need to let it do it's job. Fibros are deficient in serotonin and by taking an SSRI you will increase your available amount in your brain. Serotonin regulates mood, pain tolerance, sleep cycles and a bunch of other stuff that we have trouble with. Pain meds alone can't be used to treat this condition.
As MT Lady said, a pain clinic will probably give you some tools to cope with the pain... But they wont' remove it... just help you learn to live with it. Sorry.. but this is the way life goes with fibro.
By the way, Ultram is a synthetic narcotic and can be very habit forming. It binds to the opioid receptors in the brain just like morphine. Your doctor has to be very careful about
what he prescribes because the AMA and the FDA are all over the doctors to prescribe less narcotics.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & FibromyalgiaI know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa "People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 1/9/2009 9:08:11 PM (GMT-7)