vicoden prescribed for fibromyalgia?

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blondething
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   Posted 1/9/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I learned I had been suffering from fibromyalgia about  2 years ago
and the dr. prescribed me with vicoden, it really helped the pain.
however I have moved and cannot find a Dr. that will prescribe
it and I am in terrifec pain without it and I am worried I will
loose my job its hard to function with out it. the pain
just gets in the way and I all want to do is lays down and cry.
Does anyone know a Dr. I could see that would prescribe vicoden
for Fibromyolgia I have tried some many antidressant and it gets worse
from the side effects  than the fibro itself.
 I live in
St. Charles mo. and in need of a Dr. who will listen, and give
me the meds I need to function with this pain.

JCgurl
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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have NEVER had anyone prescribe me Vicodon or Perks or anything like that. Every single muscle relaxer they've tried me on did NOTHING, I was still in constant pain.. still am! You were lucky to have even one doctor prescribe you that, I didn't know they gave it to Fibromyalgia sufferers.. I imagine it does help!!!!!!!
 
And I DID lose my job because of all the pain I was always in, I couldn't perform well anymore. And I go every single day now without ANY meds because nothing has helped sad
 
Sorry I don't have any answers for you, I was just baffled that you were prescribed that. Has anyone else ever been given Vicodon or anything like it for their Fibro????
 
I hope you find a doctor who will give it to you again, Blonde!! Take care!
 
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kara487
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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you going to a pain dr . A pain dr would probably prescribe vicodin. Im on lortab which is a higher dose of vicodin which hopefully will be changing on tuesday to percocet because im out of lortab and it wasnt no longer working well.


Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

Post Edited (kara487) : 1/10/2009 4:41:20 AM (GMT-7)


QTKaren
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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
We are only allowed to talk about legally prescribed drugs here at Healing Well.
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Norco(double strength vicodin) 80 to 100 mg @ day
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Chutz
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   Posted 1/9/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Blond...and welcome!

I'm sorry your pain is so bad and hopefully you can get some help soon. One thing to remember is...never go to a doc and ask for a narcotic pain medication...NEVER~ especially if you're young. The first thing the doc will think is you are a drug seeker. Even if you mean well, by asking for something in particular you are assured of not getting anything.

So, as mentioned above, you need to find a pain clinic. Be careful because there are some worthless ones out there who will gladly take your money. Don't go near anyone who claims to 'cure' your fibromyalgia! Call your local hospital, ask your doc for a referral or call the closes university/teaching hospital and ask them for the name of a pain clinic in your area. I would imagine that's about the only way someone young is going to get relief.

I have been taking narcotic pain medications for a long time and yes, some doctors do believe in trying whatever works to give you some quality to your life. Without some sort of pain meds I would have no life.

Read the material at the top of the fibromyalgia page...Fibromyalgia 101. There are a lot of good ideas and tips that can help relieve pain.

Good luck,
Chutz
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paulinethan
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm sorry to hear your in a lof of pain, if your not getting any help from your dr. change your dr. call your health ins and explain what's going on. you definetly need to work to keep your ins and support your sefl. i myself suffers from chronic back pain and fibro. i'm in pain everyday scale 7. but thank god still able to function work 40hrs and care for my kids.no husband. of course you need to take care of your self, exercise, stretching helps a lot especially when your in pain. watching comedy is one of remedy when i have flares up and soak in a epson salt bath. hope this help. but call your ins and ask them for new dr. since you have moved. good luck take care of your self.
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getting by
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I am taking norco, which is a strong vicodin. It really helps me. I can take up to four a day. There is no time released in the US at this time, but I have heard that there was in other countries.

Hugs, Karen
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JoriGirl
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   Posted 1/9/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
blondething, most dr's will not perscribe it because of the dependency. I am taking UltramER and it has been working great. I would ask for that. It's a very very low dosage of a narcotic that is time released, more fr's are comfy giving that out than actual narcotics.

donnaeil
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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Zanaflex, a muslce relaxant and Paxil an SSRI are a couple of other meds that you can take. Both work well for some people.

Primary Physicians in the US are stopping wrting prescriptions for narcotics. the US is terribly opiod phobic. The is because we supposedly have a war on drugs. (The junkies are still well supplied.)

Donnaeil

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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Jori I am glad to read that the ultram is working for you. I have been taking it for years, and I have been given conflicting info on the med, that it is/is not habit forming. I have read everything I can about the med and in my case, I have not had an issue with increasing it or developing a tolerance for it, and I've been taking it for at least 4 years in the same amount- 100mg morning and night.
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kara487
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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutz and Karen, Is not lortab and cymbalta legally prescribed medicaition or is there something I missed on the post?
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


kara487
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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna, that is true I asked my primary doctor if he would prescribe me oxycodone which I got from the hostipal for my costochondritis he wouldnt do it. all he prescribed me was ibuprofen. I am out pain meds til tuesday until I see my pain doctor. The er dont give you many meds.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


Marlee2
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   Posted 1/10/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi blondething and welcome. I have never taken narcotics for fibro so I'm not much help in that department. I did have to go to the ER for a broken rib Christmas Eve and my doc gave me a rx for vicodin for that. I got it filled but have not taken any. So many meds cause gastritis for me I avoid taking them. Anyway, you have been given some good advice and I wanted to welcome you.
 
luv and hugs
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tyno3
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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I wasn't taking anything for pain except OTC tylenol, occasional advil, and amyltriptilene at bed time, until
2002 when I was hit in a crosswalk by a truck. Tylenol 3 is what I am given now, although in the past I've been given various pain meds along with a muscle relaxer making it possible to get out of bed and begin to move about, and valium, for sleep. The Tyno 3's make a hugh difference, in my quality of life. I don't know if I could go without. Even more surprizingly, a small dose of valium, over a period of a month or so, put me in great shape, although it was prescribed for another disorder. Unfortunately, I ran out and had a week without. Following that, I am in the worse possible flare, chest pain to die from, all muscles ache, I cannot get much of anything done. Dropping and spilling everything. Everything hurts. If there was a meter we could wear for several months, while they tried different meds, something that could be calibrated to measure pain responses in the brain, I would have gone from a two, three, two weeks ago to a eight or nine, now, painwise. Also I must add there has been an incredibly stressful event taking place in my life, and we all know about Stress devil and Fibro. Good luck.
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JoriGirl
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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have taken Tramadol in the past Sera, and just straight Tramadol gave me dependency issues. Because it was such a high dose at one time my brain craved it. But now that I am on UltramER, its such a small dose over such a long amout of time that sometimes I can even skip a dose and be fine. I just dont worry about it anymore. So I need the difference between ultram and ultramer is huge.

getting by
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   Posted 1/10/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kara,

Yes lortab and cymbalta are legally prescribed. I don't know what you missed, I guess I missed it too.

Hugs, Karen
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