Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Hypertension, IBS, Diabetes, Super Obeseity, Asthma, Anemia, Bi-Polar, Panic Attacks, Anxiety Attacks, High Triglycerides, Tachycardia......more but I can't remember.
I understand what you mean about needing something stronger for pain. When I first started seeing my Rheumatologist it took quite awhile for him to get me to a place so I was at least mildly comfortable.
I still hurt bad sometimes, especially when I am in a flare, but I have tried some of the things advised from others on here. Warm bath with Epsom Salts, heating pad, stretching exercises, (found in "Fibro 101" thread, 2nd from top), and just getting up and moving around. I've found that they do help. If I sit or lay too long it does make me feel worse. By getting up and doing things around the house, I find that I feel better.
If you are hurting that bad and nothing helps, I would mention it to your doctor. Maybe he will be able to give you something to get you thru the bad times. Good luck & hope you start feeling better.
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