Welcome!!! I take Tramadol for pain. Its helped a lot!!! I also take Ibuprofen with it when its really bad. Aleve actually makes my pain worse.. I don't know why, but it does.
I also take a lot of warm showers when I'm cramped up. It really helps. I use a heating pad a lot, too. Alot of folks here like their bed buddies, I don't use one because I have problems with hot flashes and night sweats.
The advice that Sherrine gave you is spot on.. she really knows her stuff!!! I plan to start the malic acid/magnesium too. As long as it works well with my regualar meds.
Hope you find some releif soon.
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Hi Rita and Welcome-
Can relate to the horrible pain. I got fibro about a year ago also and the pain was so bad I could not walk 30 ft. That was late winter of last year. When summer came, the horrible pain started to ease up- but by late fall, I have had quite a bit of pain and continue to. I know with me that the cold and fibro do not mix.
I am so sensitive to meds, so I take Tylenol 4,000 mg. a day and I also have Darvocet for back-up. Warm baths help me, but I think it is going to take winter to get overwith before my bad pain eases up.
I would talk to your Dr. and tell him your about to seriously "give up"- maybe that will put a little pressure on him to help you more, if you don't feel you are getting proper care, I would find a new Dr.