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Hopegirl
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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel sometimes like I have to take narcotics everyday. Then every once in a while I will wake up and feel completely normal and only need my lyrica and cymbalta.
Does anyone else have to take narcotics for periods at a time? Also I have this new pain in my left arm between my elbow and wrist. Its so sore it feels like I'm holding about 10 heavy grocery bags. I guess that is all part of fibro. I'm feeling so stiff and sore today. Fighting migranes this week too. But I know that "This too will pass"...
 
 
Monica
 
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 


Jokat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Good morning Monica,

I too experience the pain in the same area of the left arm. It usually will last for a week or two, go away for a while, come back.......

I do not take narcotics for my Fibro......Do you think the lyrica is helping you at all? I quit Lyrica last year.

 

 


JoKat
 
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Binki
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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my, sounds just like me.... :-)

Last week I had such terrible, terrible migraines. I saw my pcp last friday and got some Imitrex, yeah, so maybe now I can stop it quicker. They are so awful. I take my narcotics only as needed, so when times get too intense I break them out. But like these last two days I am walking taller, feel pretty dang good, except for my allergy attack.

I hope you find a little relief with your arm and getting over that migraine, don't over do it today. Rest yourself, I know "this to shall pass" for you.

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on a coule of Narcotics for this and other DD I have going on
I find I cannot cope or get thru each day w/o the meds helping out a bit at least

I have been given a new med but die to rules am not allowed to discuss it and that I do understand
it is working great for me and soon I will be off the Narcotics I am on now
Weaning with doc's approval and help

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Hopegirl
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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Jokat-
I wish this pain would go away atleast for a little while. It seems to be pretty constant. I often wonder if the Lyrica helps I think it does, but I don't think the cymbolta helps me at all. turn
Lori-
Imitrex didn't do anything for me when they tried it on me. I'm glad you are able to get relief from it. wink I know that eventually I will be feeling better!
 
Lyn-
How exciting!!! Even though you can't talk about it, if it's helping you that is wonderful!!! Hopefully when the time is right you will be able to share and it can help others!!!!!! yeah
 
 
 
 
 
Monica
 
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 


Jokat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Monica,

 

Does the Lyrica make you drowsy all day, like it did me? That is why I gave it up.


JoKat
 
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Hopegirl
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   Posted 3/17/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't really notice being drowsy, but I started at a very small dose and worked my way up, what is did notice...is the weight gain. I've gained about 20 pounds since being on it for about 1 yr. I would be much worse without it but the extra weight it killing my knees. I do feel drowsy but I always thought is was from the general fatigue of Fibro and not sleeping good.
 
 
Monica
 
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 


Jokat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   

The Lyrica definately makes you more drowsy. I felt a big difference when I stopped taking it.

I too added some weight on Lyrica. I have since taken it off. The loss of weight has helped with some of the other symptoms. I feel better and have a little more energy.....

Can you tell I am not a fan of Lyrica? :)


JoKat
 
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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/17/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I learned from psych meds how to not get the dreaded weight gain. For me it is a matter of total change in eating habits. Basically if it isn't healthy I can not touch it. Sacrifice I am willing to make for the lyrica. I do not have as much pain on it. It does make me drowsy but I am hoping that effect will go away eventually. I too am having horrid headaches the last couple of weeks. Maybe allergies or weather change. Hope everyone is doing well and it is getting warmer for everyone.

Hopegirl
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   Posted 3/17/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I gotta learn to stay away from candy and junk, it doesnt' do my any good!
 
 
Monica
 
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 


OuchThatHurts
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   Posted 3/17/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
My mother and I share fibro as well as other aches and pains. She also has rheumatoid arthritis and a whole list of other things, but she takes multiple Darvocet on a daily basis. I'm sorry you are hurting!

Curlykraut
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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I take ultram every day around the clock, and take flexeril and ultram to sleep at night. Unpleasant, but necessary. I do not get a break from my fibro, but I have only had it for about a year, and diagnosed about a month ago. I knew it was fibro just from watching this forum so much. I hope you remain pain free for long periods. Jules

gonuts
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   Posted 3/18/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if when you are on the lyrica, is it that you gain weight because it gives you an appetite like when you take predisone? Or you just gain weight no matter what? I noticed some meds i've been on give you a bigger appetite you have to fight.. or find better replacement foods that aren't so fatty. Trust me i know that is hard when you are craving the comfort foods. nono

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Hopegirl
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   Posted 3/18/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
gonuts, I can't really say that I have more of an appetite on lyrica, I don't know the weight just seems to creep on. I'm having weight loss surgery as soon as my doctor has a meeting with my insurance co, hopefully by the end of the month.

 
 
Monica
 
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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