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chesterkaml
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
hello all i'm new hear i found this sight by google.  1 year i have been fighting this pain and was loosly told i have fibro my doc has put me on a mix of dif med's but nothing seams to be helping alot but the pain meds .. I hear alot about gitting dependent on them and am afraid that i could . I hate haveing to ask for refills and am treated badly when i do have to.  should i not be asking for my monthly script? or should i be more pushy to git them filled? i seam to be turning every way but what i need after many many doc's told me in was in my head and head doc;s telling me it was not i think i have had fibro for many years . I'ts good to know there is a place to turn and that i am not alone....  

Piercings
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 9/1/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
You aren't alone here. There's a lot of us that have gone through those same things. I'm sad as to why you're here, but I'm glad that you found us.

There's a lot of things that can help besides pain meds. I also take pain meds, partially from the fibro but also for other joint issues. Yes, they can be a wonderful thing. One thing to keep in mind is that there is a difference between dependence (where your body has become accustomed to a drug) and addiction (where you start engaging in inappropriate behaviors just to get the drug). So if your body has become tolerant and accustomed to having pain meds, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're addicted. If you're not running out of pain meds early then I don't see why it is that your dr would be upset about prescribing again. However, some states are getting really touchy and you may be in one of those. If this is the case then you might want to talk to your dr about getting into pain management. Those are dr's that are used to prescribing narcotics and they have their own sets of rules that go with them.

As for non-med relief, there's a lot of options. Most fibros love to have heat applied, whether it's a heating pad, a bed buddy, or just a hot shower. There's also nutritional options such as magnesium and malic acid.

The very top post in the fibro section contains a lot of useful information. Everything from gentle stretches that can be done, advice on nutrition, what other things that it might be besides fibro, etc. I would suggest going through there and doing some reading. But most of all, welcome to our little corner here. I'm sure that you will find people that you connect with on several different levels.

Enjoy and I look forward to seeing you around.
Curious people are interesting people, I wonder why that is.
Bill Maher


crazykitty
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome to the forum,

Sorry you are in pain. Learning to live with pain is quite an ordeal as you know.
Finding just the right med combo to get pain relief is just as challenging.

I am on Savella and flexeril for my fibro pain. I have found when I am stressed my pain
is more intense, so I do relaxation therapy 2-3 times a day. I practice deep breathing
and imagery while listening to good music. Getting daily excercise is important for
building muscle and for stress reduction. Soaking in a hot bath helps too.

I try to avoid taking any narcotic medication. At one time I was on vicodin daily for
nine months before I had back surgery. I did not like the way I felt on it.

I have learned to live with the daily pain. The flares are sometimes hard to handle.
You learn to slow down when you need to and rest.

A positive attitude really goes a long way in helping you deal with the illness.

I am really glad you have found us. Post often
We Care

Robin
 
 possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
 Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
 MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and
 Vitamin Supplements


chesterkaml
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 9/2/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
hello every one sorry i did not mean to sound crazy it was another bad day with the doc's not helping. i am a 5 gen wicca i have been useing herb and relaxing tac. my hole life untell last year i never even took a tylenol. i find the state the my life as taken scarry and am fighting a nasty bout of deprestion to help the problem. i am a at home mom and wife now i had to give up my tattoo shop do to stress that was makeing my fibro flare. I miss working and haveing friends i am blessed with my hubby hes my strangth and the kids my joy.. ty for responding to my post i look forward to gitting to know you all ...   
Corinne


crazykitty
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   Posted 9/2/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Corrine,

You didn't sound crazy at all! You sounded like someone who was having a rough day
who has fibromyalgia. We have all been there! Some days are better than other, thats
all. I am big on positive attitude. I wasn't always, but found it really helps me cope.

There are many on the forum that use herbal remedies to help with their fibromyalgia.

It is hard to give up something you really love doing. I am assuming you are a tattoo
artist. You must be very creative. Hopefully you continue to draw.

I am sure there will be members coming to welcome you.

Keep on post'n
WE CARE

Robin
 
 possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
 Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
 MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella, Boniva,Lisinopril, Folic Acid, Flexeril, and
 Vitamin Supplements


Piercings
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 9/2/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Nah, no craziness reflected in the post. The only thing that I was hearing was the same thing that I hear in all of us at one time or another. It was the "wow, this sucks and I'm learning to cope again" sound. Since we are almost always in some kind of decline (even very small gradual ones) we almost perpetually go through having to adapt and move on with our lives.

Glad to have another earth based practitioner around here. Welcome again, and I hope to see more from you.
Curious people are interesting people...I wonder why that is.
~Bill Maher

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