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Hi Pansy 27
Welcome to the boards.
I'm sorry to hear that your in such pain. I hope the tramadol suggestion beanley said can help. I didn't realize that Elavil may be a better sleep aide than Ambien CR? I wonder if this is something I should look into?
Pansey you will find so much info and people here that really know what you are going thru!
Hi...and welcome! I have not found any prescription meds to help the pain but many have. I only take Advil and Tylenol as the side effects from other things I tried were too disturbing. A hot bath takes away the sting and burn...at least for me. And yes...especially when I am laying down I feel like someone is stabbing me with a hot, searing poker on the sides of my knees and hips. It does wake me up through the night even though I take 5mgs of valium for Restless Leg Syndrome. The 'butt burn' is especially painful, as it travels down my thighs and legs.
I hope you find some relief and as you probably know, some days are better than others. But fibromites are strong and we will survive!
Hi & welcome. Sorry you are having so much pain. As Marlee said, the rain & cool weather here in Illinois is having an effect on me too. My pain is usually like Marlee described, like I have been doing hard work outs or very physical activity for days straight. Right now it is an all over throbbing pain & not much is helping. I do take hot showers & use the heating pad for some short term relief. Even my pain meds aren't helping this time.
I have been having terrible pain in my legs & knees the last 2 weeks. I can hardly walk in the mornings. I have to sleep on my back because of my sleep machine, so I have been putting a pillow underneath my knees & it seems to help me rest better. I also take flexeril & Klonoin in the evening to help me sleep.
When I'm not flaring like this I find that gentle stretching exercises help. You can find them in the Fibro 101 thread. I wish I could help more. I would talk to your doctor so you can get some kind of pain relief. Good luck & keep us updated!
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