Hello everyone and thank you for the welcome. I thought I would receive an email if anyone made a post but I did not. I wasn't sure how this all worked, but now I do.
I was on the Vicodin 500mg 1 every 4 hours and that was working great for me. Since Thanksgiving, when I was first diagnosed, I had no pain, no soreness, and no knots. I was concerned with this drug but the dr. kept telling me as long as I didn't abuse it I would be fine. I also checked with my pharmacist and she said you could take up to a certain mg. per day because of the Tylenol in the ingredient. This is what harms your liver; too much Tylenol will harm your liver. I was well in the clear but still have my concerns and worries, that's just who I am.
After being on Vicodin since Thanksgiving it got to where the pain was coming back more often and I was needed to take it every 3 1/2 hrs and then as the weeks were passing the pain progressed and the muscle's flared up and it was bad again. I called my dr. and suggested the Trammadol like I had saw some of you on and I have been on that now for a month. At first it seems to be ok but after the third week the pain to come back more and so did the knots in my arms and the tension in my neck. The dr. sent out a muscle relaxer called Tizanidine 2 mg 2x's a day. That really didn't seem to work either but I will try anything for a few weeks.
Today is Feb. 1st and I completed my 6 weeks of Clutathione injections. Blood work done and we will see how much it rebuilt the muscles. I know I will need another round. I still have times that I have loss of my bowl control. Sorry don't mean to be gross but that happens also. When you lose you muscle strength you lose that one also.
The doctor put me back on Vicodin 7.5 mg a strong strength and a strong muscle relaxer called Skelaxin 800 mg. The lab tech. asked if the dr. was a rheumatologist. I said no, she is an internal medicine dr. I have read that most people see rheumatologist for Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and I'm thinking I need to move.
One of my questions to the dr. was "Am I going to have to take pain medication every 4 hours for the rest of my life"? And she said “she was afraid so.” To me that was the wrong answer. I think that with fibromyalgia it can be treated with the right med's and then the pain will relieve it's self or I will have to take pain med’s from time to time, not every 4 hrs. for the rest of my life! Idk…..That is what I'm thinking. Some of you would know that answer.
When my lab’s are in then we will know how well these Glutathione injections worked and I will pass this along to you.
Well that's how my day went, other that hitting the garbage can cart with a metal handle that broke my tail light on my car when backing out of my drive this morning. Got to laugh it off and go on!
Post Edited (January) : 2/1/2010 12:34:36 PM (GMT-7)