I'm another one that has resisted taking narcotics for as long as I can. I have vicodin but the last time I took it my body was over reacting to every noise and I thought I was going to have a heart attack from fear, it can cause anxiety and that is the last thing I need is more anxiety. I should have a doc app coming up soon and I'm going to see what else he has to offer that I'm not allergic to. I don't need narcotics everyday but yesterday I sure could have used something.
If you look at life like that Jeannie there are many of the meds that I take and have taken for years that give me quality of life. Xanax is addictive but I have managed to keep the dose to what the doc wants me to take for many, many years. Without it and anti-depressants my quality of life wouldn't be very good.
We have to do what we have to do to control fibro the best we can.
Luv and hugs
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