question about fibro meds

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okie
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   Posted 4/29/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm carol. I'm usually in the lupus section but recently I have had new symptoms. Doc thinks it could be Fibro. She has me scheduled for some tests but in the mean time she put me in 2 drugs. 1 cymbalta and the other is Soma. Well my insurance won't cover the Soma. I was wondering what you take that would work simaliar to Soma. At this point I don't even know what it is supposed to do. Oh yeah the soma would have cost me 150.00 out of pocket but I couldn't imagine doing that ever month.
 
thanks for your insight
carol
furosemide,spironel,lisinopril,lortab,azithromyazin,detrol
nexium,temazepam,predisone,plaquenil,propanalol,effexor,citracal,pottasium, vitB,iron,xopenex,advair,spirivia
 
"Consider it a pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." - James 1:2&3
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 4/29/2010 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol, welcome to the fibro forum!  I don't take any of those medications.  I control the pain with ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and vitamin D3 supplements.  These keep me going.  I'm not pain free but I'm in control of this illness and am living a full and enjoyable life in spite of fibro.
 
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot.  There are links about the malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3, too.
 
I'm glad you popped over for a little help.  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  Hope to hear more from you soon.
 
Sherrine
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crazykitty
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   Posted 4/29/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Okie, I've been a fan of yours for a long time. I sometimes post on the Lupus forum.
You are a great inspiration to others. I love your great sense of humour and your fight.
You are a survivor for sure!

Soma (carisprodol) is a muscle relaxer. Soma is the brand name so taking the generic
should be cheaper. I don't take Soma, I'm on a differant muscle relaxer Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) and it really helps me when I'm flaring. Good luck to you Carol, I hope
that you are able to find something that is affordable and gives you some relief!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


okie
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   Posted 4/30/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sherrine and Robin, Thank you for the advice. Sherrine that is awesome that your diet and and vitamins are getting you through. I do have to take many vitamins now some in shots because this lousey stinkin lupus sclaraderma liver hang nail or whatever they think it is keeps me from being able to absore them with food. and thanks for inviting me back. (you have no idea what you are in for) lol.
Robin that was so sweet of you to say. The main reason I sound like a real fighter is because I'm not really sick I fake it for the sympathy! LOL. Last time I went so far as to get a blood transfusion. Boy was that impressive! LOL No seriously it's the support I find here that keeps me going and gives me a reason to go on. People here are wonderful.
Oh about the generic soma the doctor told them to give it to me but I should try to take half of 350. and that was covered by insurance. My aide brought it to me today and she put streaks in my hair and I took a show to wash it out. I stood up off my showerchair and about fell on the back of my front. So between 10/500 hydrocodone, tamazapam,and diazapam, I think it's going to be safer if I just use my walker.
anyway thank you both so much for the info and I will be checking in about the fibro if that turned out to be what this is.
gentle hugs
carol
furosemide,spironel,lisinopril,lortab,azithromyazin,detrol
nexium,temazepam,predisone,plaquenil,propanalol,effexor,citracal,pottasium, vitB,iron,xopenex,advair,spirivia
 
"Consider it a pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." - James 1:2&3
 


crazykitty
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   Posted 4/30/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol I am so glad that you were able to get the generic Soma. Muscle relaxants can make
you drowsy so I do think it's a good idea to use your walker. Please be careful! Keep us
posted. I know you were in diagnosis limbo a long time before they figured out your
scleroderma, hoping that they don't add fibro to your list.

It was nice you were able to get your hair done, that always makes me feel good.
If you have any questions about fibro there is always someone here who is ready to help.
This forum is great!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 

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