Thank you one and all for the time you gave me and compassion in answering my questions.
I greatly appreciate all your answers and your prayers.
God bless you all!
The problem is that my doctor and every site I have gone to says you can not mix ultram with any anti-depressant. I tried percocet a few years ago and it worked then made me so sick. I am definitely in a quandary. He did give me hydromorphine also. I didn't go in asking for anything by name. He knows I'd rather not take a thing and I know he would be willing to give me anything that he thought would help in careful amounts. Narcotics do make me sick. Ultram doesn't, it just isn't strong enough at times. Every test has not shown anything outstanding and that is the hard part to deal with, accepting it. I always feel there should be an explanation for the pain, but none has been found. So, I shall go on praying and try my hardest to be of good cheer, lol. Tough some days.
Thanks for your reply, Palady. I have researched it a long time ago, you are not suppose to take ultram with any antidepressants, there is a warning. It's not something I just heard, I read it and my doctor also looked it up and says there are warnings that it can cause seizures.
As far as being a Christian, I guess I didn't express myself well. I am not saying a Christian shouldn't take antidepressants. I actually was thinking of trying it but the harder narcotics don't agree with me, so I will continue with the Ultram. I was just saying that I will continue in my faith for relief.
Thanks for your input.
Dear Palady, I know I was correct about the Ultram and antidepressants, I would never had said it if I didn't know it as a fact and I never said I was getting increasingly depressed. I just reread what I wrote. I don't think you undestood my post. Yes, it gets depressing being in pain but I never said I am getting "increasingly depressed" nor that as a christian, I shouldn't take anti-depressants. and I have spoke to my doctor. Thanks, it appears I am not being understood properly. This is not a new issue for me and I have researched much and have had many consultations. If you look at my original post, I only asked if you could have fibro from the waist down. But thanks for your time.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 5/30/2008 8:15:21 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for all of your helpful advise. No, I have never had the EMG test, you would think a doctor would have ordered that.
I looked up RSD and it doesn't sound like I have that.
I will give everything more thought, though honestly I hate thinking about it. I tell you, just a few weeks ago, I had noticed a great improvement but it has changed course.
My husband thought about liquid meds, not sure what my insurance covers. Right now, do not know what is best. I imagine and hope it will become clear and appreciate all your input and prayers. God bless you, you have been so kind.