My doctor blows me off when I ask for something stronger. He gives me two tylenol3's four times a day. it takes three just to take the edge off. I used to take Vicodin and it worked, one 10 mg. tab five times a day. I take 100 mg. amyltriptilene at night. I don't understand it at all. I've run out of pain medication and have to suffer for a week to get more. My pain is in my left shoulder blade and up to my neck. all down the left side of my body. In my left hip and down the thigh muscle, into my left ankle. Also, sometimes my right lower back is involved. The most devastating pain is spinal pain. It's like I fell and hurt my tailbone but I didn't fall. I get pretty bummed out about it sometimes.It feels like I went ten rounds in a boxing match each morning. When I see my doc, and he refuses to up my meds, like give me something more effective or refer me to a pain clinic. He scoffs. What can they do for you thet I can't do, and besides, it'll take at least two years. So, I expect to still be miserable in two years, so let's get at it. Then he'll tell me the tylenol three doesn't work for Fibro, well doc, I don't know how to break it to you but, yes, it makes it possible for me to get out of bed in the AM and get about the business of life. As opposed to trying to sleep the flare-up away by taking amyltriptilene during the day, which puts me in LaLa land where I can't talk, walk or even think straight. I'm venting, sorry, it just seemed appropriate when so many other of you are right where I'm at, right now. In pain and wondering which move to make (maybe a new doctor who'll listen and take me seriously). I haven't tried Lyrica, but as I've been on every wonder drug that came down the pike, with usually, disasterous results, and I already carry twenty pounds I shouldn't due to inability to "get moving" while in pain, I'm scared to try any new wonder drugs. Thanks guys.