Waterbaby, the elavil may help your pain. It takes a few weeks to work which I know is a problem for you. I'm on 100 mg and have been for 10yrs. In the spring I decided it wasn't working so I cut back on it and after a few weeks ended up in a flare from hades. Went back up to 100 mg and haven't had that kind of pain since. I actually have a lot less pain than many do. I have more pain from osteoarthritis in my hands than fibro. I can't take the celebrex Jeannie was talking about. Tried it and ended up in ER in three days with gastritis.
Elavil and tramadol is rxd quite often for fibro. I can't get a doc to rx narcotics cause of all the bad reactions I have had to them. I take the elavil/amitriptyline, 4000 mg of tylenol, tramadol, rarely, use lidoderm patches on my hands and use TENS unit when it gets really bad, and moist heat in any form.
I know exercise is good for us but are you over doing it??? We all have to find the happy medium for our bodies.
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