I expect to hurt with fibromyalgia. I haven't been without pain for 21 years. I keep Vicodin in the medicine cabinet for breakthrough pain but I try to push through the pain first. I try the walking, gentle stretching, hot showers, etc. first. Consequently, I have never used it yet. If I reach a point where the pain is so unbearable that I can't move or think, then I will take it. To me, that's is what breakthough meds are for. I have been that bad from other illnesses and didn't have the Vicodin at the time and I went to emergency then and was put on morphine.
I just don't want to start something with narcotics if I can prevent it. It can get out of hand. I know many members need to take narcotics and I sympathize with them but, if it isn't absolutly necessary, I would try to avoid taking it. We have seen members on here that have had problems weaning themselves off that stuff so I won't take it unless it is absolutely necessary. If the intense pain continues, that's when I head to the doctor for more suggestions. I, thankfully, haven't reached that point yet.
I hope you are feeling better, Karen. If you are having this much problem, you should talk to your doctor again or see a pain specialist. We can expect pain with fibro but it shouldn't be unbearable.
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