Hi Kibbles and welcome. Sorry you had to come to this forum too. I think amitriptyline helps with my pain, not sure cause I was already on it when I was dxd with fibro. I did try to cut down in the spring and went into a terrible flare. I take 4000 mg of tylenol a day. Tramadol helps some if the pain isn't too intense. My body doesn't do well with narcotics. My stomach couldn't handle the malic acid. I do use a TENS unit when the pain gets really bad to interrupt the pain signal to the brain. I use moist heat in many forms. I had to get the moist heating pad out last night for my left shoulder.
Most of my pain is from the waist up. I do have some foot and leg pain but not like you do. For some of us it is the upper body and some the lower body. I hear you on the neck pain, that is one of my worst areas.
I am going to try cymbalta. I need to find a weekend when there is nothing going on and DH is home in case I have a reaction to it. Not sure when that is going to be.
I'm glad your reading a lot that is the best way to learn.
luv and hugs
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