Want to hear something almost funny??? My GP refuses to give me any narcotics for fibro, I've had some bad reactions and as long as I can get by without them that's fine. Christmas Eve I ended up in the ER for the rib I hurt when my family was here for Christmas the weekend before. I was having horrible muscle spasms all day that just wouldn't quit. He had no problem giving me a demerol shot for that and he gave me a rx for vicodon which I have never taken before so I haven't gotten it filled. The shot of demerol didn't do anything but make me sleepy, it didn't help the pain. I didn't think about it til later that going to the ER for a non fibro problem, although I'm not sure fibro didn't have something to do with the muscle spasms, I got meds for pain relief. I understand his thoughts on narcotics and how they do lose their benefits when taken all the time but I've never asked for anything to take daily just when I can't take the pain during a flare. So I think I might get the vicodon filled to have on hand and see if they do help when I'm in really bad pain. Then I will I will tell him whether it helps or not. It's not that I think my doc wants me to suffer with fibro I think many have been taught that narcotics does not help with fibro. It's up to us I guess to educate our docs in fibro.
I hope you can have a working relationship with your doc.
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