Hi. I wasn't taking anything for pain except OTC tylenol, occasional advil, and amyltriptilene at bed time, until
2002 when I was hit in a crosswalk by a truck. Tylenol 3 is what I am given now, although in the past I've been given various pain meds along with a muscle relaxer making it possible to get out of bed and begin to move about, and valium, for sleep. The Tyno 3's make a hugh difference, in my quality of life. I don't know if I could go without. Even more surprizingly, a small dose of valium, over a period of a month or so, put me in great shape, although it was prescribed for another disorder. Unfortunately, I ran out and had a week without. Following that, I am in the worse possible flare, chest pain to die from, all muscles ache, I cannot get much of anything done. Dropping and spilling everything. Everything hurts. If there was a meter we could wear for several months, while they tried different meds, something that could be calibrated to measure pain responses in the brain, I would have gone from a two, three, two weeks ago to a eight or nine, now, painwise. Also I must add there has been an incredibly stressful event taking place in my life, and we all know about Stress and Fibro. Good luck.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.