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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/12/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I'm a 50 year old female that got breast implants back 4 years ago, I have since had them removed for the last 2 1/2 years. I got deathly ill 2 weeks after I got them, I was told for the 2 years I had them it wasn't the implants. I feel 60 % better since I have had them removed but now I have nerve pain. Pain in neck , lower back, hands, feet head you name it. I take Vicodin for the pain but I was wanted to know what others take on a daily bases. Thanks (sorry so long )

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 159
   Posted 10/12/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I take Tramadol, Tylonal Arthritis extended, and on occasion i take Hyrdocodone if pain is unbearable. I hope this is helpful.... You say you have nerve pain. Many people don't like this medication.. but I was taking Neurotin before i was dx with RA. I really liked it. The only thing i had was weird dreams shocked Some nightmarish.
Good luck, Laura :-)
Cervical spine surgery 2004, C-section 1986, Cholecystectomy 1999, Thoracic and Lumbar injury 2000. Anxiety/depression 2008. Fibromyalgia 2009, Thyroidectomy 2008. Degenerative disc disease. IBS. Asthma, Rheumitoid Arthritis, Sacroillitis, Scolylosis, disc bulge in L5/S1.possible Lupus and/or ankylosing spondylitis. Meds: Lisinophil, xoponex, symbocort, pulmocort, troponal, vitamin 2000 D, Vitamin B complex, Hydrocodone, Tylonal Arthritis, Cymbalta.prednisone ,Lyrica and Avara.

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   Posted 10/12/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Mostly just mobic every day. Tramadol sometimes, but it makes me nauseaus (sp??) I also have oxycodone, but am afraid of it and take it almost never.

Change in activity helps, too (pacing, alternating between moving and resting, and gentle stretching).

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 10/12/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karkal and welcome to the fibro family!!

I'm sorry to hear you had so much trouble with your surgery. Sounds like it totally changed your life and now you are living with chronic pain. Sure doesn't seem fair, does it?

Have you been given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia? You do have a lot of pain in areas that are typical to fibro folks. But getting a good diagnosis of your pain problems is a must! It could be many different things that cause the same pain and you do need to find out what it is.

Your question about medications is a reasonable one. When people are living with chronic pain/fibromyalgia relief is what it's all about. You will get a huge variety of answers to your question since what works for one person may not for another. Some people use Tylenol, others Malic acid and Magnesium, yet some other people use strong narcotic medications. There seem to be different levels of pain that each of us has, yet in my opinion pain is what each person says it is. Hopefully your doctors feel the same way and treat you with respect.

Personally I have been taking oxycodone for several years. I use a long acting one plus a short acting one to help keep the pain under control. No, it never takes it all away, but it most often keeps it down to a manageable level.

I hope this helps and again...welcome!
Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
~Robert Fulghum

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