What meds do you all take for fibro pain?

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   Posted 5/7/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 5/7/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary, I take Savella 50 mgs 2x daily. It increases the level of two neurotransmitters
in the brain and supposedly helps with the pain. I have been on it since last July and have
found it helpful. When I'm flaring I take a muscle relaxer Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine).
My rheumy also suggested I take Vitamin D and I take 2000 IU daily. Vitamin D deficiency
can cause achiness.

Have you found something to help with pain relief?

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Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 5/7/2010 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Below is what I take. Older meds, I guess. I've tried some of the newer ones and they haven't lived up to their reps - but that is just for me. There is an incredible variety as far as what people on this forum take....some don't take anything but vitamins & natural stuff. Wish I could do that - maybe someday. What is your story?
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   Posted 5/7/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary,

I just started taking Savella for almost a month now. It has really helped me so much. Before, I was pretty much in bed or on my sofa most of the time, now I am up and moving around. I just moved and my new home has stairs. I have been going up and down those stairs everyday. I would have never been able to do that before. It hasn't taken away all of my pain and I still have flares, but not nearly as bad as before. My flares would keep me in bed for a week and now I am able to clean my house and do things for my family. I hadn't driven my car much before because I was so sick. My car is five years old and I only have 29,000 miles on it. That's how bad off I was. Now I've been getting out and going to town again. It feels good. I have also gone down on my pain meds. I wish everyone could have the same outcome as me and it's sad that some of these meds don't work for everyone.

Anyway, I wish you well on your journey to be pain free.

P.S.- I also take Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium(all in the same pill), Vitamin D 50,000IU once a week, I take a joint supplement, Tramadol as needed, Hydrocortisone and Salmon Oil.

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Is Mobic a supplement or prescription? I wish I could find something natural that worked like the Tramadol I take.
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   Posted 5/8/2010 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
The meds I take are in my signature below, along with the rest of the medical issues I deal with. Right now, we have finally hit on the right combination of drugs and dosages so my pain feels well controlled overall. I only use the Tramacet when I have flares, whereas before, I had to take it regularly so that's a good sign.

I don't seem to be affected by the side effects too badly, but drowziness and overwhelming fatigue continue to plague me. I am so tired all the time from a lack of restorative sleep. I've tried everything for my sleep, natural and drug wise, without good results, so that's the one area of my life that I continue to struggle with.

Overall, I am managing my pain with the drugs and such I'm on. I am thankful to have them, as I just couldn't manage without them at this point....and I've tried.

Good luck with your journey with Fibro. Hope you visit often for advice and encouragement (and don't forget to check out the Chronic Pain forum as well).

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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   Posted 5/19/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
kay,any of you on gabapentin? or were you?just wondering if the weight it put on ,if it mostly comes off after youre of the gaba.put on 50 pounds ..been on it a year,and I was a trainer.

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   Posted 5/19/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My new Rheumy told me that Lyrica basically turns into gapapentin. I took it before and became suicidal but everyone is different - my husband broke his neck in March and has been on 6 giant pills a day and feels great!

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   Posted 5/20/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I take what is listed below :)
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Rx: Celebrex, Buspar, Savella, Lyrica, Neurontin, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta.
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   Posted 5/20/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
No pain meds have ever worked for me, and I have taken them all. I do take Lyrica but it only helps my sleep, not my pain. I also take Prozac and nortriptyline, but those are nodst really for pain. Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea

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   Posted 5/20/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Lyrica, Trazodone, and flexeril for Fibromyalgia, along with these supplements: D3, Calcium, COQ10, Fish Oil, Iron, and Vitamin E. I also take Nexium and Karafate for GERD.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I take lyrica twice a day and percocet four to five times a day.

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   Posted 5/22/2010 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
There is an older pain med that works well for me because it energizes me as well as helps with the pain. It is called Talwin.

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   Posted 5/22/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Savella for Fibro and most times Tylenol for break through. Works well with me. I found that I do better on a Tylenol type pain reliever then a Ibprofen for some reason. The Ibprofen seems like it enhances the pain.

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   Posted 5/23/2010 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Nothing helps me. Dr. won't give me strong pain medicne.
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.

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   Posted 5/23/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I take a alot of meds for different conditions. I have found that oxycontin works best for me for fibro pain and headaches. I take 160mgs a day, 60mg am, 40mg afternoon and 60mg at night. The oxy works very well but does not last the full 12 hours, I get like 8 hours relief so that is why I take 3 a day. I hope you can find the meds that will work best for you as we are all so different.
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Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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