I've researched this medication years ago when I first heard about
them trying to get it approved for Fibro, and I have to admit that I'm unsure about
my opionion on it. First of all, even though it is basically the date rape drug, we have to remember that narcotic pain medications is in the same family as heroin, but they don't take them off the pharmacy shelf because of that, it has it's place in the medical world, actually a huge place, so why would another drug not be helpful.....?? BUT also I don't want he FDA approving medications for fibro that are scheaduled, it just makes it that much harder to get them prescribed. I can barely get my GP doctor to give me allergy medications, she acts really weird about
it, so I would hate to see the way she would react if I asked for something that was scheaduled, and i know alot of doctors are like this. I hate having a condition where I know there is a medication out there that can probably help, but I can't get it cause it has a reputation in causing addiction in a few people that take it, so the doctor is too freaked out to prescribe it.
I just hope that the medical world keeps making advances in treatment and medication that can hopefully give us our lives back someday, even with some trial and error I'm sure they denied this medication due to that fact that it can cause more harm then good to us. Plus it already has too many warnings on this medication, I try not to take medications that have huge warnings...
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines, and Kids!!!
Meds- buprenorphene (Subutex) for chronic pain, Cymbalta, prilosec, Zyrtec, ProAir inhaler, and the best medication is my puppy, kitty, and 5 guinea pigs!!!