Posted 3/6/2011 10:33 PM (GMT -6)
So I am with some others who have not ben able to use the Lyricas, savellas, and cymbaltas, among many others! Savella for me made me evil that stuff was satan in a pill!!! Didnt even stay on it long enough to go up to full strgnth, when i hit 25 mg twice a day I became satan! Lyrica and cymbalta both failed for me also, so now I am on my origional antidepressant prozac which besides the weight gain at least helped me stay somewhat happy! Though it does nothing for pain!
As far as pain meds, I have also run the list of those as well. I have a pretty much standing prescription for percoset as needed. Motrin and those things ate my stomach up. I was given dilaudid in a pill form but it does not absorb well apparently through pills form. When the oain is unbearable I would get either IV or IM Dilaudid or Toradol which actually worked great!
I am now on 25 mcg/h Fentanyl patches which are a godsend for me and take pain that was consistantly at a 8 or 9 down to a 2 or 4 with only a few bad breakthroughs requiring percoset. I still wished they would allow us to take our own torodaol shots cause for me that stuf was great and non narcotic, although it was very short acting. I also have valium for when my muscles act up.
My kitchen cabinet has pretty much any med for any thing from pain, to vertigo, lots of pukey pills, hormones, you name it i got it. I hope they can find a happy solution to at least dull the pain, that is what I am learning is the best I can hope for. Gets tough on days like today where i couldnt get the strewngth to turn my gas cap, and I wanted to throw in the towel , but know were here for you..... even if i dont post much cause usually forget what the original topic was about! :)
Fibromyalgia, Hysterectomy, CFS, Positive ANA test (unknown what autoimmune disease it is), Severe Carpal Tunnel,PCOS,Hip replacement
meds: Benicar, effexor, percoset, zofran, amitryptaline, premarin, multivitamins, valium