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Date Joined Apr 2017
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   Posted 8/16/2017 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else have the issue. I find I am over sensitive to the side effect of any medication that works on the central nervous system. I am trying myprocam but I will be stopping it as the side effect are just horrible.
Also have a major problem with any antidepressant, 3 days and I start to twitch.

I really just wish I could find something that actually helps so I can have a life again. This problem really sucks and because there is no specific cause to many people think it just in your head.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/17/2017 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, TyrAnan, and welcome! Yes, quite a few members have sensitivity to medications. I knew I did so I'd never tried the higher-powered meds and tried over the counter things instead and they did work for me. I use ibuprofen with food, Tylenol, magnesium malate, vitamin D3, and a prescription muscle relaxer called Robaxin that has made a significant difference in my pain. The prescription says I can take two tablets four times a day but I only take one tablet twice a day and get great help from it. Plus I don't have side effects from it. The beauty of this medication is it is scored so I could even cut tablets in half!

I also walk daily as a gentle form of exercise and I pace myself when doing things. I get a gentle massage once a month and do Trigger Point Therapy on myself when needed. All of the above have helped me live a full and enjoyable life in spite of this illness.

But, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another with fibro. It's more a trial and error type thing. You will get ideas by reading posts.

Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. You will learn a lot about fibro. There are links with good info and even links about the magnesium malate and vitamin D3 and how they work in the body. All,of Fibro 101 is good so do read it.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.


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Date Joined May 2014
Total Posts : 2124
   Posted 8/20/2017 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am one of the med sensitive people so i really get it..

I need some help with pain, but can only take 1/4 pain med at a time..tylenol helped me but with a side effect of sleepiness so i take a pain med that does not make me sleepy, but in small doses..

When my family would pass colds, i can only take a childs dose of cold see if your dr . Can work with you on the dosing.

Even if he does not understand dr knows i take smaller doses of things, but he originally perscribed as normal.. and i just cut them in pieces til my side effects were less..

When i was young an aspirin would give me the giggles ..ha i was so sensitive to it..

I am also sensitive to smells, noise, and chemicals in products..

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