Posted 2/2/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)
I have the answer!! Neurontin (Gabapentin). I've been on it for 3 months now and my Fibro is really quiet! I have very little pain now. So much so, that I don't need anything else to manage the pain I have - it's so mild, I can ignore it.
Not sure it will work for everyone, but it's been a life saver for me! Makes me really dizzy 3 hours after I take it, so I take it in the evening when I'm home. I get a really good sleep too.
My Fibro is really bad in my neck, shoulders, lower back and feet. I understand completely how horrible that pain is. Especially in the neck and back. OY!!!
Talk to your rheumy about this option. I'm very happy with the results!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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