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Am I on way too many medications?

Hi everyone. I've had ME since I was around 10 years old and FM since I was 15. I've been through a lot of different medications as have many people with fibro and when changing gps and it asked me to list my medications it only really just hit me that I take quite a lot of them. I'm currently on

Pregabalin
Tramadol
Diazepam
MST Continus
Omeprazole (all these pills worsen my GERD lol)
Mebeverine ...
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Ciprofloxacin

Does anyone have any experience of taking this antibiotic?
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Medipen

Hi All

My husband purchased a medipen for me - it arrived on Thursday morning. I started using it immediately. I'm taking my usual meds, then an hour later, 3 or 4 " puffs" of the pen. 4 puffs again, after my afternoon meds, then the same at bedtime meds.
I absolutely cannot believe the difference it has made to my pain levels and stiffness. For the first time, in a very very long time ...
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Serrapeptose

Dear friends, Has anyone tried this herbal product before? I was just so utterly desperate of living with such unrelenting excruciating pain all over my body particularly this week, especially with sharp pain in shoulders, mainly the right, and painful neck, that I am about to try taking Serrapeptose. I had read that it had supposed to have lessened the pain of someone with Fibro, so am now trying it. I am usually highly sensitive ...
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Drugs

I've had amitriptyline prescribed 10mg of a night. Prescribed 3 months ago when I was diagnosed. I promised the rhumatlogist I would try them. They still go unopened. I've had a few reactions to medications that have made me very unwell. I'm frightened to take them. I have severe fatigue. I can't see how they will help. Only make the fatigue worse is what I'm thinking. Any advice. Thanks.
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Physiotherapy

Hi I'm due my first appointment with physiotherapy on Monday. Any advice on what to expect and what to ask. Thanks
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Pysio

Due to start physiology soon. Does it help with muscle spasms.My lower legs are very painful currently.I don't know how to solve this problem. It can be difficult to walk.
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New to gabapentine/pregabalin

Hiya.. I recently been told I have fibromyalgia, and last Monday I started with 1 gabpentine 300mg, the Tuesday 2 * 300mg and Wednesday 3 * 300mg (900mg) so been taking 3 a day so far and I feel doped up and sleeply, also my anxiety is up and I am feeling emotional.
I am due to speak to my go on the 20th of march for a update. I feel no benefits from taking ...
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Marijuana for chronic pain?

Hi, I just want to ask is someone has any idea on which marijuana strain would be very effective when it comes with chronic back pain.
I injured my back at work and been suffering for almost 3 months now and mostly can't sleep properly at night. I refrain my self on taking meds coz they only take the pain for a minute or so and back again. So that's the reason I started my ...
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Weight gain

Dear sufferers, Has anyone put on much weight through being disabled with fibromyalgia? I also have M.E. I was a size 14, but now I am size 18, and now finding those clothes are too tight. That is another thing with fibro. We cannot bear anything tight on our painful bodies, right? Just want easy, floppy, comfortable clothes. In fact, I live mostly in my night-clothes.

Any thoughts? sincerely, Roselil
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