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fed up with pain.

Postby Wakeylass » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:56 pm

Hi new on here but glad I've found somewhere to talk. I've yet to be diagnosed but gp says she's pretty certain i have fibromyalgia. Just going through the motions of having everything ruled out. It's been pretty rotten year from the outset with been hospitalised with tonsilitis then diagnosed with diabetes. I'm May I was in a road traffic accident but not too badly injured.most days I'm in pain.it shifts about today it's my power back, hope and knees. Yesterday my elbows and neck. I've been off work for ten weeks now and hate it. Gp gave me naproxen but it gave me stomach pains. So now on codine which does help a bit sometimes. What meds are you all on.?
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Re: fed up with pain.

Postby Painintheneck » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Crikey, Wakeylass, you really have been going through it!

Most, if not all, painkillers have the potential to cause stomach upsets and gut problems – just keep asking your GP if you can try something else until you find one that suits you.

You ask what meds other old soldiers here are on. I’m prescribed pregabalin (Lyrica), which I’m supposed to take twice a day but I’ve developed a bit of a wariness of it – it’s great for getting rid of my aches and pains, but the brain-fade, light-headedness and other weirdness makes me feel like it’s not worth it – so I take it only when I feel I must, and even then I meddle with the dose. This is NOT the way to take prescription medication, everybody!
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Re: fed up with pain.

Postby perseus » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:35 pm


Where you prescribed Omeprazole with the Naproxen to stop the stomach upset?

Unlikely to help with fibromyalgia though.
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Re: fed up with pain.

Postby *Lisa* » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:23 am

:welcome: to the forum.

Naproxen I have which I take for inflammation as I have other back conditions. Make sure you take the tablet with food or a milky drink. You also have two different dosages, 250mg or 500mg. I can only tolerate 250mg and only reaching for 500mg in severe flares.

Reading up on what pain in the neck has said I also have to adjust meds accordingly. A lot of fibros are sensitive to the meds causing side effects but I’ve had this now for 20 years and have learned what my body likes and dislikes.

Again as suggested a tablet like omoprozole can help protect the gut.

Apart from that for the fibro itself I have baclofen for the stiffness, co-codamol for the pain. I also have a mouth guard to help my neck, head and jaw. I pay for private physio and have many gadgets at home like heated blankets, thera cane, massagers, tens machine etc....

It’s working out what your body response to and I’m afraid this may take quiet a bit of time. If you browse the UkFM website there is a lot of information of types of meds and treatments.
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