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Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby trishy » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:34 pm

My treatment is dealt with by my doctor as i no longer attend rheumatology. I am on 2x50mg tramadol, 4 times, 2 paracetamol 4 times and 4 amitrypitline nightly, I rarely sleep because of pain and suffer long term depression but doctor for some unknown reason will not change my medication. I am so fed up with the pain but don't know what I can do. Any suggestions.
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Re: Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby Gadef » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:58 pm

I was on similar meds, and had been since May last year, but went back to my doctor. After speaking to my daughter, and couple of friends they insisted I show her my sleep pattern, from my wristband monitor. Luckily my daughter has found gabapentyn better than amytriptiline, and the doctor agreed to let me try it too. Otherwise maybe try to get another appt with the consultant.
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Re: Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby sandiepandie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:20 am

Sadly there is very little that can be given for fm pain. Most has little or no effect. I would suggest you ask your go for a referral to s pain specialist that specialises in fibro.
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Re: Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby Suestott » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:24 am

Since my diagnosis I have been prescribed Gabapentin, citalopram, paracetamol and ibuprofen the laterly taken alternatively throughout the day. The biggest relief I have noticed is I'm not waking constantly during the night on altering my position in bed. So yes has helped me a great deal, I do have pain but not to the extent prior to being prescribed this cocktail.
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Re: Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby steffard » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:57 am

The one thing we were taught at my Pain Management Program (PMP) is that we, the patients, are the experts on our condition, especially as no two cases of.FM are exactly the same, but we were told that we should TELL our doctors our suggestions for.medications and then follow their advice. After all a GP is only that, a general practitioner and is not a specialist in any one field, u.less extra training etc...... Also talk to.your pharmacyist and see what they would recommend as they are the experts in MEDICATIONS and not the GP or even rheumatologist. Hope this helps? Keep.smilining and.always carry on thinking tomorrow will be a better day :-)
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Postby Anuib6 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:29 am

My doctor does not really give me anything for Fibro. When I had a Proffeser he just put me on Amitriptyline every night, Tramodol a day if needed. I already was on Nitrazipan been on that since I was 44! There to help me sleep & really don't work but all that was for Arthritus nothing else, my doctor tried to stop me taking amtitripyline last year & no I started feeling awful & couldn't carry on without them. Last June had Gabpentin for Siatica but had to come off slowly as I was having terrible thought. And now I have terrible back pain & 1 doctor told me I was fat & if I lost weight my back would be okay! I'm only 11stone what's wrong with them!!!
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Re: Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby magickef » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:38 pm

My G.P. is the same, they say they want me off my medication or at least come off some of them.
They say loose weight exercise and walk as much SAS I can.which in the real world of fibro is easier said than done.
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:23 pm

Have you tried to see a different GP?? If not, and there aew several at your practice, you could ask if any of them deal with things like FM. If there is one with an interest in the condition, see about making an appt with them. Even if it involves waiting to see them, it could turn out to be a good move and you get the additional help you are needing.
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Postby magickef » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:51 am

Thanks fluppy puppy I have asked to see another G.P. the one I am seeing is a younger G.P. so I am hoping they have more knowledge about Fibro,i will keep everyone updated.maureen.x
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Re: Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby trishy » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:57 pm

Finally got gabapentin,which on top of the amitryptiline gives me a few hours more sleep but I am feeling very sad and tearful and and very low. Is this normal.xxx
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Re: Doctor won't change my meds.

Postby Claire'scomfycorner » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:42 pm

Hi Trishy, it doesn't sound like a 'normal' reaction to the meds. Have you spoken to your GP about how you are feeling? Perhaps give the meds time to work.

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