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Going to see the gp

Postby Poseypig » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:47 pm

I will try to be brief...
Was diagnosed in 2002 after two years of being bounced around by various medical types. After lots of trial and error I finally settled on a drug combination that helped...I use tramadol, fluoxetine and amitrptilyn along with paracetamol. Been on this combination for roughly 5 years.

My fibro is a constant, I never have pain free periods, a flare just takes me from a pain and fog I can function with to one that prevents me from doing anything. My problem is that in the last couple of months I have been in constant flare. My pain levels have increased, the mind fog is harder to deal with and symptoms that I had pretty much under control, like my tmj and ibs, are really making themselves known again. I'm not sleeping well which is adding to the general fog and fatigue. The neuropathy is just about driving me mad as are the restless legs.

I have made an appointment with my gp. I have just moved back to the area so he is not familiar with my history as my old doctor was. I would like to go with some suggestions of things to try but after much research and reading I'm as lost as ever as to what might help.
I would be grateful for suggestions. What drugs and specialist help have been useful to other people?
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Re: Going to see the gp

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:32 pm

I have nefopam in my cocktail to help with the pain, along with the trammies and paracetamol, so it might be worth seeing if it could be a suitable ingredient to your particular recipe or your GP may have an alternative suggestion for you. If you feel the amis and/or fluoxetine aren't as helpful, you could see if your dosage can be changed or see if there are alternatives to them you could try. Duloxetine and Dosulepin have quite a few mentions across the forum. Dosulepin belongs to the same group of anti~ds that includes amis and Duloxetine seems to becoming a more frequently prescribed med/anti~d for FMers.

There are the neurological meds, Gabapentin and Pregabalin that are often prescribed for FM management. When I last saw my GP and asked what might be the next step if/when the trammies become ineffective, I was told the next step would be the stronger opiods/morphine :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
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