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Postby angie68 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:43 pm

hellooo everyone, have any of you been to pain specialist?? do you think they work they supposed to learn me how to cope with the pain, my dr has put my amptripyline up to 75mg which i can sleep 10 to 12 hours but wake up and feels as though i havent had 1, i havent been on here for a while very very sorry :( :( , i think ive been in denial that no no no i havent got this fibro, but my god i think i guess i have :( do you all have days ooo i feel marvelous and do things like a walk house work and my god 2 hours later phewwww im in pain, i asked my son to massage my shoulders i was crying with the pain!! and theres me thinking i havent got fibromylagia, my pain is there all the time but i have spurts of realy bad pain is this also true!! im still very confused with all this, is it way im sitting is it my sciatica ?????? thank you for taking your time to read this xxx
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Re: pain specialist

Postby crazycat36 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:11 pm

I went to a pain specialist and all they kept saying was no matter how bad i felt i was to complete my small goals for that day which is fine in theory but as ull no some days lifting your head of the pillow is a challenge in itself for most fibro sufferers the idea was to gradually incrrase my goals till i could get through a normal day needless to say that never happened and i find the best way is if i can move around a little i do some light housework and the very odd occasions i hav a good day i pack in as much as possible expecially as the good days get further and further apart with every yr that passes.

Im alwaus very greatful to my 4 children who most of which r teens now do most of the housework which im alwaus greatful forbut hopefully ull find the pain specialist help u to cope as noone is the same with this horrible illness
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Re: pain specialist

Postby angie68 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:42 pm

ithank you for that, i dont realy believe in these therapies nobody knows us better than ourselves so we know what how when we can do things!! i will try but thinking i will get no where :( with these..x but will try x
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Re: pain specialist

Postby AJay71 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:11 am

Sounds to me like you really need to see the pain specialist. Amatriptaline is not a pain killer, it is a mild anti depressant / sleep aid. I was on it years ago and it soon became inefficient.

The pain clinic will make sure you are on meds that, if not completely, then take some of the pain away.

I hate doctors that think this syndrome is all in our heads and the cure is to pump us full of anti depressants. We are in real tangible pain, we need pain killers!

Good luck and I hope you get some relief soon.
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Re: pain specialist

Postby shazq » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:36 pm

AJay71 wrote:Sounds to me like you really need to see the pain specialist. Amatriptaline is not a pain killer, it is a mild anti depressant / sleep aid.

The pain clinic will make sure you are on meds that, if not completely, then take some of the pain away.



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Amitriptline is a painkiller as well as a anti depressant and sleep aid.

The pain clinic will go through all your meds with you and discuss what ones work for you, they will recommend what others you could try. Sometimes it can take a combo of meds to help get your pain under control.

Even with a combo of meds you are not guaranteed to be pain free the meds just help control the level of pain. :goodluck1: with the pain clinic hope it goes well.
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Re: pain specialist

Postby angie68 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:29 am

thank you everyone, i think they doing with me CBT see if that helps???? to me they dont know our body better than ourselves, it is through MIND, but i will check it out and see what they can do..as you say nobody can take these pains away and hey do get you down especialy when i was quite fit loved walking also ive put on a bit of weight which i cant affored to do realy so that drags me down :( :( , im at the stage why me i dont hurt any1, im a gentle nice caring person would help any1, so sometimes life is not fair xx im thinking what am i gonna be like a 60 i want to be fit smiling not layed in bed or sitting, but ye i guess its upto us how we cope with fibro and the pain ggrrrrrrrrr...bye for now and thanks x
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