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Posted on 05/11/2015 12:10
I've had fibromyalgia for 22 years I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist 2 months ago been working with my doctor to try and find some pain meds I'm allergic to alot of things it seems amitryptiline gabapentin I take 30 mg of mirtazapine I have post traumatic stress disorder too so mirtazapine is for this so at the moment no pain meds but can hardly walk bad muscle deconditioning in legs I'm in pain but don't know what I can take that I'm not allergic too can anyone help me with this
Beginning of the discussion - 18/11/2015pain meds side effects https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/fibromyalgia/your-opinion-on-fibromyalgia-treatments/pain-meds-side-effects-615
Posted on 18/11/2015 16:38
Sorry it took them so long to diagnose you, it took a relatively short time to diagnose me, 18 years. I have tried numerous different medicinal combinations, I found I was allergic to amitryptiline too. I was moved on to Imipramine - I take it try to improve my sleep - and at the levels I take it I can deal with this. I have never been put on Gabapentin, I was put on Prebabalin, which does help. I am also on Solpodol, Naproxen (although I was on Diclofenac which was better than Naproxen but I am now also a diabetic so had to come off it) and Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride (also for sleep), which combined help a lot. I tried Oramorph, it did nothing, neither did Tramadol apart from getting me addicted! I hope this gives you a few suggestions to try, if you haven't already.
I don't know what your sleep is like, however I have found the worse my sleep the worse the pain the next day, maybe this is an area you could work on?
Anyway, any questions, if I can help I will