Fibromyalgia Medications

Posted by trouse @trouse, Mar 2, 2013

Can anyone tell me some medications that have helped them control the symptoms of Fibromyalgia? I heard that Lyrica works the best w/ less side effects. Does any of the meds come in a liquid or injectable form?

Need suggesstions Please!

trouse

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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Here is another suggestion: work with some hypnosis cd’s or tapes to help increase your positivity towards health… it CAN be done…you have got to start believing that your body WANTS to be well and CAN be.

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Hi trouse, maybe ask your specialist about the meds that you may need.Hopefully you find the answers. Take care and let me know how you get along. Take care Piglit

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@bettyann

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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I’ve heard Cymbalta for depression helps with fibro. Don’t no if it comes in liquid or not. Good luck!
Teri

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@piglit

Hi trouse, maybe ask your specialist about the meds that you may need.Hopefully you find the answers. Take care and let me know how you get along. Take care Piglit

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I see my rheumatologist in may, he will not put me on anything until my c-diff infection disease goes away. The pain I am in is awful, fatigue, weakness all over, it is like having the flu!!! It seems to get worse everyday! Do you also get headaches from fibromyalgia?

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@bettyann

Here is another suggestion: work with some hypnosis cd’s or tapes to help increase your positivity towards health… it CAN be done…you have got to start believing that your body WANTS to be well and CAN be.

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I have tried hypnosis for other reasons, my mind is like on overdrive, I cannot seem to go under! I have alot going on w/ my personal life along w/ battling c-diff infectious disease. The meds I am on is not helping my fibromyalgia. My rheumatolist will not put me on anything now until I am clear from C-diff!

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@bettyann

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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What is magnesium malate? does it mix well w/ other prescription meds? It just seems like my fibromyalgia is getting worse everyday. The all over pain and aches, fatigue, weakness etc. It also doesn’t help that I am on medications fighting c-diff infectious disease. It is all so overwhelming!!!

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@bettyann

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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I have heard of Cymbalta too, it cannot be crushed and does not come in liquid form. I heard Levsin was good, with les side effects. I did talk to my pharmasist, he said he looked it up and it comes in a capsule that you can open. My problem right now is my specialist will not let me take any other meds due to having c-diff infectious disease right now, which is intestional. I have to wait for that to clear up first. It is just hard because I am dealing w/ so much ilness right now, my fibromyalgia symptoms seem like they are getting worse, headaches, all over body aches and pain, fatigue, etc. Stress does not help either in my situation!!

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@piglit

Hi trouse, maybe ask your specialist about the meds that you may need.Hopefully you find the answers. Take care and let me know how you get along. Take care Piglit

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I myself don’t have fibromyalgia, but I can relate to being in constant pain. I experience this due to health problems that i have. Can you maybe arrange an appoint.ment earlier with your rheumatologist .Wish I could do more to help, try to relax if you can and get rest. Always here Piglit

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@piglit

Hi trouse, maybe ask your specialist about the meds that you may need.Hopefully you find the answers. Take care and let me know how you get along. Take care Piglit

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Also just try to keep in mind that trying to stay positive is also a good thing. It’s can really help to keep your train of thought along these lines. Beleive me it does work and Betty is right that you do have to beleive in yourself that your body does want to get better. The power of positive thinking can help so much. Take care always here Annie

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@bettyann

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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Magnesium malate is a supplement … its a specialized form of magnesium that helps to reduce pain in muscles and relax them. Ordinary magnesium (several varieties) don’t address this pain/relaxation problem in the same way. I could only hope it would help you, trouse. I’m so sorry for what you are going through.

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@bettyann

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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I’ve only seen it in capsule form.

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@bettyann

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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You might consider Teri15’s suggestion and ask your pharacist (dr) about Cymbalta… sometimes you just need all the help you can get! 🙂 It’s not as if you have to ‘stay on’ any other meds forever… Your state of mind has a direct bearing on how you feel physically… this is why I suggested the healing tapes to help relax and soothe you. I hope your day is a good one, Trouse.

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@bettyann

Hi Trouse,
Here is a note of encouragement, I hope! Do not let ANYONE tell you that fibromyalgia is something you will have the rest of your life! That is NOT necessarily true.
My fibro started almost 15 years ago and at that time it didn’t even have a NAME… I refused just pain meds…too easy to get hooked on them. At the advice of a nurse friend I started in taking Magnesium Malate… it helped most definately… Not saying it ‘made it go away’…
I had days when it didn’t bother me at all…but most days were devoted to what I called “my whole right side was shot down”… A few years later I started in taking MSM with Glucosamine (couldn’t deal with the chondroitin) … and it really and truly helped ease all the symptoms… I am now to the point (in spite of being a senion) where it is UNusual for me to have a fibro attack or any symptoms… Regular OTC pain relievers never touched it…might as well have been drinking water.
Do what YOU know works for you… just know it takes awhile for supplements to really kick in and start working for you. But at least it is a CURE not just a pain cover up. Drs probably won’t agree…With Fibro…there are NO ‘instant cures’….
Good luck to you!
Bettyann

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you should be able to crush these pills.

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Thank you all for your feedback and support. I left a message w/ my rheumatologist to see if I can get in sooner than May! I will keep you updated!!!

trouse

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