fibromyalgia pain

Posted by clownscrytoo @clownscrytoo, Oct 22, 2016

Is there anyone here that suffers from fibro? I had the ‘tender spot test’ several years ago and I had 17 out of the 18. I try my hardest to get through the pain with my 4 hydrocodone/acetaminaphine pills a day, Tiger Balm rubbed into areas that are the worst, light exercises, and distracting myself with hobbies or chores, etc; but there are many occasions where none of that helps and I spend most of the day holding down the couch, getting up about 30-45 minutes after that, walking/standing around the house for 15-20 minutes, or sitting for about 15-30 min. I do not drive and my husband works 6 days a week, overtime almost every day, so I’m alone a lot. my wonderful husband is very supportive and I am very grateful for that, but my only other friends are online, out of state, and I will probably never even get to meet them. when extreme pain takes over, my depression takes over and it is so difficult to find hope. does anyone have tips for fibro, whether diet or over-the-counter meds (I’ve tried them all, I think), or anything, besides hobbies and such? I’ve tried every over-the-counter med, and the Tiger Balm does cover some of what the pain pill doesn’t help, but I’m hoping one of our members might have some knowledge that could help. I’d really appreciate it.
hugz,
Clownscrytoo

Hello foxyjune. Im lioness a retired nurse Im so sorry for what you are going through. They have legalized Marijuana here in Calif now for recreational and medical. That’s the reason I don’t take perscreption meds —to many side effects instead I have studied holistic herbs,homeopathtic med I have fibromyalgia 30 yrs diagnosed and have been having all symptoms the burning pain ,numbness,tingling muscles pain. After a lot of research I found what works for me is Magnesium about 1000 mg a day as we age our bodies are depleted of minerals not only with age but the soil is depleted so go organic if you can. I also take for sleep Calcium at night with Magnesium and Vit D3 5000 units. Within the mag is some other things and its called Fibro Malic from Vitacost or Amazon. I use a tens unit for muscle tightness. Ice ,heating pad and pace yourself. If you can find a warm water pool and do a little exercising All this has helped me . I understand you have more problems then me but these are suggestions I use that help me. Since I have a fractured back I cant do heavy work so have a housekeeper that comes in. But you can sign up for Meals on Wheels that will will help you . B less you hope you get some relieve.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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I agree 100 percent. I think medical marijuana would help, not hurt. In NY it is hard to get it but I will start the process and maybe I will get lucky. Thanks for your input.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Hi robbinr, if you don’t mind me asking what do you take to help you sleep? If you have been on Cymbalta for 10 years and this year you gained 20 lbs. then perhaps it isn’t the Cymbalta for you?

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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HI Oregongirl, We have some supermarkets that will deliver. I may need to use them soon. I hope not, I try hard to keep some chores just to have some semblance of a what my life used to be like. I appreciate your suggestions and your prayers. Thank you.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Well remember the pharmacy does have Marijuana. At least my pharmasist told me. Dr has to prescribe. These states are crazy that are holding off. The tax income to State of Oregon is out of this world. Also Oregon had NO sales tax.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Hi Calif just legalized for recreational they have had medicinal . In Hollywood the first dispencery just opened. Im now near there but have the CBD capsules

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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I already prayed for you. I was very specific for you. I understand the house cleaning. I moved from my huge home in Oregon to my son Guest House. I feel like I try the best I can to keep it in order

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Love it. They are on every corner in Oregon. It is NOT habit forming.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Here in NY you have to go to a state authorized medical marijuana pharmacy. They just sell marijuana, nothing else. But first you need to get a year of your medical records, then go to a state authorized doctor who is licensed to write the script for med. marijuana, and then hopefully get him or her to write u a script. You literally have to jump through hoops and the drs don’t take my insurance so you need to lay out a fair amount of money with no guarantee that you will even get the script. They just added chronic pain to the limited list of conditions. Prior to that I wouldn’t have a chance to get it. You are so lucky to live in a decent state. If I was younger and stronger I would try to move.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Thank you so much!

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Don’t worry about Dr. Someday that charge will be covered by health insurance drug program. Remember the state makes money off you and your license, renewal etc. Please use it and feel the difference. I am stuck in Texas where not legal. I am using drugs that could kill me. If you have MJ available you are very fortunate.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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@lynneb2110 It sounds like you and I have many of the same symptoms. I cannot tolerate it too hot or cold. I also have the sweats, red face etc 5 years after menopause. I thought it was just hormone changes due to menopause. Oh and my hands and feet can be so cold I can’t warm them.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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Hi @doxyjune I have not gained any weight from Cymbalta or Lyrica. My thyroid is normal. More than 10 years ago I had gastric bypass because I was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder. Like you, I gained weight no matter what. I was diabetic too. I lost 135 pounds and have kept it off. I’m sorry to hear you have tremors too. Have you ever been to a neurologist about the tremors?

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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We do have a lot of the same stuff, @sandytoes14. It took me a long time to mentally sort through whether my heat issues were hormonal or not. It was about 4-5 after menopause when that all started. I was frustrated with no one having any answers or suggestions for my misery. Previously, I thought maybe I had gotten away scot-free without menopausal hot flashes, mood swings, etc. This was way worse. >:-( Almost like a chemical burning sensation under my skin. Then this year, I began to have an aversion to touching cold things, even a frozen juice can. This year my Reynaud’s came galloping back, after a hiatus of several years. Didn’t miss it. However, I perceive the two issues (cold hands/feet) as likely separate things from the Reynauds, but I dunno.

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@sandytoes14

I was diagnosed in 2012 with Fibro. Over the years I have been on different prescriptions. For a while now I have been taking 60 mg Cymbalta and 150 mg Lyrica. It works well to help with most of the pain but of course I have flare ups, especially when the weather turns. Lately I have been suffering from the dreaded Fibro Fog. It gets so bad that I want to cry. I get frustrated when I talk and can’t think of what I want to say. Sometimes I even lose my train of thought mid sentence. I don’t know how to describe the feeling other than my thoughts are no longer clear but like I have stepped into a cloud. A few years ago I had a complete neurological workup. The only thing that was shown were tremors.
Do you feel like this? What do you do when this happens?

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@oregongirl, I have never seen such amazing dispensaries as in OR and WA. They are indeed on every corner.
I’m in MA, and we’re not as advanced and free-wheeling with the Taj Mahal-like dispensaries. But I’m facing a possible move to Virginia, the DC area, and VA DOESnt even have medical.

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