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Old 11-13-2006, 09:06 PM #1
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I've fibro, my family doctor will not give me pain pills - though I haven't abused them. My pdoc wanted me to switch from Paxil to Cybmbota but that isn't going to happen anytime soon - from reading some of the posts - it sounds like a part of Cybmbota is like prozac - which sent me off into a tailspin when I tried it. I've to get my asthma and acid refux under control before I go off Paxil. I also have to have a lung biopsy so going off Paxil is going have to wait.

I'm allergic to all asprin products. My family doc, said I need to "tough" out the pain because pain pills can be adicting.

Well, I take Trazodone, ambien and zanac to sleep and it hasn't been adicting in that I don't "crave" more.It just does the job of getting me to sleep and keeping me there. My Pdoc precribed this medication - my fdoc wouldn't.

I'm hurting so bad. Just everywhere and everything.

Is there a good pain pill that I could ask for and a certain kind of doctor that treats chronic pain that would understand what it is like.

Do internists treat chronic pain? Is that the type of doc I need to go to?

Do your doctors give you something for pain and does it help?
I think pain that is always there kinda wears a person out.

I would appreciate any input.

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I'm sorry your MD is being such a ignoramus when it comes to treating chronic pain. Find yourself a pain specialist who isn't afraid of medication. Chronic Pain - Pain Pills? Pain medication is FOR pain! Chronic Pain - Pain Pills? And stats and research shows that true chronic pain patients do not become addicted (except to maybe the oxycontin) but become dependant (Chronic Pain - Pain Pills? again, because who wants to fear the pain, or be in pain) there's a big difference.

Make sure your T also has experience with pain patients... it's a great help!

There are many things to try to reduce your pain, and I suggest you try all of them, at various times, together and apart (diet, meds, meditation, stress reduction, etc)

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YES.... My GP (an internal medicine doctor) writes out some of my Rx for Pain Pills for my RA - Fibro - Bursitis, and so does my Rheumy Doctor that I see every 6 months for follow up appointments.

I would suggest that you seek out a Pain Management Doctor if your own Family Doctor is not wiling to help you be comfortable.... and as any one with FIBRO knows - the pain is always there and there is no cure for it.



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Thank you!!!!!! I so appreciate your help.... Sometimes I feel so desperate... the pain just doesn't let up.... Having you guys support helps so much... isolation has lifted for me...
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Hi Freewill,

Sorry you are in so much pain. You are right, chronic pain does wear you out. It's hard on the body to be in pain all the time.
If you can find a good pain management doctor, he will give you something for pain and that way, your mind can focus on other things besides the pain.
Good luck to you!!
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Freewill,
A good pain doc can make all the difference in the world. I truely believe that without mine I would not be here! However finding a good doc can be diff at times. I got lucky on my second pain management clinic and the second doc I got there.
You should also know that there are several sites that deal with pain and chronic pain my favorite is the American Pain Foundation. I have seen very few of my pts (am a home health and hospice nurse) become truely addicted to even big time narcotics like MS Contin and OxyContin. If you truely have pain and take the meds only as directed and when you hurt, not for the high or fuzzy feeling then you will not be addicted.
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I take Tramadol when my fibro acts up badly. It makes the difference on those days when I'd be able to get nothing done at all and doesn't dope me up.

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I have found that Tramadol (Ultram) has helped me a great deal, it is not addictive and it does not make me sleepy, if you are in a lot of pain and your doctor does not seem to want to help, you should find a doctor who is more sympathetic to your situation. No one should ever suffer, and to hold back medication from someone who is truly in pain is a crime in itself. Take care, hope things get better for you.
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Yes.. a pain management doctor is the way to go.. i have had fibro now for 6 years and only just recently started seeing a pain doc... he started me on lyrica and now has me on lexepro.... so far, so good...

I found that warm water therapy was helpful and I am hoping to begin massage therapy for the chronic myofacial pain.... would that be an option for you?

I hope you find relief soon hun.. I know how it is...and dealing with insensitive doctors doesn't help any...

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Faith, make sure they go slow on that massage, and not too intense..for your myofascial pain... IDK if about the fibromyalgia course of massage though.

I do know for my myofascial pain heat makes it worse, cold helps. The heat helps my muscles and spasming immensely though.

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