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  • Having Success with Pain Management

    6 posts, 6 voices, 571 views, started Feb 3, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 by Dianne67

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      I chose to go off the morphine drug, Avinza and hydrocodone.
      I actually feel better than I did while on it and I no longer sleep all day.  I actually now am able to sleep straight through the night.

      I had my increased Cymbalta from 90mg to 120mg and I am on Neurontin twice a day, Wellbutrin to conteract the side effect of the Cymbalta preventing me from having an orgasm, and valium for anxiety.  

      I am still not doing anything physical and my depression is bad.  

      I am in the final stages of selling my home with my ex and he is now disputing our judgement that was made in the court.  He is very vindictive.

      I know once it is over with him I will be well again since I was ill through most of the marriage.

        

      This is the year I will be well again!!!!  

      Dianne



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          Jomi wrote Feb 3, 2009
        • Dianne, I’m glad that you are nearing the end of your battle with your ex. I also take Cymbalta and valium.  I am still in a lot of pain though!  My depression has been terrible.  Our cold, dreary winter weather isn’t helping me any either.
          Did you check out the depression site that chinadoll started last night?



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          Dianne67 wrote Feb 23, 2009
        • I have not checked out the depression site.  I see an awesome psychologist that also has fibromyalgia.  She really gets it!!

          I think the neurontin is helping a lot too.

          I still have pain all the time but it is more tolerable.  My fatigue has been flaring up lately with the cold weather.

          Dianne



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Feb 24, 2009
        • I am taking 60 mg of Cymbalta for fibromyalgia and depression.
          I have to say that for me, it is working wonders for my moods and I am so much more calm. I do not think that it is helping for pain much, but maybe I need to give it more time?
          I start going to a local pain clinic for physical therapy, occupational therapy and counseling.  

          Do any of you fibro patients work outside the home? Do any of you feel like the winter causes you to have more pain?

          Dana



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Feb 25, 2009
        • Ya’ll might check out EFT on youtube. You might think it a little whacky, but it works. Emotional Freedom Technique is what it is called. I don’t suffer from fibro pain anymore, but it is because of what I have done nutritionally through glyconutrients, and phytosterols. I am also over all the emotional roller coasters that I used to ride daily. I don’t have to use EFT, but I recommend it alot, and I know it works. It is free - and you can do it yourself. There are instructional videos on youtube. It works with the electrical transmission in your body, and resets your meridians. It can’t hurt to try it!



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          Queenbee wrote Mar 15, 2009
        • Hi Dana:
          I’m a fibro patient and work outside of the home. At least right now I do... I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep working.
          Yes to the weather question as well.  Barometric changes kick my butt.



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