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Constant cohronic pain of Fobromyalgia
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Bev Anderton - April 7

With Fibromyalgia is it common to suffer such constant severe pains in LITERALLY every part of your body. No painkillers prescribed by Dr have help and I am currently on cortisone tablets for the next week but I am not finding them helping at all. Does anyone have an idea how to get rid of this constant pain and nauseas feeling I have 24 hours a day.
Bev Anderton


david - March 27

why your Dr has put you on cortisone is silly nothing helps I too am in constant pain and I have tried all (over the counter and prescribed) and nothing takes the pain away


JJ - March 29

My pain was relieved considerable after I started taking Elavil. With FMS, you may sleep all night but wake up feeling unrested. This is because your body has never reached the deep restorative sleep that you need. Elavil helps you sleep deeply. I don't think it works for everyone, but if you haven't tried it yet, you may want to mention it to your doctor. (other sleeping pills do not always let you reach the deep restorative sleep).


JJ - March 29

I wanted to add that Elavil is not considered a sleeping pill. It is technically an antidepressant that also allows you to reach deep sleep. I think I have read that it is not really prescribed as an antidepressant anymore.


Oreanah - March 30

Sorry to hear your in such a bad way Bev. I gather you have only recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I know that can be a reall shock to the system. As David pointed out there are very few painkillers that will touch the constant pain of fibromyalgia, and taking internal cortisones does not seem to make sense. I seriously recomend contacting your local fibromyalgia support group and getting a recomendation to another doctor in your area. I have found that along with the anti-depressant, cognative therapy, using various mindfulness and medatative techniques, do allow me to detatch myself from the pain for a while, which reduces my stress levels and in turn reduces the overwhelming levels of pain. I hope you find some releif soon.


Jean - April 1

Find the right combination of life style changes with medication that will help , not cure, just help. Be very careful with the type of pain medication as this pain does not go away the medication is used to take the edge off. Keep moving like exercise with stretching motions to get those muscles stretched out, it will help but will not cure this thing.


Jean - April 7

I've done it all also. The drugs help take the pain to a minimal level. You always have the pain, it never goes away.



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