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mauve - October 23

hi,3weeks ago i was told i have fibromyalgia,i have been in alot of pain and my sleep is bad,i am on a low dose antidepressant ,what else can i do or ask for from my doctor.any help would be helpfull thankyou.


carm - October 23

Try what you may think is helpful. Some people use meds, others excercise. Some people go herbal or accupuncture. What ever works for you. I use a low dose Antianxiety, pain meds and a lidoderm patch for the really bad spots. I try to excercise but am not so good at that end. Sleep is good and bad at points for me. It seems to always be a struggle. I try not to use anything I can become addicted to or has addictive tendencies.


TERESA - October 23

With most doctors, you can't ask for medicines. They want to be be the ones to diagnosis & treat. You can however tell your doctor the problems that you are having & stress that you need some relief ! I've been going through this process for months now. It seems that everytime I go in to see him I've always got something new to complain about & he suggests a different treatment to try. You see everyone has different symptoms at different times, so your treatment will be individualized. If you are experencing a lot of pain you could ask your doctor if he/she THINKS you would benefit from a pain reliever. It may be that you just need a different anti-depressant. I've been on four different ones till we found a combination of two that works. I also take a long lasting narcotic & vicodin for break through pain, OTC naprosen, Omega-3, glucosamine/chondroitin, an amino acid L-lysine, & assorted vitamins and minerals, however my doctor will not perscribe a sleeping pill for me & he took me off Xanax so I'm not on any anti-aniexty meds either. I hope that this helps!!


barbar - December 17

Hey, can you check in and let us know how you're doing?



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