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Fibromyalgia pain relief methods

Oct 06, 2019 6:23 AM

Looking for pain relief methods for fibro. I currently take 300 mg gabapentin,only at night as it makes me tired if i take it during the day. I have a very active factory job that starts at 430 am and ends at 345pm. Icing/heat during work hours isn't an option accept on lunch break. Company policy keeps me from taking anything like Ty3 within 4 hours of my shift starting. I take 600 mg of Advil at 3:30am,9:30am,3:30pm and 8:00pm. I regularly stretch during the day. Slowing down isn't an option as i am the line support/parts feeder for an assembly line, which is all the exercise I can handle(and most days it's only barely)..any suggestions on non-narcotic pain meds that i can talk to my new Dr about would be great..also currently taking amphetamine-salt combo for chronic fatigue/ADD so it can't conflict with that. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Oct 06, 2019 7:51 AM

Hi Beej welcome to the community. I have fibro among other things. I take Lyrica. It helps a lot with the pain. It is in the same family as gabapentin. It doesn't help everybody and it causes some people to gain weight but I really like it.

Oct 06, 2019 2:34 PM

Hi been hi Animal I’m getting my Rhyitzotomy this Wednesday morning I’ll let you know how it all goes I’m still nervous going in .
But I’ll be doing I guess with the help and support of everyone here and where I live and my fiancé..
Hug gently have a nice weekend ...🙏🙏🙏🌈❤️🤗btw I’m Shore

Oct 10, 2019 10:52 PM

Beej , may I suggest going gluten free and cutting white sugars, they are white sugar, corn syrups, white fruit and potatoes. I also use e oils. If you want suggestions of guidance for clean eatting just let me know.

Oct 12, 2019 5:22 AM

Ty all for replys..I have tried lyrica..it made my balance and depth perception off. I get the same level of pain relief from gabapentin without the dude effects although the pain relief is minimal. I will research rhyitzotomy,I've never heard of it.

Oct 12, 2019 12:41 PM

Hi beej I just had that done Wednesday on my right side . It feels like it’s working I just have to get back on the groove..
But it’s less pain so it does work... I’m getting my left side done eventually.... they gave me iv sedation it went kindaof fast ..
It’s the recovery I’m try to get over though . But I would look in it for you maybe it will work? Hug gently gl in search Shore 🌈🙏🙏❤️❤️🤗

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