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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 🌈🙏🙏❤️❤️🤗

Oct 24, 2019 4:43 PM

Welcome Beej! I can only take 300-400 mg of gabapentin at night because I'm super sensitive to most meds armed 600 mg or more knocks me out. Have you thought about using an otc pain ointment? Since my hip surgery in May I've been having multiple joint pain along with the fibromyalgia. My hubby convinced me to try TigerBalm, which has a heat to it that feels so good. My daughter injured her back and now uses it, and she loaned hers to her father in law who twisted his back last week. It's like having a soothing heating pad on without the trouble of changing it out or reheating it.

Oct 25, 2019 9:38 PM

I recently saw that in Walmart and wondered how effective it was. Thanks for telling us. Glad to see you back FlappysLady.🍁

Nov 10, 2019 2:05 AM

Zetarlov- I would like to see if clean eating would help my symptoms. I have PMR and Fibromyalgia. Please help me. FlappysLady81 -I'm going to try the TigerBalm too if I can find it.

Nov 10, 2019 8:17 PM

MySistersKeeper, you can e mail me w g mail, lol same name. But the first step is to get the Wahls Protocol book. Also do a daily eatting log. That includes any frozen or boxed meals. Spend 1 or 4 days writing each single ingredient that goes in your mouth. And do a daily poop log w how long after a meal and smell, and consistency, yucky I know, but understanding what is real food, chemicals and mystery ingredients and how each effects your system is important. Next start elimation of gluten, white sugars, Nitrates, soy, corn, etc. The book is easiest to read and understand. Don't buy groceries until u check out the book. If desperate, buy organic, non-GMO, uncured, and fresh. I am on FB or have a blog but email me for those names.

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