Hi. I'm 54 years old, female, 5ft4, 221 pounds. I'm in Southern California.
Just started using the app beginning on this month. Still figuring it out.
I have Fibromyalgia, Disk Degenerative Disease, Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Severe Depression and Anxiety, Agoraphobia, and I'm Asbergers.
I see psychiatrist, Primary Doctor, a worthless pain management Doctor, as well as a Hemotoligist and bariatric office.
I am allergic to Lyrica and had to stop taking Cymbalta due to side effects after several years. I have no idea if there is anything else out there for fibromyalgia and nerve problems.
I take busperone for depression/anxiety after stopping Abilify (side effect problem). I take Trazadone to sleep at night. I take aspirin daily due to two TIA strokes. I take flexeril occasionally for chronic back spasms.
My current pain management doctor has taken away the 15mg oxycodone I have been taking for about three years or so. It was the only thing that worked to ease the chronic pain. Now I have nothing.
He has given me several injections around my lower back and sciatica nerves but each time I have been in MORE. Pain and none has helped. (I think he is a medi-cal quack personally)
My previous pain management I paid out of pocket. I rarely had an injection but they HELPED.
I have my monthly appointment with my current pain management doctor tomorrow. He sent me home last month with a pamphlet on Suboxone Film that he said he wanted me to start taking this month so I could read about it first. He said I was addicted to oxycodone. So last month I stopped taking the oxycodone to see if I was indeed addicted. NO WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS! I'm not an addict and I knew it. I read the pamphlet and it specifically said Patients who are not going through withdrawal should not use Suboxone Film as it can cause Death.
I'm not taking anything that is for withdrawal. I'm going to tell him tomorrow that I need PAIN management from him that works (non opiate is fine, just have to find something that actually works!) or refer me to a different doctor.
Thanks for reading my long post.
If anyone has suggestions for me to look into other meds that may work for fibromyalgia and Chronic pain I'm ready to do research 😜