I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 8 years. Been taking Ultram 50mg 4x per day the whole time. My dr has prescribed everything from Cymbalta to Lyrica. Cymbalta was BAD for me. Lyrica worked well, but my insurance doesn't cover it, so she prescribed Neurontin/Gabapentin 300mg 3x/day. I stepped up to the 3x/day & it helped the pain a lot! But, I am an elementary music teacher & while teaching I would totally forget what I was saying mid-sentence. So, she switched to 100mg in the morning & lunch, then 300mg at night. I HATE all this pain, fatigue, etc.. Have 4 children (2yr old boy, 4 ur old girl, 14 & 16 yr old stepsons) & I can get "up" enough to teach, but when I get home I don't feel like doing anything but sleep. I'm missing out on my children's life. Years ago, I used to smoke marijuana and I felt a lot better. I slept better, didn't have as much pain, and didn't experience the loss of appetite that I have with all these pills. But, it's illegal & I can't risk my career & financial support for my family.
That's a summary of me & fibro. Any ideas about non-pharmaceutical treatments for fibro? I'm tired of all the pills.