I’m very recently diagnosed, but have lived with arthritic and ankylosing spondylitis pain since the 90s...I haven’t discovered a formula for the fibromyalgia, but tramadol takes the edge off, twinned with paracetamol makes it ease more, but nothing removes it. I want to get a rowing machine, having read that pumped muscles help with pain too. I can’t do any other form of exercise due to the arthritis, apart from cycle locally on my sit up and beg bike.
Thank you for your suggestions! I Haven’t found anything that works for me, and if I do, my body stops responding to it after a couple of months. It is so frustrating! I try to do some walking but my legs feel so heavy and tired most days.
AmbrielleLyn- I was on noritryptaline but had bad reactions to it. I have not tried naproxen yet, thank you for the suggestion.
AnimalLover2- Thank you for the welcome! Yes Lyrica makes my life so much easier, before it I could not get out of bed let on walk across the floor. Tramadol, I am going to talk to my doctor about, I have seen so many on it. I tried Percocet, Morphine, Tylenol, Advil, Tylenol 3, Oxycodone and have not gotten any relief :(
Have you tried Gabapentin for your AS? I have AS and RA as well as other Dx. The Gabapentin will help with nerve pain and Plaquinil for inflammation. Heat or cold Tx also help as well as TENS. Lidocaine patches OTC or by RX also help with localized pain. I’m on OxyContin also.