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The pain in my arms

Jan 07, 2016 9:07 PM

Hi so for the last 4-5 months my fibro pain has been getting worse and my flare ups more intense the worst pain just now is from the tip of my fingers right up to the top of my shoulders and neck. I have said to my doc but he just keeps telling me that this is happening because of all the stress I am going through just now and to ride it out but that is alright for them to say that but it's not them in pain

Does anyone know of anything I could do to help the pain apart from increasing my meds?

Jan 07, 2016 9:17 PM

I have neuropathies from fibro in my hands and feet. My PCP has me on gabapentin and its helping reduces the strength of the neuropathy signals. And your doc is right about stress making it worse. Try and relax all your body muscles with relaxation techniques, deep breathing, relaxing music, etc. Hugs & prayers! 😷🙏🌼

Jan 07, 2016 9:24 PM

Thanks for the hugs much appreciated my Dr has took me off gabapentin Because I've been on it so long and put me on Pregabalin and I can't tell if they are working or not some days I think they are and sometimes I feel like I'm just popping candy 😢 hugs right back at ya x

Jan 07, 2016 10:13 PM

My Neurologist increased my Savella from 50 2 x day t 100 it has really helped, I also take 800 mgs of Gabapentin 4 x day.

Jan 07, 2016 10:17 PM

What is savalla? Is it something I should be asking my dr for? I was on the same dose of GB the dr has just took me off it because it wasn't working nothing seems to work just now x

Jan 07, 2016 10:28 PM

I is like Lyrica, I couldn't take Lyrica so my Dr put me on Savella. It has really helped me.

Jan 07, 2016 10:31 PM

I'll need to say to my dr then because my pcp wants to take me off Lyrica because she's convinced it's giving me hives thanks for the suggestion and support
Big gentle hugs 🙅🏻😀 x

Jan 07, 2016 10:39 PM

Before I was on the Savella I was only on the Gabapentin I saw a specialist in Houston and he told me I was only treating the nerve pain in my upper body,so he put me on the Savella to treat the lower nerve pain and it has helped. I assumed the Gabapentin treated my whole body but I was wrong. My insurance only let me have it for a year before they took it off of their formulary and made me take Lyrica for 3 months,after which I told my Dr it was like taking Tylenol, so they agreed to b let me have it back every year my Dr has to write a letter stating that the Lyrica doesn't work on me. Good luck prayers and hugs.

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