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What medications are you on and do they work for you?

Nov 04, 2016 3:14 PM

I'm currently on

I find Zomorph and diclofenac works but nothing else does! X

Nov 04, 2016 3:24 PM

Methocarbamol as needed (max 2a day)
Some stuff from the naturopath that no doctor recognizes

Lifestyle changes will make the biggest difference. Finding the causes for the inflammation and removing them as much as possible will help. doctors are not trained for chronic pain. They can't help with most things

Nov 04, 2016 3:32 PM

Hydrocodone - no longer working. Baclofen - helps for a couple of hours. Meloxicam - not sure this ever did anything. On top of the meds, I have a neurostimulator implanted, it used to mask some of the pain and now it doesn't.

Nov 04, 2016 4:44 PM

Tramadol - weaning off
Palexia - works well for pain
Lyrica - doesn't help
Meloxicam - for arthritis

Nov 04, 2016 5:12 PM

Pegabalin/lyrica 150mg 3xdaily. .......works great for me and i am also taking pot pills and they are amazing

Nov 04, 2016 5:43 PM

I'm on zomorph - 20mg in the morning - 30mg at night
Amitriptyline - 100mg at night
Both work well for me for the pain but in a flair up like now I also take - naproxen 500mg morning and night
Paracetamol 500mg as required to a maximum of 2 tablets 4 x a day
Omoprazole 20mg once a day to protect my stomach from naproxen.

I also take duloxetine 60mg in the morning for depression and anxiety but I'm not feeling any benefit from it yet as I've only been on it 4 weeks.
Diazipam 2mg when needed for extreme anxiety.

All the normal nerve pain meds like carbamezapine, gabapentine etc... never worked for me even in combination with each other. Amitriptyline is the best nerve pain tablet I've taken but it doesn't work at all for anxiety or depression and it can interact with a lot of other meds which is why they are going to increase the duloxetine dose very slowly to make sure they don't interact as well as the fact I'm very sensitive to higher doses of meds and if the sensitivity is triggered I can't tolerate the drug anymore!

What other meds have you tried? There could be others that might work in different ways that will help you.
What about natural therapies? acupuncture? Reiki?
Or even things like epsom salts? I've found that relaxing in a warm//hot bath with a cup or two of the salts helps relieve tired and tense muscles. I've jus started doing it and my neck and shoulder muscles seem a little less tense.

It's all about trying things, little things like soaking in a warm bath that can help a little more than you'd expect.
My saying is - try it once and if it doesn't work or feel right don't do it again but if it does work then keep doing it!

Also with meds you sometimes need to change things or take a short break from meds so your body doesn't build up a resistance to them.

Good luck with your search and I hope you find things that will help ease some of your burden xx

Nov 04, 2016 10:19 PM

You know, I don't think that it's necessarily a good idea to have everyone listing all of the medication they are taking on a public forum. You need to remember to be safe. Just a reminder because I care. Hope everyone is having a good day/evening and a light pain load. {{Hugs}}💕

Nov 05, 2016 12:13 AM

Topamax - 50 mg twice a day
Amitriptyline - 50 mg at night
Pantoprazole - Twice a day
First two for chronic mmigraine, last for acid reflux. I weaned off lyrica in the last month.

Nov 05, 2016 12:14 AM

I ssee to be fighting more migraines lately but they may be from the withdrawal of lyrica. I was on it for over a year.

Nov 05, 2016 2:15 AM

I have RA, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, a few connective tissues disorders, and my thyroid is failing. I'm on:
Plaquinil 2x daily (works, but heartburn is killer)
Gabapentin 3x daily (helps so much but I know when it's time to take more)
Amitriptyline 1x daily (definitely not as down on myself as I was, also for nerve pain)
Lidocaine and gabapentin gel too (don't get it on. Your hands because omg!!!)
This combination seems to be working for me. It's only been a couple weeks though. I mean yes I still need my hearing pad, tylenol, and a hot hot shower at times, but I'm still WAY better than I was. Good luck!

Nov 05, 2016 9:41 AM

Thanks all xx

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