Patient Comments: Fibromyalgia - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your fibromyalgia?

Comment from: ABBASI, 55-64 Male Published: September 12

I am 64 years old, I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis nearly three months ago while I had a little pain in my arm joints. I had a treatment with antibiotics for seven days for bronchitis, I got better but my pain in joints got worst. I feel a slight pain again in my left chest. Last week I went to Doctor who checked my blood CBC and found that my hemaglobin was 18%. He said all is okay and not to worry I would be fine without medication. I came back home and started thinking what the reason was for my bronchitis. Then I remembered that six months ago I sprayed insectiside in my home which caused me to have allergies and I guess the allergies lead to bronchitis and fibromyalgia or arthritis. Two days ago I bought ZyRTEC 10 mg and Montiget 4 mg. I took both at night and today is the third day I have no chest pain, no bronchitis and 70% less pain in my joints. Please have look at allergy and if you got try to get medication for allergy. Hope yoou can feel better.

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Comment from: hyper to hypo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

At 24 years old I am hyperthyroid. Take a pill every day to suppress thyroid. Blood tests say the pill works, but I feel hyper and I can tell I am not getting deep sleep. For two years I have severe joint pain all the classic symptoms of fibromyalgia. I took the radioactive pill that killed off my thyroid (became hypothyroid) and within 3 days my joint pain and fibromyalgia disappeared. That happened 25 years ago and I am never got fibromyalgia again.

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Comment from: butterflygurl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I am currently on a narcotic medication for other health issues. However, my fibromyalgia is never treated sufficiently without a narcotic. I want to point this out most importantly due to the fact that many studies show that narcotic pain medication is not warranted for those with fibromyalgia pain. Also, a muscle relaxer three times a day is very important due to intense spasms to the point that I form large knots in my muscles (my son use to call them tumors). Finally sleep medication, as it is nearly impossible to make it through the night or day without some amount of sleep and I just can't seem to find it.

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Comment from: merlin1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 20 years ago. The pain is quite severe at times and chronic fatigue is very hard to live with. The only thing that works for me is cortisone shots. They relieve the pain for short periods of time and are very painful, but, the pain relief I get from them is worth the pain of the shots. I am on medication for depression, which is caused by the pain and fatigue. I do work every day, take care of a disabled husband, and a 4 year old grandson. My best advice is to go to a doctor that knows about fibromyalgia. Until you find someone that knows about fibromyalgia you will not be able to function and don't give up, keep going, live life the best you can. It could always be worse!

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Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 03

My fibromyalgia came on me all of a sudden one night around 4 a.m. I also have multiple sclerosis (MS) and had just started an injection treatment around seven hours before. It was my first injection of that medication. So now, four months later, I seem to be getting the pain a bit under control using Lyrica and vitamin supplements of Magnesium, Malic Acid and DHEA. My pain is not as severe as the first month, but each day is always an experience not knowing how I will feel. I will repeat, "I want my life back."

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Comment from: lindalou, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1987, so I have been through a myriad of treatments. I also have RA and OA, so some of my symptoms overlap. Right now I am doing very well on 3300 mg Neurontin and 60 mg Cymbalta.

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Comment from: angela, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I am a 38 yr old mother of 2. Last year I was weed eating, playing ball and walking and playing hide and seek with all the kids. This year I am on meds with chronic pain and fatigue. I have been fighting pain for years and years. I feel like life is over for me. I have not had a great day in months. I want my life back. I want to do the things I love again. I can take a lot of pain and have for years but all of this new pain has just brought me to my knees.

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