Hope For Fibromyalgia-Medication (Follow-Up)

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For those of you who asked what drug regimen I am on I am happy to answer. However, I AM NOT A DOCTOR just a Fibro patient who has been going through this for over five years. You should have a Doctor, a Rheumatologist for Fibromyalgia. I also have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and sometimes doctors just look at thyroid levels. My thyroid levels were fine but I was still having the intense pain, so I went for different opinions. Don’t just go to an Endocrinologist if your Thyroid levels are fine and you are still experiencing ongoing pain, lethargy etc. Sometimes diseases can be linked together.

At the moment I am on Savella (drug for FIBROMYALGIA) and Nuvigil (was once used for late-night workers for narcolepsy). I also use Alleve at times (2) twice a day if needed but I mostly use that because I have foot problems, however, it may help Fibro problems also, too soon to tell. I also take Synthroid for my thyroid.

One of my friends asked which drugs I have tried. The list is so long it’s on my husband’s computer but I will post this now so you won’t have to wait for the other meds.  A partial list included:

Cymbalta, Plaquannel, Methotrexate, Arava, and Tramadol.

Good luck, let me know what is working for you and what is not.

3 thoughts on “Hope For Fibromyalgia-Medication (Follow-Up)

  1. Thanks for sharing. My combo isn’t working right now, so I’m kinda treading water (trying to keep my head above water) til I can get back to my dr. and rheumy (looks like that will be quite a while, tho!). But, with all the added stress, I’m not sure ANYTHING would work, lol.

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  2. Cymbalta and Mirapex work for me.

    I am delighted that you’ve found a combination. Everyone is so different and there isn’t any ONE combination. After decades they are finally figuring out how to individualize cancer treatment. I hope that other conditions will benefit from that research too.

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