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ADVICE AND MAKE FRIENDS TO HOPE WITH FIBRO

HELLO I AM 36 NOW.I HURT MY BACK WHEN I WAS 19.WELL, OF COURSE I ENDED UP WITH MAJOR DEPRESSION,ADHD,PTSD,PANIC ATTACKS, INSOMNIA AND C.O.P.D.(LUNG DISEASE.WELL, ONE DAY MY BACK REALLY STARTED HURTING BEEN A YEAR NOW.WENT TO MY OLD I REPEAT OLD DR.TOLD HIM ME BACK IS REALLY BOTHERING ME I CANT STAND LONG TO CLEAN DOING ANYTHING IN MY HOUSE WITH EXTREME LOWER BACK PAIN.SO HE DOESN'T CHECK MY BACK OR ANYTHING,HE SAID OK LET DO FLEXRIL AND DARVOCET.THAT PAIN MED WAS A JOKE IT DID NOTHING TO HELP ME.THEN STEADY I HAD GOT WORST WENT BACK TO DR HE TOLD ME JUST LIKE THIS I HAVE HAD BACK SINCE 1971 YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT.I SAID OH OK.WELL,I TOLD MY HUSBAND THATS IT.I LEAVING SO I RECENTLY 1 MONTH AGO FOUND A GREAT DR INTERNIST.I TOLD HIM HOW MY BACK WAS AND SO FORTH AND I HURT ALL THE TIME NOW.I TOLD HIM I READ ON LYRICA CAN I PLEASE TRY THAT WITHOUT QUESTION HE SAID YES AND I WANT TO DO BLOOD WORK AND XRAYS OF YOUR BACK.THAT ALL CAME BACK GREAT,EXCEPT I HAVE HIGH PRESSURE NOW ,AND MY CHLOSTEROL WAS UP ALITTLE NOT TO BAD.BUT THE BP WORRIED MY DR.SO HE GAVE ME 75MG OF LYRICA WELL, I FOUND OUT IT HELPS BUT THE DOSE IS TO HIGH DUE TO OTHER MEDS I AM ON.SO WE HAVE TO REDUCE.I WENT BACK TO SEE HIM.AND HE SAID IF WE CANT FIND OUT SOMETHING TO HELP I REALLY THINK A MRI IS THE BEST THING I THINK HE SAID.I WAS OK .WELL, I TAKE FLEXRIL 10MG AND LYRICA I AM DOING 50MG NOW JUST TO SEE BUT I HAVE NOTICED LYRICA IS MESSING WITH MY PANIC ATTACKS.I DONT KNOW IF ANY OF YOU HAVE HAD THAT HAPPEN.BUT FLEXRIL NO OTHER PAIN MED TAKES IT AWAY ANY UNLESS IT'S LYRICA.IT HELPS.HE DID LET ME KNOW ALOT OF DR DONT BELIEVE IT I SAID HOW WELL DO I KNOW DR.NOW I HAD SOMETHING HAPPEN 1 WEEK AGO.I GOT A STINGY SHARP PAIN IN MY RIGHT LEG ABOVE MY KNEE OVER ALITTLE TOWARSD THE OUTSIDE OF MY LEG.I GET THAT STINGY AND IT HURTS SOAR TO TOUCH BUT SKIN FEELS NUMB LIKE.SO, I CALLED MY DR IT WAS REALLY FRIGHTEN ME.I THOUGHT I HOPE I AM NOT LOSING MY LEG.WELL, DR SAID IF NOT BETTER BY NEXT WEEK ,THEN HE WANTS TO TEST MY NERVES.I TOLD HIM THATS FINE BECAUSE ITS NOT GOING AWAY.WHAT REALLY UPSET ME ALL THESE YEARS PEOPLE THOUGHT I AM HYPOCONDREACT,I CAN PROOF EVERYTHING WRONG WITH ME MENTAL TEST ,TO LUNG XRAY,BUT NOT BACK AND LEG YET.I AM TIRED ALOT.DONT TAKE MUCH TO WEAR ME DONE AND I HAVE 2 CHILDREN 15 SON AND ALMOST 7 DAUGHTER.I HAVE STARTED EXERCIZING,EATING BETTER I DONT LIKE EATING BUT I GAINED WEIGHT SOMEHOW I NEED TO CHANGE THAT FAST.,AND MY DR ALSO TOLD ME MY VITAMIN SUPER B COMPLEX TAKE IT EVERYDAY.IF ANY OF YOU CAN HELP ME ON ADVICE TO COPE, MEDS YOU TAKE THAT MIGHT HELP,ANY HELP BETTER THAN NOTHING,ITS NOT IN MY HEAD I HURT ....I HAVE TOOK OXYCODONE AND IT NOT TAKE MY PAIN AWAY AS WELL.THATS
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541953 tn?1262586226
I have fibro/cfs, depression....I take Lyrica also but at 75 mg 3x day, also morphine for the pain the lyrica doesnt take away... I have pains in my legs that are strange if I don't take the  morphine with the lyrica...maybe he should try that...but I don't know is oxcodone as strong as morphine?
563582 tn?1217742383
Lyrica can cause you to put on weight.  Maybe that's the problem with the weight gain.  I take oxycontin 30mg 2x a day and norco (10mg hydrocodone/325 acetaminophin) for breakthrough pain.  Seems to work pretty well for now.  That may be high for you though because I have a natural tolerance to opiates.  If you don't you may ask to try something in a low dose extended release.  The problem with opiates is that you will build a tolerance over time and eventually have to up the doseage.. You have to be very careful and just take enough to make the pain tolerable.... not so much that you are numb.  I hope this helps.
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