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Side effects after treatment

Hi, I am new to this so bear with me, lol!  I completed my treatment in April 2009. 6 month treatment of interferon and rib.  All my tests show clear, so that is all good.  When I started treatment they warned me of the side effects, flu like symptoms, depression, headaches and all that good stuff, but the treatment wasn't too bad, they started me on an anti-depressant and medication for my headaches.  But for the last yr or more I have been having the flu like symptoms, major body aches mostly in my upper torso, back problems and I have had every test imaginable done to figure out why I am in so much pain everyday. Some days are better than others.  I am on cymbalta, lyrica, norco (pain), ambien, and vitamin supplements.  I am so frustrated and so is my family because no one seems to be able to tell me what is wrong with me.  I am going to see a rheumatologist in April so hopefully he may be able to get me some relief or at least some answers so I can get my life back to normal.  If anyone out there has any information on new treatments or remedies or any answers for me I am open for suggestions.  Thank you
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The medications they have me on are for treating fibromyalgia but they are not saying that is what I have.  My pain management dr thinks it may be from my treatment so he is sending me to a rheumatologist.  I have tried the tramadol but I found myself in the bathroom at work crying my eyes out, begging the pain to stop.  That is why I went back to the Norcos.  I work long hours in a factory and my job is very demanding.  Im sorry to hear of so many suffering, but it helps to know I am not alone.

Thank you for your help.
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It looks like they are treating with prescribed medications for symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.  I've seen more posts lately of those who have very similar symptoms after completion of treatment and most often the end diagnosis is fibromyalgia.  It is a chronic disorder and there is really no cure.
Don't really know if there are any other medications used to treat that disorder or that you even have fibromyalgia but I do know if the correct antidepressant is prescribed (works well for you and not just prescribed across the board) along with a non narcotic pain reliever such as Tramadol (used for moderate pain but does not have the addictive tendencies like hydrocodone) symptoms can be managed.

I hope things improve for you soon.

Trinity
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