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Fibromyalgia treated with pain medication

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Depends: All patients respond to medications differently. There are only 3 fda approved meds for fibromylagia. Cymbalta, Lyrica and savella (milnacipran). T ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Because you are: Once you start you are on them for life with all of the medical and psychiatric problems associated with long-term narcotics use. Also, you need to ex ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Kallgren
32 years experience Pain Management
Addiction : Addiction is always a potential risk with any opioid medication (i.e. Hydrocodone, tramadol, oxycodone, et cetera). That said, each person's risk of a ... Read More
Dr. Scott Kreiner
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It Depends: Treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain with narcotics is generally not advised, however, there are other medications used to treat fibromyalgia whi ... Read More
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Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I agree with the : Previous answer. I would add that being dependant and being addicted are different. Addiction is consumption of drugs in a pattern that makes life w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes....but: Opioids are not a first line treatment for fibromyalgia. There are multiple excellent medications which work to quiet the "irritated" nerves.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Risky : If treated non-operatively. If it displaces, the surgery to treat is more extensive.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Pain medication: Narcotic pain medication should be used for short periods after an injury or surgery, days to a week or two. Try to use less pain meds every few days ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
I am sorry to hear: That. The safest way is to enlist the help of the doctor that prescribed the medicine. If you prefer a different doctor, there are pain doctors who ca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Best advise: Will come from current prescriber who is also aware of the condition currently being treated. Pregabalin is a controlled substance also in some countr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Stroke/encephalopath: If you od and stop breathing etc..Your brain will not get enough oxygen and may suffer anoxic encephalopathy (stroke is usually one area of brain, enc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Patsfield
14 years experience Pharmacology
Not a simple answer: It depends on which medications you are on at the moment. If it is 3 medications for pain control , then it my not be the best course of action. If i ... Read More
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