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Fibromyalgia is chronic pain why wont dr s prescribe vicoden fibro kills me day in and day out all the dr s have done is say narcotics don't work personally if i can get up wash/clean be active w my children then it helps...unless they themselves suffer f

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Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Fibromyalgia : Fibromyalgia is not an easy disease to treat , and is not as if you take one and the other and the other and none work. It is a more complicated deal . Some times you have to work with your understanding physician to take the correct amount of medication and accompany that with the right amount of physical activity and the right amount of understabnding of the disease process. Therapy , cognitive or other may help . But is not easy . Is not a matter of treating the pain , is a matter of treating the amplification of pain , wich is more complicated . Vycodin , marijuana, or otrer drugs don t change the amplification of pain . Amplification of pain is the mechanism that has to be blocked in order to have the proper responseand the adecuate therapy.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Talk to Doctor: There are other non-narcotic medications that are just as effective for the management of fibromyalgia. Discuss these and other options with your doctor, or if unhappy with the management consider a referral to another physician. Good luck.
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