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Doctor insights on: Do Narcotics Help With Pain From Fibromyalgia

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Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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How can I cope with fibromyalgia when doc wants me off narcotics?

See details: Have you tried the approved meds such as Lyrica, Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta or gabapentin? If you have failed these meds and have relied on narcotics for a while, you may want to consult with a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Ihave fibromyalgia and back issues. Lately i have been having alot of anxiety. Is there a fast acting benzo that i can take with narcotics?

Ihave fibromyalgia and back issues. Lately i have been having alot of anxiety. Is there a fast acting benzo that i can take with narcotics?

Do not combine Meds: Combining opioids with benzodiazepines can be very dangerous and life-threatening. Both medications can suppress your cardio-respiratory drive centers leading to death. There are many alternatives to managing pain from either fibromyalgia and back pain other than medications. I would strongly suggest looking at psychological assistance to control pain (biofeedback, stress control), therapy, inj. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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What's pollen b? A ER doctor said couple of her fibromyalgia patients took this and had good results . I'm desperate for help without narcotic !

What's pollen b? A ER doctor said couple of her fibromyalgia patients took this and had good results . I'm desperate for help without narcotic !

Not a cure: There is no reliable evidence that bee pollen provides any important health benefits. The most important factors in treating fibromyalgia are improving sleep quality without artificial sleep aids, getting regular low-impact exercise, losing excess body weight, and treating any predisposing conditions such as arthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, or depression. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Many, many options: I use more than 50 different medicines to treat my fibromyalgia patients. Every patient is different and medicines that work for one may not work for another. The 3 medicines that are fda approved for treating fibromyalgia are lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). However, many other medicines are also used. Find a fibromyalgia specialist who will work to find medicines that will help you. ...Read more

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What can cure fibromyalgia?

What can cure fibromyalgia?

Control only: No known cure to fully eradicate, but several medications are quite helpful to control the symptoms. Best success with lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta. Non-medication approaches involve exercise, stress management, and healthy diet. ...Read more

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How common is fibromyalgia?

How common is fibromyalgia?

Common: It affects 2-4% of the us population with a male to female ratio of 9:1. ...Read more

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How can I help my fibromyalgia?

How can I help my fibromyalgia?

Activity management: First arrange for regular aquatherapy. Next, optimum nutrition needs institution with view to weight loss if needed. Gentle yoga, massages, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies need managing. Over time the sufferer will spiral toward improved health and well being. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia a nerve problem ?

Is fibromyalgia a nerve problem ?

No?: If i understand your question, then i would say that the answer is no. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain state in which the nerve stimuli causing pain originates mainly in the muscle. A nice explanation of fibromyalgia can be found at http://fmaware.Org/pageserverccdf.Html?Pagename=fibromyalgia_science beware though, this is a very technical explanation. ...Read more

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How many women have fibromyalgia?

How many women have fibromyalgia?

See below: ?roughly 5 million americans have fibromyalgia, that is one in 50 americans, 2% of the populations ?fibromyalgia is the second most common musculoskelatal ailment, after osteoarthritis ?90% of fibromyalgia fighters are female ?fibromyalgia is 7 times more common in women than in men. ...Read more

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How can I control fibromyalgia n?

How can I control fibromyalgia n?

Natural Therapies: 25 y fem. asks, how to control fibromyalgia? Doctors can provide pain meds: Lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) & Cymbalta. Aquatherapy, walking, gentle yoga & tai chi help to reconstitute muscle mass & tone. Medicinal Cannabis ameliorates restless sleep, depression & anxiety. If overweight, efforts must be made to reduce weight & carbohydrates to be minimal. Biofeedback, massage & acupuncture for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What to tell me about fibromyalgia?

Several things!: It is a disorder of central pain modulation or perception that involves the brain and spinal cord. It is not inflammatory and does not damage the joints, although it can co-exist with other forms of arthritis. Patients with fibromyalgia do not have pain in the joints per se, but in many muscular trigger points. Patients with fibro are deconditioned from the get go, so exercise programs help! ...Read more

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Can children have fibromyalgia too?

Can children have fibromyalgia too?

Almost never.: Usually not. Typically occurs in middle aged females and has characteristic trigger points which are located primarily on the torso and proximal extremities. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia syndrome includes what?

See below: The symptoms of fibromyalgia include widespread pain above and below the waist, characteristic tenderness in certain areas of the body. Other symptoms include fatigue, problems with the bowel or bladder or both, depression, concentration difficulties, poor sleep. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known but it is thought to be a result of an overly sensitive nervous system. ...Read more

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How should I deal with fibromyalgia?

How should I deal with fibromyalgia?

Multifactorial cause: Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. You need to work with an experienced doctor to fix all of these metabolic problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more