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Suggest pain medications for Fibromyalgia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2014
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User:I moved to the area a few months ago I have fibromyalgia with nerve damage and need some pain meds to deal with the migraines and back pain I take fiorecet 50 325-40-mg 180 1 every 4 hrs I also take hydrocodone 10 325 1/2 every 4 hrs as needed 180 my doctor in north XXXXXXX I understand retired and I have not had my Medicaid long enough to fing a doctor who treats fibromyalgia here in XXXXXXX Illinois please help I am almost bed redden and my brother is worried too my name is carole I came up from north XXXXXXX and my records are still with my north XXXXXXX doctor I have not had my Medicaid card long and need someone in southern Illinois that will believe in fibromyalgia and the pain that the nerve damage causes and the passing out it causes from the pain no one wants to listen here please help me
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:I have gone through your query and understand your problems
User:can you help
Doctor:I would like to inform you in the beginning that I will not be able to give you any prescription because of the legal limitations
Doctor:I can make some suggestions which will be useful in my opinion
Doctor:Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by intense pain all over the body, and the problem is not in the muscles, but it is in the nerves as you rightly said
Doctor:so pain medication you currently are taking help only to a certain extent
Doctor:I do treat such cases and in my practice I use medicines which act on the brain, such as Duloxetine or fluoxetine
User:I am in so much pain I am almost bedridden you are right it is the nerves the I have I think tried everything I think anyway and it made me sick or didn't work I have been down the mill sort of speaking and now I am left with the pain meds since nothing really works and the nerve damage is getting worse and I am left with nothing else the doctor in n XXXXXXX was realy good too I wish I had him again and cant find one here so far that will understand
Doctor:I can understand your pain and frustration
Doctor:I wish I could help you any way possible
Doctor:I have given you the best treatment option that works 100% of the times in my practice
Doctor:You will need a prescription to get these medicines
Doctor:The problem is, since this is an online forum, I am limited by law not to give out prescriptions
User:what do you think of nirontin it made me dizzy and sick and did not work but it is suppose to work
Doctor:Neurontin is okay, but not as effective as Duoloxetine in fibromyalgia
Doctor:this is a new drug approved by the US FDA for treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome
User:would the duoloxetine make me dizzy and fall into things like the nirontin did and sick and can I try it or do I need a doctor for that will it take the horrible pain away
Doctor:Duloxetine, in the initial days will make you dizzy, but you will be able to tolerate it very soon
Doctor:In one weeks time all the dizziness will vanish and the pain as well
User:sounds good the pain is so bad right now I am in tears as I speak
Doctor:I am so sorry Mrs Carole for your condition
Doctor:I know how painful the condition is
Doctor:my Mother also suffers from the same issue
Doctor:and I started her on Duloxetine 2 years ago, and she is much better since then
User:thanks do I wait to find a doctor to order it or can you order it
Doctor:I can not order it
Doctor:You will have to wait to find a doctor
Doctor:Ask the doctor to prescribe it, you will need a prescription
Doctor:without a prescription this medicine will not be sold
User:thanks anyway it still would still be nice to get something for the pain now just so I can have a life now today
User:but at least I know I wont die from anything I know what it is just my brother has to get used to seeing me in pain for now is all
Doctor:Don't lose heart
Doctor:get a doctor as soon as possible and ask for this medicine
Doctor:I am sure you will be much better with that
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no not right now thanks for advice
Doctor:You are welcome
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