Patient discussion about pain management

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Q. My life is hectic now with fibromyalgia,I need to know how you guys manage with this Muscular Pain?

My life is hectic now with fibromyalgia, It started with the pain and turned to irritation and loss of confidence and I became helpless now in the sense like any one can come and pin me the way they want. I am not able to lead a healthy life which I have always dreamt of. I have tried all possible options that hit my mind….but the condition remains same and with medicines there are some other side effects too. ……. I need to know how you guys manage with this Muscular Pain….
A1Some good answers here and might i add I think for each of us it is taking suggestions and seeing what works for us. My doctor keeps reminding me the terrible thing about fibro is it affects everyone different so we have to do the trail and error "thing". I have osteoartritis, degenerative disc disease to so i have to factor those into the things I try. A lot of people soak in hot water...I can't I can't handle extreme temps, hot or cold...feels like needles shooting through me. I take tramadol everyday but have stronger meds for when it is the worse( I try to avoid those as much as possible) they have began muscle relaxers and they have made a difference...I still hurt and am stiff but at least I can manage to move. I rest when I need to...I don't push myself b/c if I do I have found it makes the next day even worse.Luckily I have great family support now, having support and someone to talk to for me has helped a lot.Try to do a little everyday...set small achaivable goals!
A2DOCTOR HAVE TOLD ME I HAVE A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF FIBROMALGIA.IF I WAIT TO LONG TO TAKE MY PAIN MEDICINE THE LONGER IT WILL TAKE TO WORK.
A3I am sorry for you. But I have some tips for you to live with fibromyalgia which I am following and feel happy. 1. Check whether you definitely have fibromyalgia because sometimes joint disease is possible with fibromyalgia which makes the condition worse. 2. Talk to your doctor about the pain reliever you can rely on 3. Take pain reliever only when the pain is severe because you can manage with mild or lesser pain 4. Take very good care of you 5. You need to have your emotions passed on to your loved one or with someone who you love and want to share your feelings 6. Open to your doctor concerning symptoms to get correct treatment 7. Get desired sleep 8. Don’t suppress your pain and emotions 9. Keep engaged in such activity or other like listening to music, painting etc. 10. Take your family support. Good Luck!
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