A question for madwolf or anyone who can help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by wolflake46, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. wolflake46

    wolflake46 New Member

    My rhemetologist put me on ultracet for pain and said to take 1 to 2 tablets daily up to three times a day for my pain. This is all he perscribed for my FM pain. I find myself taking 6 tablet 3 times a day because the pain is unbearable. He said I don't need anything else. What can I do? I am not going back to see him again as he said some things to me that I didn't appreciate I left with the feeling that he sounding like it was all in my head. I am in search of a new doctor, I haven't seen one since November, but I can't find one in my area where I live. I even looked under the doctor referral. The pain is getting unbearable. I have one more refill left.

    Diane
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I don't believe most rheumies understand our pain. I always suggest people seek treatment from a pain specialist who is knowledgeable in our illnesses. You can talk to the office before making an appointment to find out what types of treatment they use in treating FMS/CFS.

    Love, Mikie
  3. tandy

    tandy New Member

    Sorry this disease is getting the best of you~ I am on the same,Ultracet for FM pain.Ya see I was getting for years now Darvecet for my pain.But that does'nt work well so I complained of needing something maybe a little stronger,and ultrcet is what I got. I agree with you on this one.I am not getting anymore relief with this~ I can easily take 2 and feel the need for another!!!its not helping....not for this mega pain!!Every damn muscle in my body is screaming!!From my toes to my head~ On the pain scale of 1-10,mine is for sure at 9 today! I also get, for evenings....Flexeril(muscle relaxer)and elavil(for stage whatever sleep)So at night I take 2 ultracet,a flexeril&a elavil~ Thats the most pain relief I get is my evening dose` Ya might need to ask for a muscle relaxer too.because the ultrcet alone just is'nt gonna treat this agonizing pain!!(I don't think any dr. really can understand the amount or depth of our pain!no way!)
    I hope you get something better soon~ I'm going to ask for a referrel to a pain specialist......I've heard they're better at treating Fibromyalgia~
    Good luck........
    Warm ((hugs)),
    Tracey
  4. wolflake46

    wolflake46 New Member

    Thanks to those of you who replied, I feel so bad since I haven't been able to go to work this week as I am in so much pain all I do is cry. I called my neorologist and she is going to try and get me in to see a rhemutologist as soon as possible. So all I can do is wait. I hope I get some relief soon as my sons graduation from college is May 10th, I'd hate to miss that.

    Diane