Big time flare

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by katiebug61, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. katiebug61

    katiebug61 New Member

    Hi Folks,
    I am having a big time flare, for me that is. I overdid on Saturday. My son was coming over with his new girlfriend and I made homemade 'tater salad and burgers and baked beans. We also had homemade icecream. Boy have I paid for it.
    I started hurting on Sunday. I've missed 3 days work and couldn't even handle making it to the PC to get on here. I went for a Toradol shot on Wednesday, which normally helps a lot. Not so this time.
    Today I am hurting just as much as I was on Monday and Tuesday. I am afraid the Toradol is no longer going to be my "ace in the hole".
    Today I come to the website, while here at work, and bam.... they have changed the whole thing. IT was a bit difficult to navigate around here. I am not so sure that I like the new look and such.
    Okay.. thanks for letting me vent. Anyone have any magic "ace in the hole" remedy that helps when nothing else will???
    Thanks and soft hugs,
  2. mujuer

    mujuer New Member

    Are you on any other meds? There are so many things to take for flares. Almost all of us on here are on something. I take a muscle relaxer when I have a flare and it is the only thing that helps me. Others swear by their meds so it is an individual thing. I would see your Dr. about getting something for you to take. He may send you to a pain specialist. That is what a lot of Drs. do now because they don't want to "deal" with FM pain. I hope you don't have to go thru all of that but if you do, it will be worth the maneuvering. P
  3. katiebug61

    katiebug61 New Member

    Hi Mujuer,
    I am taking Lyrica, Cymbalta and for the "break" through pain I have Ultracet and Darvocet. My Rheumy doesn't believe in prescribing narcotics. I was on a higher dose of Lyrica, but had so many problems with being able to think and falling asleep at my desk and feeling dizzy. Rheumy backed down on dose and dont'have those issues, but the pain is back.
    I don't know what to do. My next appt with the Rheumy isnt'until Oct.

    Right now I am here at work and all I want to do is go home and take some Benadryl and go to sleep. At least when I am sound asleep I dont'hurt.
    Thanks for your advice! I do really appreciate it.