Flu on top of this....not fair.....any pain meds??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by caroleye, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I haven't been able to tolerate pain meds, as they upset my stomach. But thought one of you might have found one.

    The achies I have with this bug are way over my head, and I need something to help.

    So the holidays will be spent in bed; not fair!!

  2. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    I'm sorry to hear you're down with the flu. That's too bad, especially this time of year.

    I have a very sensitive stomach (can't use a.s.a., codeine, morphine)and found that I could take dilaudid as long as I took it with food. For longer acting relief, I use hydromorph contin (with food) and this also does not cause an upset. I've also used the fentanal (sorry about spelling) patch which bypasses the tummy altogether. It provided good pain relief, as well. Thank heavens, I found some meds to help relieve pain as it makes a difference to my quality of life. I hope you find something you can take - hopefully your doctor is one who will let you experiment until you find something that works.I hope you feel better soon.

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa

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