I need some help. I think I have had fibro for years. through the 90's the doc.'s kept wanting to give me anti depressants. I cant tolerate any of them but I tried. They make me depressed and anxious. I finally went to a pain dr. 2 days ago, and he gave me Edotolac and it did the same thing! how could this be! It is supposed to be like a strong ibuprofen. I went off all meds 2 years ago and had been feeling much better- except for the pain, and I decided to give it another shot- I told them absolutely under no circumstances give me antidepressants. So now I guess there are other drugs that affect me this way. So far I have found 1 drug over the years that have no side effects at all and that is hydrocodone. I explained this to them and they dont give it to me. pain and anxiety completely disappears. And anxiety STAYS gone for weeks even if I go off the drug. can someone explain this to me? My theory is, is that my pain keeps me running on adrenelin all the time and when my pain stops, it makes all the side effects (from antidepressants) i have accumulated over the years- go away. Then the only thing that reoccurs is the pain. Then if I take what th dr.s want me to take after that, I have to deal with pain AND adrenelin, and anxiety and depression all over again- Its enough to make a person really think they are crazy. HOW do I get the dr.s to treat me correctly? Does anyone know of a doctor that knows any thing somewhere in IOWA?