Pain Meds U.K.?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mai, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. mai

    mai New Member

    Can anyone from the U.K. tell me what meds they have been prescribed for F.M. & C.F.S. & whether it was their G.P. who prescribed, or a pain specialist?

    Thanks, Love & Peace to all Mai Xxx :)
  2. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I live in Scotland and have CFS/Fibro.

    Just been to GP today Mai, and have been given Lyrica at a very low dose 25mg x 3 times daily to try. He will up the dose as I get used to it and if I can tolerate it. Many of us are very sensitive to medication.

    I usually take co-codamol 30/500 and Pethedine for when I am at my worst in bed and when the pain is intolerable. Pethedine is a narcotic and the doctors didnt prescribe strong painkillers like this until recently. I only take it when I absolutely have to.

    I will try the Lyrica instead to see how I get on.

    I have to say that even with the strongest painkillers, when I'm in bed at my worst, they only mask the pain, they never take it away completely but any help is better than none..

    Hope that helps.

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  3. dunnlb

    dunnlb New Member

    When you see mention of Cymbalta here, it is known by other names in U.K. I found this article: (do a search "duloxetine for fibromyalgia pain" to get more info.

    "Eli Lilly and Company and Boehringer Ingelheim today announced
    that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the
    European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has issued a positive opinion recommending
    approval of duloxetine for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic
    pain in adults. The CHMP has recommended that the European Commissionauthorize the drug to be marketed.

    If the European Commission accepts the recommendation, the
    approval of duloxetine to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain will be
    the third indication for duloxetine. Duloxetine was approved in August 2004in Europe under the brand names Yentreve(R) and AriClaim(R) for the treatment of women with moderate-to-severe stress urinary incontinence and was again approved in December 2004 under the brand names
    Cymbalta(R) and Xeristar(R) for the treatment of
    major depressive episodes."
  4. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    hello mai
    pleased to meet you. i am from east anglia and have been on amitriptyline for 3 years and take it at night,it helps with the sleep.
    in the day i was taking morphine and gp took me off it as he was worried i might become dependant and am now trialing an ms drug and my gp is looking into getting me on guaifenesen.
    unfortunatly i have no pain control and so am left with only paracetamol which is a bummer.
  5. jackiesmum

    jackiesmum New Member

    Hi My neurologist prescribed

    Gabbapentin (Neurontin)




    My G.P. goes along with whatever the Neuro. says...also did a one month pain management course arranged by him.

    Hope this helps...Lynda
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