poll WHAT WAS THE BEST DRUG TO IMPROVE YOUR CONDITION

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by place, May 21, 2006.

  1. place

    place New Member

    Everyone is different but I want to see what everyones has been doing!

    What DX to you have?

    What single (if you have to name two, that's ok), medication worked for you?

    What symptoms did it treat?

  2. Nicole2777

    Nicole2777 New Member

    I really have tried only a couple of things:
    Mobic alone-could have been better
    mobic and Pamelor--decent combo most days. I add tylenol when needed and take benedryl in addition to my zrytec.
  3. mrsjethro

    mrsjethro New Member

    We're still doing a trial and error thing with the doc. We haven't found the right combination yet. Elavil was really not a good one for me, but a lot of people get relief from that. Doc also says she has 1 paitent that swears by the guafenisen (not sure on spelling) for her fm. I have fm, really bad myofascial knots and fatigue. I take 10/650 Lorcets which are for pain and anti-inflammatory, and I take a 10mg Flexeril and a 0.5mg xanax at bedtime. That is helping me some. I hope you find your right combo for you and find it soon.... Seems like that's the common thing for us all is going through several trial runs until we finally find something that works. Everyone here sure is awfully supportive.
  4. julieisfree05

    julieisfree05 New Member

    Hi Place,

    If you read my posts regarding Xyrem, they will tell you how it has relieved virtually ALL of my FM/CFS symptoms.

    Like you, I know that no one medication will work for everyone, but my FM specialist has done trials with it that are so promising the FDA will probably approve it for FM in the near future (it's approved for narcoplepsy right now). My neurologist has said it's the closest thing he's EVER seen to a "cure" for these illnesses - and they are BOTH brilliant!

    Good luck,

    julie (is free!)

    It's too late to make it right
    I probably wouldn't if I could
    'cause still I'm mad as hell
    and I just can't bring myself
    to do what it is
    you think I should.. - The Dixie Chicks
  5. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    I would say Elavil and Klonopin to help me sleep. That's a problem I've had my whole life.

    The other is the fentanyl patch (right now 100mcg). It certainly has made me able to at least get up and work some of the kinks out.

    This still isn't enough. The only thing that really helps is when I'm fatigued I should sleep... even if that means sleeping for a week straight. Hard to do when you have to work. I think that's why my rheumy wants me to apply for SSDI.
    Hugs,
    Tigger
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    for about 20 years. All the antidepressants I've taken have helped w/ my depression and anger. Been on Effexor for several years.

    Nothing has helped to restore energy, improve sleep or reduce brain fog.
  7. KMD90603

    KMD90603 New Member

    I have CFS, and the pain I get is related to my low-grade fevers. I get muscle aches and joint pain whenever my fever goes up. So, I take Ibuprofen to for the fever, and the pain subsides.

    Now, if I could just find a magic pill for the fatigue, then I'd be set!

    Gentle hugs,
    Kim
  8. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    Started taking cymbalta not much relief.Than my doc tor put me on nuontrin and I went from being in bed 24/7 a year ago.

    Now I only go to bed at night and maybe a short nap.The combo of the two have worked well for me.

    I still have pain but at least I'm up.

    Sue
  9. BridgetAnna

    BridgetAnna New Member

    I have extreme fatigue from my CFS and the life-saving med for me has been Provigil.
  10. Lunatic2

    Lunatic2 New Member

    because I have "too many" medical diagnosis'
    Read my profile if interested.
    MEDICATIONS FROM PAIN MANAGEMENT ANYTHESIOLOGIST
    best for pain- Methadone (opiate)
    best for muscles/sleep-valium (skeletal muscles)
    best for energy-adderal (amphetamine)
  11. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    In order of preference
    Nuerontin for nerve pain
    Kadian(morphine)for other pain
    Trazadone for sleep
    flexeril to relax my muscles
    I have a severe case of fibro.Linda
  12. JLH

    JLH New Member

    1. Cymbalta

    2. Neurotin

    3. Zanaflex
  13. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    1) Prozac

    2) Xanax

    3) Arthrotec

    4) Lortab

    I can't pick just two as it is a matter of all four of them, but I guess if I had to live without one it would be the Lortab, believe it or not. I lived without it pretty much for 10 years.

    Hugs,
    Faye
  14. ANNXYZ

    ANNXYZ New Member

    was valtrex , at high doses for chronic EBV . After THREE months of valtrex, I was no longer confined to bed day in and day out . I took it for two years with no side effects.

    I am now on ABX for lyme, and they will hopefully help me - right now I feel worse because of herxheimer reaction.
  15. Smiffy

    Smiffy Member

    My diagnosis is CFS & FMS, & the only thing that's benefited me is the Guaifenesin protocol.
  16. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    I found that Vicodin is the only thing that has helped with my pain.
    I have OA,DDD,FM.I have nothing for my CFS though.
  17. Strawberry94

    Strawberry94 New Member

    I have CFS

    The only things that help me are aspirin, Dramamine and REST.

    I am hoping to find more help soon.
  18. cathat31

    cathat31 New Member

    I have other issues besides the fibro but the combination of flexeril, etodolac and duragesic patches really help me through the day.
  19. kirschbaum26

    kirschbaum26 New Member

    Hi:

    These are my favorites:

    1) Flexeril

    2) ENBREL (for RA)

    3) Effexor (until my blood pressure went through the roof).

    4) ADVIL

    Ingrid
  20. AnneTheresa

    AnneTheresa Member

    The meds that have helped me the most are

    methadone - painkiller
    celexa - anti-depressant
    trazadone - for sleep

    I take lots of other meds for unrelated conditions but the above-noted three are the ones that work best to relieve my fibromyalgia symptoms.

    God bless,
    Anne Theresa