too much pain tonight.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mararose1959, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. mararose1959

    mararose1959 Guest

    hey all.

    i was re-diagnosed with fms just a few months ago. first time was about 4 years ago. i have had a really stressful last 6 months. now i can finally take a few weeks off and my pain level has gone through the roof. i am on the top of my pain meds and today it feels like i haven't taken any.

    whoaaa, this is too much... it feels like little knives are moving around my body jabbing me. mostly in my legs, my feet, and my head.

    any suggestions for when your pain escalates suddenly. it has been so long since i have felt this bad. help!!!

  2. kriket

    kriket New Member

    Can you get in the tub with really hot water and epsom salts? This may help some. Sorry that you are in so much pain right now. I hate those days when nothing takes the edge off the pain.

  3. DorothyVivian

    DorothyVivian New Member

    Mararose, I'm so sorry you're going through this ordeal! I got help from being referred to a pain management clinic connected with a major medical center near me. Until I became very assertive with my primary physician, he just went along believing I "..should be able to handle the pain with OTC meds and it just wasn't working. On a scale from one to ten, ten being the worst..I was experiencing about a 6 to 8 most of every day. Now, with medication prescribed for the neurological pain of fibromyalgia (Lyrica)and medication for the degenerative bone pain in my lower back (Ultracet)..the pain levels are reduced to a range of 3 to 5. Of course, each of us is a unique individual and our condition is dependent upon many factors, but I believe that for many of us, a thorough evaluation by a pain specialist can make the difference between the quality of life becoming an unlivable ordeal and that of becoming enjoyable again! Severe pain blots out everything but the pain. The right pain medication can relieve the worst of it for most of the time and make it possible to enjoy the simple pleasures of daily life.
    I hope you get the help you need--I'll be praying for you!
    With love, Dorothy
    [This Message was Edited on 07/02/2006]
  4. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    Since you have been re-diagnosed and it has been four years since the first one: maybe you and doc need to talk about new meds or making slight changes. Feeling the way you do is terrible, I know.

    I hope you start feeling better real soon and have a good talk with your doctor.