Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by addictedtobrew, May 19, 2006.
What meds are you currently or have tried and failed to take for your fibro?
Soma 500 mg at bedtime (muscle relaxer) Requip .5 mg two hours before bedtime for Restlessleg Syndrome, Tarka (for hypertension) Potassium Chloride 20 MEQ once a day, Furosemide 40 mg once a day (water pill), Xanax .50 mg at bedtime and Hydrocodone for pain when needed.
Here is a list of what i take.Morning-10mg prednisone,1600 of calcium and vitamin d,100mg zoloft.Every 4 hours i take tramadol and 2 extra strength tylenol.And Lorazapam as needed for anxiety.Bedtime i take 50 mg of ambien to sleep and .5mg of requip for restless legs.All seems to be working.A good combo i guess because i have not had recent bad flareups.
I take 10 mg of Ambien and I thought that was the highest you could go. I thought maybe you meant 5 mg where you stated 50 mg of Ambien.
It took awhile but I am now on a group of meds that seem to be very good for me and are making my life bearable. At the top of that list is Lyrica. I have had very good results with it.
Lyrica - 75mg x3/day (nerve pain and more)
Naproxen - 500mg x2/day (anagesic/anti-inflammatory)
Prozac - 40mg x1/day (anti-depressant)
Protonix - 40mg x1/day (GERD Treatment)
Metoclopramide - 10mg as needed up to x3/day (for digestive)
Lisinopril - 10mg x1/day (High Blood Pressure)
Dimenhydrinate - as needed (anti-nauseant)
Vicodin - 5mg/500mg as needed up to 4 a day (narcotic)
Since starting the Lyrica I rarely have to take the Vicodin anymore.
I am currently taking elavil 10 mg
and just started naproxen 375mg twice a day.I also take meds for bipolar disorder.
Effexor xr 150mg (depression)
Tiazac (blood pressure)
Klonipin 1/2 of a 0.5mg (anxiety)
Celebrex 150mg (osteoarthritis)
Lyrica 150mg (wonder drug)
Vicodin 500mg (pain)
Lasix 20mg (fluid)
Potassium (for loss of fluid)
1/2 OF O.5 Klonopin
Lopressor (blood pressure)
Klonopin 1/2 of 0.5mg
Ambien 10mg (to sleep)
Zanaflex 4mg ( muscle relaxer
Imitrex 50mg (migraines)
Quiet a mixture, huh?
I have a thread on here called "Doc says ask you all about pain meds". I got quite a few good responses to that one. I've changed a little bit since then. I got off the elavil cause it was actually making my pain worse. I take Lorcet 10/650 as needed(takes 1 and a half to get me out of bed from morning stiffness), Flexeril 10mg as needed and also Flexeril with the Xanax 0.5 at bedtime
I take a ton of meds daily for various ailments, but the only meds for fibro are:
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