My wife was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The diagnosing Nurse Practitioner treated her with Trazadone (not working), Lodine, and Effexor. She wanted to treat her also with Ultrams until my wife spoke up and told her that it didn't effectively treat her pain. The NP expl;ianed that she did not want to perscribe narcotic pain medicine because of fear of dependence. Only after pleading and crying while asking for relief from her pain did the NP hive her a scrip for Vicodin 5/500. However she told her to only take them when she is in the mnost severe pain, and if she took them more than that, she threatened to tkae them away from her. (This made my wife feel terrible). The NP also said that she should work as long as possible and then probaly go on SSI whenb she could no longer work. So the NP school of thought resembles many fibro websites out there that don't want to give a patient narcotic pain meds in ordeer to make them not only comfortable and give them the best quality of life possibe, but allow her to work too. How can we get the proper treatment taht will make my wife comfortable, give her the best quyality of life possible, and allow her to work as long as possible. PLEASE HELP US!!!!!!!!!
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