I was diagnosed with fibro about 5 years ago. I have been in severe pain since then and even before then. I can't take muscle relaxers due to stomach problems. The only meds that I am on is Cymbalata for my depression. My primary Dr.and Rumy Dr. will not prescribe anything for pain. My rhumy did prescribe Lyrica which I could not take because I was swelling too much and I also tried Amytriptiline(sp?) but it made me sleep all the time even at its lowest dose. At the end of Nov. I had major surgery where I had 48 staples around my pelvic area and down the inside of my legs. At that time my surgeon prescribed Vicodin. Well..they gave me rebound headaches (migraines)so the surgeon said that either I deal with the headaches and the pain that I still had or stop taking them and just deal with the pain from the surgery because he wasn't giving me anything stronger. So I stopped taking them and delt with just the pain from the surgery AND the flare ups that I had. I told him that I had fibro but it didn't seem to matter to him. So now I can't take Vicodin. So I was in a major flare so I went to my primary Dr. and asked her if she knew anything about fibro and her reply was "not yours". So now I feel all alone trying to deal with this major pain because I can't find a Dr. or Rhumy that knows about fibro. I just don't know how long I can take the pain or now who to turn to. I need some advice soon because within the next 2 weeks I will have to be riding a little over 3 hours each way and then sitting for at least 4 hours to visit my son who is now in a correctional facility. My primary Dr. was going to prescribe me the lididerm patch but you can't wear it in there. And I can't ride over 30 minutes without my lower back hurting so please can anyone help me with some advice?
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