Although I have only had fibro for a short time I'm finding the pain levels truly unpleasant some days. I am sure it is worse right now because I have the children home; hoping it will get easier when they are back at school and college. Right now I only take Nortriptyline at night and paracetamol when desperate (which isn't all that effective as it is). The problem is the Nortriptyline isn't helping me sleep (it takes ages to get to sleep and I generally wake up 5-6 hours later) like it did at the start and it doesn't do anything for the pain. I can't take too many paracetamol because I get bunged up and headachy and ibuprofen affects my asthma horribly so definitely a no no. I did try codiene but that was like the paracetamol, only quicker and worse. *sigh*
I know I am pushing things currently, yet I still seem to spend a lot of time lying around or in bed and even that hurts sometimes.
I've now got the urinary tract problems under control, despite recurring cystitis and antibiotics as a result as I found a rather useful, if expensive suppliment tablet which stops the major discomfort hitting even when an infection hits (it's called Cysticleen, basically made from cranberry and it has something else in it....works for me). I also take a multi-vitamin daily since some of my levels were a little low when they were last checked.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I could take? The docs seem at a loss as to what I can use that won't have a negative effect on either my asthma or the rest of me.