I have had Fibro for 14 years and coped as well as I can. I was started on Amytriptilene and was moved to Gabapentin a few years ago. This was all fine and along with Tramadol occasionally I coped. In January my husband decided to leave us and I have had to take on the full running of the house again and bring up my 14 year old girl. SHe helps as she can but is obviously at school alot of the time. I am really struggling now and dont know how to cope. I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and peripheral neuropathy and am having a flare due to doing more around the home. I find the Gabapentin helps me sleep but nothing helps the pain. The tramadol just make me feel as though I am from another planet so I dont care about the pain whilst taking them but I can only take two of those a day due to them knocking me out. I need a painkiller that will not pset my stomach but will prove effective in allowing me to get up and do more. Can anybody suggest anything as my Dr just says take more paracetamol! I need to make an appointment anyway as for some reason my WHite cell count is too high and has been for years and my blood pressure is too high, shock!!
I would be grateful for any advice before I go see my Dr.
Wishing you all a relatively pain free day,