Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Carbamazapine anyone?

Has anyone taken this drug for pain relief due to Fibro and/or neuropathic pain? After trialling other anti epileptic drugs with no success due to the horrendous side effects, my pain specialist Dr wants me to try this. Apart from the side effects, my concern is interactions with other drugs. It warns about Levothyroxine, Tramadol, Citalopram and HRT all of which I take! (There are other drug interactions as well). Any info great fully received. Thank you xx

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Well after lots of conversations with the doctor

Who really did not want to prescribe them

They are very addictive, but I had promised that

You I would only not take more than 3 in two weeks

Does it work oh yes, it also gives you a wonderful nights

Sleep, I have kept my promise and don't go over the amount

As a nurse I know how addictive they are, but for you depends

On your pain level I only take a very small amount

It does not matter being addicted to them if it helps, it's

Better than pain

Viv xx


Thank you very much for your reply which has reassured me greatly. If it helps with sleep that would be wonderful! The doc wants to start me off on a very low dose as I am side effect sensitive and that seems a very sensible thing to do. I agree with your comment about them being addictive. To be honest, I don't care if it gets rid of some of this pain. Thanks again x


I also take cymbalta and tramadol with no



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