Sorry if this is going to be a long post. I hope someone can give me some much needed advice. Got diagnosed November last year with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. Have been on amitryptline since then, take 3-4 per night. Take Celebrex 200 mg for the osteoarthtritis, Omeprezole to help the stomach and 900 mg Gabapentin. Also non prescribed paracteamol as needed on advice from the GP. Had some bloods done which show I am border line diabetes and had tests done including a scan that show I have fatty liver. Since being on amitryptline I have gained around 3 stone in weight. Saw GP this morning about the test results for fatty liver and she said I need to loose weight, spoke to her about the amitryptline that has made me put the weight on and she agreed so I am going to come off them gradually. Has anyone lost the weight gained after coming off the pills? I am also getting desperate with the daily pain and need some advice as to what painkillers will help? I do still need to work as much as possible. She is normally a really good GP but she said that the pain levels will get better if I lose the weight and recommended taking exercise. I have an active job and dont spend much time sitting at a desk. Just feel so frustrated and dont know what to do, I struggle to get through the day as it is and work about 10 hours a day. Hubby thinks I should come off all the tablets, I have tried to explain the pain but its very difficult, I am not very good at admitting I have a problem and find it very hard to discuss whats wrong. It just feels that this is a viscous circle, I have hardly told anyone whats wrong not even some of my family.
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