Fibromyalgia diagnosis

I have been suffering for some time now I've had various scans and X Rays. My bloods were showing 30 in my ESR and I was in absolute agony in all my joints (especially my knees) doc diagnosed fibromyalgia and gave me meds but I need something stronger as I'm in agony with burning in my joints and also very painful joints. Can anyone kindly let me know of any other tablets I can take for the pain? Thanks in advance

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  • Which melds are you currently taking?

    How long have you been on them?

  • Hi I'm on gabapentin medreich 300mg I've only been taking them a week ๐Ÿ˜ฉ X

  • Hi Lynn๐Ÿ˜Š

    I'm sorry you are suffering so much at the moment. You don't say what medication you are on, but we are not meant to give "advice" about medications as we are not medics, but only tell you of our own experience.

    Could I suggest that perhaps you have a word with your GP as ask to be referred to a pain management clinic where they will actively work with you to find what medication works best for you ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Sending you lots of positive vibes ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Foggy x

  • Hi the doctor prescribed me gabapentin medreich 300mg I've only been on them a week but I'm feeling worse than ever ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Thanks for your help x

  • I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering and struggling so much at this time, and I have pasted you a link to our mother site, FMA UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

    Many of the mainstream websites will also give you medication suggestions that you could discuss with your GP or Medical Specialists. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thank you so much x

  • :)

  • I think one week is early days for this type of medicine it needs several weeks for the body to get it into your system and start working. Also you are usually started on a low dose then reviewed and adjusted as required. see your GP often and build up a relationship with them, some of this is new ground for them too!

    On a non medical note microwaveable beanies are a blessing for my kness and neck, not expensive and reusable, also hot water bottles and a soak in a hot bath with muscle relaxant.

    There are a lot of stronger painkillers but you can get hooked on them and build up a tolerance, they also have their own problematic side effects.

    Keeping stress low and hugs high is one of the best medicines for fibro and I'm not joking.

    I wish you luck, low stress and the ability to manage your fibro, gentle swimming and hot tubs are wonderful as is this site. Just remember it affects us all differently and your voice is important as a relative newcomer to diagnosis as some of us old crocs on here!

    Good luck, you can't cure fibro but you can manage and lower the symptoms.


  • Hi thanks for your response. Yes I did start my meds 1 a day for 3 days. 2 a day for 3 days then 3 a day so I also think that time plays a factor here. I'm due to go back and see my doctor 29 Jan so hopefully I can talk and sort out my pain. Thanks so much for your advise. Wheat bags and hot baths it is. Thanks again x

  • My pleasure, great if you can stick with that but don't be afraid to book another appointment even with duty dr if pain gets too much, if an hopefully not, your on the right course to being sorted ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

  • Thanks so much xx

  • You are on stronger medication than me, I take Dihydracodine and paracetamol, that's all my GP prescribed - no pain management referral either.

    Personally I think you should give the Meds a chance to get into your system, if after a month you still feel the same speak to your doctor.

    I was told by a GP that there is not a pain killer in the world that will take away all the pain, it's something you must get used to and adjust your lifestyle accordingly. Probably not what you were hoping for, just my opinion and experience xx

  • That's not good then. :( x

  • This is all new to me. I am very scared of what my future holds as I'm only 46! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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