Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Hi newbie here I hav fibromyalgia worse luck a as it kills just to do day to day chores I hav bipolar disorder split personality disorder an ibs I was on a concoction of different meds but recently move areas my new doc has taken me off everything I had to help me sleep righ to helping my pain now I'm in agony literally from head to feet headaches dry eyes can't move my righ shoulder cramps in hipan spasms in foot an all he said was here some steroids for a 5 day course someone plz help me xx

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Hi Lolamay79

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I have pasted for you below a link to our mother site, FMA UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

I am so genuinely sorry to read of how your doctor has stopped all of your medications. I would definitely go and see a different GP at your surgery. Some medications should not just be stopped like this either as they need to be reduced gradually depending on what they are? Another thing that you could do is pop along to your nearest walk-in centre and let them help you? I am not sure at all why he would give you a 5 day course of steroids?

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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Not sure stopping everything at once was a good plan. I have tried all sleepers over the years bu none really helped. Have been using CBD oil for a couple of weeks and found it helps me sleep longer and more deeply. Yet to see if my body musts adjusts to it like tablets. Good thing is it's natural and mine is organic, bad thing not on prescription so £28 a month average cost.

How they expect any one yo get well without a healthy sleep pattern iOS beyond me

Patrick x


Hi Lolamay79 and welcome to our friendly fibro forum where you can find advice, support, understanding and information.

I am surprised you have been taken off your meds all at once, particulary as some need to be reduced slowly. Also, how would you know which one was the most effective or not working if they were all removed together?

I suggest you get an emergency appointment with another doctor and ask for help and advice. It is strange you have been given steroids, because they are not routinely prescribed as they have little effect on fibro.

I hope you get some relief very soon.



Thanks Hun for that the new doc said that the steroids R spos to help with fibromyalgia so I was on tranadol amitriptyline Moloxican the amitrip helped me with sleep An now I can't sleep so I know they were helping the trams Iv been on for 7 years an I surtanly felt the downs of it but I'm glad I off them tbh an the moloxs were to stop the swelling


Iv also tryed the cbd an not sure to the effect of it but myself I felt stoned and didn't like the feeling so Iv not had it since I'm Gona try a massage this week to see if that can help at least a little


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