Fibromyalgia flare up after general anesthetic

Hi all, been diagnosed for 6 years and have been doing really well up until 2 weeks ago. Had a general for a minor op and the pain has been ridiculous ever since. All my usual tricks (gluten free, meditation, heat pad and amitrptyline) aren't helping at all. If I stop to think about it I just burst into tears. I've never had a flare up this bad. Any suggestions most appreciated

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  • Hello and welcome

    Suebinks38

    Welcome to our lovely site. As you share your experience i am sure you will find admin and other members a great support.

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  • Hi, you've had a GA so I would advise you to get your Vitamin B12 levels checked. Nitrous oxide can wipe out B12, it might be why you aren't feeling too good.

  • A link for you re anaesthetic and B12

    b12-vitamin.com/anesthesia/

  • Thanks for this link. A very interesting article and worth bearing in mind when anyone with Fibro needs surgery.

  • Thank you shelia that's really helpful. I'll check that out.

  • Thank you, that's really helpful.

  • Hi Suebinks38

    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 am so genuinely sorry to read of how you are feeling and it could be as Sewnsew has suggested that you need your vitamin B12 levels testing? Or that you need your medication tweaking? Either way, I would talk to your doctor about what is happening for you.

    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

    Ken

  • Thank you so much, that's really helpful. I will definitely try that out, didn't even think about that as a consequence of GARDEN.

  • Good luck my friend.

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