I know different medications work for different people, but I need some ideas to start somewhere!
I was diagnosed with Fibro about 3 years ago (after having it for several years before that, but the symptoms were always put down to my Arthritis which I've had since the age of 8), the only medication specifically for fibro that I've been put on is Amitriptyline, which only worked at fairly high dose (50mg), but this then caused too many side effects for me (dry mouth and grogginess in the morning, which as I have to be up early for commute to work was no good for me. I'm on dihydrocodeine 60mg QDS/PRN for pain also (although thats for all my aches and pains, not just fibro- I have ulcerative colitis too).
I'm seeing my GP tomorrow before going back to work next week (been singed off for a month), and I want to ask for something to help with the Fibro but I'm not even sure where to start! I could do with something to help me sleep, but is there anything that doesn't make you feel so groggy the next day? A lot of people seem to be on Duloxetine, is that any good to help with sleep?
I don't want to try Pregabalin/Gabapentin as I've already put on 3 stone due to being on high dose steroids for the past 18 months which I'm now working hard to get off (11lb down already!!), so definitely don't want anything else with that affect!!
Thanks in advance for any advice xx