I've M.E./Fibro ~ and I've spasms and cramps, nothing new ~ apart from the massive spasms which I have in my spine, between my shoulder blades which has progressive become worse to the point of totally intolerable...
I'm on Lyrica for trigeminal Neuralgia (face) and that's fine unless I miss a dose (100mg x 3 times a day) and I have Pethidine 50mg which doesn't stop the spine pain either.
I have pretty dire sensitivities to pain killers, which is why I'm looking for help to control the spine spasms:
Off the top of my head, I'm allergic to Co-codamol and most morphine based painkillers; Amitriptyline makes me feel suicidal; I had a relatively good antidepressant (Lofepramine) which helped, but the smaller company was bought out by a larger company who then produced their own version to which I was highly intolerant and there were other versions of Lofepramine on offer, I'd I couldn't tolerate them either ~ the intolerance is that they cause bad pains in my joints and I don't normally have any Arthritic joint pain). I can't do Tramadol (made me so throw-up sick).
My Doc and I have run out of the type of anti-depressants I can take for muscle relaxation (too many side-effects) and I'm searching around and can't find a muscle relaxant.
I can't do any of the steroidal medications.
Anyone any ideas at all or suggestions of medications I can try, as the pain is driving me 'nuts'!
Advice gratefully received, with thanks. Barbara