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Any help would be welcome, thanks.

Posted anonymously, 20th October 2014

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  • I’m still trying to get a handle on my pain relief, I’m not keen on long term prescription pain medicine, plus I only have one kidney so I’m limited where prescriptions are concerned. I do agree with the paracetamol and ibuprofen taken together, I do this when things get to unbearable levels and it does decrease pain

  • I find that if I take 2 ibuprofen and 2 paracetamol, within the hour the sharpness of the pain has dulled down. I am still usually left with the sore muscle/burning feeling though. Heat packs, ice packs and massage can all help but what works ones time usually doesn’t work the next time. My rheumatologist has suggested getting in the 10,000 steps a day (you are probably thinking yeah right, how the hell can I do that while I’m so much pain and having no energy!) but the reason behind it is that the more you exercise, the more endorphins your body naturally releases which can help in pain management.

  • A healthy diet, lots of h2o and yoga has worked best for me.

  • I take valpro, paxam for seizures and tremors associated with fibro, I also fall a lot and break bones, I also take massive doses of celebrex, like 6 times the recommended aussie dose, in the USA they take the larger doses, but I stumbled on this after endep and heaps of other meds, when I had a broken arm and was put on it by the orthopaedic surgeon for a month, when I came off it I had a massive flare and the only thing that would control it was the celebrex, I have since met people who also take celebrex, as apparently it helps with the nerve pain, It has worked for me, and I only found it accidently, good luck oh I still take all my other meds and I do take a lot of panadeine forte, I have had norspan etc but am trying to avoid the really heavy pain killers until I really need them!!!

  • Maybe see if your doctor can up your dose on the endep, i was on 150mg.

  • Thanks Cherz for your reply. I watched food hospital the other night on channel 1. The said systic inflammation is linked to high blood pressure. I have bp tabs & 25mg Endep for sleeping. At least I know from your post that is a good thing. Good luck with your management of your symptoms also.

  • oopps sorry should read: stiff sore neck WHICH can result

  • My doctor did prescribe Endep 25 1/2 tab at night, it is supposed to help relax your body before you actually drop of to sleep, helps with twitches etc and gives a better sleep. But the best thing I have found and the thing that helps me is to reduce my sugar intake. Lollies, to many biccies or cakes and even chocolate (yes even dark choc) sees me suffering a bad nights sleep, having a stiff sore neck with can result in a sore throat or ears , and a major headache. So if I keep my sugar to a very low intake I am OK. Hope this helps and other moms have some advice, and helpful tips. Wishing you all the best of wishes as this aliment is a real pain in the b-m. PS google from time to time as there are blogs and info on the net. GOOD LUCK :-)

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