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My 73 year old grandmother just had a successful resection, though they had to give her a colostomy bag in the end. I need help telling her things about the colostomy so she doesn’t get down on herself. Any thing will help. We all feel like she feels that she will be losing her independence and I know it isn’t so.
Dear Followers With Fibromyalgia and other Chronic Pain Conditions,
What do you take for pain that is non-prescription? My doctor will only prescribe me a low dose of flexaril/cyclobenzaprine, and besides that I’m stuck with OTC meds. I’ve tried ibuprofen, tylenol, aspirin, and aleve, backaid max, and some patches. Are there any other meds I can try?
My new GI told me that the intense stomach cramps I get after I eat aren’t consistent with my ulcerative colitis and maybe I have something in addition to it, like an IBS. It’s like my worst symptom and I am so frustrated that now as I try to maintain my UC, it may not even help with this symptom.
If you have UC or Crohn’s, do you get this too? Is this something else?
But when I eat, I feel extremely nauseous and my stomach starts to cramp up really bad. My knees have started to hurt, and I’m so tired all the time (I also have insomnia but that’s beside the point.) I get random fevers. I generally weigh little to begin with, around 109, so I haven’t noticed a significant weight loss, but the abdominal pain gets really bad. This has been going on for a month or two now, and some days the abdominal pain is worse than others. I have told my mom that I want to see a doctor, but she hasn’t taken it very seriously. I’ve researched Crohn’s and Colitis, does anyone who has these diseases recognize the symptoms?
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After a year of incredibly terrible pain, I finally got diagnosed. Who knew PTSD could also trigger Fibromyalgia. Well, now that I have an answer to my pain I would like a solution. I don’t necessarily need it all gone, I just want to be able to tolerate it. The doctors said I have to wait 3 months in order to be put on pain pills. I honestly don’t even know if I want to be put on them due to my past….however, I cannot handle this pain. Does anyone know what might work?
I’m not familiar with fibro, but the research I’ve managed to do all included prescribed meds and my doctor wasn’t very helpful either and said that the trick is “happiness”. Since I can’t magically be happy, are there any alternatives? I’m in excruciating pain and I have no idea what to do.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Has Anyone Who’s Taken Cymbalta had side effects? If so, what were they and how long after taking the pill did they start?
I’ve been on it for 11 days for fibromyalgia and yesterday I had a dry mouth and ever since I’ve had acid reflux and today I’m almost too exhausted to keep my eyes open. The acid reflux is bad enough to make me feel sick, despite trying the BRAT diet.