Many of us take medication to treat Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, whether it be Lyrica, Cymbalta, Gabapentin, etc…in addition to our routines of light exercise and good diet.
Some of us cannot tolerate these medications, due to MCS (multiple chemical sensitivities). Fibromyalgia almost instantly equals getting all of the strange and uncommon side effects of every pharmaceutical we try. The instinct is just to run away from drugs, but sometimes the desperation for treatment is just too much.
In my case, as someone who felt bad enough to continue down the medication rabbit hole, I have tried almost every med ever used for such problems. My combination has been worked out of those that I have tolerated, and it’s a varied set for sure.
Supplements are often added into the mix, or used on their own, in order to provide relief for Fibromyalgia symptoms.
The pile just seems to multiply on top of itself.
I metabolize the medications extremely rapidly, and end up having to take them numerous times daily. How quickly I have been dropping into withdrawal if I miss a pill has been scaring me lately. Now I have alarms all over the house!
“Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures” ~Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
Does anyone else have an epically sized weekly pill case? What do you find the most effective vs. least effective? I’d love to know your take on the medication situation regarding Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS.
This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.