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Suggestion for extra meds at night-time for back pain

I am currently taking Cymbalta and Gabapentin for Fibromyalgia, plus Zapain and Ibruprufen on top when needed as i also have DDD, inflammation of the facet joints and a torn ligament in my lower back. My back is worse at night which makes my already bad sleep pattern worse. I am wondering if anyone can suggest an extra pain-killer that i can take just at night-time?
I have tried Tramadol and i does nothing.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

posted about 23 hours ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User

What are your hints to get the best rest?

We all rest. I am almost professional at it. I awake some times feeling well rested, other times I am immediately ready to go back to sleep again.

posted 1 day ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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@A MyChronicPainTeam User hi yes that’s it . Eye hospital saw this in my eyes amazing how they find your health in eyes . Now steves watching over me… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Gralise

My dr has prescribed this three times a day 600 mg morning and night 200 mg in the afternoon increasing each dose by 100 mg every three days ... this info says to take medication 1x daily for best results could this be why I’m having no results except horrific headaches

posted 4 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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I take 500mg three times a day. Dr said I can take it more often if needed. I don't have any side effects from it. I've been taking it for a couple… read more

posted 1 day ago

I need current info on Kratom.

The posts I found about Kratom are a year old. Is there any current info anyone can share? I know the FDA is about to take it away from us, so I am guessing it does work! Please help, I am getting more desperate by the day! If it works I can going to order a huge amount before the government steps in and takes it away!

posted 5 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User

My doctor wants me to get an epidural. I am unsure. I don't really want to do it.I'm freaking out

What are the pros and cons? I'm not sure about this.

posted 6 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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I tried them years ago. They did not help me. As soon as the lidocaine wore off, the pain was right there awaiting!

posted 5 days ago

Does anyone else get frustrated with the medical community and the “waiting lists” for physio, surgery, pain clinic, etc.

Even here in Canada it seems to take a ling time to just get in to see physio therapy.

posted 7 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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Not reaĺly
Waited a month to get into see a nuro (im in Ontario, Canada) got into see a rhumatolgist the day after i told my gp in wonted a referral to… read more

posted 6 days ago

Does anyone know of a book that helps one deal with the emotional part of chronic pain?

For example, making plans and feeling useful and productive. Self esteem issues.

posted 8 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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When the body says no

posted 3 days ago

How can chronic pain sufferers get help during the opioid issues?

I have been in chronic pain for 14 years. I have tried PT multiple times, epidural inj (sick for 2 days and doc must have hit a nerve as I have issues with pain now down my leg) - which I don't want to ever get any injection, tens unit, back brace, different opioid meds. The only thing that does give the most relief is the meds. Because of this "war" they have, I'm scared every month going to the doctor that I will lose my meds (not for anything… read more

tags: Opiods for Pain Management

posted 9 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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yep, I can totally relate to you. Mine also is inoperable (saw 2 different surgeons and both said the same). I'm on disability and unable to work. I try… read more

posted 1 day ago

Getting together in person.

I live in Sturgis MI in a senior/disabled complex. I am extending invitation to any near me to consider beginning a group in our community room. Due to February's weather I'm thinking that our first meeting should be in March.

Our community room has kitchen facilities, tables and chairs. Is there anyone near Sturgis MI who would like to attend a get together?
If so please contact me at (Email address can only be seen by MyChronicPainTeam users), put Chronic Pain Get Together in the… read more

tags: #support

posted 10 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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@A MyChronicPainTeam User hey brilliant i reckon this will be a hit for our team thanks so much for starting the group, hugs Lorraine x

posted 9 days ago
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