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.
Magnesium helps with pain, and so does Vitamin D......the Vitamin D is quite amazing......but they are high doses so I would check with my physician. As well a very small bit of hydromorphone would be very helpful in getting you to sleep....perhaps 2 mgs. If you take the tumeric, you must take it with pepper, it makes the tumeric work better. I just found that out too, I cook with it a fair bit and use black pepper with it. Apparently the combo makes the anti inflammatory aspect of tumeric work. But it is a very mild anti inflammatory. I would check about the Vitamin D....and don't let them tell you the blood test for Vitamin D is normal......chronic pain patients have a higher requirement for Vitamin D. So, don't go by blood tests.
Not sure if cannabis is legal where you live. I get the lozenges and take 1 at night. Helps me sleep better tasn anything else I've tried. Ambien, trazadone, gabapentin, lyrica, tramadol. Even better than my oxycodone. I do take that during the day but don't need any at night with the cannabis.
I take a trazadone every night and it helps me go to sleep. I am hazed in the morning but that goes away fast. Using for ten or more years now. Not addictive at all. I also have a bad case off fibomyalgia for the last 15 years, but I know it started slowly way before that.
@laurac I'm not sure if an extra pain medication would help, but I've had sleep problems for years due to fibromyalgia. I was given trazadone (Deseryl) as it is a very mild anti-depressant that also has a sedating effect. You might ask your doctor for a prescription for it, starting with a low dose of 50 mg and see if it helps, or does it make you feel hungover the next morning sleep wise. If it doesn't help with sleep, until you either hit an effective dose or max out the dose and still get no response.
Hope that this helps!