Re: Fibromyalgia and the Flu-PAINFUL!
I've been going through some major mouth pain in the past few months. The doctor's given me two new prescriptions that help everything but the pain. I finally gave up this week and bought over the counter tylenol 1 - it has codeine in it and caffiene. I shouldn't take either; codeine makes me itch, constipated, and I sometimes get a rash; caffiene makes my blood pressure go up among other things. But taking these two of these pills every 5 or 6 hours are keeping the pain down to a dull roar instead of raging, screetching pain and I can focus on life again. I don't know why caffiene is added-perhaps it makes the codeine kick in faster. At this point I don't care; I tried living with the pain that intense and it just sucks the life out of me. I have stewed prunes, laxative tea and good body creams for the itching, which curiously hasn't started yet.
All that to say, perhaps tylenol 1 would work for you too.