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Old 03-28-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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FMS Flareups w/ meds

hi, my dr thinks i have FMS, she started me on Savella....but I'm just wondering if you will still experience any kind of flare ups while your on medication, i dont really understand this disorder, it seems its all in the head?

 
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Re: FMS Flareups w/ meds

Yes, even on meds there will still be flareups. On the right medicine, flareups will be less frequent and less severe.

In a way it is in your head: The latest theory is that it is a neurological problem. Basically, the volume is turned up too high on our pain nerves, so things hurt more than they should.

What I try to do is just minimize the pain as much as I can and ignore the rest of it. It won't kill me.

 
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Re: FMS Flareups w/ meds

This might be the fastest reply here. I just logged on and your post was on top.
First off, if it's all in my head than I'm a freaking nutjob along with many others and possibly you lol. I'm not on Savella, I take cymbalta and yes you still get flare up, they just aren't as severe. Sorry you had to join this little party and welcome to the board.

 
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Re: FMS Flareups w/ meds

I wish it were in our heads, be curable cause no one wants it wishful thinking though... It's much more complicated... When ibs & vomiting kicks in its not something you can control. The pain, fatigue, everything is very much real...

I always hurt no matter what. My good days are when the fatigue isn't as bad & pain is more of a soreness... Without the meds pain in unbearable. I would lay on the couch miserable waiting for it to get easier so I can do something... Then I'd finally eat something & take pain meds around 1 or 2 pm. It just isn't worth it so I take Savella. When pain is really bad I take pain meds...
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