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katrinab
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I have fibormylagia type pain from Lyme and Babesia. Im looking for the best type of pain reliever for this pain. I took Baclofen and that helped a little, Percocet really helps but its an opiate and I doubt anyone would rx it for me long term. What worked best for those of you with muscle pain from reallyyy tight muscles?
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Hello katrinab, I have also had pain similar to fibromyalgia pain for many years before receiving my lyme diagnosis. I used low dose nortryptyline/zoloft to help reduce nerve pain. Many people use cymbalta or lyrica. I can not imagine it is a great idea to utilize the habit forming pain killers often, so I avoided all of them. I also did many non pharmaceutical interventions which over time greatly helped. Pain management pt, warm water pt, medical massage every other week, very mild exercise/strength/stretching program, moist heat and ice, epsom salt baths and stretching, tai chi... there are also many fibromyalgia diets which have helped many people although I never had a chance to try them... I hope that gives you a place to start!
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*Flexeril

*High dose sublingual B12 as I've found my muscle pain (deep, aching and tight) actually stemmed more from damage to my nerves from lyme

* Whey protein isoloate

*at least 5,000 ius a day of Vitamin D

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Adding - Daily use of a rebounder (mini trampoline). The benefits are endless

Also, IV and IM magnesium sulfate (in addition to D and B vitamins)

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I would say flexeril too .. and Aleve if your stomach can handle it.

I take curcumin. Doesn't rock my world, but it helps.

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Doesnt flexeril make you tired? i am tired all the time and i wouldnt want to make this symptom worse
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Flexeril helped me for a while, then stopped working. Yes, it made me tired.

Exercise helps, even though it hurts to do it.

Magnesium and potassium are important.

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Flexeril can certainly make you tired as can many other meds. You pretty much have to decide which is more bothersome to you, the pain or fatigue.

I have the muscle pain as well along with severe joint pain, bone pain, ect. ect. Along with moderate to severe fatigue.

I have tried the nsaids which wreck my stomach. Have tried neurontin and cymbalta, both of which caused some unpleasant side effects. I absolutely refuse to even try Lyrica.

Best thing I've found so far`is MS-Contin. It is and extended release morphine tablet. Now don't get excited, morphine at low dosages is actually lower on the zombie list than the percocet you have taken.

I take the MS-Contin in the morning which takes the edge off the pain without causing any additional cognitive issues.

Now, the dosage I take will not get rid of all the pain but reduces it sufficiently so I can function reasonably well.

This is the only way I was able to return to work. I am grateful to my open minded family doc for prescribing this.

He doesn't know lyme at all but knows me well enough to realize if I have a complaint about something there is definately a reason for it. Basically he trusts what I tell him. I trust him and he trusts me, what a concept!

At night I take either a vicodin OR percocet ( I switch back and forth so my body doesn't have a chance to get used to one or the other) along with a flexeril.

Good luck with whatever you try. I hope that you are able to get rid of some of your pain so you can focus on other things in your life.

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Take the flexeril at night.

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