Hope this doesn't cause a problem with me posting this, but I have found something that works and people with fibromyalgia deserve to know about it so they can ask their doctors.
Omg I have some great freaking news for me and my fibromyalgia! 9 years ago I was working for a big company, in charge of a 2nd level tech support, I loved my job, then one day I woke up and was in the worst pain I ever had. I felt like I was run over by a Mac truck, from that day on I wasn't able to go back to work. I went to doctor after doctor asking them to fix this pain just so I could go back to work. But all the doctors did was put me on heavy opioid pain killers, but the pain never seemed to go away. In those 9 years if you add up all the good days, it probably equaled 2 months, the rest were just painful. Not everyday was horrible but I had a lot more horrible days then tolerable days. And the worst part is my doctor kept saying that he thought I was addicted to the opioids, so I told him to put me on something besides opioids, all he did was but me on a stronger opioid. But the pain never went away, then earlier this year I bumped into a guy walking his dog, we started talking and I mentioned I had fibromyalgia, that's when he said he use to have fibro. I was shocked and asked what do you mean he had fibro, I was always told I would have it for ever and would have to get use to the pain. He told me that he was taking Gabapentin, and since then he hadn't had any pain. I thought he was full of it, so I asked my doctor about it and he said that he knew for about 10 years that that medication helps people with fibro, I was pissed for 8 years all he did was accuse me of being an addict to opioids, and here he knew about a medication proven to help. When I asked him why he never put me on it before he said because I was on something similar and I had stomach problems. I told him to put me on it because I was at my breaking point with the pain, in those 8 years of fibro hell I have to admit that I thought about taking my own life, dozens of times, the pain was just that bad. So now I've been on the Gabapentin now since Sept, and after adjusting the dose I can honestly say that I haven't felt this good in 10 years. Hell I'm now feeling better then I did before the fibro. I'm no longer taking any pain killers at all, after 8 years of opioids. I'm just hoping that I continue feeling this good, and maybe one day very soon I will be back to work. I strongly recommend talking to your doctor about Gabapentin, if your pain is uncontrollable. My suggestion to anyone suffering is to try everything possible, from home treatments to pharmaceuticals. Try everything eventually you will find a treatment that works for you. I'm a new person because of this medication.