I am diagnosed with Fibromyalgia primarily. I started with my Neurologist last June who started me on Oxycodone HCL 5 mgs 2x daily. Almost a year later, I am on 15mgs. Oxycodone HCL 4x daily and 7.5 Percocet for breakthrough. I discussed with her how "this just cant be Fibromyalgia" especially my knee pain. I return to work on Monday, but I was out since the beginning of February. My R leg below the knee was swollen all the way through my foot. I couldnt even fit into my husbands size 11 1/2 shoe, let alone my flats for work (I am in banking). My Neurologist sent me to the Orthopedic Surgeon, who diagnosed that eventually I will need a knee replacement. My knee is moved to the right a great deal. I am only 40 years old so I am way to young for a knee replacement. I also am overweight a great deal, even though I had the Weight Loss Surgery in 2005. I know its because of the WLS that meds dont absorb well in my body. So, I am out of my meds because I took more than I should have, which my Neurologist knows about, but she is on vacation right now until April. Usually we go up if I am having a real hard couple months. Most times, what is prescribed is fine. My Primary Care, or Orthopedic will not give me any meds. Are there other alternatives? I did get a Cortisone shot for my knee and it did wonders for the edema. Its about gone! How do I relax my body in different ways? I also have the classic illnesses that go with Fibro. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, IBS. The Fibro primary areas are my elbows, knees, headaches, forearms and underarms. Sometimes even my cheeks hurt! My R hip hurts from the knee. ANY ANY ANY
suggestions would be helpful until my Dr.gets back...Thanks my friends!