What are the treatment options for Fibromyalgia? Also my opinions on Bipolar Disorder.


What are the treatment options for Fibromyalgia?

Now some of these make work for some people, but in my experience most of us do not respond to any of these treatment suggestions. And the side effects can be worse than a cure.

I have been allergic to some, for example Savella, caused me a terrible rash. Not just hives, but a very nasty and sore rash on both arms when I finally stopped it and it went away.

Cymbalta did not help my Fibromyalgia, but at first worked on my Bipolar depression and then 8 months later I developed psychosis which seemed to be the Cymbalta. My Bipolar Disorder is another problem on its own. I am currently stable and have been for a year or more now. I take Remeron (anti-depressive) and Trilofon (an anti-psychotic). Anyone one taking just an anti-depressant who has Bipolar Disorder or who develops the symptoms should see their psychiatrist and check out taking an anti-psychotic with your anti-depressant because used alone someone with Bipolar will usually see an increase in manic cycles. This wasn’t known when I first was treated with medication for my Bipolar. Now I know why I had such extreme mania. Just remember everyone is different and I am not a doctor just a long time sufferer of Bipolar Disorder (started when I was just a little kid).

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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2 thoughts on “What are the treatment options for Fibromyalgia? Also my opinions on Bipolar Disorder.

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    I appreciate you pointing out that we are all different. Personally, I have never had anything good come from old or new anti-psychotics, not even the atypicals used for bipolar disorder. I am, however, axis 2, so I have far fewer manic episodes and way more long depressive bouts. Perhaps this is why mood stabilizers like lithium and lamictal have served me well for mood stabilization and warding off manic episodes. I know how damaging they are so sometimes ‘the big guns’ are necessary in axis 1. Many people fail to differentiate between axis 1,2,or 3, so they have the impression ;one size fits all.”
    I am grateful you pointed out that this is not true, that anti depressant therapy alone can spark mania, and we are all so different in how we respond to medications.
    Glad you’re doing okay on that front,the magic cocktail is like a pegacorn. 😉

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I certainly think it is important to point out that we are all different and respond differently. If we were all the same then we would only need one type/brand of any medicine. BUT we aren’t! I can’t take the new anti-psychotics either. So far I have been lucky with this one which is an older one. So when a change is needed we usually try changing just the anti-depressive. I have been on the same anti-psychotic for about 6 years now. The 2 times in the hospital they really screwed me up and had to have my psych nurse get me straightened out again. We are having a pretty long run with this current cocktail.

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