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RATE YOUR MEDICATION RESULTS

People with Fibromyalgia (FM) and CFS/ME often have different reactions to the same medications. Below are the results thus far of my poll on medications used in the treatment of FM and/or CFS/ME.

Medications are listed in alphabetical order by brand name, with the generic name in parenthesis. Select the medication from the pull down menu to read reviews.

Rate Your Medications

Medications - Listed Alphabetically by Brand Name (generics in parenthesis)
A - D

E - L

M - R

S - Z

The following ratings and reviews are provided for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as medical advice. These ratings and reviews are provided by members of FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES who wish to share their individual experiences with these medications. These ratings and reviews are not verified or endorsed by FM/CFS/ME RESOURCES, and they do not purport to provide statistically relevant or medically valid information.


Medication - Adapin (doxepin)
This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
NEVER!  (2 Votes)
Sometimes  (0 Votes)
Most of The Time  (0 Votes)
Always  (1 Votes)
Side Effects Were
NONE  (0 Votes)
Anxiety  (1 Votes)
Chills  (0 Votes)
Confusion  (0 Votes)
Depression  (0 Votes)
Dizziness  (0 Votes)
Drowsy/Sleepy  (1 Votes)
Dry Mouth  (1 Votes)
Flushing  (0 Votes)
Headache  (0 Votes)
Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
Insomnia  (1 Votes)
Nausea/Vomiting  (0 Votes)
Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
Other  (1 Votes)
Palpitations  (0 Votes)
Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
Weight Gain  (1 Votes)
Based On My Experience
NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (2 Votes)
YES - I Recommend Medication  (1 Votes)
Additional Comments
PRO
  • I was prescribed this for migraines specifically and it took them away. I was only it for 15 months and then went off and the headaches did not return. Also it did have one side effect not listed which is that it contributed to my tardive dyskenesia (involuntary movement caused by psychotropic medications)



CON
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Medication - Advil (ibuprofen)
This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
NEVER!  (12 Votes)
Sometimes  (12 Votes)
Most of The Time  (6 Votes)
Always  (3 Votes)
Side Effects Were
NONE  (20 Votes)
Allergic Reaction  (0 Votes)
Anxiety  (1 Votes)
Bruising  (1 Votes)
Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
Chills  (0 Votes)
Confusion  (0 Votes)
Constipation  (3 Votes)
Depression  (0 Votes)
Diarrhea  (1 Votes)
Dizziness  (1 Votes)
Drowsy/Sleepy  (1 Votes)
Dry Mouth  (1 Votes)
Excessive Sweating  (0 Votes)
Flushing  (0 Votes)
Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
Headache  (2 Votes)
Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (1 Votes)
Insomnia  (0 Votes)
Lack of Appetite  (2 Votes)
Memory Loss  (1 Votes)
Nausea/Vomiting  (7 Votes)
Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
Palpitations  (0 Votes)
Paranoia  (0 Votes)
Stomach Pain  (2 Votes)
Swelling/Puffiness  (2 Votes)
Weight Gain  (0 Votes)
Other  (1 Votes)
Based On My Experience
NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (13 Votes)
YES - I Recommend Medication  (17 Votes)
Additional Comments
PRO
  • Works for Arthritis pain only.

  • I now get back pain apparently related to the fibro so for that this works a little bit. At first. It also can help with fibro associated headaches but then for me so does a lie down in a quiet room.



CON
  • Sometimes Ibuprofen is the only thing that will help get the pain under control...but it almost never works all by itself for me.
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Medication - Aleve (naproxen)
This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
NEVER!  (4 Votes)
Sometimes  (11 Votes)
Most of The Time  (2 Votes)
Always  (0 Votes)
Side Effects Were
NONE  (6 Votes)
Allergic Reaction  (1 Votes)
Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
Chills  (0 Votes)
Confusion  (0 Votes)
Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
Depression  (0 Votes)
Dizziness  (0 Votes)
Drowsy/Sleepy  (5 Votes)
Dry Mouth  (2 Votes)
Excessive Sweating  (0 Votes)
Flushing  (1 Votes)
Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
Headache  (2 Votes)
Hot Flashes  (1 Votes)
Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
Insomnia  (0 Votes)
Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
Nausea/Vomiting  (4 Votes)
Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
Palpitations  (0 Votes)
Paranoia  (0 Votes)
Stomach Problems  (1 Votes)
Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
Weight Gain  (1 Votes)
Based On My Experience
NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (7 Votes)
YES - I Recommend Medication  (8 Votes)
Additional Comments
PRO



CON
  • While it does help my pain, long-term use of this medication is NOT recommended. It will eventually rot your gut and cause ulcers.
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Medication - Anafranil (clomipramine)
This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
NEVER!  (0 Votes)
Sometimes  (1 Votes)
Most of The Time  (0 Votes)
Always  (0 Votes)
Side Effects Were
NONE  (0 Votes)
Anxiety  (1 Votes)
Chills  (0 Votes)
Confusion  (0 Votes)
Constipation  (1 Votes)
Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
Depression  (0 Votes)
Dizziness  (0 Votes)
Flushing  (1 Votes)
Headache  (0 Votes)
Hot Flashes  (1 Votes)
Lack of Appetite  (1 Votes)
Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
Nausea/Vomiting  (1 Votes)
Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
Palpitations  (0 Votes)
Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
Weight Gain  (1 Votes)
Based On My Experience
NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (0 Votes)
YES - I Recommend Medication  (0 Votes)
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Medication - Ativan (lorazepam)
This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
NEVER!  (1 Votes)
Sometimes  (6 Votes)
Most of The Time  (9 Votes)
Always  (0 Votes)
Side Effects Were
NONE  (7 Votes)
Addiction  (1 Votes)
Allergic Reaction  (0 Votes)
Anxiety  (1 Votes)
Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
Chills  (0 Votes)
Confusion  (0 Votes)
Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
Depression  (1 Votes)
Difficult To Get Off Without Neurological Problems  (1 Votes)
Dizziness  (0 Votes)
Drowsy/Sleepy  (5 Votes)
Dry Mouth  (1 Votes)
Excessive Sweating  (0 Votes)
Flushing  (0 Votes)
Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
Headache  (1 Votes)
Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
Insomnia  (0 Votes)
Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
Nausea/Vomiting  (1 Votes)
Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
Palpitations  (0 Votes)
Paranoia  (0 Votes)
Swelling/Puffiness  (0 Votes)
Weight Gain  (1 Votes)
Based On My Experience
NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (4 Votes)
YES - I Recommend Medication  (9 Votes)
Additional Comments
PRO
  • I only used this during a particularly stressful time when I was experiencing panic attacks. It was helpful.

  • I only take this at night so wouldn't know about some symtoms.

  • Lorazepam works as a sleep aid for me. I like it because I am not groggy in the morning when I wake up. It also works as an anti-anxiety medicine for me.



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    Medication - Aventyl (nortriptyline)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (2 Votes)
    Sometimes  (3 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (0 Votes)
    Always  (0 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (0 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (0 Votes)
    Anxiety  (2 Votes)
    Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (2 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
    Depression  (1 Votes)
    Dizziness  (0 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (3 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (3 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (1 Votes)
    Flushing  (0 Votes)
    Hair Loss  (1 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (2 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (1 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (1 Votes)
    Insomnia  (4 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (1 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (1 Votes)
    Paranoia  (0 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (2 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (2 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (1 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO



    CON
    • I was prescribed these as a sedative to help with my insomnia and although I still find it hard to get to sleep. Once I have I can sleep for over 12 hours...but when I do wake I feel drowsy and befuddled.
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    Medication - Buspar (buspirone)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (3 Votes)
    Sometimes  (2 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (2 Votes)
    Always  (1 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (1 Votes)
    Anxiety  (3 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (1 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
    Depression  (2 Votes)
    Dizziness  (3 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (2 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (2 Votes)
    Extreme Low Blood Pressure  (1 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (1 Votes)
    Flushing  (1 Votes)
    Headache  (1 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (1 Votes)
    Insomnia  (1 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (1 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (1 Votes)
    Palpitations  (1 Votes)
    Suicidal Thoughts  (1 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (4 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (4 Votes)
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    Medication - Butrans Patch (buprenorphine)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    Never  (1 Votes)
    Sometimes  (0 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (0 Votes)
    Always  (1 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (0 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (0 Votes)
    Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (0 Votes)
    Depression  (0 Votes)
    Dizziness  (1 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (1 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (0 Votes)
    Flushing  (0 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (0 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (1 Votes)
    Insomnia  (0 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (0 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (0 Votes)
    Paranoia  (0 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (1 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (1 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (1 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO
    • The only down fall I find with the patches that when removing them after the week. It leaves my skin red and sore, but apart from that they are great.



    CON
    • This medication did not do anything to ease the pain.
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    Medication - Carbatrol (carbamazepine)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (1 Votes)
    Sometimes  (0 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (1 Votes)
    Always  (1 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (2 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (0 Votes)
    Depression  (0 Votes)
    Dizziness  (0 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (1 Votes)
    Flushing  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (0 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (0 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (0 Votes)
    Other  (0 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (0 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (2 Votes)
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    Medication - Celebrex (celecoxib)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (5 Votes)
    Sometimes  (3 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (3 Votes)
    Always  (1 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (6 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (2 Votes)
    Anxiety  (1 Votes)
    Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (0 Votes)
    Constipation  (3 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
    Depression  (1 Votes)
    Diarrhea  (1 Votes)
    Dizziness  (1 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (1 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (3 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (2 Votes)
    Flushing  (0 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (1 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (1 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (1 Votes)
    Insomnia  (1 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (0 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (0 Votes)
    Paranoia  (0 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (1 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (4 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (6 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO



    CON
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    Medication - Celexa (citalopram)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (7 Votes)
    Sometimes  (15 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (13 Votes)
    Always  (6 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (14 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (1 Votes)
    Anxiety  (4 Votes)
    Blurred Vision  (3 Votes)
    Chills  (2 Votes)
    Confusion  (2 Votes)
    Constipation  (4 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (9 Votes)
    Depression  (2 Votes)
    Dizziness  (5 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (11 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (8 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (4 Votes)
    Flushing  (5 Votes)
    Headache  (6 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (3 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (3 Votes)
    Insomnia  (8 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (4 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (4 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (1 Votes)
    Palpitations  (1 Votes)
    Paranoia  (1 Votes)
    Severe Stomach Pain  (1 Votes)
    Suicidal Thoughts  (1 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (2 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (9 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (7 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (17 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO
    • It gave me back my ability to laugh. It has made a big difference to me.

    • This medication keeps me on an even keel and helps deal with my depression.



    CON
    • Be sure to wean off this med because it does cause withdrawal symptoms even in the smaller doses.

    • Celexa did not work for me.

    • Horrible CNS reaction---nerves on fire. Never again!

    • I could not take this medication for very long because I am also on coumadin. It made my INR raise way above safe limits. It was at 7.5 and should of been below 3. So my hematologist said to stop taking it immediately. So wasn't on it long enough to see if it helped.
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    Medication - Cymbalta (duloxetine)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (46 Votes)
    Sometimes  (60 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (57 Votes)
    Always  (8 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (24 Votes)
    Agoraphobia (fear of crowds, bridges, being outside alone)  (1 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (5 Votes)
    Anxiety  (18 Votes)
    Blurred Vision  (31 Votes)
    Chills  (10 Votes)
    Confusion  (23 Votes)
    Constipation  (33 Votes)
    Dangerous Drop in Blood Pressure  (1 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (43 Votes)
    Depression  (27 Votes)
    Diarrhea  (9 Votes)
    Didn't Want To Leave House  (1 Votes)
    Dizziness  (37 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (33 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (41 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (48 Votes)
    Flushing  (19 Votes)
    Hair Loss  (4 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (8 Votes)
    Headache  (27 Votes)
    Heartburn  (1 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (36 Votes)
    Increased Blood Pressure  (4 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (17 Votes)
    Insomnia  (26 Votes)
    Involuntary Muscle Twitching  (1 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (15 Votes)
    Made Me A Zombie  (2 Votes)
    Myoclonus (Muscle Twitches)  (1 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (28 Votes)
    Nosebleeds  (1 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (13 Votes)
    Over Stimulated  (1 Votes)
    Palpitations  (11 Votes)
    Paranoia  (8 Votes)
    Suicidal Thoughts  (6 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (23 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (44 Votes)
    Weight Loss  (6 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (51 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (65 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO
    • This medicine does take away the pain of FM, however, it is an appetite stimulant. You have to learn when you are actually hungry and when you are not. It does not help with the CFS. It also kills your sex drive. :-(

    • This medication was a miracle for me when I first started taking it. Unfortunately, over time it ceased to be effective and I am weaning myself off of it now. I think it is worth a try, as I had few negative side effects from it and many positive results - for awhile. It's my understanding you need to be careful to go off of it gradually. Twice I forgot to take it two days in a row, and both times I had horrible nightmares.

    • Great for depression, anxiety but I often wonder if it doesn't contribute to me having high blood pressure.

    • I found Cymbalta to be quite affective in the beginning on 60mg but have since gone to 90mg. At this point in time I am finding that it seems to be helping me less and less.

    • Helps with pain and depression

    • Perhaps all alone it does well but combined with others meds, that is what causes the side effects.

    • It keeps my feet from tingling and having a sparking feeling and helps with pain

    • Helped to add this, but having to wean off to take tramadol. Pain out of control since recent flare.

    • Helping neck, shoulder and lower-back pain, but not arms, hips and legs.

    • Not for pain.... maybe for depression

    • Helps with some depression but that's it. Does not help with pain

    • Was having a relapse, feeling very fatigued, and in less than a week I was back to my walking. I am so happy.

    • I am taking the highest dose, 120 mg/day. It does not alleviate all of the pain, but it definitely makes it much more tolerable.

    • This has worked very well for me. I have really no side effects. I do notice SOME increased sweating, but hard to tell if it is really the meds or hormonal hot flashes that I have anyway. Not bad enough to outweigh the great benefits of this med.

    • This medications with the use of Lyrica too, has helped me a lot I still have an occasional flare, but overall I am functioning more now.

    • Benefits outweigh the side effects. Getting the dose just right can be a challenge but definitely worth trying.

    • My insurance didn't cover this, so I requested to go back to Prozac and Wellbutrin. I could get the generic form of them.



    CON
    • I was miserable on this medication. Anything that makes a person feel worse is not a good fit for them.

    • I have taken Cymbalta for several years and do not feel that it has made much difference in how I feel. I am just now changing physicians because my previous physician wouldn't listen to me about my FM and the symptoms I have.

    • Some times the side effects are worse than the pain.

    • I slept 17 hours a day and I was still sleepy!

    • Horrid experience

    • This stuff made me not have any motivation to do ANYTHING from day to day, it was AWFUL.

    • And the withdrawal was horrendous. I nearly killed myself!

    • Experience heavy dreams

    • Result from taking one tablet: Anxiety, Blurred Vision, Confusion, Diarrhea, Increased Pulse/Heart Rate, Nausea/Vomiting, Palpitations.

    • It was very dangerous for me. Luckily I told two trusted folks, my m.d., and my therapist, that I was having those thoughts. Amazingly, it was hard to disclose. I felt shame or something.

    • I was on this for 1 year, and I had a pvd of my right retina. I was told to stop the medication immediately. I wasn't sure if it caused this problem, but other patients were having similar problems.

    • Did nothing for fibro pain

    • I have been on cymbalta for about 10 years. It works great but the cost is unreal!

    • It worked for me in the beginning, but lately it has not been working

    • Ended up in the ER when blood pressure dropped dangerously low

    • Didn't work for me at all. Actually made symptoms worse. Step-down from drug is worse as it takes 2 months to work and then 2 months to rid body of drug to try something else.

    • Cymbalta had the least amount of side effects and a small small amount of weight gain compared to other meds, but after a while it just stopped working for me.

    • I could not afford this medication.

    • Heard this works for others, didn't work for me. Horrible side effects, couldn't continue taking this medication.

    • Did help with pain but did nothing for fatigue. I am now trying to wean myself off Cymbalta due to out of control blood pressure and excessive sweating; feeling great weakness, extreme depression, crying jags. This is going to be very difficult.

    • When I went onto this med within the space of 9 months I went from being stable to severely depressed and tried to take my life. Five months on and I'm still struggling with the suicidal thoughts day and night I took that med for fibromyalgia which it didn't help either. I also became extremely agoraphobic refusing to leave the house. That med should be banned!!!

    • Didn't help my pain and since I had to go off my antidepressant, my depression was not under control.

    • While it does work on pain, it is better to have my brain not turn traitor so that I can cope with my symptoms. also, there is no clear path to weaning off the drug when it gets bad.
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    Medication - Depakote (divalproex sodium)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (3 Votes)
    Sometimes  (1 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (2 Votes)
    Always  (1 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (3 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (0 Votes)
    Burred Vision  (1 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (1 Votes)
    Depression  (0 Votes)
    Dizziness  (3 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (1 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (1 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (0 Votes)
    Flushing  (0 Votes)
    Hair Loss  (2 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (2 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
    Insomnia  (0 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (1 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (0 Votes)
    Paranoia  (0 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (1 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (2 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (3 Votes)
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    Medication - Desyrel (trazodone)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (2 Votes)
    Sometimes  (7 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (9 Votes)
    Always  (3 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (1 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (1 Votes)
    Blurred Vision  (4 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (1 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
    Depression  (1 Votes)
    Dizziness  (8 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (9 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (6 Votes)
    Flushing  (0 Votes)
    Groggy In The Morning  (1 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (1 Votes)
    Headache  (4 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (0 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (1 Votes)
    Insomnia  (3 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (1 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (4 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (2 Votes)
    Palpitations  (3 Votes)
    Suicidal Thoughts  (1 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (2 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (3 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (3 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (9 Votes)
    PRO
    • This medication helps me sleep really well for short time periods. I notice a greater sleep deprivation if I run out of the medication.

    • Great for insomnia and anxiety with mild depression.



    CON
    • I'm very sensitive to meds that make me sleepy

    • Have to stay in bed with eyes closed for at least 8 hours. Trying to wake and move around before that time leads to dizziness and extreme vomiting.

    • Worked well for insomnia; had really bad blister in mouth and bad taste in mouth; then gave me really bad nightmares, stopped taking it.

    • This is one that either helped me sleep but left me feeling groggy in the morning, or didn't work at all and I was awake at night. Not consistent.

    • Helps with getting deeper sleep and calms restless legs.
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    Medication - Dicloflex (diclofenac)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (2 Votes)
    Sometimes  (6 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (6 Votes)
    Always  (2 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (7 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (1 Votes)
    Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
    Chills  (1 Votes)
    Confusion  (0 Votes)
    Constipation  (4 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (1 Votes)
    Depression  (0 Votes)
    Dizziness  (3 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (2 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (3 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (0 Votes)
    Flushing  (0 Votes)
    Gastric Problems  (1 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (2 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (1 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (1 Votes)
    Insomnia  (0 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (2 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (0 Votes)
    Paranoia  (0 Votes)
    Severe Stomach Pain  (1 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (1 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (2 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (5 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (6 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO
    • I use this as a combination medicine as described as Voltaren K (dutch) K= Kalium = potassium and Diclofenac. It works within an Hour!!

    • Generally fairly effective in reducing pain levels. Side effects not horrendous but due to stomach problems can no longer take it.



    CON
    • This would be fine for short term use. I don't recommend it for long term use.
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    Medication - Dilaudid (hydromorphone)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (0 Votes)
    Sometimes  (4 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (4 Votes)
    Always  (4 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (1 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (0 Votes)
    Burred Vision  (3 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (1 Votes)
    Constipation  (2 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (3 Votes)
    Depression  (0 Votes)
    Dizziness  (3 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (4 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (4 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (3 Votes)
    Flushing  (2 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (0 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (2 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
    Insomnia  (3 Votes)
    Itching  (1 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (3 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (1 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (0 Votes)
    Paranoia  (0 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (0 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (0 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (1 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (7 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO
    • Better for major pain that most pain killers.

    • Helps take the edge off. Higher dose may be better, but I would rather take smaller dose.



    CON
    • Doctors will not prescribe.

    • It's addictive so you have to be careful!
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    Medication - Dolophine (methadone)
    This Medication Worked On My Symptoms
    NEVER!  (0 Votes)
    Sometimes  (3 Votes)
    Most of The Time  (3 Votes)
    Always  (2 Votes)
    Side Effects Were
    NONE  (1 Votes)
    Allergic Reaction  (0 Votes)
    Burred Vision  (0 Votes)
    Chills  (0 Votes)
    Confusion  (0 Votes)
    Constipation  (4 Votes)
    Decreased Sex Drive  (3 Votes)
    Depression  (1 Votes)
    Dizziness  (1 Votes)
    Drowsy/Sleepy  (3 Votes)
    Dry Mouth  (4 Votes)
    Excessive Sweating  (4 Votes)
    Flushing  (1 Votes)
    Hallucinations  (0 Votes)
    Headache  (0 Votes)
    Hot Flashes  (3 Votes)
    Increased Pulse/Heart Rate  (0 Votes)
    Insomnia  (0 Votes)
    Lack of Appetite  (0 Votes)
    Nausea/Vomiting  (0 Votes)
    Obsessive Thinking  (0 Votes)
    Palpitations  (0 Votes)
    Paranoia  (0 Votes)
    Swelling/Puffiness  (2 Votes)
    Weight Gain  (2 Votes)
    Based On My Experience
    NO - I DO NOT RECOMMEND MEDICATION!  (0 Votes)
    YES - I Recommend Medication  (4 Votes)
    Additional Comments
    PRO
    • It really works better when combined with Ibuprofen

    • Works great, but doesn't always give the same symptom relief.



    CON
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