Fibro patients are often just plain scared to try anything new on the market that could bedridden them for days, if not weeks, as the body begins to try to excrete the poisonous toxins recently implemented.
FMS is a serious chronic medical condition that warrants research that will guide us to a better understanding and new treatment modalities. Currently, many pharmacological therapies are often ineffective, and people with fibromyalgia tend to experience drug sensitivities and intolerable adverse reactions. In order to address these issues, patients need to work closely with their health-care professionals to evaluate at what dosage level and what kind of medications are going to be not only tolerable, but also helpful in symptom reduction.
Sadly, fibro patients are often met with perplexed stares when informing our doctors of a recent incident pertaining to medicine intolerance. And, I can attest, these symptoms that warrant no medical justification can be extremely severe. Because of this, we must be proactive when discussing these personal issues so that we can be labeled as "hypersensitive to medication" and therefore more careful consideration will be
given when perscribing the latest pharmacological therapies.
Personally, I've experienced many disastrous accounts when taking new medications. In fact, I've resolved myself to only taking the needed perscriptions to ensure my health. Recently, I experienced yet another unforeseen disaster. My blood pressure perscription expired. Since I was taking half the dosage of a 20 mg pill daily, he issued a 10 mg pill to ensure my medication ingested was more accurate. I had lost weight with this illness and did not need the higher dose any longer. Previously, I weaned myself off the dosage slowly as I began losing weight. Now here is the frustrating part - same prescription, same ingredients, just
a different pill. For several days I took this new pill thinking my body would eventually adjust. Instead, my body became more fragile, inundated with pain as the days went by. I even catered to my psychological fancy looking up the ingredients. After all, there are just some days you feel plain nuts wondering how a new pill with the same formula can affect you this way. What I found, through personal research, was that the prescription based ingredient and inert ingredients were exactly the same - in each pill. Only the color differed. Still, my body desperately tried to rid itself of this new toxin through pain and fatigue. Surely, there is not enough dye in these pills to warrant such an effect.
Do be careful, if you are hypersensitive to any medications, that you are aware of the possible repercussions if you switch a prescription that may have the same ingredients, the same dosage, but in a different pill form.