When can I get something other than Ibuprophen for pain relief?

When can I get something other than Ibuprophen for pain relief?

I’ve been to two doctors so far over two years who have only changed my endometriosis management medication in response to pain complaints. For the past few years, I’ve been denied pain medication despite my symptoms getting worse and treatment being ineffective.

Ibuprophen takes days to work when taken on a schedule, and then it only helps somewhat. I’m bedridden during periods and in constant pain around the month. I’m tired of suffering while I… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

My doctor actually prescribed me a muscle relaxer. It helps me more than ibuprofen did. Hope you get some relief soon. 💛

posted 2 months ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I'm sorry you're not getting the pain relief you need. Have you tried seeing a pain management specialist ? I'm seeing one who's also an endo specialist. She prescribed me Gabapentin to take every day for my pain and Tramadol for flare ups. To be fair, Tramadol only takes the edge of the pain. I used to also take morphin with paracetamol but my pain specialist made me stop.
Also like @A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said, muscle relaxers can help. I take Valium for my generalized anxiety disorder and it does relax my muscles and somehow helps my cramps a bit ! I would not recommend using it every day though since it is addictive. I hope you find relief soon 💕

posted 2 months ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I'm sorry your dealing with this. Are these two doctors you see gynecologists? Have you considered seeing other doctors or gynecologists to see if they'll take your endo more seriously? Since ibuprofen isn't going to cut it. I find a heat pack helps me when I'm in between pain medications. But I wish you luck and hope you can find something more sustainable.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I normally take mybullen tablets when am in pain, so far so good. They seem to be working though sometimes they make me sleepy

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Thank you for the answers! When I change GPs I’ll look into seeing a pain specialist.

posted 2 months ago
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