Fibromyalgia?

meezerosity meezerosity
Anyone here have FMS? How does it impact your sex life? Are you on any medications to help? I have fibro and have had a lot of issues with it impacting my life in general. I'm not currently on anything other than Tramadol. My insurance wouldn't approve me for Lyrica and I reacted badly to Neurontin.
05/03/2012
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*raises hand* I'm not on much for it and unfortunately I've noticed that since developing it I get muscle spasms in my back almost every time I orgasm. I brought this up with one of my doctors and she wasn't too concerned. Well, I'm certainly concerned. D:
05/03/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I also have FMS.
As I said here: link
"Oddly enough, or maybe not, I've always been a very horny person ever since childhood and I think the endorphins and every "feel good" hormone I can feel kills the pain, at least for a few minutes, or a few seconds. Yes, there are days where I'm so tired I'm atrociously passive, but it doesn't mean I don't enjoy myself (and my husband enjoys it anyway). It's almost an addiction... "

I regulate pain with opiates because I'm intolerent to most recommended drugs (I puked for 5 hours straight upon taking my first Cymbalta pill, Lyrica removed my ability to think, etc). I'm also a very severe case that was deemed untreatable after I tested way too much pills.

And yes, Fibro does impact on all life aspects. But I've had it since I was around 5 so I don't really remember how it was to be completely ok.

I do think the depression that comes with fibro kills my drive, tho.

Oh. And codeine/morphine sex is great. Just saying. Amazing.
05/08/2012
rowanallegra rowanallegra
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Originally posted by meezerosity
Anyone here have FMS? How does it impact your sex life? Are you on any medications to help? I have fibro and have had a lot of issues with it impacting my life in general. I'm not currently on anything other than Tramadol. My insurance ... More
I have FMS. I take quite a few different medications and some of them really impacted my sex drive I am on neurontin, tramadol, vicodin, zoloft and a few others. After almost a year of having little to no libido, it is finally starting to come back. I get a lot of pelvic floor pain (i also have endometriosis), and pain with intercourse. I am slowly learning what i can and cannot do sexually. I have found that being open and honest with a partner is key, there are so many different things you can do that will help with any type of pain you may be having. Feel free to throw any questions my way if you have them! It's a tough battle but just keep doing your best and keeping your spirits high (somedays I think I should take my own advice )
07/03/2012
milfstatus milfstatus
I also have a very low libido, ever since I have bin dinosed with fms, but before that I never had a problem, I'm on savella neurontion, tramodal and a bunch more.
07/21/2012
Eyesonfire Eyesonfire
The Dr put me on Lyrica for Fibromyalgia and it was making me crazy. I would panic at everything and then I would have trouble focusing. Hopefully when i go back to the Dr we can try something else. It worked but the side effects were horrible
07/24/2012
geekkink geekkink
My girlfriend has Fibro and it certainly doesn't lower her sex drive, she is just in pain frequently, so we have to have sex carefully more than anything else. If she is having a really bad flare this is harder, but it's never been impossible. She takes Dopamine, Gabapentine, What is basically prozac, and Ambiene for sleep. I have no idea what these things affect her sex drive but we regularly have sex at least three times a day. So, I don't know. I'll have her post in this forum it'll likely help more.
07/24/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
Hey, Geekkink's girlfriend here. I take dopamine, gabapentin, prozac, ambien, and tylonel with codeine 3. All of them are a pretty low dose except the gabapentin. The prozac at a higher dose destroyed my sex drive, but since scaling it back my sex drive is off the charts.

Neurontin wasn't an option for me because I had bad reactions to similar drugs. All of my research and my doctor's research points to issues with the brain chemicals, so that is what he is treating which has been super helpful.
07/24/2012
rowanallegra rowanallegra
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Originally posted by geekkink
My girlfriend has Fibro and it certainly doesn't lower her sex drive, she is just in pain frequently, so we have to have sex carefully more than anything else. If she is having a really bad flare this is harder, but it's never been ... More
I have to say it's really nice to see you support your girlfriend and take the time it needs to adjust to her body's needs. I know it's hard on the partner in a relationship and it really helps when they both work together to communicate what each other needs
07/25/2012
geekkink geekkink
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Originally posted by rowanallegra
I have to say it's really nice to see you support your girlfriend and take the time it needs to adjust to her body's needs. I know it's hard on the partner in a relationship and it really helps when they both work together to communicate ... More
I have PTSD which she has to work with, so it's on both of us.
08/02/2012
FlightyBroad FlightyBroad
I have fibro, and it can cause problems since chronic pain never really helps when it comes to anything. However, sexy things often distract from it, so I tend to seek out that sort of thing.
02/11/2013
MrWood MrWood
I have fibro as well as diabetes, so I have severe nerve damage from both. Not to mention two back surgeries and the pain that comes from that. However, I have a great pain mgmt. Dr.

As for the fibro pain, Lyrica is fabulous! It is the best medication I have ever taken for nerve pain. My insurance bc/bs required a medical necessity authorization from my dr, but had no problem getting it approved. It is really a great medicine for nerve damage.
05/11/2013
pinupzombie pinupzombie
FMS is ruining my sex life.
08/13/2013
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