I have it. No pain medicine works. Tylenol helps some. Been on all sorts of presciptions. Men with fibro are different because IMHO we have testosterone and a very different bllod system.
As fibro was first diagnosed in women and even today stats show it mostly in females, males are a rarity. Medications are geared towards the female anotomy.
All I can tell you is, for me when its real bad, I use tequila so I can fall asleep right away. Two shots is enough! For bad pain days I take three tylenols. Don't like the stuff because of kidney and stomach issues, so its a real bad day med.
I have had 17 ortopedic and neuro surgeries. My nervous system from my tail bone to C3 is pretty beat up. But I remind myself the pain may be uncomfortable as (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman), but it won't kill me. So the best medicine is stay active and you won't think about it as much.
I almost gave up trapping because of my pain and disabilities. However a very wise Doctor who likes the outdoors as much as me said hey "you don't have to be a mountain man to trap today" he was right. That is why canine trapping and cat trapping is so good to guys like us. We can make a few sets or allot depending on how we feel. It keeps us moving. Best thing is if we are smart about it we can drive to almost every set. Then when we get in that vehicle I hit the seat heater and off I go to another. If the pain is to great, well we just go slower, we may not skin that day, but we are not wheel chairs either!
Don't post anymore about it, just move on, you'll be fine!