well i have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia since 1994 ,and started with a fairly high dose of co codamol ,then going onto codeine ,then dihydrocodeine..This worked quite well ,until i had a bad relapse./flare ,and was unable to move..i was almost bedridden ,and would spend days crying and tearing my hair out with the constant pain..
After numerous tests ,it was found i also have DDD..and after seeing a wonderful specialist ,who told me no way was i going to be a candidate for surgery....He then confured with my gp again ,and they both agreed the only course of action was to put me on morphine..
Now i take the slow release Zomorph tabs...(130mg x2day) ,plus liquid morphine for breakthrough pain.
for depression i was given prozac ,but it gave me chronic abdominal pain ,and acid reflux ,so i now take diazepam (10mg x2day...2 morning/2 night)..
Hope these help ,they have definately transformed my life ,inspite of still livin g with constant ,chronic pain ...they have made it bearable..
good luck...try not to be scared of these meds ,none of us like taking long term meds ,but if they give you some quality of life back...it`s worth it...take care!