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Jacqueline R W
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   Posted 10/21/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My grandma is big on vitamins and she has been suggesting me to take them.. I dont feel that they will help me with fibromyalgia.. I do take a multi Vitamin everyday. But she keeps on pushing me to try the vitamins but i just dont want too. My mom and dad keep on trying to tell her that they think that it wont help me.. But what can i do shes 77 and I know she means well and everything but It gets old after awhile. My Chriopractor has told me to take fish oil so im taking that plus the multi vitamin everyday. So does anyone know if there is a certian vitamin for Fibromyalgia? Because thats what shes asking and im kinda curious myself if there is one or if vitamins help with Fibro. What Ive been told is that they dont help with fibro..  

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   Posted 10/21/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Your doctor can do blood work to see what you are lacking.  I'm lacking iron and vitamin D so I take that, along with a multiple vitamin. 
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   Posted 10/21/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Well you say that you already take a multi-vitamin. Exactly what other vitamins is she pushing on you?

I have heard that omega-3 fatty acids which are found in fish oil among other things is a natural anti-inflammatory. I haven't tried it myself, but I would like to in the future.

The only thing I really hear being pushed for fibro is malic acid/magnesium supplements. I did try this and I think it was starting to help me, but unfortunately my body didn't tolerate it very well so after over a month and a half with my body still not getting used to them, I couldn't take the side effects anymore and had to quit taking it. I'm sure others here that have had better success than I have will jump in and tell you more about malic acid.

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   Posted 10/21/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest the vitamin D3. And magnesium and potassium. They help a lot. Also as mentioned above the malic acid/magnesium. If you do take the malic and mag, you don't need the other magnesium. Sorry if I sound confused, it is fibro fog.

Best wishes for a lovely day,

Hugs, Karen

PS the omega fatty acids are good for you too.
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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i have heard b vitamins and q-10 can help but haven't tried the q-10 as it can be quite expensive

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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Jackie- it sounds like it is time for you to make decisions for yourself, and not feel beholden to family members. This is your issue, and you will find your way around FM. This is not a health issue that will be resolved by committee. You need to be strong and while appreciative of suggestions, only you can decide what is best for you. Keep posting here and ask questions.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   

I take a multi-vitamin plus vitamin C with rose hips, it's very good for the immune system and the lungs.  I also take glucosamine, chondroitin with MSM and find that it does help with the achy joints.  I also take an omega 3 fish oil, which my doc recommended for raising my ldl and have actually felt better since I have been taking it.

As far as what to say to your Grandmother, who really does mean well.  Just tell her that you are taking vitamins and are looking into some others to try, and thank her for the advice.  We all like to feel useful and she probably doesn't know how else to help.

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