Sandi, I take malic acid/magnesium supplements and all the info about that is in the Fibro 101 thread.
I have a bottle of fish oil capsules and am waiting to ask my doctor how much I should take. I also take Vitamin D. It seems that many members are low in D. I take 1,800 mg of that.
I'm both creative and logical. I think someone has too much time on their hands to come up with that. As a matter of fact, I can write my name forward with my right hand, write my name backwards with my left hand, and I can do both at the same time. That means I am using both sides of my brain at the same time. So, I do not agree with that assessment.
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Sandi, Sounds strange to me. I believe that I've had FMS all my life and for many yrs of my life - I taught math. I actually like working w/ numbers and solving puzzles. I analyze things to death, just ask my family . I, too would like to see his 'research'.
I talk a multi vitamin, 2 fish oil pills, and 3 malic and mag pills each day.
I am right handed, the only thing I can do w/ my left is snap my fingers (can't do it w/ my right, tho). My father could do math like a wiz, add a long strip of numbers up in his head, and use both hands to do about anything, he had the most beautiful handwriting & he also had dyslexia. After about 3-5 min, my handwriting is horrible, but my numbers are gorgeous.lol I also like to do many crafts, and some of them require math skills, so there is no escape for the two sides of my brain. I think your dr. needs some adjustments .
God bless. Alice.
I don't have a creative bone in my body. I hate math and I suck at it, but I'm very logical and full of common sense. I believe Fibro is related to child abuse and physical pain or some major trauma (I was in an accident resulting in a ruptured disk when I was 18 years old. I also believe that low seritonin is a major part.
I bet we are all extremely sensitive to EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE. I bet we all have a LOT in common if we talked about our childhood life, etc. I bet we are all type A personalities and stress or worry tremondously about things that most people don't.
I too am extremely low in vitamin D. I take extra D with my multi vitamins.
Yah. Y'see my name? Stat geek? That stands for a dorky person who thinks the mathematical thingy called statistics is fun and interesting. I tutor statistics privately because I like it so much. I am pretty good at it and guess what? I have fibromyalgia. Yesterday I had a flare and hurt all over so badly - skin ached like the flu.
I do not think there is any real scientific research to back his hypothesis.