Another reason I decided to try it was because my rheumy was talkig about adding Lyrica to my meds. I just was afraid..one more pill and I'm already sick to my stomach from the others.
Now I can't decide if I should go to my next appt or what. OH the decisions!
Did you read the Fibro 101 thread and the link about malic acid/magnesium supplements? They have helped me a lot and have helped others too. But, they don't help everyone. They are inexpensive where I get them. I order them on line at Puritan.com. Right now they are having a buy 2 and get 3 free program.
Also, see if you are deficient in vitamin D. That supposedly can cause pain and fatigue.
Other than the malic acid/magnesium supplements and the vitamin D, I take ibuprofen with food and extra strength Tylenol for pain. My doctor wanted me to try Lyrica, antidepressants, etc. but I am not willing. Medications affect me a lot and I want to be alert so I can drive and think clearly, so this is the route I have taken. I also walk and do stretching exercises and have been able to control the fibro pain this way. Talk to your doctor about this. Remember, it is your body and you have to feel comfortable with what you take.
OK I am in tears after reading the last 2 posts. Don't really know how to explain it but thanks. I just talked to the pharmicist and concluded that it could be the Ultram ER that is really making me sick. Then I read your messages and it seems that you are managing the flares with good attitudes, stretching, supplements, etc. So I am taking all this in. I just feel like I can't make a decision for myself as to what I want to do about my life with fibro. I was diagnosed in Oct 08 - so I am fairly new to all. I just thought take whatever the docs give you and a it will all be controlled. I am listening to too many people(friends and family) that don't have fibro and all of their suggestions as to what kind of doctors to go to or what to be on, etc.
I haven't read all of Fibro 101, so I will get that done.
Thanks again. You are the best!
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/6/2009 2:47:37 PM (GMT-6)
I've tried acupuncture a few times and found it helps with the pain for a few days. In February, I had acupuncture in my head because of a severe headacke and it only made the headacke worse. Still looking for something to make the headackes go away.
I tried it years ago. The problem was, I had to lay still. Can't do. Needles keep coming undone. It really did not help.
I am glad to see this post today. I have never tried acupunture, but I was going to ask if anyone had. I think the posts are pretty much what I expected....that acuputure helps for awhile, but is not a cure. But I agree, that if there were a cure we would all know about it.
One of the things that I struggle with as a fibro victim is the flares I have when I do something a little out of the norm (like wash patio furniture). The activity seems so normal and not necessarily stressful (to the body) but then I spend the next day in pain and often in bed.