Post Edited (Sherrine) : 7/23/2009 11:41:18 AM (GMT-6)
Hi! Can you take ibuprofen or Tylenol? It looks like you aren't taking anything to help with your pain. For me, the pain wears me down and exhausts me and that causes a lot of my fatigue. I am currently in a flare...it's gone on for two months so far. This happens to me every summer because of the heat, humidity, and rain. We fibromites would make wonderful weathermen! I walk daily and right now, because of the flare, my shins hurt...almost feels like shin splints. This goes away as the flare leave in the fall. Maybe this is happening to you.
I take ibuprofen with food and extra strength Tylenol for my pain. When in a flare, I take the maximum amount of both of these. My doctor knows this and is okay with it, since my flares pass. Most of the time I take less. I only take what I really need to take the edge off the pain so I can function and live my life. This has helped me live with fibro for over two decades. So, ask your doctor and pharmacist about this. I do have Crohn's disease and have still been able to take this.
Also, I started malic acid/magnesium supplements nearly two years ago and they have help be with the pain and fatigue. So, this is something else to consider. There is a link in the Fibro 101 thread about these supplements and how they work in the body.
You have to keep trying things so you can get control of your pain. Once you do that, you might find the fatigue getting a little better. Keep moving, walking, etc. There are some stretching exercises on Fibro 101 that really do work. All of this helps with the pain of fibromyalgia.
I sure hope you start feeling better soon. Let us know how you are doing. We really do care about you.