Hi, again, Mo! Well, I've had both of these problems. I find my feet hurt the most during the summer months. Don't ask me why! I also had the carpal tunnel problem but that has left, also.
I take ibuprofen (600 mg) with food and also extra strength Tylenol (1,000 mg) for my pain. These both helped ease the discomfort for me. I started wearing Birkenstock shoes and that helped my feet but there are lots of great shoes out there that give proper support for the foot. They are not cheap but worth the money. Don't walk barefoot. That just made things worse for me. I wear Birkenstock like my bedroom slippers. This way I have support all of the time for my feet and now I don't have nearly the pain now...just in the summer.
I wore wrist braces on my wrists but they drove me crazy so I stopped using them. I babied my hands and wrists. I got things that could help me with opening jars and I just tried to keep my wrists at a proper angle. I also bought a mouse pad that had a soft wrist support and that helped. It did take about six months for things to start to clear up. But, my hands were horrible. I barely could hold a pen to write checks. Now, I have no pain at all. So there is hope.
I also take malic acid/magnesium and vitamin D3 to help with pain and fatigue. There is a link in the Fibro 101 thread about the malic. I need to put a link in there about the vitamin D because many with fibro are deficient in these nutrients and vitamins!
I hope some of this helps you. Let us know because we really do care about you! Feel better soon!
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