Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 8/22/2009 10:23:32 AM (GMT-6)
I have to say that i know exactly how you feel. I am currently on cymbalta for pain management, flexeril for muscle spasms, elavil to help me sleep, calcium pills, zantac for my stomach, and b12 for energy.
I know it sounds like alot and I would love to get off some, but I have tried in the past and it has sent me into major flare-ups that refuse to go away. I really like the b12. I have noticed a big difference since taking them, I also got my mom to start taking them for the same reason, and she has gotten alot of her energy back. The best thing is, it won't hurt you, but help. Good luck! I hope this helped!
You mentioned that you drink a lot of orange juice. That has sooo much sugar in it and it could be raising your blood sugar high and making you more tired. I see you are diabetic so you shouldn't be drinking that! I know I can't drink orange juice or eat an orange. My sugars go through the roof and then I'm soooo tired. Also, watch how many carbohydrates you are eating. Those turn into sugar and your blood sugar rises and will make you extremely tired.
I heard a doctor this morning say that drinking two glasses of beet juice a day significantly raises energy levels! It might be worth a try!
The pain in the rib cage could be costochondritis. I have that and use ibuprofen with food for it and that does help. I get this more in the summer because I flare in the summer. Here is a link all about it. See if it sounds like you.
Have you given the malic acid/magnesium supplements a try? They have helped me with pain and fatigue, too. Just a thought.
I hope you will start feeling better, but, lay off the orange juice! That's very bad for you, not only for fatigue but for your diabetes. An 8 oz. glass of orange juice generally has 22 grams of sugar in it...the same as a two tablespoon serving of Hershey's Syrup!
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 8/22/2009 11:30:55 AM (GMT-6)
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