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lindascrogg51
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   Posted 10/15/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
HELP!I watched my sister fade away to this FM,and I want to fight it with all my heart!I thought I was eating right,but one way is ok,then I read on and no,its not ok!I dont know where to go from here.I am in so much pain I can barely get up my steps!

Sherrine
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   Posted 10/15/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Linda, and welcome!  I'm so sorry to hear about you and your sister.  Many on this forum, including me, have lived a full and enjoyable life with fibro and we can give you some pointers to help you.

Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum.  You will get a ton in information about fibromyalgia there.  That's a good place to start.

Be sure to keep moving.  If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board and your pain will be worse.  There are some gentle stretching exercises in Fibro 101 that really do work.  Also, find a gentle exercise you can do.  Walking is my main exercise.  When I started walking, I only made it about four houses down and needed to turn around.  But, I kept trying, instead of giving up, and now I walk my dog a mile every morning before I start my day.  It has helped me a lot, made me stronger, and I've lost weight, too.  So give it a try.  Water exercises are also very good if you have access to a pool.

I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, Malic Acid/Magnesium supplements, and Vitamin D3 for my pain and fatigue.  There are links in the Fibro 101 thread about the Malic Acid and Vitamin D therapies.  Also, you do need to pace yourself.  You can't do things in the same time frame as you did before fibro.  It all will get done but not as quickly.

Don't hesitate to ask questions.  We are here to help you.  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  I hope to hear more from  you soon.

Sherrine


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lindascrogg51
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   Posted 10/15/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Sherrine.I am trying to fight this by eating right and walkins,as you have done.I was walking 2 miles about 3 times a week.As soon as it got cold here(ky),I stopped and i think it may be why the pain has gotten worse.Thank you so much for your incouragement!

Sherrine
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   Posted 10/15/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Linda, think about getting a walking in place video.  I have one by Leslie Sansone.  She has a lot of those videos out but I chose one that is easier.  I'm 62 so I don't push it!  smilewinkgrin    The one I have has me walk in place, along with a few very light arobic movements, for 15 minutes.  That's equivalent to a one mile walk.  If I continue for the next 15 minutes, it's like I walked two miles.

Now, I find this very boring.  But, once you learn the movements, you can turn on a program you enjoy watching, stand in front of your TV and do the walking movements.  You are moving and that is extremely important.  So, give it a try! 

Sherrine


Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


lindascrogg51
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   Posted 10/15/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you again !
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