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Posted By : jr991 - 7/23/2012 9:54 AM
It was about 2 years ago that I first started noticing something wasn't right with my muscles. It was taking me longer to recover from activities... If I went golfing for instance I would be sore for the next week, whereas I would usually only feel it the next day. This has set in very gradually now to the point where if I do an hour of simple house work and then take a nap I wake up sore as if I had just went through a marathon. I know everyone here is going through but what I am most concerned about is my muscle fatigue.

I find my muscles are fatiguing very quickly now... My arms tire when I'm driving holding them up to the steering wheel, or brushing my teeth require that I switch hands part way through because my arms start to burn and feel like I'm holding up a weight. I can't even stand still any longer than a couple of minutes now to do dishes without shifting my weight back and forth from one leg to another.

The muscle fatigue to me is far worse than the pain and aches that I have and the fact that this has all been very gradual over a period of time and worsening doesn't sound typical but perhaps I am wrong.

Just wondering if I could get some thoughts on this?

Thank you.

JR

Posted By : jr991 - 7/23/2012 10:02 AM
I also meant to add that the heat also has an unusual affect on me as if I am sensitive to it. Hot days or baths seem to make the muscle fatigue 10x worse, as if my limbs have lead weights attached to them. I find this very unusual, but again... maybe normal for fibro? It all sounds very neurological to me, however I've been checked all over a number of times.

Posted By : ak angel - 7/23/2012 11:44 AM
I know exactly what you are talking about. Mine is just like that. It makes you think you have some muscle disease. If I do anything with my muscles, I get so depleted easy. It scares me, especially when I have one of those days.

Posted By : jr991 - 10/15/2012 11:59 AM
Thanks for the response AK Angel. Is it safe to say that this isn't typical of fibromyalgia.... since only one person responded? I also don't have episodes of this it seems to be like this all the time and a lot worse than it was a year ago. Even my eye muscles are fatigued all the time so much that my eyes hurt and get blurry by the end of the day. I really do feel like something has attacked all my muscles throughout my body.

Posted By : lisab88 - 10/15/2012 1:29 PM
Have you talked to your Dr? That would be the first thing I would do. I feel it would be the best for you to have any other possible problems checked first to find out if there is something else going on. I will say that when I have a flare up It does cause my muscles to fatigue very quickly. but it isn't a constant problem. If yours is constant and something you go through every day I would seek your Dr's help! I wish you luck and feel better soon!

Posted By : vbway - 10/15/2012 3:38 PM
My muscles were like that for a long time. They would burn as if I had been lifting weights for hours. At one point, I needed help just to brush my hair because I was unable to lift and hold my arms high enough. One thing that I do notice that does have an effect on my muscles is my diet. I have much more pain in my arms, neck and shoulders when I eat food with preservatives. So now I don't eat processed foods. I only eat fresh veggies, fruits and foods with out additives. It works for me.

Posted By : Luvzminis - 10/15/2012 3:54 PM
JR: I know exactly what you're talking about.

Have you been checked by a neurologist? My similar problems started in 2003. I had a brain MRI, nerve tests, and several appointments with the neurologist. Nothing specific came of it, but as I've shared elsewhere on this forum, the neurologist's best guess is that it's possibly cerebral palsy, and I may have always had it! I was told it was a 'wait and see' diagnosis, apart from the fibro. So, it's been 9 years, and while I'm not as bad in '03, it's still really bad this Fall--the worst since 2003.

I had blood tests last week, and was told all was okay, but that was through a nurse who didn't know my history; I may get more specific info from my doctor's nurse (if she isn't too busy!). I am also phoning tomorrow to see if I should get either an MRI or CT scan. I sure don't want to, but I am kind of concerned, as it's hard to walk, and like you, I have to constantly shift legs to even wash dishes. My feet, at times, feel heavy. After I climb stairs, my legs feel like I ran a 10 mile marathon! My hand feels tired, too, just brushing my teeth. Even peeling potatoes is a chore, and my muscles are much more tired in general than they should be.

I will keep you posted.

Posted By : jc77 - 10/15/2012 3:55 PM

wow, someone else who shares my experience!

I get muscle fatigue easily too, i used to be an avid weight lifter among other things, but now if i over excert myself i get extra sore for longer periods of time, also fatigued. so i modified my excercise program a bit.

like you i also have (bouts) of muscle fatigue. Today in fact. doing the simplest things cause fatigue, like you, hosehold chores, dishes etc. Heck even existing seems to cause fatigue! I feel like i need to sit down for awhile sometimes only after a short time.

My experience is (bouts). somedays im better thatn others, somedays its worse than others,its like the weather, you never know. Im sure this is quite common amoung fm folks :-)


Posted By : Luvzminis - 10/15/2012 3:58 PM
Anyone else here feel like their toes have "given up" at times? I can be walking along, and it feels like I left them behind, and other times, like the nerves in them are out of control--sort of like "restless toes" (think 'restless legs'. Very weird feeling; very touchy toes!

Posted By : jc77 - 10/15/2012 4:49 PM
taking a hot bath sometimes feels real good on the mucles but sometimes i do feel more muscle weakness afterwards, the sun at times also fatigues at times.
 
i can relate! :-)

Posted By : jc77 - 10/15/2012 5:14 PM

to luvsminis:

I constantly stuggle with that: I get numbness in my legs, feet and toes, feels like they are falling asleep and can be painful. I also get some weird buzzing or vibrating feeling in my feet.

My neurologist thought maybe RLS but it does quite match up.

Its even difficult to walk at times, i feel the stranges sensations in my feet and feel like im floating cant feel the ground.

weird,frustrating, weird! :-)

 


Posted By : ~SimplyUs~ - 10/15/2012 11:08 PM
I know what you mean...it is part of the reason I walk different..I have to space my feet further apart to assure balance with knees loose. WHen my abd issues start I am slightly bent over ...I weird combination between quasimoto and an orangatang. :P
Hanging in there like a monkey on a vine, knowing that through this journey; there is something positive to find.

Posted By : ~SimplyUs~ - 10/15/2012 11:53 PM
The feeling is SO similar to the after effects of a really pushed workout that I feel like my muscles are pumping that amylase (like after a workout) in overload!!!
Hanging in there like a monkey on a vine, knowing that through this journey; there is something positive to find.

Posted By : almost medfree - 10/16/2012 4:19 AM
I've had extreme muscle fatigue since contracting fibro years ago. If I lift more than five to ten pounds I hurt for days.

I googled for an article about muscle fatigue:

http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_dysmen.html

I believe mine was caused from nerve damage due to a back injury around the time my fibro began.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, multiple chemical sensivity, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, ADD, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, headaches. The only medication I take is ibuprofen at night to sleep along with my supplements for sleeping. I am on a regiment of different supplements, I eat very nutritiously, and ever since my injury years ago I have been doing prescribed stretches x2 daily.

Posted By : mermaiden - 10/16/2012 5:10 AM
I bought the D-Ribose and am giving it a try. My problem is not taking supplements regularly, but the days I do take it, I do feel a little stronger. Will repost after faithful with it for a while.
Learning to live life more abundantly.

Posted By : almost medfree - 10/16/2012 6:20 AM
Mermaiden,

Supplements help me a great deal and they help keep my immune system strengthened.

What I do so I remember to take them is put them in a small dish when I go into the kitchen in the morning and place them beside my breakfast.

I also take some liquid supplements. When I go into the kitchen in the morning I put out a small portion of frozen fruit in a bowl so it can thaw.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, multiple chemical sensivity, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, ADD, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, headaches. The only medication I take is ibuprofen at night to sleep along with my supplements for sleeping. I am on a regiment of different supplements, I eat very nutritiously, and ever since my injury years ago I have been doing prescribed stretches x2 daily.

Posted By : applevenus - 10/16/2012 6:38 AM
I had fatigue and muscle weakness before pain ever started.
47F, Fibromyalgia, Vitamin D deficiency, Sleep Apnea/CPAP therapy, Tinnitus (ringing ears), allergies/multiple chemical sensitivities, possible Chronic Fatigue & occasional IBS symptoms. Poster child. lol
I take a bunch of vitamins daily. Flexeril on an as needed basis.

Posted By : jr991 - 4/6/2014 6:05 PM
It's been awhile since I made this post and I still experience constant burning muscle fatigue with any type of activity that I do. Along with the muscle fatigue I have what I believe is neuropathy all over my body that used to just be noticeable when I exerted myself but it is constant all the time now as well. Just thought I would check to see if anyone else experiences this all or most of the time?

Posted By : Acheybody - 4/6/2014 11:16 PM
Well, actually, yes. I have it all down my left side, especially from the sacrum down...and both arms, sometimes without having done anything. It almost feels like a blood sugar issue, a nasty trembling feeling.

The way our brains work, who knows what's really going on? I try not to worry about it, but it's surely not pleasant.

Debbie
Moderator, Fibromyalgia Forum

Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, discectomy L4-L5 - (w/lots of Sciatic Nerve damage), frozen shoulder, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, IBS, migraine, dizziness (mostly from visual stimuli), elevated liver enzymes, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres).

Posted By : Jasmine Grace - 4/6/2014 11:27 PM
I get this too, but I don't know why. There are so many tests I haven't had - I've never had an MRI scan, CT scan, ultrasound and a whole bunch of other things. I've only ever had a few X-rays and some blood tests. I only had simple blood tests until this year; now I have a new doctor is running more complex blood tests but I don't have all the results yet.
Age: 19
Conditions: Celiac disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, neuropathic pain, FODMAP intolerances, allergies, anxiety, depression, acid reflux, dermatitis, tinnitus, and more.
Being tested for: Lyme, Lymphoma, Bartonella, thyroid disorders.
Goals: to be an occupational therapist; to explore and change the world. "Reach for the moon; even if you miss, you will land among the stars."

Posted By : Looneylee - 4/25/2014 3:03 PM
Hi, I am newly diagnosed after a few years of symptoms. Like you, my first real noticeable symptom was the muscle fatigue after even the smallest amount of exercise, followed closely by the weakness. I also was convinced I had something like motor neurone or similar.
So I am glad to read that it does fit with the Fibromyalgia diagnosis.

Posted By : Anish - 4/27/2014 1:47 PM
This is something that I have had a heck of a time with since I work outside quite a bit.
about 4 years ago it got REALLY bad. I was doing some reading about protein intake in people with fibro since I'm not a big meat eater. I can't for the life of me find the article, but somewhere I had come across an article talking about the importance of protein for people who have fibro (and related conditions) since that is what feeds our muscles and helps them repair themselves. So, just for the heck of it, I decided to pick up a tub of that Whey Protein that body builders use. Lol! I was a little nervous at first that I would end up gaining a ton of weight or end up looking a little more buff than I really wanted to, but I had to do something about the muscle fatigue. Anyway... So for the last 4 years I have drank one 16oz glass of this (mixed with milk, water is really gross) and it has made a HUGE difference. Especially when the weather is good and I'm more physically active.
Oh, and I've had no weight gain and definitely not looking like a body builder! turn
Hope this helps someone!!
Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff..

Posted By : Sherrine - 4/27/2014 2:06 PM
Hi, Newbies, and welcome! Many people...even people without fibro...are lacking in magnesium and that is very important for the muscles. Some that get muscle twitches also find magnesium is the answer. I use magnesium malate. It has malic acid in it. Malic acid is found in apples and studies have shown that malic acid, at certain levels, helps with muscle pain. So this could easily help with muscle fatigue, too. I would think.

In Fibro 101 there is a link all about magnesium malate and how it works in your body. Can't hurt and might help! I know it really helps me.

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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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

Posted By : Princess molasses - 4/27/2014 9:25 PM
Jr991, you may want to consider getting tested for rheumatoid arthritis.

Posted By : jc77 - 4/28/2014 7:58 PM
Thats interesting about the protien and does make sense to me.
I have noticed when i havent eaten
n much I tend to have fatigue (obviously) but also tend to flare ups also.
I have noticed at times that after I eat shortly after my symptoms seem to alleviate some.
I try to eat a well balanced meal which includes (protein). :-)

Posted By : Chronicdave - 4/30/2014 10:02 PM
I've been suffering about 4 years now. Like you guys say good days and bad days. Definitely feel weaker when it's really hot - although only just know realized. I also have a couple of other conditions apart from just the muscle aches post exercise. I find my eyes feel tired like one poster said, but one of my main complaints is stomach tenderness in the lower abdomen near the bladder (it's def not my bladder). Sometimes it gets really uncomfortable - it also affects the area of the stomach near the appendix and my actual stomach. It's not really a pain just an uncomfortableness. I also suffer from TMJ although that may be unrelated, and also a mucus feeling in the back of my throat although this comes and goes. Does anyone else suffer these side symptoms? Am starting to think they may be down to different types of muscle aches also...but is the stomach and intestine a muscle like those in my arms and legs?!
Of my muscle aches the one constant is my aching calves - guess this is because of my job which involves a fair bit of walking around.

I've literally seen every type of doc over the past few years and nothing has come up apart from low vitamin D. I've pretty much now accepted my plight - and can live a fairly normal life - I'm prob about 80% functional most days. However when I have the lows (typically hot days) I can feel like 50%.

It's def not a true fatigue like CFS as I not feel tired really - not a sloppy tired - just an achy kind of tired that males me not want to do anything. As such my wife thinks I'm lazy and as there's no visible symptoms she thinks I'm fine and it's all in my head - not what you want to hear!!

One final little symptom I just forgot about is that when I'm on the toilet for more than a few minutes my feet starts to get pins and needles - does this suggest a lack of blood supply to the muscles and could this be why we all have muscle fatigue??

Anyway let me know if you suffer from any of the same symptoms and or sub symptoms - would be nice to know I'm not alone in this... Also if you have any good suggestions for improving muscle endurance - like whey protein or magnesium supplements (which I'll def try) please let me know

Cheers

Dave

Posted By : Acheybody - 4/30/2014 10:32 PM
Hi, Dave. Welcome to the forum!

I have the same problem when I sit on the toilet for a few minutes. I ran that by a doctor once, and though I don't remember exactly what he said, the general gist was, "don't worry about it."

Actually, Anish related a story about using whey powder for muscle weakness - on this thread, just a few days ago. I should think about that myself, because I'm a vegetarian....

I hope you'll stick around so we can get to know you. We're here to help, and we do understand!

Debbie
Moderator, Fibromyalgia Forum

Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, discectomy L4-L5 - (w/lots of Sciatic Nerve damage), frozen shoulder, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, IBS, migraine, dizziness (mostly from visual stimuli), elevated liver enzymes, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres).

Posted By : jc77 - 5/2/2014 2:43 PM
Hello Dave,
Before I started having fms symptoms I started having Gi problems.
Bloating
Pain in different g locations of my abdomen
pressure
My abdomen is always hard as a rock.
Saw a gi specialist, ran a bunch of tests. All normal.
I just have some kind of tension in my small bowels he thinks but doesnt know why but its nothing serious just uncomfortable. These symptoms vary in intensity and location.
Ive just learned to live with it.

As far as pins in needles in the legs and feet? Oh yeah, all the time. It happens while sitting on the toilet especially but also while sitting in a chair or riding in the car. Even while standing at times.
I was checked for a circulation problem and was no problems.
It feels like my feet are falling asleep and feels numb.
Maybe its a nerve thing.

Get everything checked out by your MD. If everythings ok then it becomes an acceptance thing and we learn how to cope with it mentally.
I never thought I could get used to this buts its just a part of life now.
Uncomfortable but not dangerous. I have learned to enjoy life again.

I hope all goes well for you.
definitely get you abdomen checked out.

take care.

Posted By : Nana Monster - 5/2/2014 8:18 PM
I use beta-alanine for muscle fatigue and it seems to help me. My herbal guru turned me on to it when
I was running dishes in a nursing home (200 beds...lots of dishes!) and have fibro, lupus and arthritis.
My shoulders and back would burn real bad but I was able to make it longer using the beta alanine.
He got me using Super Cissus RX which helps rebuild muscle, tendons and ligaments and I was doing
fantastic until I got hit by a dump truck...back to square one. I use sphingolin along with bio-sil for
the spinal stenosis and am finally able to sleep on my side again. My PT guy recommended I get back
on bromelain (pineapple enzymes) for an anti-inflammatory as my muscles in my chest and back are
still bothering me real bad. I'll never be 100% but at least I'm slowly getting there.

Posted By : <3 - 5/4/2014 9:18 AM
The best way to describe my fibro pain is to tell people that it always feels like I excercised too much. It even hurts to raise my harms over my head; like they are attached to weights. Having my blood pressure taken is excruciating. Doing exercise like swimming leaves me very tired, but I do it because I need to.
HEART

Posted By : Chronicdave - 5/13/2014 8:06 PM
Thanks for your post guys.

I've had a lower gi endoscopy and nothing came up so that officially covers every relevant test I can think of testing coming back normal. However I'm still convinced there is something that there will some measurable symptom that will lead to a treatment that improves the quality of my life. One thing I'm convinced about it related to the muscle fatigue. I'm thinking of seeing a specialist about that and getting some sort of test to see what it is that I'm lacking that leads to this permanent lactic acid like build up - mainly in my calf muscles. I'm starting to wonder whether it is a circulation issue - not sure if any of you guys have heard of peripheral artery disease - but I feel it could be in some way related to that - as that would certainly explain why I feel better during and immediately after exercise (as blood supply increases) and the pins and needles on the toilet. I've tried whey protein and magnesium supplements and have seen no improvement.

The other thing that confuses me is the increased muscle fatigue in hot weather - at the moment it's really hot and dry in San Diego - and it seems to correlate really well with my fatigue symptoms.

Also I find I cannot do exercise until the sun has gone down - as I fatigue so much more quickly.

Posted By : Xilamom - 5/13/2014 9:32 PM
Hi, here's my experience with the muscles that won't work (and the neurologist lol):

I had to change neurologists because the first one started looking at me like I was very old meat loaf. I had sudden onset, right side weakness; would you believe it took the ER an hour and a half to admit me? Like I need to fall on the floor before they take me seriously. I thought strokes were dangerous. Then, 2 weeks for the neurologist. The first neurologist decided I had vascular spasms in my brain, basically, quivering arteries. This vasospasm leads to loss of the ability of the artery to carry out its normal function. As a result, the part of the brain formerly supplied by that artery effectively starves and may die ("infarction" or "stroke"). That would explain why I feel like I have stroke symptoms but have no stroke (right side weakness, numbness, and tingling). At least not one that shows up on the MRI. The neurologist didn't tell me any of this except "you have vascular spasms," and the vessels are quivering. I had to look it up.

I take topamax for the numbness and needle prickles sensation in my hands and feet, but it mostly just takes away the needle prickles. Topamax widens the blood vessels in the brain and increases serotonin levels, so they say. It has been found to be increasingly effective for migraine sufferers. Among other fun side affects like memory loss, aphasia (weird words coming out in place of what you meant to say or write), word finding problems, etc, it sounds like my regular fibro.

Stirring pancake batter hurts? That sounds dumb, but it does. I have a few things that are must-haves at family functions, now I have the kids hold up the mixer and I pour stuff in. Thankfully they find this amusing even though they are teenagers. My husband also does this and is excited because he gets to eat it!

The new neurologist is interested and did the fancy MRIs, he makes me do balance tests, walking, touch my nose, push arms down, etc., but he can't find anything. He's happy I have 1 migraine every 2 months instead of once a month. Oh, the tree pollen made me do 2 migraines in a week. I didn't have any migraines before this. He says, "just walk more." I really want to bonk him on the head. This is why I wish we had the body transfer thing so he knows how this feels. He just saw how I walked, which is the main problem, and he's supposed to fix the half dead right side. Oh, well. I'm starting to think going to medical school for that long turns you into more of a book than a person.

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Posted By : Xilamom - 5/13/2014 10:52 PM
Sometimes my toes turn purple in the bathroom by the way, so definitely must be a circulation relationship somewhere?

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 5/13/2014 11:27 PM
My muscle weakness got so much worse this winter and my doc tested my vit d levels and it was really low....so i am building that back up...if i sit in the sun at least 30 minutes a day i feel a difference. I take ribose and cannot get along without it

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 5/13/2014 11:35 PM
Oh the lower right ab thing..was it from dave? I am getting some physical therapy for that...and it was a trigger point and since they released it....its 80 % better

Posted By : ilsegrrl - 5/14/2014 7:47 PM
I love how we all can remember specific information, but when we try to find it again, it becomes "some article we read somewhere at some point." Most other forums, people think it's odd that we couldn't find it and post a link; here, we just nod and say, yeah, we get it.

Posted By : Chronicdave - 5/25/2014 1:56 PM
So what do all you guys think about diet? Is there any foods that irritate you or any that make you feel better. For me I have tenderness in my stomach and lower colon - no bowel movement issues at all - just a persistent tenderness that fluctuates. Seems like it's best first thing in the morning and bizarrely after drinking alcohol - esp the night after a lot of drinking.

Am considering going on a low GI index diet - as I read that this was good for fibro patients.

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 5/25/2014 3:17 PM
The vit d thing along with the fibro is just crazy... Have never had this much fatigue or weakness...and i comes and goes strangely..yesterday was better...today way too weak...blah : )

Posted By : Chronicdave - 5/25/2014 3:21 PM
I think the Vit D thing is a red herring. I read about it and apparently 30% of Americans have low Vit D - therefore I think it's a case of them putting the normal amount of Vit D way too high rather than everyone being deficient

Posted By : Sherrine - 5/25/2014 3:22 PM
Dave, you will find a lot of diet info on our Diet and Food Discussion thread. I just bumped it up for a couple of new people. You are new, too, so welcome! We keep all food posts on that thread. It keeps the info all in one place and we don't become a food forum. It works really well this way.

Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are good links about fibro and you will learn a lot there. You will find links that you can print out and show your wife so she will see it's not all in your heat. I suggest the links called A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia and Doctors Respond to Nee York Times Article. Who knows? She just might "get it" after reading those.

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Posted By : RunnerGirl82 - 10/30/2014 9:37 AM
jc77...i've read some of your older posts. i was curious if you ever found out if you had lyme disease (based on western blot or even a clinical diagnosis). i think you said you were seeing a LLMD. what happened?

several of your symptoms match mine, and i recently tested positive for lyme.

Posted By : Fibrosick - 4/9/2017 5:20 PM
I know this was a few years ago but what you were saying is exactly what I've been worried about and how I found this post. My muscles are a big concern with my fibro especially recently. Please reply if you would like to talk more about it. I'd like to know how things are going now since it's been a few years. Thanks. Gentle hugs. confused

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 4/10/2017 5:21 AM
Hi fibrosick,

Talking about it is why we are here..😊

I am very up and down right now..I feel decent a few days and then wham..

I wanted to work outside yesterday..and there was just no way that was going to happen . I was off the entire day.
I felt weak and achy all day..

I was also having that lower abdominal pain which seems like a fascia thing , so I worked on trigger point releases on that side..it did help
It was in the area of the psoas muscle

So we will see what today brings.. I never know how I will be day to day

Posted By : Sherrine - 4/10/2017 12:04 PM
Hi, Fibrosick, and welcome! I almost missed you. It would be good to start an introductory thread so our members will know you have arrived.

I know I mentioned in this thread magnesium malate to help with muscle pain and fatigue but if you are having muscle fatigue or fatigue all over, could you possibly not be getting enough carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are what give you energy. So many people are practically eliminating them and that's not healthy. Everything in moderation. I'm diabetic and do have to watch carbs but I still eat them in moderation. If I don't, I am tired and lethargic. Just a thought.....

If it's pain you are dealing with, you might try vitamin D3 along with the magnesium malate. Vitamin D deficiency is fairly common...even in people who don't have fibro.

Also, I feel much better, have less pain and more energy if I go for a walk. It's really is amazing. It lifts my spirit also. I had to start out slowly at first but now I can walk quite a while and I do walk a half an hour daily. It's a good form of gentle exercise for fibro. Swimming and yoga are good too.

Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links allabout fibro and you will learn a lot there.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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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

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