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Posted By : Warrior88 - 2/22/2017 5:44 PM
Just was officially diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 4 months again, only cause I now have insurance.That explains my 20 year aches and pains ,and is not getting any better.,I did not except any of the drugs for this auto immune disease ,only a lite muscle relaxer so I can function on a daily basis the.Going to help my self with diet ,exercise ,and a whole lot of PRAYER .HOPE you all get well.

Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 2/23/2017 6:15:33 AM (GMT-7)


Posted By : Warrior88 - 2/22/2017 5:50 PM
I also found that doing your own research can help you better understand what is you are going through and help your self HEAL.

Posted By : Sherrine - 2/23/2017 7:15 AM
Hi, Warrior, and welcome! I don't take the prescription medications for fibro either. I decided to try over the counter things and they worked for me. But, what works for one doesn't t necessarily work for another with fibro. It's more of a trial and error type thing for us.

I use ibuprofen with food. Tylenol, magnesium malate, vitamin D3, and a muscle relaxer called Robaxin. Plus I walk daily as a gentle form of exercise, pace myself when doing things, use Trigger Point Therapy on myself, and get a monthly gentle massage. All of this has helped me live a full and enjoyable life in spite of this illness. Yes, I still have pain but I'm now in control of it.

Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there. There are links about the magnesium and vitamin D I mentioned and how they work in the body also. All of Fibro 101 is good so do read it.

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

Posted By : Ljm2014 - 2/24/2017 8:00 PM
Hi,

Welcome,

I usually say my dr. Has helped me 50 per cent and self help the other 50 .

I still get flares and those days its still a challenge.

Very true , that what helps one may not help another

It really is trial and error. Having said that most of us can finds ways to feel much better.

Lj

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