Thank you all for all of your kind words. It's great to have wonderful people to share good news with. I don't know if the connection between weight gain and fibro is the problem, or if it is the meds we take. I was one of those people who never gained any weight, didn't weight over 130 until I was 48 and the neuro put me on neurontin. Wow! the weight went up like a rocket and I have had difficulty taking it off until now.
Diane, to answer your question, it took only 2 weeks to drop the 6 lbs. and I haven't change any of my habits except for taking the synthroid correctly and started taking the apple cider vinegar. My hubby has been taking the cider vinegar for some time and believe me, that man doesn't know what the word exercise means, but he has lost about 20 lbs. n I took melatonin for quite a while and it did help me sleep, but after several months it didn't seem to work as well, so I stopped taking it.
Getting by, the reason I started taking the 5-HTP is because it raises the seratonin level and all of us with fibro have low levels of seratonin. It also has a calming affect and is supposed to suppress the appetite. That last part didn't seem to have an affect on me.
Once again, thank you all for your responses. Here's to losing another 6.
Fibro, Osteoporosis, OA, RA, DDD, IBS, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Carpel Tunnel, Epilepsy, TMJ, Hypothyroidism, Familial Tremors, Spasms, Neuropathy, Trigeminal neuralgia, heel spurs