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   Posted 8/14/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I had suspected I had fibro before I was diagnosed with diabetes in 12/07..and I was diagnosed with it and CFS finally yesterday by the doctor I recently changed to who is pretty cool thus far. He respects my opinions and preferences in my treatment. We are trying to do nutrition/supplements first, and the big problem I have is no sweeteners with diabetes and I cant use sugar. Has any one tried Stevia or Xyitol (spelling ??) Also, I am supposed to only take Tylenol which is like pouring water over my body and expecting it to help with the pain. I am allergic to Nonsteroidals and to most of the Paxil Xanax genre so they are out. Also has any one tried the guaifenisin (spelling ?) protocol I keep reading about..I am sorry to be a dummy but it is one thing to work in the medical field and know about fibro, and quite quite another to be on the other side and have it. I trust real people who have dealt/are dealing with the issues, because one "information" site I visited said to ask your supervisor if you could bring a cot to work and rest when you felt bad. I can hear her now..you can rest at home for the rest of your life chikee!!! yeah yeah

Thanks for your help in advance.
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bridgewitch...You have to know I LOVE your name and I'm sorry we are both here! Yes, I have tried Stevia. I Love it! I actually have a stevia plant growing in my yard and am ashamed to admit I haven't tried it "fresh". It doesn't have that nasty aftertaste most artificial sweetners have. I get it in loose form at the local health food store. Kinda pricey but last a long time. Go VERY light with it as with any artifical sweetner. I will use splenda from time to time in a pinch but try to stay away from it. You might want to ask your doctor about Tramadol for pain. Contains tylenol and has been a HUGE help for me.
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I am afraid im not much help.  But I couldnt tolerated normal antidepressants they made my fibro worse for some reason so I am now on a mood stabilizer which has helped me cope with the fibro and lessoned my pain.  Im in australia I am assuming paxil is an antidepressant otherwise my reply is going to seem really dumb....luck   sue2z idea :-)
Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
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