Hi, Pink Grandma! It's so good to see you again! I take ibuprofen (with food) and Tylenol for pain. You always have to take the ibuprofen with food or you end up with heartburn. I also have Crohn's disease so I have to be careful about stomach ulcers and acid reflux. My doctor has me taking Prilosec to help protect my stomach. It works 70% of the time and those are pretty good odds for me! I, too, had heartburn and I lived on Tums. Now, I don't have heartburn anymore, thanks to the Prilosec.
I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements. I'll bump up the thread all about them so you can read it and see what you think. They have helped me with pain and fatigue. Many members are getting some relief using these. I explain in the thread all about them, how to take them slowly, since the magnesium can cause diarrhea, and there are links that explain how it works in the body. There is even a link to a double blind study of malic acid/magnesium supplements that you will find interesting. It is definitely worth a shot and they are not expensive...at least where I get mine. I order mine on line at puritan.com.
Also, if you haven't already, check out the Fibro 101 thread. It is the second thread on the forum. There is a lot of good information about fibro in there. It's good reading.
Lastly, don't hesitate to come on and ask questions or just vent. We are here to help you and we have some really great people on this forum! Hope to hear more from you soon.
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