Hi, MrsIdaho, and welcome! I'm wondering if some of your problems is coming from the Armour medication. They have had problems lately. It seems they reformulated the binders in the medication and didn't let customers or doctors know about it. Many people have been having problems now. Perhaps this is what is happening to you. Here is a link about this.
I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and Vitamin D3 supplements to help with pain and fatigue. Also, I keep moving. Sitting or laying too much will make you stiff as a board. Gentle stretching exercises and things like walking and swimming, if you have access to a pool, are very good to help with the pain. Moving helps keep the muscles stretched and not as painful.
Moist heat is great. Hot showers and Bed Buddies are wonderful. You can get a Bed Buddy at Walgreen's and other places or you can make your own. Take a tube sock, fill it 2/3's full of long grained rice, and tie a knot at the end. Pop it in the microwave and it will give off moist heat that feels great on those muscles.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibro and some suggestions that could help you. There are links to symptoms, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and Vitamin D3 supplements, among other things. You will learn a lot there.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Don't hesitate to ask question. We are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 10/16/2009 1:04:17 PM (GMT-6)