Hi! and welcome to the family. We truly do understand what it is to live with fibro. No
two days are alike, but you do learn to live with it. Everything is trial and error. You will
find what works best for you. If you haven't already, check out fibro 101 on the top of
page one. Sherrine has compiled a great resource for us, lots of good information.
Heat is a fibromites friend. I love to soak in a hot bath, it really relaxes me and helps
some with the pain. There are days when I will take a shower in the morning and soak
in the tub later in the day, sometimes twice. I also use my heating pad or bed buddy
while I'm at the computer or watching TV.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do to help yourself, even on days you are
flaring. I try to walk on a daily basis and do some gentle stretching throughout the day.
Your six year old son must keep you pretty busy and I'm sure you do get exercise.
Take time for yourself each day to do some form of relaxation to keep your stress down.
Stress causes us more pain. I do deep breathing exercises and meditation.
I take Savella daily and cyclobenzaprine when I'm flaring. I have taken meloxicam in
the past for arthritis and back problems.
I'm so glad you have joined us, There are caring, supportive people here who reallu care!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements