Sissfyia, welcome to the forum. My heart goes out to you! Your Mom is lucky to have
such a loving and caring daughter.
Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella are three drugs that are approved by the USFDA for
the treatment of fibromyalgia. Some of us take muscle relaxers like Cyclobenzaprene
to help ease the pain others may use painkillers anything from tylenol to prescription narcotics. We all tollerate meds so differantly
Keeping active is really important. If your Mom doesn't exercise she should start.
Inactivity only makes us worse. I'm a walker and I know if I didn't walk I would hurt
all the more. Muscles will become stiff and sore and add to the pain.
Please read Fibro 101 page 1, top of the page...there is some very good information
including gentle stretching exercises. If your Mom has not exercised in awhile she
could start doing these and work her way into an exercise routine sh would enjoy.
With fibromyalgia even with treatment there is some pain but if you find the right
meds, the pain is more tolerable. Is her present doctor experianced with working
with fibromyalgia patients? Some doctors don't even believe in it, so it is important
that the doctor understands her pain and is looking for ways to relieve it.
Many of us were found to be Vitamin D deficient and that adds to the pain, a test
should be given to make sure there is no deficiency.
Thank You for your kind wishes for a cure. I'm sure others will come on to help.
I'm glad you have joined us. Perhaps your Mom could join. We are here to support
one another . The members are very loving and compassionate. We all understand
pain, so we can relate.
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