Hi, Jennygum, and welcome! I don't take those medications. I don't want to deal with side effects and I do get them frequently. I have used ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and vitamin D3 supplements to help me with pain and fatigue. The only prescription medication I take for fibro is a muscle relaxer and it has helpe me considerably. I sleep better, too.
Yes, they are thinking this is a neurological illness. If you read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum...the first two links are about this. Other good starting links are Symptoms and A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia. You just might see yourself there.
Also, gentle exercise daily...things like walking or swimming...do help a lot. Gentle stretching is good, too, along with pacing yourself. I also get monthly gentle massages and they help me too. I rather go a more natural way with handling fibro and all of this does help me.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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