Bess, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another with fibro. You have to try different things to see what helps you be in control of the pain and fatigue. I personally turned down the fibro medications because I didn't want to deal with the side effects. I also like to try a more natural approach to my illnesses. I've seen a lot of medications cause worse problems then what you take them for.
Gentle stretching and walking, swimming, or another gentle exercise really does help with pain and fatigue. I do that plus I take ibuprofen. With food, Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, vitamin D3 supplements, and a prescript
ion muscle relaxer. I also pace myself when doing things and all of this works together to keep me in control of the pain and fatigue. There are links in Fibro 101 about
the supplements I mentioned and how they work in the body. Many with fibro are deficient in these. I also take CoQ10 for another reason butmit helps with pain some, too.
You will get various responses to this question but do talk to your doctor or pharmacist before trying anything...just to be safe.
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/16/2013 9:35:51 AM (GMT-6)