I just wanted to share something that has helped me greatly in the last few weeks. I have had fibro for about 10 years as well as food allergies (oats, soy, peanuts, apples, oranges, corn, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes), my main problem is muscle aches and serious inflammation. My shoulders/neck swell up and look like I have golf ball sized masses there. I also have a herniated disc at C5/C6. I take Cymbalta, Amytriptalline, Topamax currently. I have also been on Savella/Lyrica/Tramadol before to little effect.
I've been through the worst flare of my life since about January and I've been exploring so many avenues to try to find pain relief. Procedures (medial branch blocks, steroid injections) and specialists have cost me thousands and have left me with marginal pain relief at best. Online research led me to try Terramin Powder (http://www.amazon.com/Terramin-Montmorillonite-Clay-Powder-Lbs/dp/B001DYYD1E) and within 2 days I'd say my pain levels dropped from 8 to 6. Another week from 6 to 5.
Initially it made my stomach pretty queasy, and it is literally like drinking a cup full of dirt. However, when compared to the amount of pain we suffer daily this is completely negligible.
I don't know if this will work for anyone else but if you have inflammation issues and food allergies in addition to your Fibro you may want to explore this. It is mind-blowing and actually a little frustrating that a little scoop of dirty could make me feel so much better but I though I'd at least share it with you all. I was in a truly dark and miserable place due to my pain. Take care.
Post Edited (Sean Floyd) : 6/4/2014 8:43:54 AM (GMT-6)