Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17524
| Posted 12/5/2016 10:42 AM (GMT -7)
Hi, Michele, and welcome! I have a list of chronic illnesses too and several of them cause pain along with fibro. But, I have lived a full and enjoyable life in spite of this. Once you find what helps you deal with the discomfort, you will be well on your way to a better life.
What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another with fibro. It's a trial and error type thing but you will get many great ideas on this forum.
I use ibuprofen with food, Tylenol, magnesium malate, vitamin D3, and a muscle relaxer called Robaxin that has made a significant difference in my pain. I also walk daily as a gentle form of exercize and I pace myself when doing things. I do Trigger Point Therapy on myself when necessary and I also get a gentle massage once a month. I also am a positive thinker. This has helped me almost as much as medication and i'm a happier person even though I have several chronic illnesses. All of the above helps me live a pretty "normal" life.
Do read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are good links about fibro and you will learn a lot there. There are links about vitamin D3 and magnesium malate and how they work in the body and there is a great link in how to maintain a positive attitude when you have chronic pain. All of Fibro 101 is good so do read it.
Here is another link that is filled with information.
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
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7