A friend of mine suffers from fibromyalgia-she takes prescribed 800mg ibuprophen and swears by natural remedies and massage therapy...I will, or you can too, look into the natural homeopathic remedies she uses to help...just give me a while.
Hey that would be Great...!!
And you are so Sweet to say you will check into it. I'm getting off the computer in a bit because I just can't stand it any more but I never thought of Homeopathic stuff and the prescribed IB would be better then Methadone..
And I understand Homeopathy I use to use it all the time...Thanks You are just a Doll..
Loves and Hugs Rhea
Here is her daily regimen:
Magnesium with malicacid
Capsaicin cream applied to the areas of discomfort
Massage therapy as often as you can afford-she swears by all of this! Especially massage therapy. Love
She also said look into essential oils...look that up. Goood luck!
Sorry- forgot the prescribed 800 mg ibuprophen as needed.
Hopefully you will find some relief with the above things. Let us know how it is going.....sara
Rhea , sorry for this and i really hope you can find some helpful treatment like the one above that works for you :)
The homeopathic approach worked for me with using the OTC as needed. I have always dismissed the OTC in lieu of narcotics...........but they do work (OTC)...., given the chance.
Rhea, reading the post by LoveJwhite and what her friend was taking focusing on increasing the ltryptophan levels... i remembered some journals i have read about it..... from worried787... i would advice everybody to read her journals cause she have some of the best info i have read here about addiction and all the issues concerning us, i give her the highest credit for this.
ok, i have looked for this journal and i gonna post the links here so that all the people with fybromialgia can read it too...and you too ; Rhea :)
Thank you Lady Rhea for your question and now we all are benefitting from these answers. I have an "addiction" question. Why don't I go to the store and buy myself vitamins? Why don't I spend the same amount I did on pills on a massage once a week? Why am I drawn to things that are illegal, stupid, or even slightly on the edge? Ibruprophen is a big help. I need to take it when I am hurting. Anyway, I'm gonna get me some cal/mag Vitamin D and other WHOLE-istic things. Wholely grateful, Lindsay
I dont think you are supposed to take the 5htp and sam-e at the same time so check that out just to make sure. Good luck!
Okay- nix the SAMe...that comes in later and I will found out why....so sorry
I have been recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia also. There are a few drugs that are used to treat fibro that arent addictive or narcotic. Cymbalta, Neurontin (Gabapentin), lyrica, and Savella (check spelling lol). i have tried the cymbalta with no success, the lyrica can be quite sedating so my doctor advised me not to try that one since the rest of my medications are. i am waiting on a perscription for the Savella and have been taking the Gabapentin on a regular basis. the gabapentin does help alot with my back pain but there are lingering effects of the disease.
I have some issues with my back but the doctors tell me that a "normal" person wouldnt feel pain from the problems that i have so it MUST be fibromyalgia. i have tried physical therapy with no success. I always feel like the doctors dont care and they are unphased by the fact their patients will have to live with much pain for their entire lives. I am also a recovering opiate addict and i believe that people that had to go through severe withdrawl are more sensitive to pain after coming off the opiates. I also have depression, IBS and sleep problems. These are all issues that go along with the Fibro "syndrome". they have also found similarities in the fibro patients. most of them are female and they seem to be "caretakers" meaning that they are happier helping and taking care of people or animals. I dont know if any of this information is helpful to you but i found that interesting because it is alot like me.
I know it seems like there is nothing that can be done about your disease but you have to stay optimistic. Be an annoyance to your doctors. that is the only way that they will do anything in a timely manner. call them every day when you need something or just to get the ball rolling and see them frequently. there are so many times where i call and they say they will get back to me that day but they never do so i have to call again, and again, and again.... you will find the right treatment for you you just have to hang in there! i know what you are going through is hard and its frustrating.
i forgot to mention that another treatment that my muscle specialist doctor and neurologist mentioned was aqua therapy. it has to be a HEATED pool because the cold water can cause pain in itself. I cant tell you if it has helped me or not because the only place around me that does aqua therapy with a heated pool is too far away from my home. you can try to get a referal to a YMCA or somewhere else.
talk to your primary doctor about a referal to a neurologist or a muscle specialist and they will be able to set up a course of treatment for u.
lidocaine patches, Flector patches, naproxen, diclofenac. these are all anti-inflamatory medications that are non narcotic and non addictive.
My uncle has the same diagnosis& th. ey,prescribe him cymbalta which is usually used 4 depression but it has
A,adverse reaction 4 pain wit your current diagnosis,
Well have to let you know I checked out what you gave the web address on. It is a good thing for everyone to read and so thanks for posting it to my post here. Hey how are you my dear friend? Hope to hear from you, there is allot of people to write back so I'm cutting this short. Thanks for your help
Hey thanks I have looked up most of all you have talked about and they all sound really good. The only one I know that you can't mix with a Antidepressant is Saint Johns wort. So that one I won't take but I do have one I do take so don't really need that one. And I will start taking the Htp5 and I have vit. I take I just have not been as of late so totally getting back into it.
thank so much for being such a nice person and giving me so much info and
Keep in touch
Hey thanks for the comment...How are you? I am looking into all the Info I will let you know how things go.......xoxox Rhea
I don't see a Homeopath any more. I guess I will have to study and find what to take that way........thanks for the comments.......xoxox Rhea
Hey keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. Thank you for commenting and letting me know there is others out there that feel like me, we don't want to get addicted again but hell you get sick of hurting.....Well loves and hugs
take care and thanks again
Hey I will make sure.....thank you for adding it..........XOXO Rhea
WOW thanks so much and I will get back to you on allot of this, I just wanted you to know I have gotten your answer to my post and Now I'm looking into all of it. It was so nice of you to write me and give me so much advice