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1378325 tn?1285346625

Worst flare-up in 13 yrs.

Been dealing with this disorder for 13 yrs. now and have maintained it fairly well the past 10 yrs., not so lately. Added stressors and demands on my time and energy have thrown me into a full-blown flare-up, Nothing is working and am hoping to get some suggestions from other Fibro veterans out there. Right now I am taking: Antidepressant, Tramadol, Magnesium and will be starting Ribose - D tomorrow. My doctor has suggested water therapy which I will be starting as soon as I get a YM/YWCA membership. Exercise besides that is not an option right now as the pain is too great. Walking is out as I have bum knees. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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1378325 tn?1285346625
Thank you for the response. My Rhuemetologist doesn't take too much stock in Lyrica and such, so no I do not take them. I was taking generic Vicodin for a month or so after being on Relafen for 10 yrs., did not help. The Vicodin offered some relief, but my Rhuemetologist, who did not prescribe them, did not like that they were narcotics and the body eventually would build up a tolerance and the possibility of addiction is always there, so he prescribed the Tramadol for me, we'll see how they do, only on for 2 days now. The pain will remind me to take the Ribose. I do take the other supplements you mentioned, except the fish oil, I used to but didn't notice much relief. Thanks again for your reply.  
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483733 tn?1326798446
Have you tried the fibro meds like Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella?  I have had a lot of relief from Lyrica and did not sleep well until I started it.  D-Ribose (only when I remember to take it) really helps.  An excellent multi-vitamin, vitamin D, C0Q10, selenium and fish oil may also help.  Not sure what pain relievers you have tried but do be aware that Tramadol doesn't work for everyone.  It does nothing for me.  I take ibuprofen and Tylenol 3's as needed.   I hope you find some relief.
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