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Aug 19, 2012 - 3 comments

I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 yrs maybe longer. It is very hard to deal with. My legs bother me alot. I am on pain meds and eating certain foods make it worse. I go to an Integrative doctor Steve Windley. I would say that Diet and exercise help the most. Stretching is very important. My doctor told me that alot of Carbs cause the body to be inflamed. I also know that soda causes me to hurt all over. I get tightness in my legs and calves. I used to have alot of shoulder pain. I have tried many types of medicine to help with the pain. I take a muscle relaxer in the evening at times to help me sleep. I get lots of headaches and have what they called fibro fog. I get up every morning which is late morning for me and soak in a warm bath. I also eat something light like oatmeal, cheerios or a couple of scrambled eggs and take my pain medication. then when that kicks in I stretch, pray and try to move around, My bladder bothers me too since I have Interstitial cystitis. I get up several times to go to the restroom. I have been having alot of pain in my bladder and back and going to the doctor Tuesday. It is so hard to get motivated when your in pain. You don't even want to move. Part of the problme with the fibromyalgia is I get headaches because of the tension in the muscles in my neck. I was hospitalized a few months ago with chest pains and they said it was because the muscles around my heart were tightening up from my fibromyalgia causing me to feel like I was having a heart attack. I have tried Lexapro, Cymbalta, Sevella, and numerous drugs but to no avail. Diet is the most important. Yeast breads, pizza, sodas and staying away from sugars and alot of carbs. Natural fruits aren't bad for you but not in excess.

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by JRae24, Aug 20, 2012
I'm praying for you too! My husband has had Fibro for so very's been nearly half his life now.
All of the symptoms you mentioned sound familiar. I've had to learn to become very patient with Jack; the "fibro fog" has been the most difficult thing to adjust to. I'm very sympathetic to you, it's so difficult to have to explain to people what is going on in you.
Keep strong, my thoughts are with you.

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by kayvee42, Nov 08, 2012
I will pray for your husband as well Janet. My husband sometimes says that I have selective memory but there are times I just brain fog and it really makes me upset. Makes me feel like I am getting Alzheimers. An Amish Doctor said fibromyalgia is yeast buildup in the muscles but I think there is more to it.

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by princess1furfun, Nov 21, 2016
i have fibro and IC and Rheumatoid tendinitis in both hips so bad I cant sleep on either one or even lie on them. My feet burn when I stand on them, have since I was a kid but its gotten worse. A disk fell out of my neck before they figured out why I had back pain. I get so tired of doctors not taking me serious, having to figure out what is wrong myself and them wanting to take away the only thing that helps me to function normally which is my pain pills. Lyrica worked great for the fibro, until my insurance decided not to cover it. I am afraid to take the cymbalta my doc ordered because the commercials say do not take if you have a low urine stream. Have you taken the cymbalta with the interstitial and did it affect the interstitial in a negative way? Nothing worse than having to pee but not being able to which is why I am afraid to take the cymbalta.

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