i have recently been diagnosed with pcos:( the only form i can find of treating PCOS is with birth control but birth control sends my fibro on a chaos ride. can anyone recommend options?
Hello Fibro Warriors! I have been researching natural supplements that treat Fibromyalgia. I plan to get off the Gabapentin and Cymbalta that I take.
I am wandering if anyone here has tried any of them and how well they work?
5HTP- positively influence sleep, mood, anxiety, pain sensations, also used to treat fibromyalgia
SAMe - reduce pain, fatigue, morning stiffness, depression and mood. I here it is used to treat fibromyalgia
Alpha Lioic Acid -… read more
Has anyone been tested or even discussed vitamin K with a doctor? Appears to be an under-the-radar crucial facet to our mobility and osteoarthritis. I'm intrigued!!
Recent article on supplements for memory and cognitive enhancement are an expensive and sometimes dangerous waste of money and hope.
I have had fibro for a few years and am currently taking Cymbalta, Topiramate (for Migraines) and recently changed Gabapentin to Pregabalin, so on 25mg twice a day. However I have changed doctors surgery and my new G.P, although really good, have said I have a painkiller addiction (zapain) and overusing which is causing me massive headaches and she has great concerns about near future liver damage. Also I was taking quite a bit of Tramadol due to zapain giving me… read more
I've had fibro for a long time and was wondering if anyone has children showing symptoms, especially son's. My son is 26 and I always remember him.complaining about his back at 14-16 yrs old. I remember blaming video game. Then his knees would hurt. Most recently it's his wrists- minor work causes them to flare. I am really starting to see myself in him and it's scaring the crap out of me
Has anyone else ever experienced pain in the big toe nails? My pain is always worse in the morning and I can barely walk. I walk around the house stepping gently on my heel and putting no weight on the ball of my foot. Part way through the morning it seems to ease up which is why I think it could be a form of morning stiffness. The toe nails arent in great shape but the pain I have is typically along the nail bed where my nail is actually healthy. Might not be fibro related at all, but… read more
Ok. My salivary glands hurt. All of them. They burn and ache. I am at my wits end. I’ve been holding off on taking drugs as I am trying to recover from being taken off Ativan and I am extremely sensitive to meds. But I can’t keep doing this. It’s like I sit inside my own head and worry about everything going on in my body. Please, what works for you? What have you been found to be the most benefit in symptom relief and recovery?
I have inquired about a wheelchair for part-time use from two different rheumatologist who have declined. 1. From previous experience thier patient ended up using it all the time. 2nd. Feels excercise is the best medicine for fibro. Neither have been able to answer the question of how to get around on bad days until I build up a tolerance for walking longer distances again. If you have a chair or scooter did u pay out of pocket or what approach did u take to get the doctor to… read more