Fibromyalgia

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does anybody else have PCOS and Fibro?

does anybody else have PCOS and Fibro?

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?

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Personally I take lo loestrin fe. It's a low dose pill. I have been on it off and on for 8 years or so and it hasn't messed with my fibro. I'm not sure… read more

posted about 6 hours ago
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Does anyone here take any of the supplements I've listed below?

Does anyone here take any of the supplements I've listed below?

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

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

L theanine is excellent

posted about 6 hours ago
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Vitamin K, osteoarthritis and mobility issues

Vitamin K, osteoarthritis and mobility issues

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!!

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/amp/3...

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have to be very, very careful that I don't take in too much vit. K because I am taking Coumadin to thin my blood. And Vit. K thickens your blood.

posted about 4 hours ago
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Brain supplements waste of money

Brain supplements waste of money

Recent article on supplements for memory and cognitive enhancement are an expensive and sometimes dangerous waste of money and hope.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/suppleme...

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I haven't tried any of the suppliments, but have seen all the hype I am 73 and don't feel that they would do me any real good. I am as sharp as I was in… read more

posted about 14 hours ago
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Coming off painkillers with having fibro :(

Coming off painkillers with having fibro :(

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

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks Mark anything is worth a go, I didnt find Gabapentin any good which is why I changed to Pregabalin to see if it would make a difference. I will… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Fibromyalgia in men

Fibromyalgia in men

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

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When in his early teens, he wouldn’t go to fairs and such because of his back, has always had the tinnitus , sleep issues( uses cpap) . Had compression… read more

posted about 16 hours ago
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Toe nail pain...???

Toe nail pain...???

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

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

You know those people who add unnecessary info and common sense comments simply to make themselves feel more intelligent than others? Yeah. I don't like… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Breaking point

Breaking point

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?

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Try a hot compress and gentle, circular pressure to the glands that hurt. It's possible to have small blockages or cysts form in glands. Biting into… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Anyone use a wheelchair for fibro?

Anyone use a wheelchair for fibro?

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

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

About a yr ago I had so much trouble walking so I bought one from goodwill and have a walker to use at home if I need to. I actually had asked my Dr if… read more

posted 1 day ago
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