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I have strength but no Stamina in My muscles

I have strength but no Stamina in My muscles

I have horrible upper and lower body pains (as does everyone here right?), well, I went to pt a while ago to do some water exercises, mind you I never got that far because I lost my insurance. Anyhow, when the therapist was working with me she said: "You have a lot of strength", but the way she said it was as if having the strength means I don't have an issue. Well, I may have strength in my muscles but that is because I am using all of my strength to use them and it… read more

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes.

posted 1 day ago
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Does anyone take cholesterol medication?

Does anyone take cholesterol medication?

I was told by a chiropractor today that statin medications like Lipitor (which I take!) is most likely contributing to my joint pain. Has anyone else heard this?

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My doctor prescribed statins but after a week I could not even walk. The pain in all my joints was so bad my doctor took me off them right away. Some… read more

posted about 15 hours ago
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Gabapentin , LDN, Med management, Pain Management

Gabapentin , LDN, Med management, Pain Management

I am currently weaning off of Amitriptyline. It did help my sleep but left me a bit groggy. I’ve found that a mild or sometimes a stronger muscle relaxer is needed for fibro and muscle, joint pain due to neck and spine issues to help pain so l can sleep. I also take a low dose of Clonazepam, I’ve heard to can interfere with deep sleep, but trying to withdraw from it is difficult.
It has been suggested that l try Cymbalta or Trazadone instead of Amitriptyline.
Had… read more

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I concur with @A MyFibroTeam Member regarding Cymbalta. It an awful experience to get off this drug. Blessings, Angie

posted about 6 hours ago
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Tingling in hands and feet

Tingling in hands and feet

Does anyone get fairly constant tingling in their hands and feet? It is usually better when I first wake up but once I stand and sit it becomes triggered for the entire day.

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

First symptom for me. I've had it since 2012. I'm always shaking my arms trying to make it go away. My left arm is usually worse. I also get it in my… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
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How many people take pain meds to help their fibromyalgia?

How many people take pain meds to help their fibromyalgia?

I have taken over 40 medications and/or treatments over the last 10 years and the only thing that really helps are pain medication. I almost wish it didn’t because of all the stigma associated around them. Anyone else feel this?

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I wish I could. Doctors will only give me gabapentin, and I stopped taking it because it makes me feel so groggy. It only helped a little with the pain,… read more

posted about 8 hours ago
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Steam/cooking symptoms

Steam/cooking symptoms

I’m sorry to ask so many questions

If I’m near or in a room where someone is cooking I begin to itch and sting, not sure why or what’s going on. Mostly face and scalp but it’s so distressing, anyone have an idea why?

Itching and burning seems to be my most distressing symptom along with chemical sensitivity.

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I've had itching episodes in the past couple of years. It just occurred to me that it might be a fibro symptom. Sure enough, when I Googled it, it comes… read more

posted about 8 hours ago
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Quercetin and deep breathing

Quercetin and deep breathing

I wanted to pass this along. I continuously pray, as many of you, for help and direction to get well, feel better. Lately, the brain fog and crushing head pain have been off the charts. Truly debilitating. I took quercetin last year to help with bladder pains, which it did just that. So the last couple days, I started back taking quercetin twice a day. I also have been doing deep breathing exercises. My brain fog and head pressure have diminished enough in two days I can function… read more

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Wish I could take it...one of my weird opposite reactions to some supplements

posted about 10 hours ago
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Costochondritis information?

Costochondritis information?

I have worked out that I have it, not sure what causes it to appear for me, but I do get chest pains when I cough and shortness of breath. When I had it badly before my heart rate was crazy high. I read that it is related to Fibromyalgia.

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, I do too

posted about 11 hours ago
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Risperdal

Risperdal

I’ve been prescribed this by mental health, has anyone been on it?

Pretty scared to take it to be honest

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, I’ve been on it, but a long time ago. I didn’t have much luck on it, because I didn’t like the side effects of it.

posted 1 day ago
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working

working

How many of you think/ feel that somedays " Yeah I could work." But also wonder and think " What kind of work can I do?"

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I work as an occupational therapist for the NHS but I only work 2days a week and have a gap between the days. This helps and my manager is extremely… read more

posted about 12 hours ago
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