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  • 5 months ago

    New fibro treatment?

    I was wondering if anyone else has tried Fit Sticks for their fibro and if it works for them? I started using September 1st and I have darn near zero fibro pain now! They are loaded with vitamins and garcinia something. I can't remember that name! Thank you fibro fog! My typical days before taking this was spent in unbelievable pain and burning all over. It felt like all the pain nerves in my back was radiating a burning pain all over my body. We have all tried the diff meds they but us on that....
  • 8 days ago

    Re: Tapering off Dilaudid

    Need advice. My doctor retired and didn't tell me so I could plan ahead. His treatment plan worked for the Fibro and Interstitial Cystitis but his partner took over his cases and his treatment plan is not the same. This new doctor cut the Dilaudid down to 4 mg a day from 8 mg 4 times a day and I missed work because of it. I have been reading online that a doctor should taper it and I want to know if this is true and do I have a case for legal action against both doctors?
  • 22 days ago

    Fibromyalgia help

    The thing that worked the most for me was increasing my serotonin level. This is done by taking anti-depressants like Prozac or it's equivalent, and exercise. Moist heat like hot showers and stretching helps too.
  • 29 days ago

    Appetite loss with weight gain

    I was diagnosed with FM in 2004. A few years later, along with other symptoms, I began to mysteriously gain weight even though I was doing nothing different. For the last few years I've lost my appetite. I'm never hungry, don't eat much, but I don't lose weight. I even continue to gradually gain. I take Klonopin and Tramadol for the FM and have for several years. Anyone else have a similar situation? Any suggestions about what to do?
  • 1 month ago

    Dry needling for fibromyalgia

    I am wondering if anybody with fibromyalgia has experience with the dry needling treatment. My doctor uses acupuncture needles, and inserts them into trigger points, then moves the needle around. It is painful momentarily, but I seem to have had quite a bit of success after 3 treatments. I have concurrently been going to physical therapy to treat general neck pain, and shoulder/scapula pain (both sides) along with a rotator cuff injury. We don't know how much of my issue is due to neck arthritis....
  • 7 months ago

    Newly diagnosed & need support

    I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I have to say...I've been in for the fight of my life. Sometimes getting out of bed in the morning is too much for me. I've really been getting quite depressed. My husband just doesn't understand and my children view me a nuisance saying things like, "Mom, you just don't WANT to come to our games." My husband even went as far as to ask my kids if all I do is sit on my butt all day long. All I want are people who understand me....
  • 21 days ago

    severe pain in shoulders especially right one neck and upper back pain generating from the neck and disability in walking getting worse had total hip replacement 7 yrs ago, because of fracture in the ball...before the hip replacement...I have gone to pain.

    I had hip replacement 7 yrs ago.. before that I was full of energy working on farm and doing all my chores. never complained never hurt...whats up? now neck, shoulders, lower back aching legs and arms and numbing fingers and toes aching all over, just am good for nothing, depression because I cant walk periods of time, cant squat and get up on my own, cant reach up or turn neck without sharp pains catching it...my my never been sick or am not a complainer but can ya help diagnosis on what the heck....
  • 22 days ago

    Serotonin and pain

    Low serotonin leads to increased pain sensitivity and depression. Therefore, it's really important to treat depression in Fibromyalgia. There are a lot of inexpensive generic anti-depressants out there like fluoxetine and others.
  • Help ME Get Diagnosed

    For the past 3 to 4 years I have been living with chronic headaches, chronic migraines, chronic vertigo, chronic sinusitis, chronic adenoid infections, and chronic neck pain. Recently over the past 4-5 months my neck pain and headaches have gotten so bad that I am taking my migraine prescription meds almost every other day because I am worried about getting a migraine. I have had to give up going to friends birthday parties, my school prom, my orchestra festival, my orchestra concert and performances....
  • 1 month ago

    Restless Legs!

    I'm 22 and I've had fibromyalgia for about 5 years now. I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist and see pain specialists. I used to be be on various doses of Gabapentin over the years but what I've found that works for me is Lyrica 200mg twice a day. I never had issues with my feet/legs until the past few months. I constantly need to tense all the muscles in my feet and legs or I'll get this horrible tingling sensation. It happens all the time when I'm not moving and disrupts my daily....